Get in Shape with Everett's Fitness Center

Story Number: NNS100119-28Release Date: 1/19/2010 11:14:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Sonja M. Chambers, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Det. Northwest

EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- With January quickly coming to a close, New Year's fitness resolutions may have already gone out the window, but it's never too late to begin an exercise routine.

The Seismos Fitness Center located in the Commons at Naval Station Everett has all the tools to help Sailors get and stay mission ready. The center has everything from traditional cardio machines and weight equipment to a brand new Zumba class to start the new year off on the right foot.

Julia Krassin, NAVSTA Everett Fitness Manager, said the resources are there, Sailors just have to take advantage of them and get to the gym.

"Honestly, that's almost the hardest part of working out," she said. "Just getting here."

One way to kick off a new routine is to get some personal help. Anyone who is eligible to use the gym, with the exception of Department of Defense contractors, can take advantage of the personal training services.

"Our trainers teach all of the classes, run all of the events and programming, and what's left over is what we have available to give for personal training services," Krassin said. "We can do group personal training and hook people up with workout buddies. That can help people be a little more successful. We try to tailor it for when people feel they can come to the gym."
The personal trainers will assess the individual's starting point and design a workout program. They also check on the nutritional fitness of the client.

"We want to see if they are taking care of themselves not only with exercise, but with a nutrition plan," Krassin said. "Nutrition plays a huge part in how people feel and the results that they get."

Results are dependent on the individual's goals.

"We've had people come in for weight loss, physical health, mental health, physical readiness test score improvement or getting ready to go on an Individual Augmentee assignment."

With activities such as classes, including yoga, indoor cycling, cardio pump and Zumba, and fun runs, there is something at the gym for everyone.

"It wouldn't even cross some people's minds to join a fun run, but if we can get them in classes or get them in training sessions, we can start to encourage and train them," said Krassin. "It's really kind of an exciting thing. A lot f people have done their first fun run and then gone on to complete a full marathon within a year. A lot of it is just showing people that they can do things."

Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Lucas Weaver, NAVSTA Everett command fitness leader, uses the services offered to assist the personnel on Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP) to succeed in their goals.

"As long as they put in the effort, they are going to get results," Weaver said. "This program is outstanding. The classes and personal training services can help anyone get in shape whether they are coming off limited duty or are on FEP. We've had people in the command use the services and in six months, lose 20-40 pounds and cut up to 10 minutes off their run time."

Upcoming events at the fitness center include the Freeze Yer Buns fun run Jan. 27 at 11:30 a.m. and the Iron Goat, in March. The 3rd annual Iron Goat gives participants 31 days to complete the distances of an Iron Man triathlon. For more information on these events, call the Seismos Fitness Center at (425) 304-3922.

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