An Army officer assigned to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center uses a kettle ball at the Hohenfels Training Area’s new functional fitness gym, Hohenfels, Germany, March 5, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)


HOHENFELS, Germany — To meet the demands of the community members, the new functional fitness gym officially opened its doors to all DOD ID cardholders 18 years and older.


The new facility, located at the Arena in Bldg. 47, is the result of an initiative started by a group of Soldiers from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center to meet the demands of the communities. It is one of the three functional fitness gyms in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria footprint.


The biggest feature to the functional fitness facility is eight multi-purpose, fully adjustable stations where people can perform a wide variety of exercises in one area. Basically, two people can get in a full body strength and cardio workout in about 45 minutes at a single station.


In order to use the 24-hour facility and functional fitness areas, patrons must attend a mandatory 30-minute orientation emphasizing rules, safety and emergency procedures. The safety orientation covers all physical activities to make sure that everybody has the basic knowledge to use the facility without injuring themselves.


After completion of the orientation class, fitness center patrons will be able to access the facility Monday – Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to midnight. The facility will be open weekends and holidays from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.


The point of contact for the functional fitness facility is Capt. Jesse Hoffman at DSN: 09 47283 5863 or e-mail


*Special note: Anytime there are Child and Youth Services scheduled activities in the facility, the functional fitness area will be off limits.

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