Located in Building 614 on Gillis Street, the gym offers exercise and aerobic fitness equipment. There are weight rooms, complete with Olympic weights, dumbbells and benches. Also available are steam and sauna rooms for men and women. The facility includes a basketball court and two racquetball courts. Athletic gear issue includes towels and sports equipment. Lockers are available on a daily or monthly basis.
The Athletic Office, in the gym, is the center for all types of sports programs. Intramural sports include: softball, flag football, golf, tennis, racquetball, basketball, indoor volleyball, sand volleyball and soccer. Most sports are offered twice a year, and there is fierce competition for the coveted Captain’s Cup awarded annually to the top command.
Many special events are offered, such as softball tournaments, 5K annual runs and walks, and the Navy 10K Run/5K Walk.
McCaffrey Softball Complex
The McCaffrey Complex features four playing fields, each with a 275-foot fence, spectator bleachers, restroom facilities, second-floor scorers and announcer’s booths for all fields and electronic scoreboards on fields 2 and 4. The complex is used throughout the year by intramural leagues, graybeard leagues and various tournaments. The McCaffrey Softball Complex also offers a concession stand, which sells food and beverages.
Located in Building 867 on Enterprise Avenue, this high-tech facility is free for active-duty service members, family members, Reservists, retirees and authorized civilian patrons.
The facility offers a complete line of cardio and strength-training equipment. The cardio area features treadmills, stair machines, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stationary and recumbent bikes. Most of the cardio equipment is connected to a system that allows you to listen to television programs and radio stations. There are two strength-training areas: a free weight area, which offers Olympic weights, and a second area that offers two complete lines of Nautilus and Cybex strength-training equipment. Qualified instructors offer a variety of TRX, aerobics, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga and step classes several times a week.
Family Fitness Center
The Family Fitness Center is above the Youth Center Gym in Building 2069. The Family Fitness program offers an environment for promoting healthier lifestyles to families in the NAS Jacksonville community. The goal of the center is to keep the entire family healthy by providing an environment for families to meet their fitness needs, in a family-friendly atmosphere. A qualified fitness instructor/trainer is available to assist patrons with their fitness goals. The center offers a full circuit of Life Fitness equipment.
The outdoor swimming pool and splash park is next to Building 419 on Allegheny Street and is open seasonally. The pool is
50 meters by 25 yards, with a graduated depth to 6 feet. The facility includes a bathhouse and showers. The outdoor pool offers swim lessons for all ages, aqua aerobic classes and lifeguard training. Pool parties are also available.
Inside the base gym, the indoor swimming pool is 50 meters by 25 yards, with a graduated depth to 12 feet. The pool also serves as a training area for military requirements. Year-round activities include aqua aerobics, swim lessons, recreational swimming and lifeguard training.