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Smith Fitness Center on Main Post

Paul R. Smith Fitness Center

Building 2874, Corner of Eckel Street and Dixie Road
Monday-Friday 5:00am-10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day


Smith Fitness Center is a 100,000 square-foot, two story facility with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. The aquatics area includes an indoor, warm water pool, a whirlpool spa and a four-lane lap pool. The gymnasium can be configured into three practice basketball courts or two volleyball courts.The center has 12,500 square feet of cardiovascular and weight training space; 7,500 square-feet of exercise and training rooms; a rock climbing wall and tower; and two racquetball courts.

At Smith Fitness Center, we offer personal training and fitness classes.

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Child Care Co-op

Join the child-care co-op at Smith Fitness Center, and you won’t pay a dime for child care when you take fitness classes at Smith. Participants must attend four hours of training and volunteer in the child care room on site. Children must be registered at CYSS. To register, email Beth Holt at Childcare is available from 0900-1200 Monday-Friday.



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 Meet the Director of Fort Benning’s Fitness Facilities

Lori Smith is the director of fitness facilities at Fort Benning. The Georgia native studied therapeutic recreation at Georgia Southern and worked at the University of Virginia Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis helping patients recover from spinal cord and head injuries before coming to Fort Benning in 2005.

Lori is an outdoor sports enthusiast in general, with a particular fondness for football, and she enjoys participating in triathlons. She finds her greatest satisfaction in helping Fort Benning Soldiers and family members get fit and enjoy their health to the fullest.

Lori offers health and fitness tips each week on the MWR Facebook fan page at


Paul Ray Smith (1969-2003) was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving with B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Smith’s team came under attack. Smith quickly organized a defense and braved hostile fire to engage the enemy with hand grenades and anti-tank weapons. He organized the evacuation of wounded Soldiers. With disregard for his own safety, Smith maintained an exposed position to engage the enemy and was mortally wounded. Smith’s actions helped defeat the enemy and allowed for the safe withdrawal of several wounded Americans.

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