Pentagon Athletic Center (PAC)

Pentagon Athletic Center (PAC) Welcome to the official Pentagon Athletic Center (PAC) page. The Pentagon Athletic Center (PAC) provides physical fitness facilities and fellowship for Department of Defense military and civilian employees in the National Capital Region.

We are a non-appropriated fund activity operated by the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Support Services, Washington. We offer full-line state-of-the-art strength training and cardiovascular equipment, group exercise, basketball courts, pool, indoor running track, and more. We also have two annexes: One in the Taylor Building, Crystal City, Arlington, VA. Ano

We are a non-appropriated fund activity operated by the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Support Services, Washington. We offer full-line state-of-the-art strength training and cardiovascular equipment, group exercise, basketball courts, pool, indoor running track, and more. We also have two annexes: One in the Taylor Building, Crystal City, Arlington, VA. Ano

Operating as usual

01/20/2022

UPDATE: Due to impending winter weather, and OPM guidance, the PAC will open at 0800 on 20 JAN. All 0500-0730 sessions have been canceled.

Happy New Year from the PAC team!Here are just a few of the many things to look forward to within the coming weeks. All ...
01/19/2022

Happy New Year from the PAC team!

Here are just a few of the many things to look forward to within the coming weeks. All new training systems, rubber flooring and Rogue equipment.

Let us know what you’re looking most forward to and make sure to check back in to see when the virtual platforms are ready to go!! #fitness #gym #gymmotivation #fitnesslife #roguefitness #rogue #lesmillslive #lesmillsondemand #icgspinning #icgspin #lifefitness #lifefitnessgym #crossfitpentagon

Happy New Year from the PAC team!

Here are just a few of the many things to look forward to within the coming weeks. All new training systems, rubber flooring and Rogue equipment.

Let us know what you’re looking most forward to and make sure to check back in to see when the virtual platforms are ready to go!! #fitness #gym #gymmotivation #fitnesslife #roguefitness #rogue #lesmillslive #lesmillsondemand #icgspinning #icgspin #lifefitness #lifefitnessgym #crossfitpentagon

01/10/2022

Effective Monday, January 10, 2022, at 0500, the Pentagon Reservation will transition to HPCON CHARLIE. The following measures will be in effect:

A reservation to use the Pentagon Athletic Center facility remains and the PAC will limit its maximum workout population and staff members to 150 per 2 ½ hour session; there will be no weekend reservations.

Only Active Duty, PFPA Personnel and First Responders are authorized to use the PAC.

The Mark Center Gym and Taylor/ Polk Building Gym are CLOSED until further notice.

Masks are required regardless of vaccination status, to include PT, except for swimming and showering.

01/07/2022

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the PAC and it’s annexes will be CLOSED today 06 January 2022.

01/05/2022

UPDATE: The PAC, the Mark and the Taylor facilities will have a delayed opening 05 JAN. The PAC and the annexes will open at 0800.

01/04/2022

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to projected inclement weather, the PAC will CLOSE today, 04 January 2022, at 1330. The Mark and Taylor buildings will remain CLOSED for the rest of the day.

01/04/2022

TUESDAY JAN 4TH, THE PAC AND ITS ANNEXES WILL OPEN AT 0800

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the PAC and it’s annexes will be CLOSED today 03 January 2022.
01/03/2022

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the PAC and it’s annexes will be CLOSED today 03 January 2022.

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the PAC and it’s annexes will be CLOSED today 03 January 2022.

12/30/2021

To all of our PAC members and guests... Happy New Year!!

Start off the New Year right and join the PAC for the first challenge of 2022!Looking to add more cardio in the New Year...
12/29/2021

Start off the New Year right and join the PAC for the first challenge of 2022!

Looking to add more cardio in the New Year or mix up your lifting regiment? Then sign up for the PAC Arctic Dash Challenge and track your total distance covered for the month of January.

The top male and female finishers, with the most meters by the end of the month, will receive a brand TRX set!

Start off the New Year right and join the PAC for the first challenge of 2022!

Looking to add more cardio in the New Year or mix up your lifting regiment? Then sign up for the PAC Arctic Dash Challenge and track your total distance covered for the month of January.

The top male and female finishers, with the most meters by the end of the month, will receive a brand TRX set!

The PAC would like to wish all of its members,  guests and the surrounding community Happy Holidays!! Please stay safe.
12/24/2021

The PAC would like to wish all of its members, guests and the surrounding community Happy Holidays!! Please stay safe.

The PAC would like to wish all of its members, guests and the surrounding community Happy Holidays!! Please stay safe.

Join the PAC and CrossFit Pentagon for some holiday cheer 🏋️❄️🎄🏋️‍♀️1130 start time, 12 movements and 12 spots available...
12/13/2021

Join the PAC and CrossFit Pentagon for some holiday cheer 🏋️❄️🎄🏋️‍♀️

1130 start time, 12 movements and 12 spots available

#rogue #12daysofchristmas #wod #wodoftheday #roguefitness #crossfit #crossfitpentagon #gym #holidayseason #holidaywod #liftmas #gymmotivation

Join the PAC and CrossFit Pentagon for some holiday cheer 🏋️❄️🎄🏋️‍♀️

1130 start time, 12 movements and 12 spots available

#rogue #12daysofchristmas #wod #wodoftheday #roguefitness #crossfit #crossfitpentagon #gym #holidayseason #holidaywod #liftmas #gymmotivation

PAC UPDATE:Phase one of our floor renovations has begun! All lifting equipment has been moved onto the basketball court ...
12/10/2021

PAC UPDATE:

Phase one of our floor renovations has begun! All lifting equipment has been moved onto the basketball court while the rubber floor gets replaced. Machines are available for use on one side of the court, while the other is used for storage.

Next steps will include removing the large squat rack along the wall on Monday and floor replacement starts 13DEC.

As indicated in the PAC members email, renovations are projected to conclude 03JAN. The Rogue Lite Monkey Rig has been grounded and is ready for use! All other amenities are still open during the duration of this renovation project.

11/24/2021

Happy Workout Wednesday!!

Special shoutout to all who participated in yesterday’s 5k Turkey Trot event. What a fun way to head into the holiday season! Turkeys were handed out to the top 3 finishers in the men’s and women’s division, with times of 19:50 and 20:37 respectively.

The PAC, and its annexes, will be closed tomorrow 25NOV and Friday 26NOV. A special thank you to all our PAC members who make our jobs so much fun. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Happy Motivation Monday!Join the PAC on the indoor track tomorrow at 1100 and 1400 for a chance to take home a turkey! T...
11/22/2021

Happy Motivation Monday!

Join the PAC on the indoor track tomorrow at 1100 and 1400 for a chance to take home a turkey! Test your 5k time or run for fun with a friend, last chance to sign-up for a spot is today, COB!

We can't wait to see you out there!

Happy Motivation Monday!

Join the PAC on the indoor track tomorrow at 1100 and 1400 for a chance to take home a turkey! Test your 5k time or run for fun with a friend, last chance to sign-up for a spot is today, COB!

We can't wait to see you out there!

Remember to hand in your Fall into Fitness tracking sheets and collect your prizes at the PAC! Thank you to all those wh...
11/04/2021

Remember to hand in your Fall into Fitness tracking sheets and collect your prizes at the PAC!

Thank you to all those who participated, up next, 5k Turkey Trot!!

Remember to hand in your Fall into Fitness tracking sheets and collect your prizes at the PAC!

Thank you to all those who participated, up next, 5k Turkey Trot!!

PAC 5k Turkey Trot sign-ups are now live!Compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to take home your own turkey!!Sign-up sheets...
11/01/2021

PAC 5k Turkey Trot sign-ups are now live!

Compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to take home your own turkey!!

Sign-up sheets are located at the PAC front desk and spots are limited to 10 per session. Costumes are welcome and pie will be available to go after the completion of your race!!

PAC 5k Turkey Trot sign-ups are now live!

Compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to take home your own turkey!!

Sign-up sheets are located at the PAC front desk and spots are limited to 10 per session. Costumes are welcome and pie will be available to go after the completion of your race!!

Join the PAC, and BGen Adams, Wednesday’s and Friday’s in the courtyard at 0530 for spin class. Nothing beats starting o...
10/22/2021

Join the PAC, and BGen Adams, Wednesday’s and Friday’s in the courtyard at 0530 for spin class.

Nothing beats starting off the morning with a sweat session and sing-along before the sun comes up!

Special thanks to MAJ Hartley for leading the first event of the PAC Courtyard Series! It was a perfect day to start the...
10/14/2021

Special thanks to MAJ Hartley for leading the first event of the PAC Courtyard Series! It was a perfect day to start the morning off with yoga and meditation.

MAJ Hartley is an instructor through VETOGA which is a nonprofit that provides yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. What better way to kickoff the Courtyard Series than that??

Yoga will be every Tuesday at 0900. Bring your own mat and be ready to flow!

10/13/2021

✨ WORKOUT WEDNESDAY ✨

This Wednesday we have a total body TRX workout for you! Use of the TRX is beneficial for many reasons. You get to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability at the same time. The TRX also makes it easy to scale or intensify any movement.

Check out the workout below for some classic TRX movements. Try to hit 10 reps of each movement and 4 total rounds.

TRX TOTAL BODY WORKOUT

4 sets x 10 reps⬇️

Inverted Row
Chest Press
Squats
Alternating Side Lunges
Push-up Tucks
Hamstring Curl
Plank

⭐️GROUP CLASS UPDATE⭐️🌳🧘‍♀️🚴‍♂️🧘‍♂️🚴‍♀️🌳The PAC is heading out to the courtyard for some outdoor activities on the green...
10/07/2021

⭐️GROUP CLASS UPDATE⭐️
🌳🧘‍♀️🚴‍♂️🧘‍♂️🚴‍♀️🌳

The PAC is heading out to the courtyard for some outdoor activities on the green. Check out the schedule above and meet us for spin, yoga and Pilates!

Please make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as class space is limited for social distancing purposes. Call the PAC front desk and speak with our recreation programmer to secure your spot.

Starting October 14, join us for some fun in the courtyard as we offer group classes again!

⭐️GROUP CLASS UPDATE⭐️
🌳🧘‍♀️🚴‍♂️🧘‍♂️🚴‍♀️🌳

The PAC is heading out to the courtyard for some outdoor activities on the green. Check out the schedule above and meet us for spin, yoga and Pilates!

Please make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as class space is limited for social distancing purposes. Call the PAC front desk and speak with our recreation programmer to secure your spot.

Starting October 14, join us for some fun in the courtyard as we offer group classes again!

Happy Movement Monday!!Looking for some motivation to get moving this fall? Wanting to track more steps before the holid...
09/27/2021

Happy Movement Monday!!

Looking for some motivation to get moving this fall? Wanting to track more steps before the holiday season kicks in? Training for a marathon or about to run your first 5k? Look no further than the PAC’s Fall into Fitness program!

Track your movement for the month of October and hit 50k in 31 days! Log walks in the office, walks in the park or walks with your dog. Trail runs, half marathons or speed walking all count!

Sign up on or before October 1st to get your Fall into Fitness tracking sheet. Then complete and submit your log sheet by November 1st to receive an award!

Not back in the office? DM us, or email us, to sign up and receive your tracking sheet.

Happy Moving and Happy Fall! 🍁🍂🌞

Happy Movement Monday!!

Looking for some motivation to get moving this fall? Wanting to track more steps before the holiday season kicks in? Training for a marathon or about to run your first 5k? Look no further than the PAC’s Fall into Fitness program!

Track your movement for the month of October and hit 50k in 31 days! Log walks in the office, walks in the park or walks with your dog. Trail runs, half marathons or speed walking all count!

Sign up on or before October 1st to get your Fall into Fitness tracking sheet. Then complete and submit your log sheet by November 1st to receive an award!

Not back in the office? DM us, or email us, to sign up and receive your tracking sheet.

Happy Moving and Happy Fall! 🍁🍂🌞

Looking to jump back into rec sports this fall? Join the PAC for a co-ed flag football league hosted at Boeing fields. G...
09/22/2021

Looking to jump back into rec sports this fall?

Join the PAC for a co-ed flag football league hosted at Boeing fields. Games will be twice a week with equipment, jerseys, officials and awards provided by the PAC!

Interested in finding out more? Message us here or connect with a PAC Rec Aid to signup!

Looking to jump back into rec sports this fall?

Join the PAC for a co-ed flag football league hosted at Boeing fields. Games will be twice a week with equipment, jerseys, officials and awards provided by the PAC!

Interested in finding out more? Message us here or connect with a PAC Rec Aid to signup!

Planning for the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane is an important step in safeguarding loved ones and belongings....
08/31/2021
Hurricanes

Planning for the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane is an important step in safeguarding loved ones and belongings. Please see the steps the CDC recommends when preparing for adverse weather conditions around this time of year.

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/hurricanepreparedness/index.html

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family. [short URL]

Looking to add more cardio to your workout routine? What better way than to join our running/swimming program! 🏊‍♀️🏃‍♂️S...
08/23/2021

Looking to add more cardio to your workout routine? What better way than to join our running/swimming program! 🏊‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Swim 150 miles, or run 1,000 miles, and receive a free PAC exclusive t-shirt!

All you need to do is ask the front desk for a log sheet, track your mileage and hand it back in once completed.

Use the trail map located outside of the NP exit to see all the trails you can connect to from the PAC.

And don’t forget to make a reservation online before jumping in the pool! ➡️ www.pac.whs.mil

Looking to add more cardio to your workout routine? What better way than to join our running/swimming program! 🏊‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Swim 150 miles, or run 1,000 miles, and receive a free PAC exclusive t-shirt!

All you need to do is ask the front desk for a log sheet, track your mileage and hand it back in once completed.

Use the trail map located outside of the NP exit to see all the trails you can connect to from the PAC.

And don’t forget to make a reservation online before jumping in the pool! ➡️ www.pac.whs.mil

07/30/2021

Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, at 0500, the Pentagon Reservation will transition to HPCON BRAVO
The following measures will be in effect:
Use of the Pentagon Athletic Center remains by reservation only and will limit its maximum workout population and staff members to 255 per 2 ½ hour session;
21maximum occupancy at Mark Center Gym and 15 at Taylor/ Polk Building Gym per 2 ½hour session;
Masking will be required regardless of vaccination status;

07/29/2021

Please read the following guidance below which includes the PAC and its annexes with immediate effect;
Effective immediately, in accordance with CDC guidelines and DoD direction, the Director of Administration & Management has directed that service members, federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask in an indoor setting in installations and other facilities owned, leased or otherwise controlled by DoD in the Pentagon Reservation.

07/14/2021

Attention members!! The hot water will be unavailable at the PAC on Saturday July 17th & Sunday July 18th.

The Pentagon Athletic Center would like to wish all members, guests and the surrounding community a safe and Happy Fourt...
07/03/2021

The Pentagon Athletic Center would like to wish all members, guests and the surrounding community a safe and Happy Fourth of July weekend.

The Pentagon Athletic Center would like to wish all members, guests and the surrounding community a safe and Happy Fourth of July weekend.

Have you ever thought about the difference between a body weight workout, a weight machine workout and a free weight wor...
06/08/2021
Weight debate: When to use body weight, machines, and free weights

Have you ever thought about the difference between a body weight workout, a weight machine workout and a free weight workout? How do you know which would be best for you? Can you combine them? This article covers all the basic questions you may have and offers a great starting guide into all three options.

https://www.inquirer.com/health/wellness/exercise-free-weight-bodyweight-machines-20191105.html

Bodyweight exercises are the foundation upon which all strength training movements are built. Before you can incorporate free weights or practice advanced exercises, you must start by working with your own bodyweight.

The Pentagon Athletic Center would like to wish all members, guests and the surrounding community a safe and happy Memor...
05/29/2021

The Pentagon Athletic Center would like to wish all members, guests and the surrounding community a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

The Pentagon Athletic Center would like to wish all members, guests and the surrounding community a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

05/14/2021

Dear Valued Members,

We have received guidance and are happy to announce that we will be lifting mask restrictions in the PAC, Mark Center and Taylor- Polk Annexes effective immediately, however there will still be restrictions for some members:

• Only members that have been fully vaccinated with the required wait time of two weeks after the last shot will be authorized to remove masks in the gym
• If you have not been fully vaccinated, then you must wear a mask at all times within the facility with the exceptions of swimming and showering

Please know that we are still in HPCON Bravo Plus so the following still apply:

• Reservations will still be required for entry into the facilities
• Capacity guidelines will remain in place
• Appropriate Social Distancing

For any additional questions please refer to the updated Building Circular or call the following facility:
PAC front desk - 703-614-9998
Mark Center Gym - 571-372-5685
Taylor/Polk Building Gym - 703-545-1875

Ever thought about starting a garden at home? Perhaps planting or cultivating perennials? Whether you are well versed in...
04/08/2021
Yes, You Really Do Need to Fertilize Your Plants—Here's How

Ever thought about starting a garden at home? Perhaps planting or cultivating perennials? Whether you are well versed in all things horticultural or you are at the beginners stage, take a look through the tips offered by Better Homes and Gardens. Gardening is a great way to relax and also enjoy the outdoors.

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-care/why-you-should-fertilize-plants/

A regular dose of important nutrients goes a long way toward better growth.

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6606 Army Pentagon
Washington D.C., DC
20310

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Monday 4am - 8pm
Tuesday 4am - 9pm
Wednesday 5am - 8pm
Thursday 5am - 9pm
Friday 5am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm

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Oi! The link to make reservations at the PAC is not working. Building circular said humans can make reservations starting today. #help
When will the PAC open
Good afternoon. Any ETA on reopening? Thank you!
Can you tell me how much family pool access is for the PAC?
Was a member of the Center in the 70's and 90's (2 Pentagon tours) and played a lot of basketball there. Would like to purchase a logo shirt or sweatshirt. Is that possible? Still playing basketball in Senior Olympics at 76. Tom
Do they offer adult swimming lessons?
If you see Ms. Val today, please wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Sending wishes from the beach. LOVE YOU LADY!!!!!!!
Is it true that the PAC will soon be declared as off-limits to retirees, including those who have been grandfathered in? I sure hope not. Except for a few out-of-town assignments, I've been a member of the POAC/PAC since 1984. And, I am most assuredly not a security risk!
As I listen to classic rock blast at the Pentagon gym, I wonder, what can the DoD change culturally to attract the BEST and BRIGHTEST minds of the 21st Century? Innovative, and future looking minds. Facilities are Great, but the music reminds me of my dad who is 65 years old. SMH!
Is the PAC open on Monday the 21st?