Sports Shorts – August 17, 2017

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Rawlinson, 67, of Severn, deadlifts 275 pounds during the Fort Meade St. Patty's Push and Pull Competition weightlifting event Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Murphy Field House. (Photo by Steve Ruark)

RAW MONSTER Push/Pull

The RAW MONSTER Push/Pull Competition is Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. in Murphy Field House.

Participants must show a valid ID.

Only active-duty service members, retirees, Reservist, DoD civilian employees and family members may enter the competition.

Participants must be at least 18 years old to compete in one or more events.

Preregistration ends Sept. 15.

Cost is $15 for the Deadlift or Bench Press, and $25 to enter both lifts. There is only a maximum of 30 participants for the competition.

For more information or rules, visit Gaffney Fitness Center or Murphy Field House; go to the MWR website at meade.armymwr.com; or call 301-677-2349.

Bowling leagues forming

Bowling winter leagues are forming now for all age groups at The Lanes.

For more information, call 301-677-5541 or visit meade.armymwr.com.

Freestate Happy Wanderers volksmarch

Join the Freestate Happy Wanderers on Saturday for a volksmarch beginning at the United Methodist Church, 9050 Baltimore St. in Savage.

Start any time between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Finish by 3 p.m.

The free event will feature two 5-kilometer trails that loop back to the start.

The trails are on paved paths and natural wooded areas in and near the Savage Mill Historic District and Savage Park.

A travel seminar on “Walking the World” is scheduled in conjunction with the volksmarch.

For complete brochure information, visit http://www.mdvolks.org/freestate/.

Tailgate

The Washington Nationals’ Military Tailgate is Sept. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the The Lanes.

Fall sports registration

Registration for fall Youth Sports is underway in volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, NFL flag football and Ready, Set, Run.

The fall season runs from September to early November.

Register early to avoid the waitlist.

Register at Parent Central Services, 909 Reece Road.

For more information, call 301-677-1149 or 301-677-1156 or call Youth Sports at 301-677-1179.

Volunteer coaches needed

Volunteer Youth Sports coaches are needed in the various sports programs offered throughout the year.

All volunteers will receive free training and will be certified through the National Alliance of Youth Sports.

All volunteers must complete a background check.

Register at Parent Central Services at 909 Reece Road.

For more information, call 301-677-1149 or 301-677-1156 or call Youth Sports at 301-677-1179.

Taekwondo youth classes

SKIES Unlimited offers taekwondo classes for ages 4-17 Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Classes for new students ages 4-6 meet 5:30-6 p.m. Fee is $45.
  • Classes for white belts ages 4-6 meet 6-6:30 p.m. Fee is $45.
  • Classes for yellow belts ages 4-6 meet 6:30-7 p.m. Fee is $45.
  • Classes for all belts ages 7-17 meets 7-8 p.m. Fee is $85.

Parents may register at Parent Center Services, 1900 Reece Road, or online at meade.armymwr.com.

For more information, call SKIES at 301-677-1196 or 301-677-1801. For registration information, call 301-677-1156.

Pre-Natal Yoga Class

Gaffney Fitness Center has added a new class for moms-to-be: Pre-Natal Yoga on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.

This class will help expectant mothers safely explore poses to build strength, work with flexibility and support their ever-changing body.

Breath practice will be integrated to find ease and calm the mind as they prepare for birth.

The class also will address common pregnancy discomforts as well as benefits for baby and mom.

All classes will end with relaxation time.

All levels, trimesters and partners are welcome.

Try out the class for $3.

Classes are open to all authorized users ages 18 and older.

For more information, call 301-677-2349.

Fort Meade Run Series

The next event in the 2017 Fort Meade Run Series is open to all military services and ranks and to civilians.

Each run features a 1-mile walk.

All runs include male and female divisions in various age categories. The medal ceremony begins at 9 a.m.

Remaining runs:

Tank Corps Joe 5K: Oct. 28, 8 a.m. at the Fort Meade Pavilion

Turkey Trot 5K: Nov. 18, 8 a.m. at Murphy Field House

Runners without DoD ID cards must be a guest of an authorized runner. They may only participate if a family member or friend can register them for the run under the host’s name and drive them onto the installation.

Running groups must preregister for each run. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will not assist any group with gaining access to Fort Meade.

At least one person must be an authorized ID cardholder with access to Fort Meade who may register the running group and get all runners onto the installation.

Preregistration fees cost $18 for an individual; $54 for a family of three to six participants; and $96 for a group of seven to 10.

All preregistered runners will receive a T-shirt.

Onsite registration is held 7-7:45 a.m.

Cost for individual runners is $25. Cost per family (of three to six runners) is $70.

Pets are not permitted.

For more information, call 301-677-3318 or go to meade.armymwr.com.

Free summer camp

The National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple free camps are open to military children with a parent or guardian from any service branch.

Camp Sandy Cove runs from Sunday to Aug. 13 near Winchester, Va.

Priority is given to children who have a parent or guardian who incurred service-related injuries or illness on or after 9/11, or whose parent or guardian will be deployed during a 15-month deployment window.

To register, visit www.militaryfamily.org/kids-operation-purple/camps.

Functional Fitness area

Gaffney Fitness Center has added a Functional Fitness area for eligible patrons.

Functional Training is based on the concept of moving away from isolating muscle groups on machines, to performing exercises that target a variety of muscle groups in movements that mimic everyday activities.

Renovations to Gaffney’s racquetball courts are already underway for two functional fitness training rooms.

They include: TRX suspension rack, TRX training equipment, Plyo Boxes, sandbags and kettlebells, new impact-resistant flooring, bumper plates, Olympic weight platforms, squat racks and pull-up bars.

For more information, call 301-677-2349.

Aerobics classes

Gaffney Fitness Center offers a variety of aerobics classes.

Get your heart rate up at this intense workout.

Patrons can purchase a punch card or just drop in and pay as they go.

Classes are open to all authorized users ages 18 and older.

To view a schedule of classes online, visit meade.armymwr.com.

For more information, call the fitness coordinator at 301-677-2349.

Dollar Day

Dollar Day is offered at The Lanes every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bowling, shoe rental and food specials each cost $1.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Personal trainers at Gaffney

Gaffney Fitness Center offers personal training programs for those who are eligible to use the facility.

Individual or two-person sessions are available.

Individual performance training cost is $35 for one hour; $165 for five one-hour sessions; and $300 for 10 one-hour sessions.

Two-person training cost is $20 per person for one hour; $18 per person for five one-hour sessions; and $16 per person for 10 one-hour sessions.

Thirty-minute training cost is half the fee for all sessions listed above.

Clients will be contacted directly by the personal trainers to schedule a consultation, to determine the client’s fitness goals and to determine which package works best.

Training sessions will be scheduled directly with the personal trainer.

To register or for more information, call 301-677-2349.

Fitness equipment orientation

Gain a better understanding of Gaffney Fitness Center’s Nautilus weight machine setup, weight room and proper positioning from this instructor-led orientation.

The free orientation does not include personal training.

Appointments are required.

To schedule an appointment or more information, call the fitness coordinator at 301-677-2349.

Get fit at Gaffney

Gaffney Fitness Center offers a variety of fitness programs for

authorized patrons ages 18 and older.

Fitness Classes

Cost is $3 per drop-in class; $20 for a 10-class pass; and $40 for a 20-class pass.

Personal trainers

Individual performance training costs $35 for one hour; $165 for five one-hour sessions; and $300 for 10 one-hour sessions.

Two-person training costs $20 per person for one hour; $18 per person for five one-hour sessions; and $16 per person for 10 one-hour sessions.

Functional Fitness

TRX Training

Boxing Fitness: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics

Group Workouts

For more information, call 301-677-2349 or 301-677-3716.

Coaches needed

Youth Sports is seeking volunteer coaches for futsal or basketball.

No experience is necessary. Training is provided.

For more information, call 301-677-1329 or 301-677-1179.

Free unit bowling

The Lanes at Fort Meade offers free bowling for all active-duty military units on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free unit bowling is offered for one hour.

For more information, call 301-677-5541 or go to meade.armymwr.com.

Murphy 24-hour fitness facility

Murphy Field House offers unmanned extended hours after normal operating hours.

Murphy is open to authorized registered patrons ages 18 and older to utilize the cardio equipment and Nautilus weight machines.

The free weights, basketball and racquetball courts are NOT open during unmanned hours.

The facility is unmanned, so exercise responsibly and come with a buddy.

Murphy is fully equipped with surveillance cameras. All users will be monitored at all times while in the facility.

Registration is required to gain access to the facility by fingerprint reader.

Pick up a registration form at Gaffney Fitness Center or Murphy Field House and submit the completed form to the facility in advance so your information is in the system when you come for your appointment at Gaffney to enter your fingerprint for entrance to the facility.

Schedule an appointment for registration for 24/7 access. For more information, call 301-677-3867.

Volunteer coaches needed

Volunteer Youth Sports coaches are needed in the various sports programs offered throughout the year.

All volunteers will receive free training and will be certified through the National Alliance of Youth Sports.

All volunteers must complete a background check.

To submit an application, visit the Youth Sports & Fitness Office at 1900 Reece Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Youth Sports Program:

Fall season: August through October

Season registration begins in May for: soccer, NFL Flag Football, tennis, volleyball and cheerleading.

Winter season: November through February

Season registration begins in October for: basketball, futsal and wrestling.

Spring season: March through June

Season registration begins in January for: track & field, baseball, softball, tennis, NFL Flag Football, lacrosse, and soccer.

For more information, call 301-677-1179 or 301-677-1329 or go to meade.armymwr.com.

Cosmic Bowling

The Lanes at Fort Meade offers Cosmic Bowling on Saturday nights from 7-11 p.m.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments

All service members and civilians are invited to play in the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments held Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Lounge at the Lanes.

Tournament is free to enter. Prizes are awarded for the top winners.

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