Do Athletic Trainers Provide a Contribution to the US Military’s Optimisation of Physical Readiness?

Research Paper Title Defining Athletic Training in the Military Setting: A Survey Investigation Into Professional Characteristics, Preparation, and Barriers in Clinical Practice. Background The skill sets of athletic trainers (ATs) provide a unique contribution to the US military’s optimisation of physical readiness, and these positions are becoming more prevalent. However, knowledge regarding the job characteristics… Read More

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Service Leavers: Careers in Personal Training

Interested in a career as a personal trainer? Ultimate Performance is expanding and on the lookout for more ex-Service personnel to join its ranks. Visit http://www.upfitness.com/en/careers for more information on the opportunities available.

Ultimate Performance Fitness is Looking for Ex-Soldiers

Ultimate Performance fitness is expanding across the globe, and is looking for more ex-soldiers to join its team. The first Ultimate Performance gym, UP City, was opened in May 2009 with a team of just two full-time Personal Trainers. By January 2014, they had 65 Personal Trainers as well as four personal training gyms, and… Read More

British Army PTI’s learn new Role Fitness Tests

The British Army’s Physical Training Instructors (PTI’s) have experienced the new Role Fitness Test (Soldier) for the first time. The Army’s fitness experts attended a gruelling training session at The Armour Centre, in Bovington, in early March, where they faced the new Physical Employment Standards (PES) that they will deliver from April 01 2019 to… Read More

Royal Marines PTI & the USMC’s OCS

Since 1972, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Royal Marines have participated in an exchange programme (Bock, 2016). The Royal Marines send a Colour Sergeant (OR-7 or E-8 in the USMC) to act as the physical training advisor to the commanding officer of the USMC Officer Candidates School (OCS) (Kuiper, n.d.). The post-holder… Read More

In Partnership: CIMSPA & the RAF School of PT

In October 2018, the Royal Air Force (RAF) School of Physical Training joined the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a skills development partner. Consequently, the RAF has aligned its leading physical training to CIMSPA professional standards. The RAF believes the provision of Physical Education (PEd) by its Physical… Read More

Decrease in Injury Rates at the New Zealand Army’s Training Army Depot (TAD)

Research  Paper Title Decrease in Injury Rates at Training Army Depot (TAD), New Zealand Army. Introduction Injury rates at Training Army Depot (TAD) All Arms Recruit Courses (AARC’s) have been investigated by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Exercise Physiology team over the last 4 years. These investigations included physiological and biomechanical assessments as well… Read More