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Changes to Fitness Center & Barracks Crossing hours

One of the most important responsibilities of the federal government is to be a good steward of the taxpayer dollar and this is a responsibility that Carlisle Barracks takes seriously.

To do so Carlisle Barracks is constantly looking at ways to be more efficient and make prudent business decisions, especially in an era of declining resources.

During the last few weeks Carlisle Barracks leaders closely scrutinized all MWR programs looking at facility and program utilization and the needs of the Carlisle Barracks community in order to maintain the best quality services at the current level of resourcing. As a result there have been changes to the hours of operations and new fee schedule for the on-post fitness centers, and reduced hours for Barracks Crossings.
The Indian Field and Thorpe Hall gyms will close an hour earlier during the week and Indian Field Fitness Center will be closed on weekends. The changes create an anticipated $58,000 in savings in manpower costs. These savings can then be utilized in other MWR programs such as Automotive, Arts and Framing, Outdoor Recreation, Bowling and Leisure Travel Services.

Effective July 1, the following changes will be in effect:

Indian Field Fitness Center

Open Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Closed on weekends

Root Hall Gym

Open Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sat. – Closed

Sun- Closed

Basketball & Racquetball Court

Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thorpe Hall Gym

Open Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fee schedule to take effect Aug. 1

Another change is that Carlisle Barracks will be implementing IMCOM-mandated charges for fitness classes. Active duty service members, Military Reservists, Blue and Gold Star family members, International Fellows and members of the National Guard are exempt from fees. Starting Aug. 1, the fees will be as follows:

·         $200 unlimited classes, per year

·         $20 unlimited classes per person, per month

·         $350 unlimited classes per family, per year

·         $35 unlimited classes per family, per month

·         $3 per individual class


MWR leadership surveyed local fitness centers seeking to make the on-post fitness centers the preferred options for patrons.  “We took a hard look and in fact, many fitness centers in the area charge enrollment fees and higher monthly and per class fees,” said Liz Knouse, MWR director. The fees are designed to simply cover operating costs and are not unique to Carlisle Barracks as most installations including Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Campbell and others have already implemented fees. Additionally, Carlisle Barracks is one of the only MWRs that has exemptions for actively serving members.