The ongoing pandemic had reduced access to fitness centers on Fort Belvoir since March. To maintain health protocols, only active duty and first responders were initially granted access. But as COVID-19 case counts have declined in Virginia, The Body Shop has also opened, and it was announced that active-duty and their Families, have extended access, according to Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation. The sports and fitness team continuously monitors usage and will immediately look at how they can continue to expand services moving forward.
Graves Fitness – family sessions
Active-duty Family members are now authorized access to each session at Graves Fitness Center except the first two sessions, from 5 a.m – 6:30 a.m., and from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Additionally, active duty and first responders will have priority entrance for the first 15 minutes of subsequent sessions. To ensure social distancing, only 40 patrons are allowed in the center at one time.
MWR requires face coverings while walking in and out of the facility and in free-weight areas. While using cardio equipment, face coverings are not mandatory.
Body Shop Fitness Center
The Body Shop Fitness Center has now opened, but it is only for active-duty and first responders at this time.
Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool
As the weather cools, MWR has shifted lap swimming from the North Post pool to Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool, which is for active duty, active duty Family members and first responders only.