MWR Fitness Center Changes Hours of Operation to Better Serve Customers

MWR is excited to announce that after testing new hours of operation for our Fitness Center, those hours will become permanent, starting July 1, 2019.

Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, 6:30am - 2:00pm

Meeting the Needs of Our Customers

These later hours will help us to better meet the needs of our customers. The following programs have been added for customers looking for weekday evening programming:

  • Spinning Group Fitness Class: 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Mondays
  • Zumba Toning Group Fitness Class: 5:00pm – 5:45pm, Tuesdays 
  • Ropes, Kettlebells and Barbells Group Fitness Class: 5:45pm - 6:30pm, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Social Hour: held one Friday a month, 4:45pm – 5:45pm
There are also year-round Intramural Sports Programs that occur during evening hours.

What Prompted the Change in Hours

Testing later hours of operation was a result of several factors:

  • In our October 2018 MWR Services Survey, 60% of respondents indicated a desire for more after work and evening Fitness Center programs and classes.
  • The DLA Wellness Council and DSCC Senior Leaders reported to MWR that they received requests for later hours and classes at the MWR Fitness Center.
  • Fitness Center utilization data showed consistent minimal patronage during the 0400-0500 hours.
From April 1 - June 30, 2019, the MWR Fitness Center implemented a temporary hours change to test later hours of operation.  In order to gauge customer satisfaction with the new hours, MWR conducted a mid-point survey from May 13-31.  89% of respondents reported that the new hours either worked better (65%) or the same (24%) as the old hours.