514 AMW High Intensity Interval Training

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  • By Senior Airman Ruben Rios
  • 514th Air Mobility Wing

Senior Airman Joshua Hewlett, 514th Force Support Squadron personnel specialist with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., led a free High Intensity Interval Training course after the Unit Training Assembly Jan. 12, 2019 here.

HIIT is a form of exercise in which short periods of extremely demanding physical activity are alternated with intervals of less intense recovery periods.

“HIIT keeps your heart rate up and elevates your metabolism,” said Hewlett.

A personal trainer in his civilian career, Hewlett enjoys helping and motivating others to achieve their goals.

“People always find time for what’s important to them,” said Hewlett. “Find time to take care of yourself because if you don’t, no one will.”

There is an exercise course offered to anyone at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on the Saturday of the UTA drill schedule at 5 p.m. in the 514th Force Support Squadron building. Hewlett leads the HIIT class on odd numbered months while Lt. Col. Gwendolyn R. Defilippi 514th Mission Support Group deputy commander, here, leads power core yoga class on the even numbered months at the same time and location.

“Being healthy should be happy, fun and enjoyable,” said Hewlett. “If not, then it’s not sustainable.”