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Team Little Rock members work out during the 3 p.m. Vital 90 class Nov. 4, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Vital 90 is a high-intensity group fitness program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano)

Team Little Rock members work out during the 3 p.m. Vital 90 class Nov. 4, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Vital 90 is a high-intensity group fitness program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano)

From right, Jill Hinsley, 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron registered dietician, teaches U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt.  Kendra Mcalpin, 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron aircraft part store supervisor, proper techniques for kettlebell swings Nov. 4, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Vital 90 is geared toward helping Airmen stay Fit-to-Fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano)

From right, Jill Hinsley, 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron registered dietician, teaches U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kendra Mcalpin, 19th Logistic Readiness Squadron aircraft part store supervisor, proper techniques for kettlebell swings Nov. 4, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Vital 90 is geared toward helping Airmen stay Fit-to-Fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The Health and Wellness Center has officially changed its name to Health Promotions. The name change better encompasses what the center can offer to service members, their families and retirees. 

"It's not about the name, but rather the services provided to Airmen and their families," said Jeffery Vaughn, 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health promotions director. "We answer to both names here."

Major programs such as Vital 90 and Nutrition Counseling continue to be offered.

Vital 90 is offered 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and at 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Classes have been added at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays.

However, due to recent staffing cuts, the services provided at Health Promotions have been reduced. They no longer offer the shoe clinic, mobility clinic and physical training leader classes; however, there is a computer based training course for the PTL and Be Well class.

"Despite the recent changes to Health Promotions, we can still help Airmen, family members and retiree's through fitness, nutrition and health education," said Vaughn.

One new addition offered is Nutrition Boot Camp using the Whole 30 Program. This is a 30-day clean-eating commitment for those who wish to participate. There is a private group on Facebook for participants to tap into for added support. 

"Proper nutrition is the key for meeting fitness and healthy weight goals, maintaining good energy, and staying well," said Jill Hinsley, 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron registered dietician.

In addition to nutrition counseling for individuals and families, Hinsley also provides large- and small-group nutrition education for commander's calls or other on-base interest groups. Another avenue available for people is body fat testing which is by appointment only.

Health Promotions' Facebook page, Little Rock AFB HAWC, is full of resources for fitness, nutrition and health information. Healthy recipe suggestions are available on their Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/lrafbhawc

For more information, visit Health Promotions at the gym or call 987-7288.
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