FORT SILL, Okla. (May 24, 2018) -- It's "train the trainer" time at the newly reopened Goldner Fitness Center.

Assistants who work at Goldner attend functional fitness classes so that they will be able to coach the classes later on, said Stacey Oliver, facility manager for Goldner Fitness Center.

Functional fitness uses movements that are functional for day to day activities. Squats would be one example: every time we sit, we are performing a functional squat. Fitness should include movements that are functional in nature to enhance mobility and improve wellness.

Goldner offers morning and evening functional fitness classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The morning classes are at 9 a.m., the evening classes at 5:30 p.m. The morning teacher is certified on Crossfit Level I and the evening teacher on Crossfit Level II.

Goldner's hours have expanded since the grand reopening of the facility April 17, Oliver said. The new hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and holidays. It is closed on Sundays. It is located at 3444 Crane Road across the street from Grierson Hill Chapel. Phone number is 580-442-2740.

"When we first opened we were shutting down at 1:30 p.m. and reopening at 4 p.m.," Oliver said.
The expanded hours are in response to demand.

"Right now we're averaging 1,200 (patrons) a week and every week it's gotten a little bit more," she said.

Wednesday is the biggest day for class size, with 20 in attendance on May 16.

Special events and competitions are still in the planning stages, but the center is planning a Memorial Day Workout of the Day on May 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To honor the fallen, participants will don body armor to attempt the following: a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run. This is through the Army's Strong B.A.N.D.S initiative. The acronym stands for balance, activity, nutrition, determination and strength.