Thorpe Hall was constructed in 1887 by the Indian students. The
facility was enlarged in 1895, renovated in 1976 and in 2001 went
through an extensive modification that included updating interior
finishes and altering the structure to meet
the changing demands of fitness today.
Whether you are looking for the latest equipment, personal trainers, or
a variety of exercise classes, Thorpe Hall has it all for you. You'll
find all the amenities you need in an environment that makes you feel at
home, regardless of your fitness level.
The mission of the U.S. Army Combatives School is to train Leaders and Soldiers in close quarters Combatives in order to instill the Warrior Ethos and prepare Soldiers to close with and defeat the enemy in hand to hand combat.
The Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) started in 1995 with the 2nd Ranger Battalion and has spread at the grass roots around the Army. It has been incorporated into the new FM 3-25.150 (AKO Account Required) and Basic Combatives is one of the Forty Warrior Core Tasks of the Warrior Ethos initiative.
For information on Combatives at Carlisle Barracks, call 717-245-3681.
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All classes are FREE and held in the Thorpe Hall Fitness Center, Bldg 23. TRX and MMA Fitness is on the 2nd floor and most fitness classes are on the 3rd floor - towels & mats are provided. 6 a.m. classes are 45 minutes. Classes are taught by certified professionals. Seek physician's advice before starting any exercise program.
Note: "Classes are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Please call 245-3681 for confirmation prior to classes."
Exercise Class Descriptions
Instructor: John Cerifko, Fifth Degree Black Belt
Cost: $15 student/month
A form of high impact aerobics that combines the moves of Tae Kwon Do, karate, boxing, ballet, and hip hop dancing into one routine that is sure to challenge you. For men and women.
|Tae Kwon Do|
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that uses bare feet and hands as weapons. The literal translation is "the art of kicking and punching." Commonly called "Korean Karate," Tae Kwon Do is similar to karate in many ways, including its use of colored belts, ranging from white through black, to show rank.
Students will earn numerous benefits from the study of this class. They will learn how to effectively defend themselves from potential harm, increase their physical and mental fitness, and improve their balance and coordination. Students will also learn patience and respect towards others and, most importantly, toward themselves.
Thorpe Hall is available for use by active duty,
retired military and their authorized family members, DA civilians,
reserve and National Guard personnel, DoD contracted employees,
technical representatives, and employees of military banking facilities
and credit unions who are working at Carlisle Barracks.
- Street shoes and/or running shoes are not allowed.
- Shoes designed for the particular sports you are participating in, or
all-purpose sneakers or athletic shoes are acceptable footwear.
- Use of the tennis courts requires appropriate tennis shoes be worn.
- While inside using the basketball/volleyball courts and/or
racquetball/handball courts, the only shoes authorized for wear are
basketball shoes, sneakers, tennis shoes, and shoes designed especially
for indoor sports or aerobics
- Any shoes that have been worn outside are not authorized to be worn
while using the basketball/volleyball, and/or handball/racquetball
courts. Shoes must be changed for use of these courts.
- If patrons forget their indoor shoes or have none, there are loaner
shoes available in all indoor facilities. These are located either on a
shelf in the hallway, or behind the sign-in counter. If you don't see
your size please ask staff member for assistance.
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