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Gaffney Fitness Center



5-8 a.m.  Active Duty Services members only, locker rooms with showers and sauna are open

8-9 a.m. Open to all eligible ID card holders, locker rooms (open until 9 a.m.) with showers and saunas (open until 8:45 a.m.)

9-11 a.m. Facility closed for cleaning

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Open to all eligible ID card holders, locker rooms, showers and saunas are closed*


8 a.m.-12 p.m. Open to all eligible ID card holders, locker rooms, showers and saunas are closed*

Sundays: Closed

Federal Holidays: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Open to all eligible ID card holders (locker rooms are closed)*

Training Holidays: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  Open to all eligible ID card holders (locker rooms are closed)*

The Indoor Pool is available by reservation only for Active Duty training and aquatics programs.

*We are in the process of hiring custodians. Once staff are on board, the locker rooms will reopen in the afternoons and Saturdays.

** Murphy Field House remains closed at this time.

HPCON Alpha changes:

  • All machines are open
  • 100 % capacity (no bracelets, no 1 hour workout time max)
  • Saunas have reopened Monday-Friday 5-8:45 a.m.
  • 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday open to Retirees, Civilians, and Family members


Gaffney Fitness Center Amenities

Fitness Center Amenities

  • Customer service/information desk
  • 65-inch TV to assist in sustaining your workout
  • Cardiovascular room with treadmills, steppers, bikes, rowers and more.
  • Eleven TVs to assist in sustaining your workout
  • Hammer Strength plate-loaded equipment
  • Nautilus machines and Life Fitness cardio equipment
  • Expanded women's locker rooms
  • Men's and women's sauna
  • 25 m indoor pool
  • Sun deck
  • Functional fitness rooms with a TRX suspension system, deadlift platforms, and squat racks.


Active-duty, Reservists, retirees, and their Family members with military ID card. DOD Civilians, retired Civilians, and their immediate dependents up to 21 years of age.

  • DoD contract personnel and their Family members will no longer be eligible.
  • Non-DoD federal employees working on the installation will no longer be eligible.
  • Children of DoD Civilian employees are eligible only up to the age of 21.
  • Children of retired DoD Civilian employees are eligible only up to the age of 21.

Gaffney and Murphy Fitness Centers are solely funded by appropriated funds. The money received to maintain the facilities and their equipment is based on the installation's active-duty service member population. These funds do not take into account the wear and tear of the current number of individuals being admitted into the facilities. In attempting to accommodate the majority of individuals on the installation, DFMWR is jeopardizing the ability to provide a first-class fitness center for active-duty service members. Due to this, DFMWR must alter its current eligibility standards for both facilities.

Ensuring our service members are "Mission Ready" is our top priority.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time of transition.

Eligibility Guide (PDF)

Facility Policy

Weight Room

  • Patrons must wipe down equipment after each use.
  • Use weight collars at all times.
  • Gym bags are not authorized in the cardio / weight room.

Cardio Room

  • Limit workout to 30 minutes per machine, per person.
  • Wipe down the machine after each use.


Authorized children ages 13-17 may use the fitness center with an authorized adult/patron. Children must have an ID or document with proof of age to enter the facility. The adult must be with the adolescent at all times.

Children 13-17 must be able to swim at least a 300 m (12 lengths of pool) continuously in freestyle or breaststroke or a combination of the two without assistance of training equipment to participate in lap swimming hours.

Children under 13 may only use the pool during recreational swim (when offered), swim lessons, or a designated CYS scheduled program only.

Children during Sporting Events:

If children are present during intramural games, they must be supervised by an authorized adult who is not participating in the activity.

Food and Beverage

No food is allowed inside the facility. Only water is allowed during workouts and intramurals.

  • Plastic sports bottles with a non-spill, snap close drinking spout (biking water bottles) may be filled with water only and used inside the facility.
  • All other beverage containers and food items are restricted to the lobby or outside.


It is the patron’s responsibility to secure their valuables while utilizing Gaffney Fitness center and Murphy Field House. MWR will not be held responsible for patrons’ property. Please bring your own lock for lockers. Staff may not safeguard personal property.

Inappropriate Behavior

Use of foul language (cursing), yelling, fighting or heated arguments will not be tolerated at any time for any reason. Gaffney / Murphy staff will handle inappropriate behavior in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.

Dress Code Policy

Athletic attire appropriate to the activity is mandated to ensure the safety, personal hygiene and protection of customers and property.

Shirt, shorts/pants and shoes are required at all times while working out in the fitness centers (except pool).


  • Socks and appropriate athletic shoes (tennis, running, court, cross country, Vibram five finger shoes)
  • No bare feet, flip flops, footwear with a heel, dress shoes, sandals, open-toe shoes, crocs/clogs allowed


  • Shorts must be longer than finger-tip length when arms are straight alongside of body
  • No saggy pants, jeans, khaki/and or dress pants, skirts, dresses or unsafe or offensive attire
  • No bikinis
  • No exposed gluteus muscles


  • Un-modified T-shirt, sweatshirts or tank tops;  (workout tops with built in under garment are ok)
  • Sports bras/ bras must have attire over it
  • No clothing with rivets
  • No modified t-shirts or tank tops (cannot cut off sleeves or cut large areas under arm hole)
  • No bikinis
  • No exposed chest/nipple area
  • Proper hygiene
  • Limited use of perfume/cologne
  • No unsafe or offensive attire

ACU’s/BDU’s are allowed to be worn in the weight room only for Active Duty Service Members

Approved Command-issued (military) PT gear is allowed by those authorized to wear it.

Fitness Center Staff has final discretion on appropriate attire. Thank you for your cooperation.

Personal Training

Personal Training at Gaffney Fitness Center 

Gaffney Fitness Center is now offering a personal training program. Those interested must be able to show a proper ID to use the facility. Your personalized consult to determine your fitness goals is free! Check out each trainer's specialties, certifications, and pricing package.

Please contact Gaffney Fitness Center for more information and to learn how to schedule sessions with your new personal trainer.

Fitness Coordinator Services

Fitness Coordinator Services at Gaffney and Murphy Fitness Centers:

  • Fitness Equipment Orientation
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Three-Site Caliper Body Composition (body fat)
  • Basic Workout Program/Troubleshooting (one-time appointment)

The following services can be scheduled for your group, office section, or unit:

  • Basic Nutrition for Groups (group session)
  • Weight Lifting for Beginners (group session)
  • Three-Site Caliper Body Composition (body fat) Group Testing. This is non-invasive testing.

Call the Fitness Coordinator at +1(301)677-2349 for an appointment at Gaffney or Murphy Fitness Centers.

Free Mixed Martial Arts for Adults

No classes offered at this time.

All Army Sports Program
Intramural Sports

Fort Meade offers the following Intramural Sports programs for active-duty only:

  • Basketball: starts in January 
  • Volleyball: starts in April
  • Softball: starts in June
  • Flag Football: starts in September

The Sports Department will advertise each program through MWR before the start of the season. Follow all of our programs at for detailed information on when leagues start and team schedules.

Sports Office: +1(301)677-3318.

Indoor Pool

See information on Indoor Pool (Aquatics Program).

Murphy Field House 24/7 Registration Form

24 Hour Fitness at Murphy Field House - *Closed until further notice. 

Murphy Field House is now offering patrons unmanned and extended hours, beyond normal operating hours. Murphy Field House will be open 24/7 to authorized registered patrons 18 years and older.

Available to utilize:

  • Cardio equipment
  • Nautilus weight machines
  • Racquetball courts - must bring own equipment

Not available during unmanned hours:

  • Free weights
  • Basketball court
  • Saunas


Registration is required to gain access to the facility by fingerprint reader. Please visit Gaffney Fitness Center or Murphy Field House for a copy of the registration form. Please call +1(301)677-3716 if you have questions.

Group Fitness Schedule

Group Fitness Pass and Drop-in Prices

  • Drop-ins $5 (all classes except H2O HITT)
  • H2O HITT $10
  • 10 Class pass $40
  • 20 Class pass $80

Must bring exact change for drop-ins. Pass may be purchased with cash or check and picked up at a later date.


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