What is the Fitness Information System Software (FISS)?

The Fitness Information System Software (FISS) is actually three different systems, one for each Service. The systems record Fitness levels of all Service Personnel and was a Defence Analytics & Statistics Agency (DASA) hosted system used by the three Services. The Naval Service FISS went live during January 2010, with the first full reporting period… Read More


Talking Point: How Do You Deal With Participants Arriving Late To Class?

Scenario You are in the local venue (gym or outdoors) and your participants are well and truly warmed up and getting stuck into their workout when a latecomer sneaks into the group (or attempts to) and starts doing the exercises as if they have been there all along. Some of you may not need to imagine… Read More

Plans & Policy: Reality vs Wishful Thinking…

“They did not base their plans on the real possibilities of the situation, but allowed the wish to father the thought.” (Rommel, 1953, p.409). A contemporary version: “To call it a fad would be unfair; at the moment it’s a fashionable policy in search of persuasive evidence that it really works.” (Hawkes, 2013, p.25). Field-Marshal Erwin… Read More

New Sections

Two new sections ‘Military Fitness Policies and Protocols’ and ‘DITS Example Lesson Plans’ can both be located under the main page heading of ‘Regulations & Qualifications’. The first new section provides downloadable files for the fitness policies, protocols and tests and assessment of the various branches of the UK regular forces. The second new section provides downloadable… Read More