MCAS Cherry Point Community
Semper Fit Department
Semper Fit is the hub for recreation and healthy living for Marines and Sailors, their family members and civilian Marines. It’s where everyone comes to relax, relieve stress and just have FUN! Check the MCCS website www.mccscherrypoint.com for hours of operation and schedules for all of our classes and events.
Single Marine Program
Located in the Roadhouse, the Single Marine Program is a very active program that provides Marines opportunities for recreation, community involvement, and seeks to improve the quality of life for the single and unaccompanied Marine.
Through the program, Marines can access iPads, laptops with Wi-Fi, video games, enjoy big-screen TV, pool, poker and other tournaments, DJ, karaoke, comedians and concerts. Outside, there is a pavilion with a large deck complete with outdoor TV, a PA system and courts where Marines can enjoy playing horseshoes and beach volleyball.
The program provides opportunities to attend professional sporting events, visit amusement parks or to enjoy other activities such as sailing, fishing, shopping or skiing. The program sponsors an autocross event annually and provides a number of opportunities to volunteer in the local community. The Single Marine Program serves as the voice of the single Marine and serves as a means for Marines to express recommendations for new and exciting activities. Contact the Single Marine Program Coordinator for more information at 466-3027.
Health & Fitness
The Health & Fitness Division is made up of Health Promotion and Fitness programs that provide many opportunities for wellness and physical fitness activities. You can choose to check out your overall health status through one of our many health screening services, work out with one of our nationally certified physical trainers, participate in one of our many aerobic classes or just take part in one of our many wellness programs or events. We invite you to come and challenge yourself to be as active as you’d like! Take advantage of many educational and healthy living opportunities including health screenings at little or no cost to you, that provide immediate results. We offer classes on a wide variety of topics.
Health Promotion is located in the Semper Fit Center, Building 3383. We are able to conduct many health screening services to include: cholesterol and blood pressure checks, bone density screenings, metabolic rate testing and so much more! The Semper Fit Center is the hub for all your health education and wellness needs. If you need or want information pertaining to improving one’s health, please stop by for a visit. We provide multiple classes and one-on-one services to help you improve your overall health, for the young and not as young. You can call us at 466-6467 or visit our website: www.mccscherrypoint.com.
Physical Training Program
The Physical Training program is located inside the Marine Dome, Building 287, Room 1, in our training room. Our nationally certified trainers will design a personalized workout for you and monitor your workouts and progress.
Personalized workouts can be designed for everyone and anyone and at any fitness level. Call 466-1147/2371 or visit our website.
HITT (High Intensity Tactical Training)
HITT a comprehensive combat specific strength and conditioning program that is essential to a Marine’s physical development. In our HITT Center, located at the Hancock racquetball courts, Marines can come and enhance their performance in speed, power, strength and endurance and overall combat readiness while reducing their likelihood of injury and preparing them for combat/tactical situations. For more information call 466-1147.
CFT (Combat Fitness Training)
CFT is offered 3 times a year and classes are a combination of educational lectures and practical sessions. The course is designed for active-duty persons responsible for setting up and monitoring the CFT and HITT (High Intensity Tactical Training) workouts to help prepare for the test and combat readiness. For more information call 466-1147.
Group Exercise Program:
Our Group Exercise program and classes are mainly offered in The Fitness Connection, Building 4027, located in the Nugent Cove housing area. Classes include a variety of cardiovascular, strength training or remedial classes and unit physical training classes. Indoor cycle classes are located in the Semper Fit Center, Building 3383 and evening Zumba classes are located in the Marine Dome, Building 287. For updated class listings, call 466-5407 or visit the website www.mccscherrypoint.com.
Semper Fit Special Events
The Special Events Program office is located in the Marine Dome, Building 287, Room 8, and hosts various annual road race series, team and unit competitive events, as well as health fairs for kids and adults. For more information call 466-2208 or check MCCS website, www.mccscherrypoint.com.
The Athletic Division coordinates a variety of sports including basketball, softball, flag football, and soccer. There are several excellent fields with lights, bleachers, and restrooms. Fields can be reserved for athletes of any skill level. The Athletic Division can be reached at 466-4284/2390.
The Marine Dome, located in Building 287, is a large facility that can host three basketball games simultaneously with a volleyball court, two air-conditioned racquetball courts, speed and heavy bags, and a martial arts and wrestling area. The men’s locker room has a steam room and sauna, the women’s has a sauna. All types of athletic gear are available for checkout, courts can be reserved by calling the Issue Room at 466-2566.
The Youth Sports Division, located within the Cherry Tree House, Building 4415, provides children a positive introduction to sports through individual and team sport opportunities, with an emphasis on learning, participation and fun. Programs are offered in basketball, cheerleading, indoor soccer and junior golf. Instructional courses include basketball, soccer, golf, tae kwon do and tennis. The Start Smart Sports Development programs are available for children 3-5 years of age in baseball, basketball, football and soccer. Call 466-5493/4825, or the website at www.mccscherrypoint.com.
There are two fully functional fitness centers, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to include treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical cross trainers, and step machines as well as strength training machines and a free weight area. Devil Dog Gym, Building 4322, is located between E and F Streets. Hancock Fitness Center, Building 3258, is located close to the Grants Landing Housing area on Roosevelt Boulevard.
Home to two outdoor pools, the Aquatics Division provides a well-rounded and safe aquatic program. Program offerings include swimming lessons, water safety, lifeguarding courses, water aerobics, and recreational swimming. Cedar Creek Pool, Building 3551, is a 25-meter pool on Stanley Road, Nugent Cove Housing area. Hancock Pool, Building 3258, is a 50-meter pool, located on Roosevelt Boulevard and attached to the Hancock Fitness Center. Both outdoor pools are open Memorial Day until Labor Day, and can be used for private parties. An hourly fee is charged based on the number attending (reservations required). Call the Aquatics Manager at 466-2510, or check the MCCS website at www.mccscherrypoint.com.