IronWorks Gym goes out with old, in with new

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A patron at the IronWorks Gym uses the new pectoral fly machine March 26, 2013. The 12 new machines force users to stabilize their core while working out the designated muscles. This lets users achieve a greater workout with the same amount of effort. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benja min Pryer)
A patron at the IronWorks Gym uses the new pectoral fly machine March 26, 2013. The 12 new machines force users to stabilize their core while working out the designated muscles. This lets users achieve a greater workout with the same amount of effort. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benja min Pryer)

IronWorks Gym goes out with old, in with new

by: Lance Cpl. B. A. Stevens | .
Iwakuni Approach Staff | .
published: April 07, 2013

Servicemembers and station residents who gave up on their New Year's resolutions to get back into shape now have another incentive to revive their workout routines. The IronWorks Gym has new equipment to help achieve fitness goals and expectations.

The new equipment has something for everyone. Twelve new machines target increasing muscle mass, and the treadmills allow members a great way to work on running during rainy days or cold weather.

“The new Hoist equipment we received works the same muscles as the machine it replaced, but it is also designed for core stability,” said Tammie Kaman, IronWorks Gym athletic director.

This means you can achieve a greater workout than before, while putting forth the same effort.

“So far it's really nice equipment and has a lot of great features,” said Kaman. "The (equipment) that we had before were at the end of their life cycle. In the winter months they broke down a lot.”

Ironworks employees said some patrons may hesitate to use the new gear because of its strange, bulky new look, but that they shouldn't hesitate.

“(These) machines may look intimidating, however, each and every one serves a purpose,” said Barbara Roman, Marine Corps Community Service fitness coordinator and personal trainer.

Roman went on to say that machines serve as a foundation for physical fitness.

Other departments of the gym also purchased new gear such as health promotions and outdoor recreation.

“One of the things we tried to do was choose a variety of equipment. By doing so, we are able to meet the needs of the diverse customer base that we have,” said Kaman

Overall, it is a great opportunity for people aboard station to get back into shape utilizing the new equipment and accomplish physical fitness goals.

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