Pregnant Servicewomen and new mums are to be given more guidance on taking part in physical training safely. The policy, which is also aimed at commanders and physical training instructors (PTIs), gives advice on moderate exercise, as well as suitable reconditioning plans. High-risk activities such as scuba diving or high-altitude training must not be done.… Read More
Question Will Reservists continue to be paid for indirectly supervised physical training sessions they conduct in their own time after the Covid-19 crisis is over? This proposal was discussed and shot down before the pandemic but has become a reality in the current climate. I’m also interested in whether or not the MoD would pay… Read More
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
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 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
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
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