Anchored by a Congressional health education program, the month of June is celebrated as men's health month. Across the country individuals and organizations will honor men's health month with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.
When my husband's health comes to mind many things come into play; regular checkups, nutrition, and exercise are the top three things of which I immediately think. The military is fairly good at making sure our service members are scheduled for their regular checkups. I'm a fairly decent cook so I know he's eating right at least one meal per day (that is when he's home). And Physical Training (PT) serves as an amazing form of daily exercise that I know he's glad he does to keep fit.
One of his struggles - which I imagine is shared by many- is getting bored with the same hum-drum routine when he leads PT. He likes to spice things up a bit. So he and a few of the other soldiers thought "outside the box" of flutter kicks and long runs and joined a local gym for a cross fit class. The gym was great and offered the service members a hefty discount for their attendance/membership.
When we lived in Georgia we were stationed at Fort Stewart but we lived thirty minutes away from post. Although my husband had PT on the installation, I didn't have the luxury of the local "free" gym that I have here at Fort Sill. I typically walked around the neighborhood and did home videos to stay in shape. But, I did attend a class or two at a local gym. That got me thinking, if you were a service member or a family member and you didn't live near an installation are there ways to save at the gym? So I did a little research for us all and here's what I found:
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