Sports Shorts – February 9, 2017

Murphy closed Friday for competition

Murphy Field House will only be open on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Raw Monster Deadlift Competition.

Gaffney Fitness Center will be open during its normal operating hours from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Twenty-four hour access at Murphy will be available Friday starting at 9 p.m.

For more information, call 301-677-3867.

Raw Monster Deadlift Competition

Men and women competitors can enjoy a morale-boosting power event at the Raw Monster Deadlift Competition on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Murphy Field House.

Bench pressers and deadlifters may enter either one or both portions of the competition.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and eligible to utilize the fitness center. They must show a valid military ID or DoD card.

DoD contract employees are also welcome.

Awards will be presented to the first-, second- and third-place finishers in each weight class and to the overall male and female lifters.

For more information, call 301-677-2349 or email

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.

EFMP Bowling

The next Exceptional Family Member Program bowling event is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at The Lanes.

For more information, call 301-677-5590.

Spin Fest

Instructors at Gaffney Fitness Center will lead participants in Spin Fest, each taking turns in this two-hour spin ride, on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Music, beverages, fruit and snacks will be provided to keep participants fueled and motivated.

Spin Ride is open to all active-duty service members and DoD CAC cardholders.

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

For more information, call 301-677-3716.


Book-N-Bowl is held Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. at The Lanes.

Bring in a used textbook to donate and receive two free bowling game passes or contribute a hard-bound book to receive one free bowling game.

Price does not include shoe rental.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

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 inquire about Gaffney’s personal training program, contact 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.

Lifeguarding classes

The American Red Cross is offering full courses in lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED.

Lifeguard training will be offered Saturday, Sunday and March 4, 5, 11 and 12; April 11-14; and May 13, 14, 20 and 21. Classes meet 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April course meets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Course will include complete Red Cross certification, first aid and CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator).

Registration fee is $250.

Everyone must register in person at Gaffney Fitness Center.

The Lifeguard Recertification Course will be offered Feb. 25 and 26, and March 25 and 26.

You must present current, valid certification at registration.

Registration fee is $150.

For more information, call 301-677-7916 or go to

Boxing fitness classes

New boxing classes are being offered at Gaffney Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

All levels are welcome.

The free classes are open to authorized users ages 18 and older.

For a full class schedule, visit

For more information, call 310-677-2349

Youth Sports registration

Youth Sports is now registering for the 2017 spring season.

Spring sports include soccer, NFL Flag Football, MLB PlayBall, lacrosse, Teeball Clinic, NFL Flag Clinic, Lacrosse Clinic, Teeball, and Ready Set Run.

Volunteers are a vital component of the program and are needed for all sports.

Children of volunteer coaches play for free.

Register online.

For more information, call 301-677-1179.

Tae Kwon Do

Child and Youth Services offers a Tae Kwon Do class Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Youth Center.

Classes for ages 4 to 6 cost $45 per month. Classes for ages 7-17 cost $85 per month.

For more information, call 301-677-1149.

Gaffney fitness classes

Gaffney Fitness center offers a variety of fitness classes.

Classes are open to authorized users ages 18 and older.

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

Boxing Circuit Training

Water Aerobics


Belly Dancing

Vinyasa yoga


Metabolic Effect

Strength and Core

Rip and Roll Cyle + Abs


Zumba Gold for seniors

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

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

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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