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Fort Belvoir
Sports & Fitness

Fort Belvoir has a good selection of recreation
and fitness options to choose from. Modern
fitness centers offer a pleasant atmosphere
to help you stick with your personal gym
workout program. MWR also maintains tennis
courts, softball fields and 2 running tracks.

See listing below.

See listing below.

Fitness Centers
News and Events

Intramurals: Commander's Cup
Functional Training
Aerobics Classes
Runs: 5K / 5 Mile / 10K
Personal Training
Civilian Health & Fitness Program
All Army Sports Program

Army Ten Miler
WTB Adaptive Sports Calendar
SOP - Graves & Body Shop
CrossFit Affiliate Agreement

Fort Belvoir has a selection of recreation and fitness options to choose from. Modern fitness centers offer a pleasant atmosphere to help you stick with your personal gym workout program. MWR also maintains tennis courts, softball fields and 2 paved running tracks; one at Pullen Field (track certified) and one located on North Post behind Graves Fitness Center (PT Track).


Graves Fitness Center
2116 Abbott Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 map
Phone: 703-806-5368

This gym features LifeFitness treadmills, elipticals, rowers, upright bikes, recumbent bikes, sauna, steam rooms and 2 tennis courts behind building.


Closure Notice:

Graves Fitness Center Racquetball courts will be close December 18, 2014 through Jan 6, 2015 for painting and resurfacing.

Graves Fitness Center Basketball courts will be close December 22, 2014 through Jan 6, 2015 for painting and resurfacing.

The Body Shop
1023 12th Street
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 map
Phone: 703-806-3100

Features impact resistance flooring, ADA accessible locker rooms and an expanded stretching room. Fitness equipment includes Hammer Strength machines, Nautilus Nitro machines, LifeFitness treadmills, Precor crosstrainers, Adaptive motion trainer, Stairmaster, recumbent and upright exercise bikes, Cardio Theatre and free weights.

Kawamura Human Performance Center
9250 Gunston Rd
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone: 703-806-4655/4654

This modern facility is filled with state-of-the art functional training equipment, including: power racks and Olympic lifting platforms with bumper plates, TRX Suspension and Rip Trainers, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, prowler sleds, Concept2 rowers and medicine balls.

Specker Field House
1182 12th Street
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 map

Home to the Functional Training program, which is designed to improve physical fitness and functionality. The program works the body as an integrated unit instead of isolating specific body parts.

Graves Fitness Center
Monday - Friday: 5 am - 9 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Holidays: 9 am - 5 pm

The Body Shop
Monday - Friday: 5:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Holidays: 9 am - 5 pm

Specker Field House
Monday - Friday: 6 am - 2 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Holidays: Closed

Kawamura Human Performance Center
Monday - Friday: 5:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Holidays: Closed
Wells Field House (Currently CLOSED)
Reservation on Request
1810 Goethals Road
Contact: 703.806.5093

Sports & Fitness Director
Sheila Edwards
Sports Facilities Coordinator
Richard Tatem

Kawamura Center Director
Joseph Castro
Graves Fitness Center Manager
Joy Roberson
Body Shop Manager
Deborah Patterson

Intramural Sports Coordinator
Geneva Martin

Wellness Education Classes & Nutrition Education Volunteer

Sports & Fitness is starting a new 30-minute lunch-time series with topics about Nutrition, Health & Fitness. All classes are open to anyone with access to post and will be held at the Kawamura Human Performance Center; no registration necessary. Call 703-806-4430 with any questions and for upcoming classes.

Kawamura Human Performance Center has a nutrition education volunteer on site. Stop by on Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm for information and one-on-one discussion about nutrition and its effects on your health. Call 703-806-4430 for information.


Click HERE for more info and to REGISTER

Click HERE for more info


Welcome to the newest Sports & Fitness facility!

Kawamura Center is now home to a brand-new Human Performance Center designed to change the way you train at Fort Belvoir. This modern facility is filled with state-of-the art functional training equipment which includes power and Olympic lifting platforms, bumper plates, TRX Suspension and Rip Trainers, kettlebells, dumbbells, battleropes, prowler sleds, Concept2 rowers and medicine balls.

Movement matters at the Kawamura Human Performance Center. First, we want you to move better and then we want you moving more. We want to increase your athletic ability and decrease your risk of injury. In order to help you achieve your goals, we utilize four (4) training concepts:  1) Functional Movement Systems (FMS); 2) National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); 3) USA Weightlifting (USAW); and 4) CrossFit.

The Kawamura Human Performance Center will offer FMS Screens, CrossFit WODs (Workout of the Day), Olympic lifting classes, TRX Suspension and Rip group training, kettlebell conditioning and functional training classes.

Need-to-Know Info

* Eligibility: Active duty, other military ID card holders, and DoD civilians are eligible to use the new Kawamura Human Performance Center.

Requirements: All must attend an Introductory Class that will include a movement assessment and baseline workout. See our FAQ sheet.

* Introductory Class: Every Friday at 0530 and 1100 or email to set up an appointment.

* Hours: Monday - Friday: 5:30 am - 8 pm

* Phone Number: (703) 806-4647

* Program Manager: Joseph Castro

* Address: Building 1481, 9250 Gunston Rd, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

* Cost: Free

* Take a look at a facility video:


Download New Schedule & Registration for FY15

Commander's Cup FY 14
Every year, over 27 Units and Agencies at Fort Belvoir compete in 16 Intramural Sports, earning points towards 1st-3rd Places.
Please find all intramural meetings, event dates and standings within the chart below.

Current Standings: As of July 9, 2014

FALL 2014: October-November-December: Call 703-805-2559
Thursday, August 20, 2014  
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Thurs, Aug 28 Season Play: September 9-Oct 31, 2014
Standings / Tourney: Nov 14
Sign-up Packet
Thursday, October 30, 2014
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Tues, Oct 30 See the RESULTS

WINTER 2014-2015: January-February-March
Thursday, November 13, 2014
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Thurs, Nov 20 December 1-February 20, 2015 Schedule
Tourney: Feb 24-29
Thursday, February 19, 2015  
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Thurs, Feb 26 No Season Play
Tournament: March 2-6
Thursday,February 28, 2015  
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Thurs, Mar 5 March 9-April 30, 2015
Tournament: May 4-8

SPRING 2015: April-May-June
Thursday, March 19, 2015  
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Thurs, Mar 26 April 2-May 29, 2015
Tournament: June 1-4
Thursday, April 16, 2015  
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Thurs, Apr 23 No Season Play
Tournament: April 27-May 15
Thursday, April 23, 2015 
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Wed, April 30 May 11-July 9, 2015
Tournament: July13-17
Tuesday, April 21, 2015  
1 p.m. Graves Fitness Center
Thurs,April 30 No Season Play
Run: May 8

August TBD


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Functional Training
What is it?

Eligibility: Military, DA Civilians, Retirees, Dependants (18+).

Functional training will aim to provide you with the strength, endurance, power, speed, flexibility, and range of motion you need to thrive through your life. We utilize basic functional movement patterns such as pushing, pulling, squatting, rotating, carrying and gait patterns (walking and running) every day. Through Dynamic Training, Metabolic Conditioning, and Extreme Training, our functional training program will utilize exercises that are aimed to improve your movement proficiency in these areas to give you an edge and enhance your performance, so you can achieve your desired goals in a safe manner.

The Program

Functional Training will operate in 6 week sessions with a two (2) week break in between sessions.

The program will consist of the following training concepts:

  • Dynamic Training- A training method with a focus on gymnastics, body weight, and functional movement exercises.
  • Metabolic Conditioning (MetCon) - A method of training that involves a very high work rate, using exercises designed to burn more calories during your workout and maximize calories burned after your workout, or your afterburn.
  • Extreme Training- A training method intended to focus on speed, power, quickness and agility.

Days and Times

Monday-Friday 6am-7am

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:30am-12:30pm

Registration Info

Register at Graves Fitness Center or The Body Shop Fitness Center.

Active duty may register 2 weeks prior to the start of each new session.

Other military ID card holders and DoD civilians may register 1 week prior to the start of each new session.

Units must contact Functional Training Instructors at least 72 hours in advance to drop-in for the class:

2014 Dates

September 8 – October 17

November 3 – December 12

9 week session: $64
5 week session: $32
$7.00 per class for the walk-in fee
Register now: (703) 806-5368
Dates: January 12 - March 13, 2015
Download: Current Schedule

Fitness Class Fees
We receive many questions why patrons must pay for aerobics classes; here is a brief explanation. Fort Belvoir Sports and Fitness pays a contractor Non Appropriated Funds (NAF) in order to provide aerobics classes. Charging a small fee allows the fitness centers to recover a portion of the NAF costs as well as provide a highly desirable aerobics program. Without a fee based program, we would not be able to offer the quality or quantity of aerobics classes that we currently have. Thank you for your support.

Fitness Class Descriptions

Please note, not all classes listed below are offered every session. These descriptions are simply an overview and selection of classes that have, at one time, been offered through the aerobics program.

Absolution is a core class that challenges your functional movement within your core.

Pilates: Focuses on core postural muscles which help balance and support the spine. Learn
breathing and alignment techniques of the spine.

Power Pump: Challenges all major muscle groups by completing squats, presses, lifts and curls.

Rep Fusion: Utilizes dumbells and barbells to get your heart pumping and work your abs.

Spin: Indoor cycling using stationary bike. Bring a water bottle, towel and stiff soled shoes.

Step & Sculpt: Upper and lower body workout using a step. Incorporates sculpting techniques
with bands and dumbells to tone.

Yoga: Focus on breathing and alignment while building strength, flexibility, balance
and concentration.

Zumba: A fun atmosphere where a fusion of international moves is set to Latin music.

Beginning Cardio: a class designed especially for beginners or those that want a cardio workout with simplified choreography.  It will incorporate low-impact, kickboxing, and moves on the step.

Kickboxing – A high energy cardio workout that will tone your muscles and burn body fat using various kicks and punches taken right from the boxing ring.



Fort Belvoir's Sports & Fitness holds multiple 5K, 5 Mile, 10K walks and runs. Please be aware that the runs can SELL OUT if the maximum number of participants is reached, so sign up early!

Have questions that the Registration Packet doesn't answer? Call our Sports & Fitness team members for assistance: (703) 806-5368/3100


February 15, 2014

CANCELLED due to road, sidewalk and parking lot conditions and the potential
for inclement weather on
2/14 & 2/15.

No results due to
event cancellation.
April 12, 2014
Registration Closed RESULTS
April 12, 2014
October 4, 2014

Registration Closed

October 4, 2014
November 15, 2014

Registration Closed

November 15, 2014


Prepare for an upcoming Sports & Fitness 5K, 5 Mile, or 10K by running the actual routes, download the map here:

Fort Bevoir Maps of Routes for 5K, 5 Mile, & 10K (PDF 3 pages)
Updated 10K Course Map

Army Ten-Miler

America's largest ten-mile race, held every October in Washington, DC and sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. Each year tens of thousands of runners and spectators come to join in this race classic. The Army Ten-Miler proceeds support Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, a comprehensive network of support and leisure services designed to enhance the lives of soldiers and their families. The race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, passing by DC landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Capitol Building. The annual Army Ten-Miler race weekend events also include a youth run, a youth activity fair, and a pre-race pasta dinner. The race draws a large number of civilian and military running teams.

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Personal training is a unique option to add to your fitness routine. By focusing on your specific abilities and goals, your trainer creates an efficient and positive workout experience. Our personal trainers provide knowledge, motivation, safety and commitment – all to help you improve yourself!

Micro-fit detailed fitness assessment (with trainer consult & guidance) - $50

1 Hour Session with trainer-program with instruction - $70

Micro-fit assessment (included but not required), health screening (PAR-Q), measurements, exercise prescription, 8 one-on-one training - $400

Micro-fit assessment (included but not required), health screening (PAR-Q), measurements, exercise Prescription, 12 one-on-one training sessions + 2 complimentary sessions - $600

Sign up for a personal trainer at Graves Fitness Center or the Body Shop. Group personal training packages also available. For more information, please call 703-806-5368.

Melissa Ball
  • Military Fitness Specialist (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA)
  • 6 years experience in group exercise, teaching Step Aerobics, Zumba, Water Aerobics, Body Pump, and Kid’s Step
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • “I am excited to use Personal Training at Fort Belvoir to enhance the fitness of others. I recognize the everyone learns differently and everybody is different, so I will be flexible in helping you reach your goals.”

Jennifer Beattie
  • Certified Personal Trainer (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) since 2009
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA) since 2007, with experience teaching Spinning, Zumba, Turbokick, PiYo, Group Resistance Training, and Core Fitness
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • “As a working mom, I know how valuable your time is. In Personal Training, my approach is to use a dynamic blend of traditional strength training and metabolic circuit training to help you make the most of your workout time. Come train with me!”

Gina Bartel
  • Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Certified Senior Personal Trainer, American Senior Fitness Association
  • Over 2 years experience in One-on-One and Small Group Personal Training
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • "After 15 years as a cosmetologist, I was ready for a change in my life. I had developed a passion for working out-the way it helped to start my day and helped me sleep better at night. So, I became certified as a Personal Trainer and now work to help others reach their fitness goals. I enjoy all kinds of fitness, from distance running to obstacle races. For me, life is all about the balance of family, fitness and working to reach your goals."

Clare Neal

• American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer
• American Council on Exercise certified group fitness instructor
• B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
• Over 20 years of diverse exercise experience
• Specializes in functional training, weight loss, pre and post-natal, and extensive experience with the 55+ population



A free, command-sponsored physical exercise training & education 6-month program


Are you….

* Too busy during the week to go to the gym?
* Intimidated by exercise equipment?
* Lacking accountability in your fitness routine?

MWR’s all-new Civilian Health & Fitness Program empowers you to get fit DURING your work day; allowing three hours a week of command-approved fitness time for 6 months! Great for beginners and cost-free, there’s no excuse not to give it a try. Plus – Sports & Fitness offers a wide-range of authorized activities; from group exercise classes, water fitness, to weight training…find the exercise routine that works for you! This great opportunity is open to Fort Belvoir Civilian Full-time & Part-Time Employees. Who would you like to be 6 months from now?
Personnel assigned to Garrison as regular full-time and part-time Appropriated Fund (AF) and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) employees are eligible; except firefighters (physical fitness requirement of occupation) and Flex or Contractors


Organized activities implemented by the Sports & Fitness team

Walking, jogging, running outside or on a treadmill

Fun Walks/Runs

Cardio Equipment, elliptical/recumbent cycle/stepper

Weight Lifting

Open gym; basketball or volleyball

Fitness classes and workshops


Water Fitness (through Aquatics team)


6 month start date will begin on date staff member approval is received.

Members may only participate one time.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM: Interested participants must download & turn in completed forms to Program Specialist:

  • Download 2014 Program Packet which includes the following:
    • Employee/Supervisor Agreement
    • Release & Hold Harmless Agreement
    • Civilian Health and Fitness PAR-Q (Physician Approval Form if high risk)
    • Fitness Staff Approval Form

Services only available to program participants:

Fitness Liaison: One fitness staff member will be appointed to each participant to provide continued guidance and motivation throughout the program

Orientations: Cardio, stretching, machine, free weight, and cable crossover offered by liaisons

Nutritional class: Nutritional guidance provided by dietetic professionals

Punch cards: Free aerobics classes, bike rentals, water aerobics, and pool passes.  Participants who record perfect attendance for an entire calendar month, may qualify for an extra punch card

Health promotion program packet: Health education information, Goal Tracking, Log Book, Prescriptive workouts

MEASUREMENTS & POLICY (Download Offical Memo and Briefing)

The Employee & Supervisor must enter into a written agreement and the participant must complete an enrollment packet obtained from the Sports & Fitness Civilian Health & Fitness program

Participants are granted 1 hour of administrative leave 3 times per week not to exceed 6 months.

Cannot rollover time due to mission and/or leave

Employees will be registered under RecTrac and scan in when working out

Employees may participate only one time

RecTrac data base will be used to track participation upon supervisor’s request

Members who do not utilize workout time may be removed from the program

Contact the Fitness Program Specialist team at 703-806-5369


All-Army Sports Program is open to Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers.
Soldiers of high military bearing who have completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Individual
Entry Training (ECT)/Officer Candidates School are eligible to apply as an athlete or coach.
National Guard and Reservists once selected are placed on active duty for the duration of the sport trial camp and
follow on competitions. Athlete applications are accepted 90 days and coaches applications are accepted 60 days
prior to sport season. Applications are submitted online at:

Athlete and coach selections are based on experience and documented accomplishments while competing in the sport such as: news articles; accomplishments in high school, college, club or professional sports; certified race results; awards received; YouTube videos; professional references. Travel costs to trial camp and follow on competition,
along with competition uniforms and lodging, are funded by All-Army Sports.

Take a look at the All Army Sports Brochure


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