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New equipment increases fitness

Airman 1st Class Clayton Foster, 790 Missiles Security Forces Squadron response force leader, works out with the new endurance training equipment at the Independence Hall Fitness Center, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Apr. 30,2015. The equipment gives an all-around exercise for Airmen.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Lan Kim)

Airman 1st Class Clayton Foster, 790 Missiles Security Forces Squadron response force leader, works out with the new endurance training equipment at the Independence Hall Fitness Center, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Apr. 30,2015. The equipment gives an all-around exercise for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lan Kim)

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. -- F.E. Warren organizations are always looking for ways to motivate and captivate the Airman who perform the base's mission.

The 24-hour Independence Hall Fitness Center has recently purchased $13,000 worth of endurance training equipment to motivate a higher interest in each Airman's fitness level.

"I don't think there is a lot of buzz of using the endurance equipment for its intended purpose but there is a lot of buzz as there is a new squat rack over here or a new way for me to bench press or a new way for me to dead lift," said Staff Sgt. Fredrick Stewart, 90th Fitness Support Squadron, fitness operations manager.

The fitness center has added many improvements and volunteers over the years meant to raise moral and the health status of its customers.  According to Stewart they should have no problem finding motivated personnel to help teach Airmen how to use it correctly.

"I know there are two sergeants who are [endurance training] instructors and they were into [endurance training] before it was a fad, they are very excited about it.  Stewart said, "One of the sergeants was here before we took the wrapping off and removed the cones and he was like a kid on Christmas.  I don't even see my kids that excited on Christmas day to be able to do that."

"That's pretty much what it is just more variety.  There are a lot more free weights here now.  If you worked midnights you were not able to do that at 2 O'clock in the morning, but now because we have this over here you can.

"I think all around Airmen will get a better workout and ,as a physical training leader, I think it will help Airman become more successful on their Physical Training Test," Said Senior Airman Michael Harris, 90th Munitions Squadron, munitions controller.

The new endurance training equipment is located in the front of Independence Hall Fitness Center.