|Free fitness opportunities for authorized patrons
seeking to improve or maintain their health, wellness or conditioning
are available at Fort McCoy’s Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.
Julie Pressler, a Rumpel Fitness
Center certified trainer, teaches a Zumba class. She also
teaches Aqua Fit, Abs, Hydro Riders, and Body Blast classes,
among others. (Photo by Rob
Adam Hangartner, Rumpel Fitness Center facility/program manager,
said fitness center staff members, including three certified fitness
trainers, are available to help patrons develop programs that meet
their individual needs. The end of the mobilization mission also
means the facility is less crowded.
“Our certified trainers are all currently certified and up to date
on the latest trends in the fitness industry,” Hangartner said.
“They each have their own specialty, but are willing to go out of
their way to accommodate special requests.”
Patrons who need encouragement to start a fitness regimen and who
want to use the holidays as a stepping stone to better health and
wellness should consider participating in “Body Recall 2012.”
The program begins Jan. 2, 2012 and continues through March 1 at the
Rumpel Fitness Center. Authorized patrons participate by attending a
minimum of 24 fitness classes (an average of three per week) at the
Rumpel Fitness Center between those dates. Participants can qualify
for special Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation incentive
prizes and a chance to win a $200 gift card.
Hangartner said interested people don’t have to wait until then to
begin a fitness regimen. The fitness center has plenty of ongoing
classes, exercise equipment and motivated staff members to get them
started at any time.
“All of our instructors have one thing in common, and that is a
passion and desire to provide fitness/health services for the
Soldiers, Family members and civilians at Fort McCoy,” he said.
Fitness center staff members strive to help all of their customers
meet their individual and unit goals, Hangartner said.
Units can request group physical fitness training sessions with
fitness center instructors by directing reservations/requests to
trainers or class instructors. Hangartner said the fitness center
also has a program team that is available to set up intramural or
sports programs. These requests/reservations can be made by calling
Instructors offer group classes that meet any fitness need.
Hangartner said these classes include Zumba (dance), aqua fitness
water aerobics, hydro riders (water cycling), body blast, cycling,
swimming (coaching), abs (improving core and back functions), and
Classes are offered in the mornings, during the noon hour and after
work to fit customers’ schedules, he said. “Everyone is welcome to
attend the classes no matter what fitness level they are at,”
Hangartner said. “Our highly trained instructors are available to
help patrons meet their fitness goals.”
The fitness center also has a cardio theater, free and machine
weight rooms, a pool, gymnasium and stretching room. Available
equipment includes treadmills and stationary and spin bikes for
cardio workouts and free weights and Nautilus equipment for strength
In season or as the weather permits, the fitness center also
provides outdoor fitness activities including clearly marked running
routes, softball fields, a Fit Trail and volleyball and tennis
Three staff members are certified fitness trainers who can provide
instruction on the use of the equipment or help individuals just
getting started with their exercise routines. The certified trainers
are Julie Pressler, Kregg Koscal and Mary Patrek.
“The fitness center has something for everyone,” Hangartner said.
“It’s free, it’s easy and it’s fun.”
For more information about fitness offerings and facility hours,
call 608-388-2290 or visit the website