Effective Mon 24 May check-in procedure and capacity changes at JBER Fitness.
 *   Fully vaccinated customers show their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card upon entry and do not have to wait in line
  *   In order to continue protecting higher-risk customers, there will still be capacity limits for unvaccinated customers
  *   Unvaccinated customers must provide their DoD ID card upon entry for accounting purposes and retrieve it upon exiting the facility

*   If capacity limits are reached, unvaccinated customers will be directed to wait in line

*Vaccinated customers who do not have their vaccine cards may still enter but will follow the same process/capacities as unvaccinated customers.*

We appreciate your patience as we continue to find ways to serve you and expand our services!

With the updated policy in place the fitness centers have received questions regarding HIPAA and the security of their ID Card.
Please click below to find out how we are responding to these common concerns.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a broad regulation that protects a patient’s personal health information and only applies to how medical providers, hospitals, and health insurers share or release information. HIPAA doesn’t protect medical information that an individual shares about themselves or outside healthcare entities. If you are asked to provide your vaccination status, it is your choice to disclose if you have been vaccinated or not.

To decrease the risk to JBER’s mission, requirements differing for vaccinated and unvaccinated personnel have been released for the installation in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. If you are entering an installation facility and are asked for your vaccination status, staff are requesting for mission reasons and your response helps JBER accomplish its mission.

 In accordance with AFI 36-3026, Identification and Common Access Cards are property of the United States Government.  If you are asked by facility personnel to temporarily and voluntarily provide your identification or common access card for the limited purposes of maintaining accountability of non-vaccinated individuals, this is not a confiscation of your card in accordance with AFI 36-3026.  At your request your card will be returned to you upon your departure from the facility.  Trusted facility personnel will vigilantly protect your card until you retrieve it.


Masks are required for all patrons. Currently allowing all DoD ID Cardholders ages 16+. 

For 24/7 access registration is required. Click here to get started.


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 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. 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.


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!

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.
$36.50 per person | 1 hour | group of 2-3
$44.00 | 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