FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Motivation can be in short supply during the coldest months of winter, but the Fort Rucker Directorate for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Branch's group fitness schedule offers a variety of activities to help the community keep fit and warm indoors.

"It can be difficult to motivate yourself to work out when the weather gets colder," Lynn Avila, DFMWR fitness programs coordinator, said. "Our group fitness schedule offers a variety of classes designed to meet any fitness level and help that person accomplish their individual goal."

According to Avila, Fort Rucker's physical fitness centers bring a few new surprises for patrons this year.

"Our schedule contains group fitness classes including Cardio Strength Intervals, Total Body Tone and a new rowing and interval training class," she said. "We are also now offering classes at Andrews. These classes are new offerings from recent additions to our staff. Patrons can look forward to meeting a few new highly-motivated and highly-qualified fitness instructors this year."

According to Avila, patrons now have access to a Functional Athletic Strength Training class that pairs well with functional fitness training.

The first class is free. Each class afterwards is $3.50 per class, $15 for two weeks of unlimited classes or $30 for one month of unlimited classes.

Classes are open to military ID card holders, DOD personnel and contactors. Youth under the age of 13 are not allowed to attend fitness classes as a participant or spectator.

The Fort Rucker PFC 1/4-mile track and football field is closed to allow for the installation of a rubberized track. The area will remain closed until February, or the completion of the project.

For an updated list of classes, including descriptions of each class, and available times, visit or call 255-3794.