Fitness program expanded beyond active duty members

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  • By Mark Wyatt
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Base personnel aged 16 and older are now able to participate in a strength and conditioning program at the Fitness and Sports Center here.

Stephen Strosser, strength and conditioning specialist for the Operation Support Team at the Fitness and Sports Center, developed the training for active duty members who previously scored 80 percent or less on physical fitness assessments.

“I’m here not only to enhance annual scores but to assist other individuals in managing breathing, anxiety, and understanding nutrition,” said Strosser. “It’s first about maintaining personnel in mission-ready shape, but also improving overall wellness for everyone.”

Recognizing the significance of regular physical activity for individuals at Hanscom AFB, Strosser's class focuses on educating eligible personnel here.

"Many people feel uncomfortable in the gym, hindering their exercise routine,” he said. “I want to empower them by teaching proper technique, fostering lifelong exercisers.”

Anyone with base access who is aged 16 and older can participate in Strosser’s free classes at the Fitness and Sports Center. The sessions are Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. or noon, with each lasting approximately 45 minutes.

"If someone attends my class twice a week for two months, I’m confident I can help them increase their overall fitness," said Strosser.

For those seeking more information about classes and programs, contact Strosser at, or reach out to the fitness center at 781-225-6630.