News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base
By Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 31, 2017
The Fitness and Sports Center on Little Rock Air Force Base has more than 400 pieces of equipment and services approximately 360,000 patrons per year. The gym also received Best in Air Force in 2015 and Best in Air Mobility Command in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor)
The Fitness and Sports Center is revamping their 24/7 access system.
The new system will provide chipped access cards for beneficiaries who do not have Common Access Cards.
Requirements to sign up for around-the-clock Fitness Access are proof of government ID, specifically a Common Access Card, retiree or dependent ID. Pre-registration is already available inside the gym at the main desk.
Once the previous system is disabled, all gym patrons wanting 24/7 access will need to be registered with the Fitness Access system to gain gym access afterhours. Those registered under the previous system will not be able to access the fitness center after April 6, 2017.
The goal of Fitness Access is to better accommodate Airmen and families who may not have access to the gym during regular business hours.
“Some Airmen, like shift workers, don’t have access to the gym during business hours,” said Aaron Leach, 19th Force Support Squadron fitness and sports director. “Without gym access, they can’t be fit to fight.”