The summer brings about many new and fun programs aboard MCAS Cherry Point. There are multiple options to choose from when trying to find fun things to do out of the heat. The most common thought is to go to the pools. The Water Aerobics (aka Rhythmic Splash Classes) are at the Cedar Creek Pool are from 11:15 to 12:00 on Monday and Wednesday. There are plenty of chances to go swimming with kids especially after they have taken one of the two remaining Swim Classes offered at the Cedar Creek Pool.
Health Promotion and Semper Fit offer many other interesting events. The Kids Health Fair is offered 20 June from 930 to 1130 at the base theatre. There are many options for health screenings. The Glucose Screening will take place on 8 July; A Day of Wellness screening will take place on 12 August and 21 August. There is a Commissary Tour to help you learn what to eat and buy on 16 July as well as a Gym Tour on 8 August. Finally you can learn what type of shoes to purchase at the Running and Walking Shoe Clinic on 16 July.
The MCX is conducting a Healthy Lifestyles event from 30 June through 6 July. They will offer demonstrations, information tables, and many free giveaways during the hours of 1100-1300.
Finally, there are many other fun adventures that can be had by the family or individuals. The Sprint Triathlon is 16 August and there are courses for kids and adults. Group Fitness has many options from Video Classes instructed by Fitness on Demand, Zumba and seasonal classes. The Fitness Schedule is always changing so make sure to check it out. Adult sports will begin the Fall Softball Season in August. Youth can participate in Hook a Kid on Golf which is taking place 23-27 June and 14-18 July as well as the third session of Start Smart Soccer in August.
Take advantage of all there is to offer here at MCAS Cherry Point. Staying fit and keeping your family fit starts with you. Use the resources you have and make it fun.
Danielle Kyle, ATC, CSCS
Health Educator Semper Fit
466-6467 or OMBCPOHealth@usmc-mccs.org