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.

 
 
 
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 
dumb bells, 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 your
miles; 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!!  For more information, call (401) 841-7354.

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 
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 Coffee Shoppe & 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
 
Seaview Lanes Bowling Center sells
Providence Bruins vouchers $13.50 (gate $19.25)
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, December 18, 2018

Group Fitness Class Stand Down

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
ENDS
5:00PM

Racquetball Tournament

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

5:00AM

2019 Yearly Incentive Mileage Club starts

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

Monday, January 7, 2019

7:00AM

Chafee Group Fitness Challenge

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

3:30PM

Olympic Weight Lifting for Beginners

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

3:30PM

Olympic Weight Lifting for Beginners

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

Thursday, January 17, 2019

6:00AM

Fitness Screenings: Functional Movement & Strength

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

8:00AM

Mission Nutrition

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

Monday, February 4, 2019

Appalachian Trail Fitness Challenge

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Fitness Center

This event repeats every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday