Hill Air Force Base has three fitness areas that offer a variety of equipment to meet your fitness needs. In addition, an outdoor track and a 5K hard surface scenic trail that circles Centennial Park and the Duck Pond are located on the south side of the base.
Warrior Fitness Center offers a state of the art weight room, cardiovascular exercise equipment, universal equipment, saunas, racquetball courts, two basketball courts, two softball fields, a youth baseball field, a climbing wall, and an indoor running and walking track. Located directly to the east of the Warrior are three softball fields, and the Youth Program fields are across the street to the south.
Hess Fitness Center houses a basketball court, two racquetball courts, wallyball court, and a family fitness area (all kids need to be supervised with a parent present). The center also has a wide range of cardiovascular and exercise equipment. The Hess Fitness Center is also your after-hours access. Sign up for this is at the Warrior Fitness Center during duty hours. After-hours access is open to active duty military members, DoD civilian employees, and retirees.
The Functional Fitness Area is a 10,400 square foot training space located in building 520. Some of the available equipment includes the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig, TRX suspension training, squat racks, dumbbells, kettlebells, deadlift platforms, rowing machines, and Assault bikes. The area is covered in rubber matting, and a small section is turf. The Functional Fitness Area is home to the Fitness Improvement Program and WarBird CrossFit. Authorized users must be at least 13 years old to enter; children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The climbing wall is a 43 foot Entre-Prises artificial climbing structure equipped with 5 top-ropes and capable of accommodating lead climbing. It is located inside the Warrior Fitness Center. The wall is managed by a dedicated band of volunteers who have developed procedures to ensure the wall is maintained and managed, reducing risk and ensure that this amazing free resource is available to all who are interested in the sport of climbing. Without this team of volunteers there would be no route setting, maintenance, or instructional courses. Though the volunteers have applied industry standards, experience, and dedication to the management of the wall, the human factor involved is directly related to safety and is the cause of nearly all climbing accidents. It is the responsibility of all climbers to ensure maximum safety on the wall. All users who will be belaying other climbers must attend a Climbing 101 or have the ability to successfully challenge the required skills to complete Climbing 101. All belayers must be able to demonstrate the ability to inspect, fit, and operate an UIAA approved harness, tie into the harness using an Inline Figure 8, conduct proper individual safety checks on themselves and their climbing partner, and belay using the PBUS system (Pull, Break, Under, Slide).
Climbing 101: We offer scheduled classes for those who would like to learn how to climb. Classes are taught by a staff member. For questions about the class or to schedule at date/time, please contact the gym at (801) 777-2762 or email us at 75FSS.WarriorFitCtr@us.af.mil.
Climbers and belayers must NEVER forget the following critical criteria for safe climbing
- The belayer/climber must double-back harness buckle.
- The belayer/climber must tie in using the Figure 8 Correctly.
- The belayer must use IN-Line belay device or equivalent correctly.
- The belayer must inspect themselves (harness, belay, locked carabineers).
- The climber must inspect themselves (harness, knot) and the wall.
- The belayer/climber must use proper belay commands.
- The belayer must never remove brake hand while climber is in the air or on route.
- The belayer must be available to efficiently demonstrate PBUS belaying Method.
- The belayer must be able to demonstrate safely lowering climber in a controlled manner.
2023 Season to be determined.
Warrior Fitness Center Hours
Mon – Fri
0530 – 2100
0730 – 1600
CLOSED on AFMC Famliy Days and federal holidays.
Open to all authorized patrons.
Hess Fitness Center Hours
Mon – Sun
Open to all authorized Military, DoD Civilians, Dependents and Retirees with a registered card. Registration of your CAC or Proximity card is accomplished at the Warrior Fitness Center Staff during regular business hours.
Hess/Functional Fitness Area: 5724 D Avenue, Bldg. 520
Warrior: 7250 Balmer Avenue, Bldg. 533
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Equipment Use Policy
Non-uniformed members are to give priority on certain equipment between 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This applies to the strength training and cardio equipment areas on the second floor only. Fitness center staff are available to suggest alternative equipment or other areas in the center where non-military can accomplish their workouts.