Navy Fitness & NOFFS Zone



Fitness Center and NOFFS Zone (PEB)

The Fitness Center  has ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes, recumbent bikes, and stairmasters. We also have LifeFitness Strength Series and Hammer Strength equipment as well as free weights. Our friendly front-desk staff will be happy to assist you with check-out of equipment available. Both our men's and women's locker rooms include a sauna, steam room, and several shower stalls. Facility features: racquetball courts; personal training services; family fitness room; Splash Park; outdoor basketball courts; NOFFS Zone and group exercise classes. Navy Fitness at NSA Mid-South is here to help you maintain physical readiness!

What is NOFFS?

NOFFS stands for Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System. NOFFS is a fitness program ideology that was created to reduce muscular injuries and increase on the job performance.  The purpose of NOFFS is to provide a complete physical training program that will “eliminate the guesswork” for: the individual Sailor who is participating in his/her personal, physical training program and the Navy health and fitness professional who is interested in obtaining a readily-prepared comprehensive and biomechanically-balanced individual or group physical training program.

Why is NOFFS important to Sailors? NOFFS is THE tool sailors are using for mission readiness.

How can NOFFS improve fitness? The Navy’s operational environment places a unique combination of physiological and mechanical stress on the human body. This demand requires a systematic approach to physical preparation to ensure personnel are operationally efficient and can sustain a productive, healthy career. There is a consummate paradigm shift in physical development from a traditional fitness model of isolated, single joint resistance to an archetype in integrated training systems based on movement, including: Restoring Movement, Training Movement, and Fueling Movement. NOFFS represents this training system as a professional medium to take care of the Navy’s greatest asset: its people.

How does the NOFFS equipment vary from traditional gym equipment? The beauty of NOFFS is that it does not require equipment at all. NOFFS was originally created for small spaces and minimal equipment. This NOFFS Zone is big and filled with amazing equipment, but it’s how the equipment is used is what matters. We will be holding clinics and classes to ensure our patrons using correct when using this facility.

Policies and procedures for all Navy Fitness facilities

  • All patrons entering an MWR Fitness facility must show a valid ID card that grants them access to MWR facilities. Authorized ID cards include Active Duty, Reservist and DoD CAC, Retiree ID, and Dependent ID.  The only patrons exempted from showing their ID card are military personnel in their uniform of the day or official Navy PTU uniform.

    Any patron without an authorized ID card is considered a guest and must abide by the facility guest policy.  They must be accompanied by an authorized ID card holder at all times and pay the $4/day guest fee to gain access.  Any attempt to enter the facility without showing an authorized ID card or paying the guest fee is considered trespassing and will result in security notification.
  • Authorized patrons are Active Duty, Reservists, Retirees, and their dependents, civil employees, Millington Police and Fire Department employees.  Dependents are guests of their sponsor. Authorized patrons age 18 and above may sponsor a limit of 3 guests.  All guests must pay a $4.00 guest fee and must stay with their sponsor at all times.
  • Minimum age on fitness floor without supervision is 15 years.
  • Patrons between ages 10 and 14 must go through an orientation of fitness equipment with a parent or legal guardian.  The youth may then workout supervised by an authorized parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • Youth 15 and old may use the fitness facility without a parent or guardian with a valid membership card.
  • Joe Dugger Fitness Center is a smoke-free environment. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Pushing, shoving, hitting, kicking, horseplay or any other unsafe behaviors will not be tolerated
  • Possession of a weapon of any form, or the possession or use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
  • Vandalism of facilities, or leaving graffiti on walls will not be tolerated.
  • The fitness staff is not responsible for personal items.  Lockers are available for storage of valuables. Lockers are subject to search by security at any time.
  • This is a family-oriented environment, please be respectful to others.  Fitness staff reserves the right to prohibit unsafe and offensive behavior. Patrons who do not abide by the rules or pose a safety concern may be requested to leave the facility until further action is taken and deemed appropriate.
  • Please bring your own lock. Locker keys are not provided.


Sauna and Steam rooms are open – personal towel is required for sauna/steam usage/showers.

  • Limit yourself to 10-minutes
  • Please shower before using
  • Allow 5-minutes after exercising before entering
  • Temperature is kept between 170-180 degrees for Dry and 100-110 degrees for Wet
  • Saunas will be secured 1-hour before closing for cleaning
  • Food an beverages are prohibited in saunas
  • No exercise or plastic/rubber suits are allowed in the saunas
  • No patron under 16 is permitted in the saunas

DoD Fitness Platform
The DoD has multiple resources for individuals to maintain a level of fitness while preserving social distancing guidance. The below links provide free resources and workouts, using bodyweight or common household items.


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