Ames Fitness Center

Upcoming Events

Upcoming AFC and Preferred Partner Events


Self Defense Workshop with Officer Eric Snyder, Ames Police Department
Saturday, March 30th 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
South AFC, Education Room
Free of charge, registration required
No one wants to think about becoming the victim of a violent encounter but preparation can lead to prevention. This presentation will introduce you to basic, easy to understand self defense concepts in a comfortable environment. Through the use of humor and engaging content, Officer Snyder will help you overcome your fears and empower you to get prepared. This class is presentation only making it suitable for everyone, no matter your level of experience.
Sign up by e-mailing Megan at [email protected]

Hands-On Self Defense Workshop with Jessica Tierney, Founder of Women's Self-Defense Initiative - Mason City, IA
Wednesday, April 17th 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
South AFC, Education Room
$10 Members / $15 Non-Members
Learn about the predator mindset, what they might be looking for, and how to recognize them. Class will discuss situational awareness, assertiveness skills and boundary setting, verbal defense skills, and physical presence. Participants will learn physical self defense tactics and techniques that are easy to learn, perform and remember. Self defense tools and weapons will be discussed.This is a hands-on workshop and physical demonstrations will be used.
Register HERE or  e-mail Megan at [email protected] with questions.