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20th FSS provides Fitness On Request

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman, 20th Fighter Wing public affairs office photojournalist journeyman, logs into the Fitness On Request kiosk at the 20th Force Support Squadron main fitness center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman, 20th Fighter Wing public affairs office photojournalist journeyman, logs into the Fitness On Request kiosk at the 20th Force Support Squadron main fitness center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2018. Fitness center users can use the kiosk to access on-demand classes which are projected onto a screen in the gym’s aerobics room. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman, 20th Fighter Wing public affairs office photojournalist journeyman, follows along with a kickboxing video at the 20th Force Support Squadron main fitness center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class BrieAnna Stillman, 20th Fighter Wing public affairs office photojournalist journeyman, follows along with a kickboxing video at the 20th Force Support Squadron main fitness center at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 10, 2018. The video was part of a Fitness On Request program that allows Team Shaw members to start classes on their own schedule and add variety to their workouts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Airmen and Soldiers at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, are tasked with maintaining peak physical readiness.

To help service members keep fitness in their daily schedule and add variety to their workouts, the 20th Force Support Squadron main fitness center offers Fitness On Request.

The program consists of on-demand classes selected on a kiosk and projected onto a screen in the gym’s aerobics room. The classes are available anytime during the center’s manned hours.

Having this option available means people who miss other offered classes due to their work schedules are not stuck just doing weights, said Airman Amy Jiang, 20th FSS fitness apprentice. It also gives them the opportunity to try something new, such as dance fitness, or it can help people who are just starting to workout learn proper form with no pressure.

The program may help individuals looking for instruction, as well.

“It can benefit people who want to have a personal trainer, but maybe they can’t afford it or they don’t feel comfortable working out with a bunch of people and they want a routine,” said Airman Dustin Pederson, 20th FSS fitness apprentice. “Fitness On Request supplies that. You get a good workout as well as some instruction on what to do and (what areas) to work.”

Pederson continued to say the kiosk is a relatively new machine and those with suggestions should leave a comment card so improvements can be made or classes can be added.

For more information about Fitness On Request, for help setting up a class, or for the center’s hours, contact a 20th FSS fitness specialist at the center’s front desk or call 803-895-2788.