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H.I.T.T. offers CFT preparatory class Lance Cpl. Justin Rodriguez

Sgt. Billy Farris, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force G-4 motor transportation unit, completes crunches during the Combat Fitness Test preparatory class at Morgan Bay's Fitness Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, July 9. The class is offered to any service member, family, retiree or civilian employee aboard base. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Justin A. Rodriguez/released)

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Combat Fitness Test season is in full swing, and Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune are preparing themselves for it with the High Intensity Tactical Training Gym’s CFT Total Athletic Conditioning training at the Morgan Bay Fitness Center aboard base, July 9.

The class consists of four exercises for four minutes and twenty seconds, at high intensity, with a 10 second rest. Fourteen participants used the class to not only prepare themselves for the CFT, but just for a good workout.

The participants of the class take it seriously, said Sgt. Billy Farris, the non-commissioned officer in charge of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force G-4 Motor Transportation Unit.

“I’ve been coming to the class for about two years on and off,” said Farris after wiping his forehead of sweat.

The class was created in 2010 based on all CFT preparatory training exercises, using kettle-bells, tires, H.I.T.T. equipment, and fast paced cardio.

“We had patrons who wanted to group these exercises together and make a class for the CFT,” said Becky Haga, one of the instructors for the class. “We pulled all the biometric exercises and put them into a class, and it’s grown since then.”

Staying faithful to the class and H.I.T.T gym, Haga lost 97 pounds and then later became an instructor for the class. Now, she teaches at the Morgan Bay Fitness Center, and the Area 2 pool.

Marine Corps Community Services offers more than 25 fitness courses aboard base. Striving to keep a fit Marine Corps, this class is a step in the right direction, said Haga.

Classes are offered to service members, family, retirees, and civilian employees aboard base from 11:30 to 12:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Morgan Bay’s Fitness Center aboard base.

For more information, visit the Marine Corps Community Services website at

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Date Taken:07.08.2013

Date Posted:07.10.2013 07:44

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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