Aviano Air Base is home to the Wyvern Readiness Center and Dragon Fitness Center where there is something for everyone! We offer group fitness classes, intramural sports, Crossfit, and more. Our goal is to provide quality programs and services to help individuals stay on top of their fitness goals.
The Dragon Fitness Center is a state of the art fitness facility, 31,000 sq ft and 15 employees. The facility boasts over $150K in strength and cardio equipment operating 7 days a week, 90 hours weekly and services over 1,000 customers daily. The facility was recognized as USAFE’s 2012 Best Fitness & Sports Program and earned a 5-star rating, which is the Air Force’s highest fitness award. We offer 20 fitness classes a week.
Note: The Dragon is unmanned from 12-4 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for training. 24/7 Access is required to use the facility during this time.
Zumba an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.
Indoor Cycling is a form of exercise focusing on endurance, strength and high intensity intervals. The stationary exercise bicycle with monitor shows the intensity level along with other useful information. Pedals offer the option for both normal and bike shoes. For cycling lovers who do not have enough time or affected by the weather, this is a great cardio exercise in a safety environment all year round.
- Ages 5 and below
- Maximum 10 children in the PCA
- Parents must be in the room or on the cardio equipment that faces the PCA
Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
The Wyvern provides a full up fitness experience for military members and dependents. The facility houses a multi-purpose mat room that can house martial arts and wrestling, cardio equipment, expanded functional fitness options, traditional weight training.
Note: The Dragon is unmanned from 2-4 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for training. 24/7 Access is required to use the facility during this time.
Cross Functional Fitness is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time.
Karate is a Japanese martial art influenced by different styles. Is predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques. Kyokushin Kenbukai is a Japanese karate styles which combines old Okinaea Karate with modern techniques and training principles. It involves too Grappling and ground fighting.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a self defense martial art developed from the original Japanese Jiu Jitsu. Based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds, It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground and maintain control. BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution
Kuk Sool Won is a systematic study of all of the traditional fighting arts, which together comprise the martial arts history of Korea. As a martial arts system, Kuk Sool Won is extremely well-organized; and seeks to integrate and explore the entire spectrum of established Asian fighting arts and body conditioning techniques, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training.
Kuk Sool Won Little Dragons: Our Children's Martial Arts Programs is designed specifically with age specific exercises, games, drills and activities that will maximize children's learning and growth potential. The children will learn respect, focus, teamwork, self-control, balance, memory, self-discipline, fitness, and coordination skills, which are the fundamental skills necessary to develop and to efficiently and effectively participate in the martial arts.
Wyvern Fitness Center offers Karate, Jiu Jitsu, and Kuk Sool Won with two instructors!
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Andrea was born in Pordenone and is practicing martial arts since he was 15. He has been an athlete for several years in different martial arts disciplines, he has been part of the Judo and Karate Italian Teams. He is also Jiu Jitsu first-level black belt. Andrea studied in Europe, Brazil, and Japan. He has been teaching on base for more than a decade now, helping many kids to win several medals in Italian competitions
As a former US Army Paratrooper, George draws on his experience and discipline to train and motivate. His 20+ years of martial arts training and deep commitment to teaching help his students meet and exceed their personal goals. George has achieved many notable accomplishments over his 25 years with Kuk Sool Won, including taking home the title of European Champion in 2007. A native of Miami and resident of Italy, George is honored to have the opportunity to instruct all ages.
"Both my kids are recipients of our black belt way of learning. Martial arts is a way to master self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-defense."
The Fitness Staff would also like you to be aware of a 5K route which is also available for your usage! This 5K route (the blue route) starts next to the FAC and ends by the LVIS Gate. This 5K also includes the following stations along the route:
In order to complete this 5K, the runner must run there and back and complete the 5K stations.
There are 3 different stations around the track as well that can be utilized.
Around the Track the stations are:
The Aviano Fitness & Readiness Centers have new personal trainers available to you!
See their contact information below!
Heba is a high-energy coach with a passion and love for both playing and teaching squash. She is a certified personal trainer and a corrective exercise and nutrition specialist. Always motivated, she continuously aims to inspire athletes to do their best. Heba specializes in developing a variety of clinics, drills, personalized lesson plans, and player development. She has over 18 years of active squash playing with more than 9 years of coaching. She is a professional player in both the United States and Egypt.
Aviano has massage therapy available at Mountain View Lodge courtesy of the Aviano Fitness Centers. Schedule an appointment today!
Francesca is a sport and wellness massage therapist since 2013, she is a holistic operator and beautician too. Her specialty is the deep tissue massage, but she's often asked relaxing, hot stone and Californian massages as well. You should also try the plantar and face reflexology.
Schedule with Francesca today!