Although military fitness facilities have made small changes to facility operations most have not been significantly affected by recent budgets cuts Photo courtesy of the US Air Force

Although military fitness facilities have made small changes to facility operations, most have not been significantly affected by recent budgets cuts. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

Budget Cuts Have Slowed Military Equipment Sales, Have Had Little Effect on Military Fitness Facility Operations

Military fitness facilities have been largely unaffected by the recent federal budget cuts and government shutdown, but efforts to minimize spending have led to slow sales for equipment manufacturers.

Gene Bruton, government sales manager for Hoist Fitness Systems, San Diego, usually hits the road during the summer months to drum up business with military fitness facilities. This year, however, the message was clear: Don’t bother.

“You call to talk to some of these fitness managers and MWR [Morale, Welfare and Recreation] directors,” Bruton says. “They say, ‘You can come see us if you want to, but we don’t have any money.’”

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