MTC Fit For Life Fitness Success Stories

The second quarter focus of the MTC fit for life campaign was fitness. Let’s take a look at fitness success stories at MTC facilities.

At Wilkinson county correctional facility in Woodville, Mississippi, resilence was the name of the game as a last-minute rainstorm moved their scheduled 5k indoors.
To equal five kilometers, staff and residents ran a total of 75 laps around the inside of the gym.

At Brooklyn job corps center, fitness was a priority in quarter 2.
As you can see, they focused on push-ups, cardio, and group exercise.

Brooklyn JC Fit Photos
Brooklyn Job Corps

At the Otero county prison facility, residents joined a rigorous fitness program involving multiple-hour fitness sessions weekly.

Tongue point job corps in Oregon made the most of its proximity to the great outdoors to add hiking to the fitness opportunities available for enrollees.

A the Bluebonnet detention center in Texas, the approach to fitness was hi-tech. Bluebonnet residents practiced movement and fitness training under the instruction of a PlayStation program.

In Kentucky, at Earle C. Clements Job Corps, they blazed their trail, creating a 5k course on campus with fitness flyers for specific exercise instruction.

At Florida’s Gadsden correctional facility, residents had the privilege of learning physical fitness techniques from fellow residents, who also happen to be certified fitness instructors.

St. Louis Job Corps used Fitbits to measure physical activity. The center also held a biggest loser competition, with Kamesa Stewart winning after losing 32 pounds. First place in the center step challenge went to Jessica morgan with 156,200 steps during “active April.”

At El Valle Detention Center, community relations manager Myrna Saldana won the facility’s biggest loser competition, losing 32 pounds. Detention officer Jouse Balderas came in second, losing 27 pounds.

El Valle Fit for Life photo
El Valle Detention Center

Finally, Director Network Administration Rick Widner shared his CrossFit journey at the corporate office. Via Zoom, Dr. Chris Brossart taught staff fitness fundamentals. A corporate office step challenge totaled over four million steps, reaching around 37,000 miles.