This page will provide the reader with military and outdoor fitness articles written by (or for) the Boot Camp & Military Fitness Institute:
|To download a file click on the picture.|
|This article will initially present underpinning definitions and then the current policy on women serving in ground close-combat roles, followed by the legislation that underpins this viewpoint.
The article will then highlight which jobs and roles are currently denied to women, moving onto pay and gender, followed by the exclusion reasoning and two interesting viewpoints. The article will then move to the position regarding women and elite and special forces, before looking at gender in statistical terms.
|Although this article is primarily focused on those working in the military fitness, fitness boot camp and outdoor fitness sectors the principles can be applied to the wider fitness community.
The requirements for working as a fitness professional varies across industries and employers. Health clubs and leisure centres usually hire certified personal trainers, but a highly fit professional with extensive experience in fitness or athletics may work for a private client without certification. Dance teachers, yoga practitioners, and martial arts instructors generally have years of experience in their respective disciplines and possess extensive knowledge of specific techniques.
To work for schools and colleges, fitness instructors usually need a degree and related certification.
A high quality fitness professional is generally a fit, healthy person who leads by example through exercising regularly and practising their own methodology. Professionalism can be hard to define and even harder to teach.
This article highlights some practical tips to encourage professionalism in both new and veteran fitness professionals.
|This article will provide the reader with a description of the term ‘crap hat’, and its association with berets and peak caps.
The article will then move on to the history of berets from a military perspective, with an outline of the pertinent facts/dates rather than being a definitive account.
Next, the article will discuss wear style and individualisation in the wearing of berets before moving on to Regimental and Corps beret colours and adornments.
Finally the article will provide some links to some ‘tongue in cheek’ stuff.
|This article will provide the reader with an overview of warrant officers in the British Armed Forces. The rank of warrant officer has a rather interesting history which is not well known, even amongst those who hold that rank.
The military grade of warrant officer is one of the oldest in Western military systems dating back to the 1200s during the early years of the English Navy. This article will:
|This article will provide the reader with an overview of the condition known as diastasis recti.
It provides a definition of diastasis recti, why it is a problem and some of the known complications.
It also looks at what causes the condition, including prevalence and risk factors, as well as who ‘get it’.
The article will then outline the most well-known treatments for diastasis recti before finally highlighting the prognosis or outlook.
|This article will provide the reader with an overview of (military) staff officers. What does the article contain?
|As much as 30% of the English language, approximately one in three English words, is believed to be derived directly from the French language.
It is a surprisingly high figure due, in part, to the Norman Conquest of 1066 which made French the language of the government, law, finance, the military and the ruling classes in England. It effectively doubled the English vocabulary overnight.
However, the popularity of French culture and literature among English speakers has also given the English language a whole host of other words and phrases such as mardi gras, avant garde, déjà vu and femme fatale that are now so naturalised in English that they can be used without a second thought.
Alongside everyday examples like these, however, the English language has also adopted a number of much less familiar French phrases that, despite their potential usefulness, go tragically underused.
The aim of this article is to twofold:
So, why not add a little je ne sais quoi to your everyday (military) conversation with some little- and well-known French phrases and expressions?