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Monday, September 16, 2013

Niagara hosts exercise leader course

by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Clark
914th Airlift Wing Public Affairs


9/13/2013 - NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. -- Force Support Squadron members from the 914th and 107th Airlift Wings and the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, participated in a Cooper Institute Military and First Responder Exercise Leader Course here, Sept. 9-12.

The course is designed to improve physical fitness and introduce new methods and concepts for exercise and conditioning. The classes were led by Cooper Institute exercise experts Tonya Gutch, M.S. and Steve Farrell, Ph.D.

Over the four-day course, members received classroom instruction as well as hands-on exercises. A large aspect of the sustainment flight portion of FSS is exercise instruction. This class helps members learn how to lead training by outlining proper procedures for running and circuit training.

"I think that this course has elevated our knowledge about health and wellness and reinforced that maintaining fitness can be effective and fun," said Senior Master Sgt. Michael Roach, Sustainment Services Flight superintendent.

By hosting the course at Niagara, the unit saved money and thus was able to provide instruction for a larger group. "We were able to train more people and get more accomplished for a fraction of the cost," said Maj. Kenneth Enser, 914th Force Support Squadron commander.

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