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									                         MARSOC PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PSC Box 20116, Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0116

P O C : L an c e C p l . K y l e M cN a l l y
Phone: (910) 440-0119
E-mail: kyle.mcnally@usmc.mil

Date: Oct. 4, 2010

New gym offers MARSOC PERRES resources
Story by Lance Cpl. Kyle McNally

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2010) –
Complete with saunas, a juice bar and a racquetball court, the new state-of-the-
art gym at U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command’s Stone Bay
headquarters offers a workout experience as relaxing as it is rigorous. But unlike
other gyms aboard Camp Lejeune, this one caters specifically to the requirements
of MARSOC’s Performance and Resiliency program (PERRES).

“The PERRES program is a holistic way of improving the performance of the
Marines here at MARSOC, across the physical, mental and spiritual domains,”
said Lt. Col. Greg Ryan, MARSOC’s performance and resiliency officer. “The new
gym houses a lot of our PERRES staff. We have physical therapists, strength and
conditioning coaches, and a nutritionist. We wanted to provide our Marines and
Sailors with these services,” he said.

In 2009, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) directed MARSOC to
establish a method for increasing the physical performance of its Marines and
Sailors while simultaneously accelerating their physical recovery and reducing
injury and illness. MARSOC’s PERRES is a program that focuses on training the
military athlete through exercise, physical rehabilitation and nutrition.

“Humans are more important than hardware,” said Ryan. “That’s why we’ve
equipped our personnel with world class strength training and rehabilitation
through physical therapy and nutritional advice at this gym.”
Some equipment was purchased specifically for use by MARSOC, like the gym’s
six Keiser half racks, which employ a system of patented pneumatics designed
for explosive strength training.

“You won’t find this equipment in other gyms on Camp Lejeune,” said Paul A.
Nilsen, the director of Semper Fit Camp Lejeune. “These machines are
comparable to what’s found in a professional athlete training facility,” he said.
MARSOC can reserve the gym to train Marines and Sailors in its Special
Operations School, or at the team or company level.

The gym officially opened Oct. 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks
from Col. Daniel J. Lecce, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Base Camp
Lejeune, and Col. Daniel R. Masur, the assistant chief of staff for G-3 operations
at MARSOC.

“Health and fitness are key to maintaining the well-being of Marines and Sailors
aboard Camp Lejeune and ensuring their mission readiness,” said Masur in his
remarks. “This fitness center was designed with Marines and Sailors in mind.”




CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Marines of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special
Operations Command work out in Stone Bay’s new gym. Unlike other gyms
aboard Camp Lejeune, Stone Bay’s new fitness center caters specifically to
MARSOC’s Performance and Resiliency (PERRES) program. (U.S. Marine Corps
photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle McNally/Released)
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. –
 A Marine from U.S. Marine
Corps Forces, Special
Operations Command
practices incline bench press
on a pneumatic Keiser half
rack in Stone Bay’s new gym.
Unlike other gyms aboard
Camp Lejeune, Stone Bay’s
new fitness center caters
specifically to MARSOC’s
Performance and Resiliency
(PERRES) program. (U.S.
Marine Corps photo by Lance
Cpl. Kyle McNally/Released)

Some equipment in Stone
Bay’s new gym was
purchased by U.S. Marine
Corps Forces, Special
Operations Command to train
its personnel. Unlike other
gyms aboard Camp Lejeune,
Stone Bay’s new fitness
center caters specifically to
MARSOC’s Performance and
Resiliency (PERRES)
program. (U.S. Marine Corps)
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – A Marine from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special
Operations Command practices bench press on a pneumatic Keiser half rack in
Stone Bay’s new gym. Unlike other gyms aboard Camp Lejeune, Stone Bay’s new
fitness center caters specifically to MARSOC’s Performance and Resiliency
(PERRES) program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle
McNally/Released)




CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – From left, Col. Daniel R. Masur, assistant chief of staff for
G-3 operations, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, Col.
Daniel J. Lecce, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and
Sailors and civilians cut a ribbon for the grand opening of Stone Bay’s new gym
Oct. 4, 2010. Unlike other gyms aboard Camp Lejeune, Stone Bay’s new fitness
center caters specifically to MARSOC’s Performance and Resiliency (PERRES)
program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle McNally/Released)

								
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