If you went a little overboard on the crawfish pie or bread pudding, then SrA Bryan Bell Fitness Center is the place to help you reset.
We are a 24/7 fitness complex that enables the mission by keeping Striker Nation fit to fight. The center offers a full line of fitness services – top of the line strength training and cardio equipment, indoor and outdoor running tracks, free weights and machines, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and racquetball areas, boxing and martial arts area, an outdoor football and soccer field, plus remote softball fields and 5K routes. Bell Fitness also offers an assortment of monthly aerobics sessions and regular 5K runs, incentive programs and fitness contests and events.
Bell Fitness also offers plans and programs to move members, step by step, to improved health and PT Test scores. We will help you achieve your best work-out! To find out more or to get 24/7 access, visit us at the front desk.
Iron Airman Gym
Iron Airman Gym offers a challenging workout environment to transform members into peak shape. Plenty of weight lifting equipment, cardio equipment, and a functional fitness rig allow members to give maximum effort for maximum results.
Monday - Friday: 6am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 24/7 Access Only
For 24-HOUR ACCESS, register at Iron Airman Gym on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 am and 4:00-6:00pm.
Note that we may close with little to no notice in the event of Severe Weather
The Pump House
The Pump House is a fitness area available to Lodging guests and DV’s. It features cardio and strength training machines for health enthusiasts. Changing rooms and showers are available on-site. The center is secured by a cipher lock. Access codes are available at lodging or fitness for authorized guests.
SrA Bell Fitness Center is named in Honor of Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell. SrA Bell completed Naval School Explosive Ordinance Disposal at Eglin AFB, Florida in 2008.
He was then assigned to the EOD Flight at Barksdale AFB. SrA Bell deployed twice in his career, once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. SrA Bell was KIA in Afghanistan, January 5, 2012. He was a courageous gentle giant, loved and respected by all whom he touched.
Appropriate clothing must be worn to maintain a proper image in a military and family fitness facility. Attire should be conservative, modest in nature, and without obscene and offensive language or graphics. Athletic attire and athletic-type shoes will be worn in all activity and equipment areas. Military utility uniforms are authorized to be worn during workouts and members may remove their utility uniform coat (shirt); however, t-shirts are worn. Only court shoes with non-marking soles will be worn on hardwood floors; boots are not authorized on treadmills or hardwood floors. Casual slacks, shorts and jeans are considered non-exercise attire. Due to safety concerns (including an increased risk of dehydration and heat illness), garments made of plastic, rubber, nylon, etc., that are specifically designed to increase the amount of perspiration, are not authorized in any fitness facility, to include outdoor running tracks and fields. Posters are located throughout the facility with the dress code policy.
Children aged six and over must not be allowed in the opposite gender locker room or dressing areas and this policy should be clearly posted in the facility. (T-3) To protect all individuals’ privacy, taking photos in the locker rooms while in use by customers is not authorized.
Minimum Age Limit
Age limitations must be displayed in each facility to ensure a safe environment for all customers. The DAF age guidelines in Table 3.1 of this DAFI are consistent with guidelines established by medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Youth typically need more gradual, carefully organized, and structured training programs than adults. Youth along with their parent(s) should attend an equipment orientation class prior to beginning their initial workout. Caution is required while supervising youth in these areas. Structured family programs encourage parent and child interaction and develop healthy lifestyle habits. All deviations from the standard must be documented in a written installation commander-approved supplement to this instruction. Children of any age may be spectators during sports competitions or special events if immediately supervised by an adult.
Age Policy During Staffed Hours of Operation
Youth 16 years of age and over
During staffed hours of operation, permitted in all areas of the Fitness and Sports Center without a qualified adult.*
Youth 13-15 years of age
During staffed hours of operation, permitted in cardiovascular, weight equipment, group exercise rooms, locker rooms, saunas, etc., only under qualified adult interactive supervision. Interactive supervision requires qualified adult and child to participate in/perform activity together at all times. Permitted in other activity areas (i.e., basketball court, racquetball court, running track) only when a qualified adult is present in the facility at all times. Permitted to be a participant (participating in age appropriate programming) or spectator in a sport or special event when a qualified adult is present in the facility at all times. For Fitness and Sports Center pools, use is permitted during instructional programs, or when a qualified adult is present in the facility at all times.
Youth 6 – 12 years of age
Not permitted in cardiovascular, sauna, weight equipment rooms, or group exercise rooms during scheduled adult exercise classes. During staffed hours of operation, permitted in other activity areas (i.e., basketball court, racquetball courts, running track, locker room, parent and youth area) only under qualified adult interactive supervision. Interactive supervision requires qualified adult and child to participate in or perform activity together at all times. Permitted to be a participant (participating in age-appropriate programming) or spectator in a sport or special event only under qualified adult interactive supervision. For Fitness and Sports Center pools, use is permitted during instructional programs, or when under qualified adult interactive supervision.
Children under 6 years of age
Not permitted in Fitness and Sports Centers except as follows: Permitted in Fitness and Sports Center parent (legal guardian) and child areas for supervised play**. Permitted to be a participant (participating in age-appropriate programming) or spectator in a sports activity or special event under qualified adult interactive supervision. Interactive supervision requires qualified adult and child to participate in/perform activity together at all times. For Fitness and Sports Center pools, use is permitted during instructional programs, or when under qualified adult interactive supervision.
* “Qualified adult” is a parent, legal guardian, qualified family member program (FMP) staff member, qualified child and youth program personnel, Fitness and Sports Center personnel conducting a program, or coach. DAFI 34-144, Child and Youth Programs, provides further guidance.
** “Supervised play” is a parent or legal guardian supervising the child within their direct line of sight while in the Parent Child Area during staffed hours only.