Gaffney Fitness Center
- 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 TV's 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.
- Eligibility and Guest Policy
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.
Changes to Eligibility starting Apr. 1, 2017
In accordance with Army Regulations and Garrison Commander approval, beginning Apr. 1, 2017 the following changes will be in effect:
- 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 Installations Active Duty Service Member population. These funds do not take into account the wear and tear of the current amount 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)
- Open toed footwear, boots, dress shoes, jeans, dress slacks, skirts, dresses, unsafe or offensive attire are strictly prohibited.
- 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).
- ACU’s/BDU’s are allowed to be worn in the weight room only for Active Duty Soldiers.
- Towels are required for use on benches and machines.
- Use weight collars at all times.
- Gym bags are not authorized in the cardio / weight room.
- Limit workout to 30 minutes per machine, per person.
- Wipe down the machine after each use.
Active duty, retirees and their spouses 18 & over may sponsor 2 guests (13 & over) per visit. Guests must show a valid ID or proof of age to enter the facility. You must stay with your guests at all times while in the facility.
Dependents, civilians, contractors assigned to FT Meade and their family members, are not allowed to sign in guests.
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 (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 safe guard personal property.
Use of foul language (cursing), yelling, fighting or heated arguments will not be tolerated at anytime for any reason. Gaffney / Murphy staff will handle inappropriate behavior in accordance with Standards of Operation Procedures.
- Personal Training
Personal Training at Gaffney Fitness CenterGaffney 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
- 3 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)
- 3 Site Caliper Body Composition (bodyfat) 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
Free Mixed Martial Arts Classes for Adults
Gaffney Fitness Center hosts the following free mixed martial arts classes in the combatives room.*
- Pekiti TirsiaKali (Filipino Martial Arts) - Saturday: 1-2 p.m.
- Jiu-Jitsu - Monday(advance): 6-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 6-8 p.m.
- MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) - 2nd and 4th Saturday: 10-11:30 a.m.
Participants are encouraged to bring gloves if they have them. Cost is free and open to all authorized users. Must be 18+, have a valid military, MWR, DOD Civilian ID Card, or be accompanied by authorized patron. If interested please call +1(301)677-3716 or +1(301)677-3867.
* Classes are subject to change
- All Army Sports Program
- Intramurals 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
Fort Meade Sports Dept also offers a Varsity Basketball team. If interested please come try out in November each year. The Sports dept will advertise each program through MWR before the start of the season. Follow all of our programs at www.quickscores.com for detail information on when leagues start and team schedules.
Sports Office: +1(301)677-3318.
- Indoor Pool
A six-lane, 25 meter pool is located at Gaffney Fitness Center. It starts at 3 feet, and ends at 10. 3 lanes will always be available for lap swim on a first come first served basis anytime the pool is open. Up to 3 lanes may be used for programming or unit reservations anytime.
More information on Indoor Pool (Aquatics Program).
- Murphy Field House 24/7 Registration Form
24 Hour Fitness at Murphy Field House
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
- Raquetball courts
Not available during unmanned hours:
- Free weights
- Basketball court
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 or download 24 hour fitness registration and agreement form here. Please call +1(301)677-3867 if you have questions.
- Aerobics Class Schedule
|Monday||5 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Tuesday||5 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Wednesday||5 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Thursday||5 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Friday||5 a.m. - 9 p.m.|
|Saturday||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Sunday||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
Administrative Office Hours
By appointment only due to staffing shortage. Please call +1(301)677-5822 for an appointment for 24/7 registration or to pay for passes. Aerobics punch cards can be purchased at the front desk (cash/check only).
Indoor Pool Hours - please visit the Aquatics Program Page