Paul R. Smith Fitness Center
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.
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 email@example.com. 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 www.facebook.com/BenningFMWRfans.