Fitness center construction kicks into high gear

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Renovations to the Fitness Center are underway Feb. 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. Upgrades to the fitness center will create a larger cardio space, fitness and weight rooms, as well as a more efficient layout of workout equipment. By Emily Crowe: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Construction […]

Fitness center starts construction

By Lt. Col. Daniel Guinan and Maj. Dina Quanico: 27th Special Operations Group As part of ongoing efforts to improve and modernize facilities at Cannon Air Force Base, a portion of the fitness center renovation will begin today. During this phase, the exercise areas will not be affected. However, there will be limited access to […]

YMCA to open its doors in Clovis

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections The Clovis YMCA will open April 30 and began accepting charter memberships Monday. Associate Executive Director Shane Nelson said the chapter took 27 memberships its first day. The local chapter is part of the YMCA of Central Eastern New Mexico, headquartered in Albuquerque. The center will provide gym services to […]

Ride-2-Recovery benefits wounded warriors

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The base Fitness and Sports Center will host Ride-2 Recovery on Saturday, a nationwide event that benefits wounded warriors’ mental and physical rehabilitation. Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge foundation, a non-profit organization in partnerships with the military and VA Volunteer Service Offices that features cycling as […]

Pentagon urges employees to leap into fitness

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Uniformed and civilian Air Force members are encouraged to represent the Defense Department in the presidential fitness challenge this fall as our country continues to focus on health and wellness. The DoD’s civilian personnel policy office is sponsoring “Leap Into Fall,” a fitness challenge for all uniformed and civilian […]

Fitness testing begins for deployed airmen

U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs U.S. Air Forces Central Command — Airmen deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility will roll physical fitness testing into their wartime responsibilities starting Oct. 1. Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, recently approved a policy authorizing fitness testing in the […]

Fitness failure: Move over Albert

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Am I in better shape than Albert Haynesworth? That’s the question I asked, and answered, late Monday night, armed only with workout clothes, my phone and a pouch of Gatorade … or is it G? No matter. I wasn’t concerned with letters, only numbers — 70 and 73, to be precise. Haynesworth is the much-maligned […]

Improved physical fitness uniform unveiled

USAF photo: Sonic Johnson From left, first lieutenants Joseph Castro, Erik Svendsen and Andy Lee wear the Air Force’s improved physical training uniform and watch as Angela Smith hems the anti-microbial liner into the new uniform during a tour of the facility in Nov. 2009, in Columbus, Miss. The lieutenants are from the 14th Operations […]

Fitness walk scheduled for seniors

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department Secretary Michael Spanier is scheduled to address Portales senior citizens and leaders at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, according to a news release from the center. The center is also set to sponsor a National Senior Health and Fitness Day walk […]

Fitness, nutrition to be featured

By Cheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on fitness, making pleats and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about the four steps important to total fitness, and these include exercise, attitude, rest and nutrition. Her company is Total […]

AF Fitness program revisions begin July 1

By Jon Hanson: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — In less than two months, airmen across the globe will begin testing against new fitness assessment standards. These standards were deemed necessary by senior Air Force leaders to ensure a fitter and healthier fighting force. Changes include bi-annual testing, […]

Commentary: Running is for fitness, not a test

By Bill Goins: 8th Fighter Wing KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Let me start by saying this isn’t a commentary on getting better at a test. Your Air Force fitness test is simply a check-up. If you are training for your test, you are doomed to fail eventually. The Air Force Fitness Program isn’t […]

Jan. 12 ENMU Briefs

Fitness classes available The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Distance Education and Outreach is offering numerous fitness classes to help people get in shape this spring. Yoga, zumba, aqua eerobics and aqua fitness are scheduled to begin the last week of January. Registration: Distance Education and Outreach office in the Education Building, Room 102.

New physical fitness standards effective July 1, biannual testing begins Jan. 1

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained airmen.The Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel announced the new Air Force fitness standards will officially begin July 1, 2010.Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton […]

June 12 Commander's Action Line

Can we extend the hours of the fitness center to 24 hours a day? Thank you for your interest and comments about the Cannon Fitness Center’s hours of operation. Currently, we are maximizing AF Fitness Standards by providing 112 hours of operation per week to meet Air Commando fitness needs. Current fitness center hours of […]

Dec. 24 Commander's Action Line

What are some programs that could be implemented locally for the base to be more PT-minded? We appreciate your question. We at the 27th Special Operations Wing are very serious about improving the quality of life here so our airmen can both focus on and carry out the mission effectively. I contacted both the fitness […]

12-9 Local briefs

Senior fitness event setNew Mexico Senior Olympics, Inc. is conducting a TREK health education event free for residents age 50 and up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s their job: Justin Johnson, Fitness and More Gym owner

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Name: Justin Johnson Job: Owner of Fitness and More Gym Time: Ten months Background: Johnson moved from Raton to Portales to study accounting and business administration at ENMU. He plans to graduate this December. What does your job entail? I usually just try to keep the day-to-day operations going. I keep track of the bookkeeping […]

College business major purchases local fitness center

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University senior Justin Johnson is starting a local business, while wrapping up his education. Johnson, originally from Raton, is the owner of Fitness and More, a gym on the downtown square in Portales. He opened up the newly renovated sweat box in early December. Several years […]

Cannon Community

AFA Chapter 256 to meet April 18 The initial 2008 meeting of Llano Estacado Chapter 256 of the Air Force Association will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at The Landing. Retired Lt. Gen. Don Peterson, former AFA Chapter president and former 27th Fighter Wing commander, will be the guest speaker. Dinner after the meeting […]