Fitness Center

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Fitness Center Overview


At the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center Fitness Center the entire employee workforce is committed to meeting all of your health and fitness needs. Whether you're looking for a high intensity workout, relaxing massage, group exercise class, personal trainer or are just seeking some recreational sports programs, we've for it all here. Visit us today to get the most out of your fitness experience.

The Battle Creek HDIFC Fitness Center strives to provide top of the line fitness facilities to military, federal civilian employees, and their families. We are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable, and relaxed atmosphere where our members can effectively pursue their health and fitness goals. The fitness center specialists remain current and knowledgeable about both the psychological and physiological effects of exercise, and offer clients support and advice based on their expertise.

Vision Statement

The Battle Creek Federal Center Fitness Center will promote and optimize the health and fitness of our entire employee workforce.

Fitness Center Usage Rules

  • Bring clean tennis shoes.
  • Always respect the rights of other patrons with respect to fans, radio, television, etc.
  • Use of tobacco products, alcohol, and food while in the fitness facility is prohibited.
  • Be responsible; help maintain the cleanliness of the fitness facility by wiping down equipment after use.
  • Lockers are for daily use only.
  • Be courteous to other patrons, and limit exercise times to 30 minutes if necessary during heavy usage times
  • Return all equipment to its proper place when finished with it.
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable and conducive to exercise. Clothing must be in good condition and considered decent. Other street clothing not specifically designed for athletic wear competition is not authorized.
  • Wear appropriate footwear, i.e. tennis shoes, while working out.
  • Follow emergency procedures posted by the phone in the fitness facility.
  • Report any accidents to the staff member on duty and complete the appropriate agency accident form.


Authorized Users of the Fitness Facility

  • Active Duty (AD) military personnel and family with military ID cards*
  • Reserve components (RC) and family with military ID cards*
  • Retired military personnel and family with military ID cards*
  • U.S. DoD APF/NAF civilian employees with non-expired CAC*
  • DoD contract personnel working on the installation with non-expired CAC
  • Non-DoD federal employees working on site with non-expired CAC

*Children 12 years old and under may not use mechanical cardiovascular equipment, or strength, sauna, or steam room areas at any time. Children 12-15 years of age must be actively participating in the same activity and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian.

Each authorized patron described above can sign in a guest. The guest should have a valid ID to sign in at the guard station. The guest must remain with the sponsor at all times and leave with the sponsor at the conclusion of their workout.

Visit us today to learn how to get the most out of your fitness experience. Between classes, competitions, and customized training plans, we can get you to your goal faster! 

Fitness Center Facilities

Hours of Operation:

The Fitness Center maintains a variety of hours, including before and after core HDIFC hours, to allow you the opportunity to work out at your convenience.

Monday - Friday            6:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday                       Closed

Sunday                         Closed

The Fitness Center is also closed on all Federal Holidays. There will be occasions when Saturday closures also occur in conjunction with holidays on Mondays and Fridays.

New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


Entrance Procedures:

The entrance procedure for the fitness center is a two step process.

1. Receive a tour of the fitness facilities. During the tour you will be shown the different workout areas as well as gather a basic idea of what a workout plan might look like for you. You are also encouraged to ask any questions about operating the machines, setting up an exercise program or more general questions regarding your fitness goals.

2. If you would like to understand your current fitness level more accurately and what tools will provide you more efficient improvements, please talk with the fitness center staff member about workout programs.


Our facilities are the first within the Department of Defense to receive the Premier Fitness Center Status. We offer several workout areas to suit your individual needs and help you achieve your lifestyle goal.

Our primary workout room offers a variety of cardio equipment such as: recumbent bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, steppers, side steppers, tread climbers and rowers. It also features various Nautilus strength training equipment, as well as Nautilus Nitro EVO, along with a wide array of free weights, cable machines and fitness accessories to help you maximize your workouts to their fullest potential.

The circuit room is set up with dumbbells, power cage, pull up bar, slam balls, punching bag, cardio equipment and other fitness accessories. It is tailored toward efficient full body high intensity circuit style training. It can also be used as a video classroom through a checkout of our workout DVDs and also makes a great spot to practice heavier Olympic style lifts. The Annex room houses the WellBeats on demand system with over 140 classes available anytime for group or individual use.


Fitness Center Services

The Fitness Center provides our clients with a variety of services in order to enhance your workout experience.

Massage Therapy

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Massage is a gentle therapy that can relieve pain, and in combination with medical attention, heal certain conditions and help prevent their return. Massage helps with stress, painful or tight muscles, delayed muscle soreness, pain or tingling in the arms or legs, minor injuries, prevention of new injuries, pain or restriction in the joints, posture, and fluid retention.

The MWR Fitness Center has a certified massage therapist. Mary Stanton has 20 years of experience and graduated from the Kalamazoo Center for Healing Arts. She is certified in several types of massage - Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Reflexology, Trigger Point and Pre-Natal - and has a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Massages are by appointment only. To make an appointment, email or call 269-961-5350. Massage sessions are held in the Fitness Center Massage Room. Payment of cash or check must be made at the time of scheduling, or within 24 hours prior to the appointment. Payment may only be accepted at the Fitness Center located at Room 2C-B-1 between the hours of 0800 and 1400 hours.

Prices are as follows:

  • 15 Minutes - $16
  • 30 Minutes - $30
  • 45 Minutes - $45
  • 60 Minutes - $60


Locker Rental

Change in Locker Rental Policy

All lockers at the HDIFC Fitness Center will be available on a first come, first serve basis for daily use only beginning on October 1, 2016. All locks, clothing, equipment, etc. must be removed from lockers each day prior to the posted closing time. All lockers found to have locks securing them will be cut off at the end of each day by the staff.

Fitness Assessments

The Fitness Center has obtained a Tanita Segmental Analyzer to help with body assessment to aid in your fitness journey.

The Tanita Analyzer is a multi-frequency body composition analyzer that has 3 frequencies providing highly accurate whole body segment measurements. Segment analysis provides in depth information for each arm, leg and the trunk area by comparing results to average readings. The assessment generates an easy to understand graphic sheet for a full consultation. The assessment calculates personal health risk categories in a simple format. It shows the balance of muscle between the left and right sides of the body. It also shows the core components of body composition. The data is represented in kgs. or lbs. as well as percentage formats to provide a clear picture of your health and fitness status.

Conducts a BMR - VFR - TBW analyses. The Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) shows the number of calories required to keep the body functioning when in total rest. This is further supported by a chart showing the effectiveness of burning calories. Visceral Fat Rate (VFR) is the harmful fat in the abdominal area. The rating indicates whether or not the level is within the healthy range. Measuring levels of body water is especially important for athletes. The Total Body Water (TBW) sshoes the weight and the percentage of water in the body. This is further divided into extra cellular and intracellular water levels. The ratio shows the relationship between extra cellular and and total body water.The optimal level is considered to be 40%.

Physique rating assesses muscle and body fat rating into 9 body types. As activity level changes over time the balance of the body fat and muscle will alter which will change the users overall physique.

Muscle Mass Balance shows the balance of muscle between the left and right side of the body.

Body Fat Distribution shows the ratio of upper and lower body fat calculated, and plotted against average healthy values for gender and age.



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1/2 Your Body Weight in Ounces Daily



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