Army Wellness Center - Fort Drum

Army Wellness Center - Fort Drum We serve soldiers, dependents (18+), retirees, and DA civilians. All of our services are FREE!
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The Army Wellness Center at Fort Drum provide integrated and standardized primary prevention programs and services that promote enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyles to improve the overall well-being of Soldiers and Family Members.

While the new ACFT events are proving difficult for some, help set yourself and/or your soldiers up for success with our...
12/12/2019
These two ACFT events are proving to be the hardest

While the new ACFT events are proving difficult for some, help set yourself and/or your soldiers up for success with our new ACFT prep class! In the class, we will go over the proper explanation and preparation for each of the events in the ACFT, to include correct movement patterns and common
mistakes. Additionally, we will show you supplemental exercises and stretches to help improve your performance. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and successful way to train for the ACFT!

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/12/11/these-two-acft-events-are-proving-to-be-the-hardest/

Early numbers show the two test events that require the most training are the leg tuck and standing power throw, according a spokeswoman for the Army's Center for Initial Military Training.

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12/12/2019

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Fall 2019 Newsletter
10/29/2019

Fall 2019 Newsletter

For your Fall planning!!!!!!
09/26/2019

For your Fall planning!!!!!!

Class calendar for September 2019
08/26/2019

Class calendar for September 2019

Very cool SUCCESS story from our AWC in Japan! We often promote our services for improving fitness levels for soldiers g...
08/15/2019
Camp Zama Army Wellness Center helps with setting, reaching fitness goals

Very cool SUCCESS story from our AWC in Japan! We often promote our services for improving fitness levels for soldiers going to special schools including Ranger school. Come in and talk with one of our Health Educators so we can get you performing at PEAK performance level!

https://www.army.mil/article/225728/camp_zama_army_wellness_center_helps_with_setting_reaching_fitness_goals

Fitness tests at the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center measure VO2 max, flexibility, back strength and grip strength, and can help Soldiers and other eligible members of the community reach their fitness goals by providing concrete metrics.

Great post by MyPlate! We have a local Farm and Craft market that you definitely need to check out if you haven't yet!ht...
08/13/2019

Great post by MyPlate! We have a local Farm and Craft market that you definitely need to check out if you haven't yet!

http://www.watertownfarmandcraft.com/

Try something new! Farm stands and farmers markets can have fruits and veggies that aren’t usually in a grocery store. Challenge yourself with a new ingredient. Tips for enjoying local foods: http://go.usa.gov/x5b2D

07/09/2019

Our phones are back up and operating. We are going through our voicemails and following up now. If you would like to call and make or cancel an appointment you can call 315.772.4608

07/08/2019

Good morning, due to facility maintenance our phones have been down since 7/5/19. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need to cancel an appointment please use the appointment line or email our health technician at [email protected]. We will update everyone once the phones are back up and running.

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Jody Hanson
07/03/2019

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Jody Hanson

Happy July 1st! Here is next month's class schedule for your viewing.
07/01/2019

Happy July 1st! Here is next month's class schedule for your viewing.

06/25/2019
Atkins Functional Fitness Facility

Great news!

24/7! 24/7! 24/7! Starting 1 JULY @ 2000, Atkins will be a 24/7 facility. All you have to do is stop by the front desk during regular hours and sign up for your 24/7 access card!💪

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Tom Coloney
06/19/2019

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Tom Coloney

Want to run a really fun and adventurous race with great people? The Meddac run team has two spots open for the Peak to ...
06/19/2019
Peak to Brew Relay

Want to run a really fun and adventurous race with great people? The Meddac run team has two spots open for the Peak to Brew race ending at Saranac Lake. You'll get to run 3-4 legs, be tired, sore, and have an amazing time. Let us know if you are interested and we'll send you more info!
https://p2brelay.com/

06/14/2019
The Health and Wellness Fair at the PX is a big success! We are here until 14:00! Stop by and say hello!
06/13/2019

The Health and Wellness Fair at the PX is a big success! We are here until 14:00! Stop by and say hello!

Don't forget to stop on over to the Commissary/PX today to check out the Health and Wellness Fair! The event has been mo...
06/13/2019

Don't forget to stop on over to the Commissary/PX today to check out the Health and Wellness Fair! The event has been moved inside due to the rainy weather.

06/06/2019
Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Kale Panetti
06/05/2019

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Kale Panetti

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Amy Ingersoll
05/23/2019

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Amy Ingersoll

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Jacqueline Mewha
05/15/2019

Meet the AWC staff highlight this week: Jacqueline Mewha

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!Did you know that the job title "Military Personnel" is the #1 most stressful job i...
05/06/2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Did you know that the job title "Military Personnel" is the #1 most stressful job in America? Number one!! The Fort Drum Army Wellness Center knows how much mental health affects your overall wellness and we are here to help! We offer two classes that really combat that stress: Stress Management and Healthy Sleep Habits. The stress management class is a prerequisite for our individual stress management training sessions. In our ISMT sessions you will be able to test and practice the stress managing techniques you learned in class. AND you get to use our massage chair afterwards 😉. Sleep is also super important for our mental well being. We have a class available to assist with identifying habits that may inhibit your sleep. We also understand that the stress of the military lifestyle affects our Soldiers' loved ones as well, so dependents 18+ are eligible for all our services as well.

Test your fitness know-how and dispel any misguided information with these true or false statements. See how many you ge...
04/30/2019

Test your fitness know-how and dispel any misguided information with these true or false statements. See how many you get correct and review the information in the journal article for answers to each statement!

Check out our May 2019 class calendar! Call (315).772.4608 or stop in and schedule a class with us today.
04/22/2019

Check out our May 2019 class calendar! Call (315).772.4608 or stop in and schedule a class with us today.

During the holiday season not only does our daily caloric intake have the opportunity to skyrocket from food but, from c...
12/12/2018
Alcohol intake may be key to long-term weight loss for people with Diabetes

During the holiday season not only does our daily caloric intake have the opportunity to skyrocket from food but, from certain fluids we drink as well. The fluids we are referring to is alcohol. Yes, there are plenty of calories in alcohol that when paired with calorically dense foods (baked goods, candy etc...) can put us at a HUGE caloric surplus!! Alcohol contains 7 calories/g.... so, when comparing to carbs (4 calories/g), proteins ( 4 calories/g) and fats (9 calories/g) alcohol is on the higher end of the spectrum, with much less nutritional value than fats, carbs and protein. Along with being conscious of sweets intake and portion sizes this holiday season, bare this in mind with alcohol as well! Check out the recent study below that looks at the effects alcohol can have ones ability to lose weight.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181203115449.htm

A new study suggests that alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

Are you getting enough sleep? A new study indicates that not only does insufficient sleep have ties with unhealthy dieta...
11/21/2018
Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time: New study suggests a relationship between insufficient sleep and an unhealthy lifestyle

Are you getting enough sleep? A new study indicates that not only does insufficient sleep have ties with unhealthy dietary habits, increased screen time and being overweight/ obese but it also affects your aerobic fitness levels. check out the article below for more information on how the lack of sleep can affect your overall health.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181112191814.htm

A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents.

11/07/2018

If you are trying to reach the AWC to book, cancel or reschedule an appointment please call 315-772-4528. It will be directly to the front desk. We are having issues with our 4608 line. We will update everyone once that line is back up and running.

Just because the temperature is dropping outside doesn't mean your exercise has to be indoors. If you're someone that li...
11/02/2018
Winter fitness: Safety tips for exercising outdoors

Just because the temperature is dropping outside doesn't mean your exercise has to be indoors. If you're someone that likes to run, walk or jog outside... you still can! Don't let this be an excuse not to stay active this winter. Bundle up, be safe and get outside!

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/fitness/art-20045626

Winter weather doesn't have to put your fitness routine on hold. Stay safe and warm with these cold-weather exercise tips.

Check out our classes offered in November. Give us a call at (315) 772 - 4608 to book a slot today!
11/02/2018

Check out our classes offered in November. Give us a call at (315) 772 - 4608 to book a slot today!

10/18/2018
www.simmitmedicalgroup.com

As the weather changes, motivation is often hard to come by. The winter months in the North Country are long, dark and can lead to much more serious disorders than lack of motivation. Seasonal Affective Disorder (seasonal depression) can have a major impact on our motivation, mood and livelihood and should be taking seriously as it's very real! Research has shown a great way to prevent SAD is through exercise and sunlight. Check out the article below for more information on SAD and ways you can prevent it!

https://www.simmitmedicalgroup.com/news/fitness/regular-exercise-protects-against-seasonal-affective-disorder-sad/

Being seated all day can be linked with many risk factors associated with your overall health. The article below will ou...
10/03/2018
How to Reduce Sedentary Health Risks from Sitting at a Desk All Day

Being seated all day can be linked with many risk factors associated with your overall health. The article below will outline the various risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle, and different ways you can stay active throughout the day to avoid them. Get moving and take control of your health!!

https://www.virtualvocations.com/blog/telecommuting-survival/reduce-sedentary-health-risks/

Did you know sitting at a desk all day can create sedentary health risks? Telecommuting jobs may not make you sweat, but they can still affect you physically and mentally. Check out these tips for staying healthy while pursuing a prosperous telecommute career.

09/17/2018

If you have tried to call us and had to leave a voicemail, we apologize if we haven't gotten back to you. We have been unable to access our voicemail messages. If you do need to cancel/book/re - book an appointment and we don't answer please, either reach out to us via Facebook or send an email to [email protected] and we will call you. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Check out our class claendars for September and October! Give us a call at 315-772-4608 to book your spot!
09/13/2018

Check out our class claendars for September and October! Give us a call at 315-772-4608 to book your spot!

How much do you think an irregular sleep pattern effects your overall health and longevity? Unfortunately, there are man...
09/13/2018
Sleep and Disease Risk | Healthy Sleep

How much do you think an irregular sleep pattern effects your overall health and longevity? Unfortunately, there are many health risks associated with the lack of sleep. Check out the article below to learn about some of the adverse affects the lack of sleep can have on our health:

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/consequences//sleep-and-disease-risk

If you are struggling with getting an adequate amount of sleep at night and would like to get some information on behavioral changes to help with that, check out our Healthy Sleep Habits Class! The next time we offer this class is 26 September at 1300. Give us a call at 315-772-4608 to book your spot!

Not getting enough sleep can have profound consequences on a daily and potentially long-term basis for your health and mental well-being.

Two of our Health Educators practicing what they preach! Go AWC!
08/29/2018

Two of our Health Educators practicing what they preach! Go AWC!

08/28/2018

Reminder: Tomorrow is the last Wednesday until next spring to do a Walk - in - BodPod. It runs from 0600-0700, follow up BodPods only!

08/28/2018

Just a reminder to those coming to the 3-71 CAV class tonight at 1730: Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move a bit. See you all tonight!

08/28/2018

Just a reminder to those coming to the 3-71 CAV class tonight at 1730: Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move a bit. See you all tonight!

What are your thoughts on strength training? There are often many misconceptions surrounding strength training and the e...
08/23/2018

What are your thoughts on strength training? There are often many misconceptions surrounding strength training and the effects if can have on ones body. Males often compare themselves to the guy in the picture in hopes of looking like him and females fear that if they strength train they will look like him! 99% of the time both scenarios aren't reality! There are many more benefits of strength traning that unfortunatley get overlooked. Check out the article below to see 11 benefits of strength training.

https://health.usnews.com/wellness/fitness/articles/2018-03-23/11-benefits-of-strength-training-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-muscle-size

Wednesday 29 August will be the last Wednesday that we will be offering Walk In BodPods until next summer. Stop in then if you'd like to get one last one in! Remeember-- Follow BodPods only!

The class calender for August is now out! Give us a call at 315-772-4608 or stop by to set up an appointment!
08/02/2018

The class calender for August is now out! Give us a call at 315-772-4608 or stop by to set up an appointment!

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10550 5th Armored Div Dr
Fort Drum, NY
13602

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 14:30
Friday 07:00 - 16:00

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(315) 772-4608

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