Joint Base Elmendorf – Richardson Community

Fitness Facilities

Indoor water park, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, JBER


The spacious 107,000-square-foot fitness center at 9510 22nd St. offers three full-length basketball courts, six racquetball courts and a weight room that includes weight machines, plate-loaded benches and dumbbell sets from 5 to 150 pounds. There are three specialized training areas with treadmills, cross-trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, and stepmills and steppers.

An 1/8th-mile indoor running track with Olympic-quality running surface and banked corners was added with the renovation. The track has been certified for physical training testing. Aerobic conditioning can include classes in spinning, circuit training, kickboxing, water aerobics and step aerobics, yoga, fit ball core conditioning and Pilates. The men’s and women’s locker rooms have stadium lockers with lockable areas to secure valuables, and there are saunas in both locker rooms.

The fitness center is also the point of contact for intramural, extramural and varsity sports. The center has a 25-yard, seven-lane swimming pool for lap swim times. Outdoor fitness facilities include a football and soccer field and two softball fields. Call 907-552-5353 for more information.

Elmendorf Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. holidays and family days. For the pool, lap swimming is scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 5:30 to 9 a.m., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (limited lap), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday (limited lap); and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Weightlifting group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, JBER


The Buckner Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 690 at Sixth and D streets, offers a six-lane, 25-yard, indoor swimming pool with a 3-meter platform, 1-meter diving board, water slide, hot tub and an aquatic center. The pool has open swimming, swim classes for adults and children including water aerobics, a master swim team, lap swim, and military training-related activities. It also has three basketball and volleyball courts, two racquetball courts, circuit-weight training areas, a free-weight area and cardiovascular exercise machines. Sauna and steam rooms are available in both men’s and women’s locker rooms, and certified personal trainers are available on a fee basis.

The sports office’s complete intramural sports program for Soldiers includes events for men and women in the annual Commander’s Cup competition. The fitness center operates year-round and includes popular seasonal sports such as flag football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, racquetball, swimming, broomball and more.

For more information, call 907-384-1308 (front desk), 907-384-1304 or 907-
384-1312 (sports office), or 907-384-1301 (pool office).

The fitness center is open 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. holidays. Call 907-384-1302 for lap swim hours and 907-384-1309 for Aquatic Center Hours.


Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find about 11.5 miles of marked, groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter for the Fit to Fight Cross Country Ski Program. Skis are issued at the park clubhouse free 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week, with the skis required to be turned in no later than 3 p.m. During the cross-country ski season, joggers, walkers and cyclists must stay off the marked and groomed ski trails. Trails are always open, making the park a ski-at-your-own-risk activity.

During spring, summer and fall, walkers, runners or bikers can enjoy the marked 5K and 1.5K routes, and the park is adding picnic tables, Frisbee golf and other items. Pets must be leashed, and owners must clean up after them. The park closes at sunset.

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