Physical Fitness Center experiments with extended hours

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - For the past three days, the Physical Fitness Center on Fort Wainwright has been experimenting with extended hours.
Based on feedback by gym-goers, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation network at Fort Wainwright decided to create a trial period to see how the PFC would be utilized.
That trial began on Tuesday November 27th at 5 A-M and on both Wednesday and Thursday, the gym was open for 24 hours. The trial is set to end Friday night at 9:30.
During this time, MWR provided paper surveys to users, as well as interacting with patrons as they visited the gym.
Sports and Fitness PFC Facility Manager, Jasmine Henry, explained what the next steps are.
“We will take all of information, take all of our data, we'll take that up to the command team, review it all, see what the needs of our patrons are and then decide at that point on whether or not to move forward with the 24 hour access or see if there is just certain times that the patrons would like us to be open that best meets their needs but also meets the needs of what we need to do for the Army as a whole,” she said.
Normal hours will go back into effect immediately.