MacDill fitness center helps reach your New Year's resolutions

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  • By Staff Sgt. Brittany Liddon
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
According to a health magazine, in 2016, losing weight and working out more was over half of the New Year’s resolutions. However, only 8 percent of the people that made this resolution, actually accomplished their goal.

The 6th Force Support Squadron Short Fitness Center at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida makes it possible to keep up with weight loss and exercise goals by offering several classes and opportunities.

“The fitness center helps patrons meet exercise and weight loss goals by providing a 24-hour center for authorized personnel, as well as the tools needed and customer friendly staff members that are always eager and willing to help,” said Tech. Sgt. Adrienne Meadows, the Short Fitness Center operations manager assigned to the 6th FSS.

The fitness center offers personal trainers, and intramural sports as well as yoga, spin, and boot camp classes. They also host a variety of 5K run or walks, challenges and incentives throughout the year.

“I feel fortunate to be able to go to the fitness center and have all the equipment I need accessible for me to meet my weight loss goals going in to the new year,” said Senior Airman Devin Midla, an installation patrolman assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron.

The Short Fitness Center is also equipped with a spin room, two weight rooms, a cardiovascular mezzanine, racquetball and basketball courts, a softball field, two running tracks, and a family workout area.

The fitness center staff and equipment is there to help keep patrons on track with their New Year’s resolutions.

The manned hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is 24-hour access for those with pre-registered ID cards.

For more information about how the Short Fitness Center can help meet New Year’s resolutions, visit