Diligence crew offers workout classes to public


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s almost beach season and our coast guard crew is offering a series of work out sessions over the next few weeks to get you back in shape.

This is the first workout series of its kind held with the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew. It’s called “DILIFit”.

Commander Matt Carter, Captain of USCGC Diligence, says “We work out twice a week as a crew, on Tuesdays and Fridays. We thought it would be a lot of fun to invite the community and for them to come join us for our Tuesday workouts.”

From body weight workouts to cadence runs, these workouts are geared toward any one, any age.

Peggy Jones attended the first class session last week and came again today.

“It’s geared a little more for the younger folks but we struggled through it,” Jones said.

This was Kathryn Graham’s first week and she said she had a good time.

“I go to the gym a lot and I thought it was fun,” Graham said. “I mean burpees are hard, but I cheated a little.”

The crew doesn’t go easy on those who show up either.

“Fitness is part of our military culture and we wanted to share what it’s like to be in the Coast Guard, at least in some small piece,” Carter said.

Jones heard about the opportunity through a friend and says she wants to keep coming back.

“It’s a beautiful location and it’s a great service that the Coast Guard does for the community and they are a bunch of great guys and gals who are on the Diligence,” Jones said.

Carter says they are looking to do another series of workout classes when they return back from patrol in June.

“Work out on your own pace, enjoy the beautiful weather, beautiful views downtown, and some time with your Coast Guard’s men at the Diligence,” Carter said.

All workouts are free and start at noon. Next week’s class will be held on Monday (3/28), but the rest of the classes will be held on every Tuesday through April 19.

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