Sports and Fitness

Below is information about the Air Force Physical Fitness Test as well as various events and activities that are offered at the Sports and Fitness Center. For more information, please contact the Sports and Fitness Center at 702-652-4891.

AF Physical Fitness Test

Fitness Assessment
The Air Force uses an overall composite fitness score and minimum scores per component based on aerobic fitness, body composition and muscular fitness components to determine an overall fitness. The assessment components are comprised of: 

- Body composition evaluated by abdominal circumference measurements
- Aerobic component evaluated by the 1.5-mile timed run
- Muscular fitness component evaluated by the number of pushups and sit-ups completed within one minute

Members not medically cleared to complete the 1.5-mile run will be assessed through an alternative aerobic test consisting of a 1.0-mile walk as determined by the exercise physiologist/fitness program manager unless otherwise exempted. 

All components of the fitness assessment must be completed within a three-hour window on the same day. 

The body composition assessment, to include height, weight and abdominal circumference measurements, is performed by fitness assessment cell staff and must be the first component assessed. The abdominal circumference is used to obtain the body composition component score instead of the Body Mass Index, or BMI. Height and weight are not factored into the composite score. 

The muscular fitness components, including pushups and sit-ups, may be accomplished before or after the 1.5-mile run (or 1-mile walk test for eligible members). There is a minimum three-minute rest period between components. 

Fitness assessments will be completed by fitness assessment cell staff. Where no fitness assessment cell exists, assessments will be conducted by a certified unit fitness program manager or physical training leader.

Members will receive age and gender-specific composite scores based on the following maximum component scores:

Aerobic - 60 points 
Body composition - 20 points 
Push-ups - 10 points
Sit-ups - 10 points

Those with duty-limiting conditions prohibiting them from performing one or more components of the fitness assessment will have a composite score calculated on the assessed components; however, they will only receive an overall "Pass" or "Fail" rating. Members must achieve a minimum of 75 adjusted points, based on points available, and meet minimum component standards.

Fitness Categories
Members testing in all four components will receive a score in one of three categories: 
Excellent: Composite score equal to or greater than 90 with all minimum components met. 
Satisfactory: Composite score of 75 - 89.99 with all minimum components met. 
Unsatisfactory: Composite score less than 75 and/or one or more minimum components not met. 

Those with exemptions testing in one to three components, will be categorized as: 
Pass: Adjusted composite score equal to or greater than 75 with all tested component minimums met. 
Fail: Adjusted composite score less than 75 and/or one or more tested component minimums not met. 
Exempt: All four components exempted. 

Airmen achieving and maintaining excellent fitness assessment scores will be allowed to wear a patch on their PT uniform recognizing their accomplishment. Patches will be awarded for the following: 
Excellent: Airmen with a current fitness assessment score of equal to or greater than 90 and meeting all component minimum requirements. 
Sustained Excellence: Airmen with the most recent four or more tests over a continuous minimum two-year period with fitness assessment scores equal to or greater than 90 and meeting all component minimum requirements. 
Maximum Performer: Airmen with a current fitness assessment score of 100. 
Sustained Maximum: Airmen with the most recent four or more tests over a continuous minimum two-year period with fitness assessment scores of 100.

Sports and Fitness Center

The Warrior Fitness Center is an 110,000 square-foot, modern facility which offers a multitude of high-tech fitness equipment, a large variety of group exercise, intramural sports programs, and special events throughout the year. Specifically, the facility features three basketball courts, an enormous weight-lifting room, individual cardiovascular and cycling rooms, 1/8 mile indoor track, six lane indoor pool, three racquetball courts, as well as men's and women's locker/shower facilities with separate saunas. In addition, the Warrior Fitness Center offers certified massage therapists and personal trainers, along with a family workout room and a nutritional Juice Bar. Outdoor facilities include two tennis courts, a 3/4 mile running track, two 1/4 mile running ovals, 1-mile track, three softball fields, an artificial turf football/soccer field, and five picnic pavilions.

Fitness Access Program Rules

The Fitness Access Program enables use of the Warrior Fitness Center after normal operating hours by all common access card holders (CAC).  The reason for the implementation is to enhance Airmen's ability to maintain mission readiness and physical resiliency.  The Fitness Access Program does not allow full use of the facility; however, it offers everything an Airman needs to stay fit.

  • Each CAC-enabled patron may escort one guest and must adhere to the following: 
    • Register your guest in the Guest Book located on the front desk counter
    • Guest must be at least 18 years of age
    • Patron must remain with their guest and 100 percent accountable for their actions
  • Report any facility issues such as broken equipment, misuse, etc. in the Incident Book located on the front desk counter
  • In case of any emergency, phones are located on the wall by the front desk, main hallway, functional fitness wall, and upstairs cardio area
  • In the event of a power outage, all patrons will gather their belongings and promptly exit the facility
  • Locked & restricted areas include, but are not limited to:
    • front desk equipment checkout, pool, saunas, nutrition bar, family room, spin room, storage rooms and offices
  • A spotter is required when using free weights
  • You are responsible for re-racking your weights, wiping down equipment, and wearing appropriate fitness attire
  • Nellis AFB and the Warrior Fitness Center are not responsible for any personal property brought into the facility
  • Surveillance cameras will record activities within the facility
  • Access to the WFC during unmanned hours is a privilege that can be retracted
  • Holding or propping the door open is strictly prohibited and will result in the loss of privileges
  • Contact the 99th Force Support Squadron WFC director at 702 652-4891 with any questions regarding the Fitness Access Program

Fitness Access Program

Events and Activities

Cardio Club
-Open to all active duty, retired, spouses and military dependents over the age of 16.
-To join, register at the Fitness and Sports Center front desk.
-Write down and track your miles at the front desk after completing a run, walk or ride.
-Activities can be performed indoors or outdoors.
-Participants will receive an award when they reach one of many milestones.

Equipment Fundamentals Class
-By appointment only.
-To participate, sign up at the Fitness and Sports Center front desk.
-Participants will learn how to use the equipment at the Fitness and Sports Center.
-Maximum of six people per class.

Fitness Assessment
-Open to all active duty and reservists.
-The assessment includes: one minute push-up, one minute sit-up, body fat percentage, 1.5 mile run.

Row across the Atlantic
-This club is for people who, using an aerobic rowing machine, row a total of 4,157 miles, which is the distance from Miami, Fla. to Lisbon, Portugal.
-To become a member of this club, you must first register at the Fitness and Sports Center front desk.
-Track your miles at the front desk after completing your row exercise. Distances reported are on the honor system.
-Once you have rowed the 4,157 miles, you are in the club.

Other Activities

Outdoor Recreation/Equipment Rental
Outdoor Recreation provides equipment rental, Olympic pool, equestrian boarding facility, RV park, RV storage, Outdoor Adventure Program and a resale lot.

Located in Area III, the equestrian boarding facility offers 40 covered stalls with open-air pens, individual tack rooms, dressage arena, enclosed training area, concrete wash area and three quarantine stalls. All horses must have a current health certificate.

The Nellis pool is open for recreational swimming from late May through Labor Day to all military members and their families, Department of Defense civilians, retired and non-appropriated fund employees. Swimming lessons are offered to adults and children from June through August, including classes for new babies. Other programs include open swimming, lap swim, water aerobics classes and more. There are no charges for adult and open swimming. The Olympic pool may be rented for pool parties and special events Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. To register for classes or lessons, contact the pool at 702-652-2473.

The resale lot is located on Beale Avenue, two blocks inside Range Road Gate, next to the Civil Engineer compound. All vehicles must have a valid license plate. The monthly rate is $15 for a 19-foot space and $20 for a double lot.

Outdoor Recreation also offers both on- and off-base self-directed and guided activities.

Sunrise Vista Golf Course
The Sunrise Vista Golf Course has 27 holes of championship golf and is a true challenge to golfers, novices to experts. It is open to military members, retirees, family members and authorized guests.

The course's fees are reasonable with special discount green fee cards and annual weekday-only cards. The facility also has a driving range, chipping area and practice putting greens. 

Rental equipment includes clubs, electric carts and pull carts. Instruction is also available from golf professionals. The air-conditioned golf clubhouse features a complete pro shop and snack bar.

Gun Club
The Nellis Gun Club is rooted on the flank of Sunrise Mountain at Nellis. Its trap and skeet fields and sporting clays course are worth seeing and set the standard in entertainment and competition.

Twelve challenging stations are armed with solar-powered traps. The distinct desert terrain and creative target setting maximize the shooter's experience with a breathtaking view of the Las Vegas Valley and at least one concealed trap on most stations. The terrain, covering more than 100 acres of naturally sculptured arroyos and rocky, dry washes, has been established as Gunfighter Village Sporting Clays since 1999.

Twelve skeet fields and six trap overlays are also available featuring LaPorte skeet machines. A fully stocked clubhouse provides all the necessary gear from gun rentals and ammunition to supplies and clothes for the traveling shot-gunner.