Holistic program to launch at the Hickam Memorial Fitness Center

Frieda Chandler, fitness program director at the Hickam Memorial Fitness Center, demonstrates a proper execution of deadlift, an exercise that will be taught in the Fit to Fight classes. FFR Marketing photo

Veronika McKenney

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The registration for a newly created nutrition and fitness program started Jan. 19 at the Hickam Memorial Fitness Center.

Fittingly named “Fit to Fight,” it is a comprehensive, personalized course which focuses on wellness rather than a specific fitness element. It can be summarized in four simple words — “healthy in and out.”

The pilot program is a free six-week course consisting of weekly one-hour classes. Based on their objectives, patrons can sign up to one of the four “warrior” groups. Active Duty

Warriors will focus on improving their PT scores and meeting their weight standards.

Weight Loss Warriors will concentrate on reaching their ideal body composition while Strength Warriors will aim to increase their lean muscle mass.

For people over 60, Silver Warriors group will teach skills like stretching to improve range of motion and reduce muscle and joint pain.

Each group will receive a lecture every week, with information about the right balance of nutrition and exercise at the heart of each one.

All participants will be asked to keep a journal as a motivational tool and to keep track of their progress. Everybody who completes the six-week course will receive a T-shirt adorned with a specially designed “Fit to Fight” logo.

“Most people have their own fight in their fitness goals. We are here to help our patrons achieve those goals through a combination of good nutrition, the right exercise, and positive mindset,” said Frieda Chandler, the program creator and fitness program director at the Hickam Memorial Fitness Center.

The program will be evaluated before any future dates are announced. The classes, free to eligible patrons aged 18 and over, start Feb. 12. Space is limited to 10 warriors per group.

For more information, call 448-2214.

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