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Navy Physical Readiness Program Update

Two new fitness events – the forearm plank and 2,000-meter row – have been incorporated into the Navy Physical Readiness Program, which improve the physical readiness of Sailors in alignment with the Culture of Excellence.

Forearm plank

The forearm plank will replace curl-ups as the abdominal muscular endurance assessment. The forearm plank is a functional exercise required in 85 percent of shipboard tasks involving pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying. Training for the forearm plank strengthens the core, improves posture and reduces the risk of sustaining lower-back injuries throughout the career of a Sailor.

Watch a video that demonstrates the proper form and testing procedure for the forearm plank.

2,000-meter row

A 2,000-meter row on the Concept-2 Rower serves as another alternate cardio option in addition to the 12-minute stationary bike, 500-yard/450-meter swim and 1.5-mile treadmill run.

The 2,000-meter row is a non-weight-bearing, low-impact exercise that reduces impact on the legs. More importantly, rowing provides a full-body cardio workout engaging 80 percent of the body’s muscle system. Also, the rower is space-saving fitness equipment and can be used on any naval vessel or installation.

Watch a video that demonstrates the proper form and testing procedure for the 2,000-meter row.

Physical Readiness Test

Service Members medically cleared for the Navy Physical Fitness Assessment will participate in the Body Composition Assessment and Physical Readiness Test (PRT). The new PRT event sequence is:

  • Push-ups
  • Forearm plank
  • Cardio or alternate cardio option

For more information on the new standards and other training resources, visit the Navy Physical Readiness Program Website.

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Change of operations until further notice:

  • Fitness Forum is open for active-duty military only.
  • No reservations are needed, but be prepared to show your CAC at the registration desk.
  • Group exercise classes are canceled.

Online fitness classes are available at EURAFCENT@Home

Updated Nov. 19, 2020

 

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Group Exercise classes

Fitness Forum offers a variety of group exercise classes, taught by fitness professionals.

Classes are currently canceled.

 

Four-week Workout Series

Group Exercise classes are momentarily suspended. However, to help you get back into a fitness routine NSA Naples MWR Fitness professionals developed a four-week workout series including Cardio, Metcon and Spin. Download the series at the right of this page. 

 

Facilities

  • 10,000+ square feet
  • Full-court gymnasium
  • Weight room
  • Circuit weight area
  • The cardiovascular area with cardio theater features a customized system for audio and video selections
  • Aerobic room
  • Spinning room
  • Racquetball courts
  • Stretching area
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas

Services

  • Free exercise classes (aerobics, yoga, Zumba, H.I.T.T, cycling and many more!)
  • Conference rooms for training and meetings
  • Personal training
  • Locker Rentals
  • Massages
  • Facial and Beauty Treatments
  • Fee-based classes (Judo, Karate)

 

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Youth fitness orientation card

CNIC policy states patrons 12-17 years old must attend a youth fitness orientation and get a youth fitness orientation card to use NSA Naples fitness facilities.

Please call to find out when your child can get his Youth Fitness Orientation Card at Fitness Forum and Fit Zone. Both a parent/legal guardian and child must attend orientation.

Kids 12-17 years old must have a certification card and present it each time they use an NSA Naples fitness center.


For questions, please call Fitness Forum at DSN 629-6604 and Fit Zone DSN 626-4266.

 

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