NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

The fitness center is named for the late Senator John H. Chafee (1922-1999) 
who served as an enlisted Marine in World War II, a captain during the 
Korean War, 66th governor of Rhode Island, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) 
and as a U.S. Senator. 

The John H. Chafee fitness center offers a variety of fitness programs and 
equipment to all authorized patrons (active-duty personnel, reservists, 
retirees, dependents and DoD civilians).  Nationally certified trainers are 
available for free group/personal appointments.  The fitness center has an 
indoor running track, 25-meter pool, basketball and racquetball courts. 
There is 100% ID check at this military facility.


WHAT WE OFFER
• 25 meter Indoor Pool 
• Indoor Running Track 
• Basketball/Volleyball 
• Racquetball Courts 
• Health Assessments 
• Cardio/Weight Equipment
• Dry Sauna
• Personal Training for free
• PRT Support/CFL Training/NOFFS

 

FAMILY FITNESS ROOM 
The room is a designated fitness space for patrons with young children.  
This designed fitness space is limited to cardiovascular equipment and light 
resistance equipment for patrons/guardian to exercise and a safe play area 
for the children 11 years old and younger.  Parent/guardian must be in the 
designated areas together at all times.

CHAIR FITNESS
Tuesday & Thursday 9:45-10:30 a.m. 
This chair-based class is designed for those with injuries, limited range 
of motion and flexibility, and those seeking to improve their strength and 
conditioning.  We focus on building core strength and muscular tone, 
achieving better balance and posture, and improving cardiovascular fitness 
and coordination through a combination of seated and standing exercises. A 
variety of tools such as dumbbells, resistance bands, Swiss balls, and 
medicine balls are used to keep the workouts new and challenging.  

YEARLY INCENTIVE MILEAGE FITNESS CLUB
Wednesday, January 2-Tuesday, December 31 
The 2019 Yearly Incentive Mileage Fitness Club will consist of four separate 
clubs; bike, run and row.  Pick the activity you will like to excel in for 
the year and begin recording yourmiles; and you may also include master swim, 
spin and row classes.  Achieve mileage goals receive awards.  A great way to 
keep you motivated not only for the new year, but throughout the year!!  

YOUTH FITNESS ORIENATIONS
Children ages 12 through 15 may use the fitness facility after receiving an 
orientation from a fitness specialist.  Orientations include: cardiovascular 
equipment, Magnum/Hammer Strength selectorized weighted machines and functional  
equipment located on the fitness floor.  Parent/guardian must accompany the 
child during the orientation.  Stop by the John H. Chafee Fitness Center and 
fill out a  “Request a Trainer” form.  Orientations are held on Saturdays & 
Sundays between 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Sign ups are required 
and space is limited. 

 

LOCAL AREA TICKETS:
John H. Chafee Fitness Center sells
Island Cinemas 10 $8.25 (gate $9.50)

Leisure Bay Internet Cafe sells
Island Cinemas 10 $8.25 (gate $9.50)
Newport County Dinner Club $18.50 (gate $20.00)
   Two-for-one dinners at over 70 restaurants

Seaview Lanes Bowling Center sells
Island Cinemas 10 $8.25 (gate $9.50)
Newport County Dinner Club $18.50 (gate $20.00)
   Two-for-one dinners at over 70 restaurants
Six Flags New England $43.00 (gate $71.99)
Amazing Grace Boat Tour $17.00 (gate $19.00)


Note: Contractors and retired DoD Civilians are NOT eligible to use this facility.


This MWR facility is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists,
eligible family members, and DoD civilians with base access.

Events

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

5:00AM

John H. Chafee Fitness Center Basketball Courts closed all day

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

3:00PM

MWR Health & Wellness Fair

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

6:00AM

Bench Press Challenge

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10:30AM

Bench Press Challenge

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3:00PM

Bench Press Challenge

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

3:00PM

Mission Nutrition

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

3:00PM

Olympic Lifting Clinic

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

11:30AM

All About NOFFS

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Friday, October 18, 2019

4:00PM

Cornhole Tournament

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Friday, October 25, 2019

3:00PM

Pumpkin Plunge

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4:30PM

Pumpkin Plunge

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Monday, October 28, 2019

11:00AM

Medley Squat

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3:30PM

Medley Squat

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