Buckner Fitness Center2018-07-09T10:45:13+00:00


At Buckner Fitness Center, we offer quality facilities and certified staff that promote warfighter fitness and family resilience through dynamic fitness, human performance, aquatics, and sports.

Indoor Training Equipment:

• Free Weight Room
• Functional Fitness Training Space
• Hammer Strength Equipment
• Cable Machines
• Dumbbells, Barbells, and Competition Kettle Bells
• Power Racks with Bumper Plates
• Hammer Strength MTS 14 Station Circuit Room
• Life Fitness 16 Station Circuit Room
• Mt. Everclimb (Full Length Rope)
• Cardiovascular Exercise Room
• Televisions on Individual Cardio Machines
• Elliptical Trainers
• Row Machines
• Stair Steppers
• Upright Bikes
• Recumbent Bikes
• 1 Official APFT Bike
• Specialty Equipment Available for Checkout

**Age 16 and up can use all parts of the facility, Age 13 – 15 can use the fitness equipment and track, but require interactive supervision from a parent or guardian. Ages 6 – 12 are not allowed to use the fitness equipment. Use of the track is authorized, but requires interactive supervision from a parent or guardian at all times, and must not interfere with adult users. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the facility except in a stroller being pushed around the track.


Each authorized patron may sign in 2 guests. Sponsor is responsible for guest and must accompany them at all times. Guests must have a photo I.D.


We offer a variety of group fitness classes throughout the year. Perfect for any skill level. Check out the schedule here.


With certified professionals in the areas of water safety, first aid, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology and biomechanics available, Buckner hosts classes and education activities throughout the year. All classes require advanced sign-up and some require a small fee.


Many non-recreational activities are held at Buckner Fitness Center; craft fairs, health fairs, charity events, military functions and live entertainment!


Indoor Facilities

Men’s and Women’s locker rooms, 4 Stand-up tanning booths, 3 basketball courts, 2 racquetball courts, rock wall, running track, Strength and Conditioning Room, Fitness Pool, and The Polar Paradise Pool.

Outdoor Facilities:

7 Softball fields, Fitness Trail,  Flag Football Field,  Multipurpose Field, Basketball Courts, Ice Skating Rink, and Soccer field.

Fitness Competitions:

We host several fitness competitions for every kind of military athlete and at various levels of competition. Some of our competitive and semi-competitive events include Arctic Valley Run, Indoor and Outdoor Triathlon, Army Ten Miler Qualifier, 5k Base Championship, Arctic Warrior Push and Pull, JBER Strongman Competition, Combat Cross Country Series, and Canoe Tug of Orr.

Strength and Conditioning:

JBER Strength and Conditioning (JBER S&C) is a one of a kind service. A unit can reserve the JBER S&C facility and work with certified strength coaches for their unit PT and have the whole place to themselves!
Email: brandon.bourgeois@us.af.mil or joseph.kellehr.2@us.af.mil

Personal Training:

Get help reaching your personal fitness and wellness goals with one of our certified personal trainers. They will provide you with the motivation, education, guidance, and individualized instruction to succeed. Individual and group sessions are available.
$32.50 per person | 1 hour | group of 2-3
$40.00 | 1 hour| one-on-one

Intramural Sports:

We host 15 Different intramural seasons during each year; Softball , Outdoor Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Golf, Flag Football, Wrestling, Swim Meets, Basketball, Innertube water polo, Volleyball, Skeet, Racquetball, and more! Each sport competes for a chance to win the Commander’s cup!
Call JBER intramural Sports
at 907-384-1304 for more information, schedules and deadlines.


Check out our Aquatics Centers:
Buckner Fitness Pool and Polar Paradise Pool

“Best program ever seen in the Army in 8 years of service.”

“The Buckner gym and personnel running it are fantastic; easily the best fitness center I’ve encountered in my career by far.”

“Awesome Fitness Center and the staff is friendly and encourages people to get fit. No matter what your fitness level is they’re willing to help you get healthier and stay healthy.”

“One of the best gyms I have ever seen. Besides the plethora of every cardio and lifting apparatus known to man. It also boasts an indoor track an entire basketball court for the crossfitters and a freaking rock climbing gym. And sun tanning rooms. And the Aquatic Center is more like a water park with a lap pool.”

“A really lively and vivid facility to train in. Lots of motivation and I can get a natural pump form this place.”