Fitness test success U.S. Air Force Logo June 24, 2021 210614-F-GK375-0185 Jared Tomberlin, fitness instructor, instructs a kickboxing class at the Southside Fitness Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 14, 2021. The fitness centers at Ramstein have multiple fitness classes Airmen can attend for free. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett) Details Download 210614-F-GK375-0377 Airman 1st Class Nelson Tsai, 24th Intelligence Squadron imagery analyst, tests his squadron's run times at the Southside Fitness Center track at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 14, 2021. Ramstein has two fitness centers, including a track and tennis courts outside the Southside Fitness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett) Details Download 210614-F-GK375-0014 Senior Airman Jeremy Immel, 1st Air and Space Communications Squadron unit deployment manager, stretches at the Southside Fitness Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 14, 2021. The fitness centers have enough equipment to better accommodate social distancing between Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett) Details Download 210614-F-GK375-0294 Jared Tomberlin, fitness instructor, instructs a kickboxing class at the Southside Fitness Center at Ramstein Air base, Germany, June 14, 2021. The fitness centers have free exercise classes such as spin, yoga, and strength classes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett) Details Download 210614-F-GK375-0063 Senior Airman April Wright, 37th Airlift Squadron aviation resource management, runs on a treadmill at the Southside Fitness Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 14, 2021. The scoring for the physical fitness test’s 1.5-mile run is 60 percent of the total score for the fitness assessment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett) Details Download Physical fitness testing resumes at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 1, 2021. The test consists of three components: push-ups, sit-ups and the 1.5-mile run. The fitness assessment tests an Airman’s strength along with their endurance to ensure that the Air Force has Airmen fit to fight. The scoring system changed since the cancellation of the fitness test in March of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to move away from a one-size-fits-all model. Scoring is placed into five-year age groups instead of 10, and the waist measurement will no longer be a requirement for the testing. With this new change, push-ups and sit-ups will now be worth 20 points each and the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Without the actively running fitness assessment for over a year, many service members may be unsure of whether or not they’re ready to succeed. Thankfully, Ramstein has resources available to Airmen to help them prepare to perform with excellence. “Airmen can visit any of our local fitness centers,” said Master Sgt. Letora Williams, 786th Force Support Squadron southside fitness center fitness and sports section chief. “They can talk to one of our staff members who will get them in touch with someone to talk to about their fitness goals, and where they may be lacking and they can give them ideas about ways to improve.” The fitness centers adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing Airmen to exercise without risk of spreading the virus. “We’ve gotten a lot of new equipment and increased our sanitization routines along with machines that sanitize the rooms,” said Williams. “We’ve been able to get more equipment and machines to accommodate social distancing.” The fitness centers also have free classes available for group exercise such as spin, yoga and strength building. The front desk at the Southside Fitness Center has the schedule for the different groups. To participate in one of these classes, call the facility at 06371 470 294 to reserve a spot. In addition, the Southside Fitness Center also has the Fit-to-Fight program for Airmen, to help improve their physical fitness and health. “We just want to motivate our people to pass these tests,” said Staff Sgt. Ashli Green, 786 FSS fitness supervisor. The classes for Fit-to-Fight take place twice a day, four times a week, over an eight-week period. “The ‘Fit-to-Fight’ program was an added resource to help jumpstart you getting back into the healthiest you that you can be,” said Williams. According to Tech. Sgt. Leilani Michel, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Fitness Assessment Cell, Airmen who weren’t performing well in the beginning were above the standard for the physical fitness test at the end. To sign up for the Fit-to-Fight program or if you have any questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Information: All Airmen are responsible for knowing when they are due to take their fitness assessment. To find out when you are due to take the fitness test can be found here. To schedule an appointment for the test on appointment plus, click here. Once at the Appointment Plus page, have the location set to “Ramstein Air Base,” and select “Fitness Assessment Cell” for the Base Agency, then select “PT Test” for Base Service. More information and resources on the upcoming fitness assessment can be found here.