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Specker Human Performance Center

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The Specker Human Performance Center (SHPC) has 24,162 square feet of fitness space featuring 6 lanes of synthetic turf. SHPC utilizes training concepts to manage risk, refine functional movement, and optimize performance. This facility houses Olympic as well as strength and conditioning equipment for a total-body workout. 

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Reopening: What you need to know

Be Advised:  Specker Human Performance Center reserves the right to deny the use of the facility to any patron not following the guidelines set forth to maintain health and safety measures for patrons and equipment. 

Specker Human Performance Center has restrictions in an effort to reduce risks associated with COVID-19. Patrons and employees must adhere to the following policies and procedures:

  • Open to all eligible user groups: Active Duty Military, AD Family Members, DoD Civilians and Retirees, and their Family Members.

    • ​​​​​​​Youth 13 - 15 MUST be actively supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the facility.

    • Youth 12 and under are not allowed in the facility.

  • If capacity of 178 is reached with AD or First Responders waiting, one Retiree/DoD Civilian will be asked to leave the facility for each AD or First Responder waiting in order to maintain max capacity of 178 patrons.

  • Patrons must sign in with Name, Phone and Email so staff can inform patrons of any potential exposure to COVID-19.

  • 178 patrons is the MAXIMUM CAPACITY for Specker Human Performance Center.

  • Locker rooms are open.

  • Masks/face coverings are required:

    • While exercising on cardio equipment and weight training.

    • In free weight areas.

    • While walking in and out of facility.

  • Must maintain 6-foot social distance.

  • Patrons are asked to line up outside front doors and wait for staff for entrance.

  • Patrons and employees must wash hands frequently and wipe down equipment after use.

  • Gym bags are not allowed on the main floor of SHPC; locker rooms are accessible, as well as main floor cubbies for personal items.

  • Water fountains are open.

Specker Human Performance Center Opening Plan (PDF)

Facility Overview


  • 2 Olympic platforms
  • 23 row machines
  • 3 Jacob's ladders
  • 5 Woodway®* treadmills
  • 4 Peloton®* bikes – 1-hr. time limit (First come, first served)
  • 11 AssaultAir®* bikes
  • 4 Concept2®* SkiErgs
  • 4 Concept2®* BikeErgs
  • 3 high-intensity rigs (customizable with multiple lifting stations)
  • High-intensity training equipment tires for flipping
  • 6-lanes AstroTurf®* to perform Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).
  • Push pull sleds.
  • Various strength and conditioning equipment:
    • kettle bells
    • medicine balls
    • bumper plates.
  • Men's and women's expanded locker rooms
  • HVAC improvements throughout the facility

*No federal endorsement implied.

Rules and Requirements


  1. Patrons 16 - 17 are permitted to utilize all weight training areas and cardiovascular equipment at SHPC unsupervised during normal operating hours.

  2. Youth 13 - 15 may utilize cardio exercise equipment and weight equipment at SHPC.

    • They MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian, actively supervising at all times while in this facility.

  3. Guest are not permitted at this time.
  4. Strollers/baby carriers are not allowed in the facility.
ACFT Reservations
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To reserve Specker Human Performance Center ACFT lanes, please email the following form:

Reservation Request Form (PDF)

For inquiries, please call:

Sports and Fitness Director: +1 (703)806-4647
Recreation Fitness Specialist: +1 (703)806-4430