The new year is the perfect time for new beginnings. Getting healthy and going to the gym consistently ranks high among the top new year’s resolution that people make.  

Fort Campbell’s Estep Wellness Center is assisting those who want to start or fall back into healthy habits by offering new and returning classes this month.

Some of the new classes on the schedule include Yoga, Go Hard, Country Heat, Zumba, Core De Force and Turbo Kick.

Megan Scales, Estep lead recreation assistant, group fitness instructor and personal trainer said the increase in the variety of classes Estep now offers is because of a few factors.

“We have more instructors to teach these classes now and that allows us to have different types of classes,” Scales said. “We added these classes because people wanted these classes back or begin having them.”

Many of the new classes are only being offered a few times this month to gauge interest.

Country Heat, a country line dancing fitness class, is offered at 9 a.m. Jan. 20. This is one of the classes Estep staff hopes will be popular because of its up tempo movements and use of popular music.

Go Hard is a high-intensity class with total body cardiovascular exercises. Although the class is high intensity, Scales encourages everyone to try it out. The class is offered at 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Jan. 13.

“The class can push the body to its limits, but the instructors can make modifications for those who have prior injuries or need a bit of assistance,” she said.

Along with the new classes, Estep brought back favorites including PiYo, which is a mix of Pilates and Yoga, as well as a regular Yoga class.

The first Yoga session of the new year was Monday. Estep Yoga instructor, Tara Patterson said the class had a great start. “We may not have had tons of people show up but if one person shows up it’s a good class,” Patterson said.

Yoga is a good way for Estep patrons to unwind and maintain health, she said.

“Yoga helps with resiliency, lowers stress and improves overall mental and physical health,” Patterson said. “The benefits of Yoga are limitless and I think this class will help many people at Fort Campbell.”

Scales said the Estep staff hope that the classes are successful and bring people not only to the classes but into the wellness center as well.

“I know we want the classes to work out and get a lot of people involved and bring in new patrons,” she said.

Currently, Estep staff is continuing to find more classes and activities that will be featured in the coming months. Scales and the staff believe the addition of more classes can only benefit the wellness center and its patrons.

“If the classes achieve their purpose and people seemed invested in them, it will definitely open the door for the potential to add more classes to the schedule in the future,” Scales said.

For more information about classes, pricing and memberships at Estep, call 270-798-4664 or visit



9 a.m. Bootcamp – Megan

10 a.m. Power Cycle – Megan

10 a.m. Yoga – Tara

4:30 p.m. Total Pump – Emelia

6 p.m. Zumba – Nicole


9:15 a.m. Zumba – Lena

10:30 a.m. Total Pump – Amanda

5 p.m. Go Hard – Linzi

6 p.m. Spin – Geneva


9 a.m Bootcamp – Lena

10 a.m. Zumba – Lena

10 a.m. Cycle – Megan

4:30 p.m. Total Pump – Emelia

6 p.m. Yoga – Tara


9 a.m. Zumba – Lena

10:30 a.m. Total Pump – Megan

4:30 p.m. PiYo – Amanda

6 p.m. Cycle – Geneva


9 a.m. Yoga – Tara

10 a.m. Power Cycle – Megan

10:30 a.m. Turbo Kick – Tara

Saturday (Jan. 13)

9 a.m. Go Hard – Linzi

10 a.m. Spin – Geneva

10:30 a.m. Zumba – Nicole

Saturday (Jan. 20)

9 a.m. Country Heat – Amanda

10 a.m. Spin – Geneva

10:30 a.m. Zumba – Nicole

Saturday (Jan. 27)

9 a.m. Pilates – Linzi

10 a.m. Spin –  Geneva

10:30 a.m. Core De Force –  Amanda