Fort McCoy’s Rumpel Fitness Center closed for renovations Oct. 24 and an alternate fitness facility in building 1395 opens at 5 a.m. Nov. 1 for fitness center customers, Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) officials said.
“Renovations are estimated to last 12 months,” said DFMWR Director Patric McGuane. “We are planning to open the new and improved Rumpel Fitness Center in fall 2023.”
According to Fort McCoy DFMWR, the renovated Rumpel Fitness Center will have an open floor concept, natural lighting, improved airflow, updated locker rooms, and a new pool.
“The renovations will create a modernized, energy efficient facility,” McGuane said.
Building 1395 will be fully outfitted with the equipment from the Rumpel Fitness Center. It is located by the outdoor track at Fort McCoy.
Other buildings will also be available for fitness activities, including buildings 221 and 1783.
Building 221 will be an annex to building 1395 for peak training times and fitness classes. This building will be open beginning in January. It’s located in the north corner of Fort McCoy — down the road from the central fuel station. Building 221 will have limited hours and limited equipment.
Building 1783 will be available beginning in the spring 2023 for unit physical training.
Starting Nov. 1, hours of operation at the building 1395 fitness facility will be Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The building will be closed on Sundays and federal holiday weekends.
The 24/7 fitness will be available inside building 1395 but patrons will also have to re-register for this service beginning Nov. 1, officials said.
Additionally, there is no space to play basketball in the alternate fitness facility in building 1395, officials said. Neither building 1395 nor building 221 has a basketball court. There won’t be any space for sports or unit physical training.
There are some outdoor options such as the volleyball courts at Pine View Campground or the open fields at Constitution Park. Building 1783 will have limited basketball court access starting in the spring of 2023.
Fort McCoy was established in 1909 and its motto is to be the “Total Force Training Center.”
Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.
The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services nearly every year since 1984.
Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”
Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app to your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another installation as your preferred base.
(Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office and the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.)