The Exchange has new updates on its website’s BE FIT Hub, which include workout calendar reminders, archived exercise videos available by category, and the capability to access all aspects of the site on smartphones and tablets.
The Exchange has new updates on its website’s BE FIT Hub, which include workout calendar reminders, archived exercise videos available by category, and the capability to access all aspects of the site on smartphones and tablets. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. – It is now even easier for the military community to focus on fitness worldwide, thanks in part to an update on the BE FIT Hub.

For more than half a decade, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has offered a one-stop resource dedicated to providing Soldiers and Families the means to commit to their overall health as part of its website. The site has become interactive with the newest innovation.

The biggest part of the update at the BE FIT Hub  is it's now fully compatible with smartphones and tablet devices.

“The refreshed BE FIT Hub makes it easier for every member of the military community to live a healthy life,” said Fort Knox Exchange general manager Danita McFarland.

According to McFarland, the latest upgrade allows the program’s benefits to be even more accessible.

“The updated hub lets users set calendar reminders for weekly BE FIT live workouts,” said McFarland, “and follow workout routines on the go.”

McFarland explained the changes to the site also incorporate archived workouts under categories including cardio, weight training and those targeting specific areas of the body. She furthermore said one of the main benefits of the program is how it can be tailored it to a browser’s needs.

“Soldiers and customers use the information hub as needed, and as they see fit,” said McFarland.

The hub is divided into four tabs: Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness and Gear. Each one provides materials about various health-related services, along with products available for purchase to those with Exchange privileges both on the site and at the main Exchange.

In addition to the workouts under the Fitness tab, McFarland said tips and videos on healthy eating are available under the Nutrition tab, information about vision and dental health can be found under Wellness, and the Gear tab supplies shopping options for athletic apparel and equipment.

The grocery cart icon will appear anywhere on the site where users can view or order AAFES items available for purchase.

McFarland said the best part about BE FIT isn’t only how much it offers, but to whom.

“It’s available to anyone,” said McFarland. “It’s a great way the Exchange is promoting active, healthy lifestyles, and keeping Soldiers ready and resilient.”

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Editor’s note: The fitness and nutrition features of the online BE FIT Hub are accessible to the general public; however, the website’s shopping privileges are reserved for current military, Family members, veterans and retirees.