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Physical Fitness on Fort Irwin
Physical Address:
Freedom Fitness Center
362 3rd Street
Fort Irwin, CA 92310

Memorial Fitness Center
322, 2nd Street
Fort Irwin, CA 92310
Business Hours:
To accommodate Soldier schedules and manage peak activity periods ensuring all patrons have access to weight machines and equipment The Freedom and Memorial Fitness Centers Adjust their hours seasonally.

For updated hours of operation go their respective websites:

> Freedom Fitness Center

> Memorial Fitness Center
Contact Information:
Freedom Fitness Center
Main Desk Tel.
DSN: (760) 470-3685
COM: +1 (760) 380 3685

Memorial Fitness Center
Main Desk Tel.
DSN: (760) 470-7715
COM: +1 (760) 480-7715
Fitness Centers in the Fort Irwin community
There are two fitness centers and a pool on Fort Irwin, the Freedom Fitness Center and the Memorial Fitness Center. Both facilities are open days and evenings to Active Duty Service Members, their families members, military retirees, DoD civilian employees and contractors, Authorized patrons are permitted to bring a guest when space is available. Guest sign in is limited to patrons 18 years and older, and guests must be escorted by the sponsor at all times while in the facilities.

The Freedom Fitness Center
The center is a multi-functional facility offering to patrons the use of Treadmills, Elliptical Trainers, a Cardiovascular Room, Free Weight Rooms, Locker Rooms, Racquetball Courts, a Collegiate-sized Basketball Court and Saunas for both men and women (saunas limited to patrons 16 years and older). The center is the Adult Sports POC for a variety of intramural and Installation level activities for interested participants interested in joining local team sport eagues such as softball, baseball, flag football and volleyball as well as power liftin, power walking and jogging groups.

For a full list of fitness programs visit their website at: >http://irwin.armymwr.com/us/irwin/programs/freedom-fitness-center/

The Memorial Fitness Center
The larger of the two facilities, the Memorial Fitness Center is a state of the art fitness facility featuring all the latest equipment and machines, including a cardio theater system, surround sound, big screen TVs, and two assessment rooms for personal training sessions.
The facility was recently renovated to better serve the fitness needs of the Fort Irwin Community. The Memorial Fitness Center staff also coordinates the outdoor sports facilities on Fort Irwin including a four-field softball complex, multiple volleyball and basketball courts and multi-purpose fields available around post. Group Fitness Classes are scheduled year-round.
The Fitness Center includes a Stretching Room, Cardiovascular Area, Locker Room, Tennis Courts and Free Weights.

Authorized patrons are permitted to bring a guest when space is available. Guests must be escorted by the sponsor at all times. No one under the age of 18 years is permitted to sign in a guest.

For a full list of fitness programs visit their website at:

The Oasis Pool
The popular Fort Irwin Oasis Pool (located next door to the Memorial Fitness Center on Second Street) is an indoor/outdoor pool that provides recreational and lap swimming. It’s a standard 25 meter pool with available locker rooms, a low diving board and a slide. Aquatic Programs at the pool include Swim lessons, a Masters Swimming Course, a Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Course, Water Safety and Water Safety Instructors Course (WSI), a Junior Lifeguard Program, Spring Board Diving Course and Lifeguarding Certification Courses.

For a full list of fitness programs visit their website at: >http://irwin.armymwr.com/us/irwin/programs/oasis-pool/
Making the most of your workouts
Physical activity is more than just "exercise" or "working out"- it’s living an active lifestyle. Whether it's walking the dog, doing yard work, or playing with your kids, regular movement throughout the day inspires positive health outcomes over time.

How does physical activity improve health?
-Lowers risk of some chronic diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer (e.g. breast, colon)
-Aids in weight loss and prevents weight gain
-Helps manage stress and may reduce depression
-Strengthens bones, muscles, and joints
-Boosts confidence and self-esteem

How much physical activity do I need?
To receive positive health outcomes strive for at least:
-150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week
-2 days of muscle strengthening activities (e.g. weight/resistance band training, calisthenics, yoga)
-10,000 steps during your everyday routine
- Save time by bumping up the intensity. Do 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activities per week (e.g. jogging, swimming laps, or hiking uphill).

How can I build activity into my day?
-Divide it up your way. 150 minutes is also: 2 hours & 30 minutes per week OR 30 minutes a day for 5 days OR 10 minutes of activity 3 times a day for 5 days
-Pick activities you enjoy. Moderate-intensity activities include: brisk walking, doubles tennis, golf, and leisure biking -Invite family, friends, and fellow Soldiers to join you. Take a fitness class, join a recreation league, sign-up for a 5K run/walk, or start a walking group in your neighborhood
-Save time by bumping up the intensity. Do 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activities 2 times per week (e.g. running, swimming laps, basketball, or hiking uphill)

Be a good role model.
-Your health is critical to the well being of your family.
-The more active you are, the more likely your kids will follow suit.
-Children and adolescents (ages 6-17) need at least: 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day
-11,000 steps for girls and 13,000 steps for boys each day
-3 days of muscle strengthening physical activity per week

Try to avoid sitting for long periods of time. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of blood clots, obesity, and heart disease. Move at least 10 minutes of every hour.

You can make small changes in your daily routine to increase your physical activity. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests taking the stairs whenever you can, walking to a co-workers desk instead of emailing or calling him/her, picking up a new active hobby (ex. cycling), standing or moving when talking on your cell phone - just to name a few.

Don't let chronic conditions prevent you from being active. Even low intensity activity is good for your health. Remaining physically active can help you maintain your physique, mobility, flexibility, and coordination. Talk to your health care provider about what activities would suit you best.

Useful Fitness Information Links and Resources:

>The Army Performance Triad Program

>The "Choose My Plate" Informational Campaign

>Academy of Dieticians “Eat Right” Program

>The HRC Operation Supplement Safety Campaign

>What Army Health Looks Like: The Pocket Guide