News: Warrior and Family Support Center welcomes BAMC staff to new track
Story by Elaine Sanchez
SAN ANTONIO -- The Warriors and Family Support Center recently opened a new outdoor track for use by wounded warriors, their families and staff.
A part of the recently opened Freedom Park addition, which located behind the WFSC, the course is designed to engage the user to a variety of upper and lower body exercises in a tranquil environment. It includes even and uneven terrain, rope climb, net crawl, a pegboard wall, overhead rings and vault bars.
The park also has an outdoor therapeutic garden and a recreation area to include a beach volleyball court and amphitheater.
“I encourage everyone to take advantage of this outstanding new fitness opportunity,” said Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong, commanding general of Brooke Army Medical Center and Southern Regional Medical Command.
“The new, lighted track offers service members, their families and staff a great place to safely exercise, whether at dawn or dusk,” Wong added.
“People can come over to work out in the morning, during their lunch break or after work,” said WFSC director Judith Markelz in welcoming everyone to the park, including all BAMC staff. “It is open 24 hours, seven days a week.”
“SAMMC promotes good health and fitness by offering fitness and stress resilience classes at the medical center and facilities such as the WFSC for staff well-being,” said BAMC and SRMC Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall Huffman.
The Warrior and Family Support Center provides a homelike atmosphere where the wounded warriors and their families can connect, find emotional support, and extend their rehabilitation away from the medical center.