Warriors celebrate Halloween with Aerobathon
November 8, 2009
CASEY GARRISON - Area 1 Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports team seized the opportunity to incorporate a morning of exercise and family fun for Soldiers and Family members during the first Warrior Country Halloween Aerobathon, Oct. 31 at the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center.
Instructors from every fitness class offered in Area I came together to incorporate their techniques in a special circuit style workout. Workouts were organized in a schedule beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting past noon. Workouts lasted for half an hour with water and resting periods.
"We are trying to do something fun and different for Soldiers and Family members by holding this event," said Christi Lee, Warrior Country fitness specialist. "It gives everyone a chance to see what classes and events we have to offer within Area 1."
The Halloween part of the event featured raffle prizes and prizes for the best Halloween costumes. Staff Sgt. Vin Stevens, of the Armed Forces Network detachment command of USAG-Casey, won the overall prize for best Halloween costume imitating an 80's Rock 'N' Roller. Lee said Warrior Country's first ever Halloween Aerobathon will definitely be an annual event, since it proved to be a great success.
After getting a solid work out, Randy Behr, USAG-RC FMWR sports and athletic director, introduced everyone to his "boot camp" class where he taught how to do essential exercises one would need for their Army physical fitness test as well as other events. Behr demonstrated a variety of upper body workouts with push-ups involving medicine balls and a new style called "clock push-ups" where Behr called out a time and the audience positioned their hands to imitate the time that was called.
"Fitness is more than running, sit-ups, and doing crunches," Lee said. "Hopefully everyone enjoyed the event today, and this is something that we want to keep doing in the future for Soldiers and Family members in Area 1."