Topic: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Sharing their stories with Veterans' Affairs

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

Defence personnel participating in a panel discussion in Melbourne as a part of the Department of Veterans' Affairs' 'It's Why We're Here' program. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Defence personnel participating in a panel discussion in Melbourne as a part of the Department of Veterans' Affairs' 'It's Why We're Here' program.

Three Navy personnel from HMAS Cerberus participated in a panel discussion in Melbourne recently as a part of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) 'It’s Why We’re Here' program, sharing the challenges they faced upon returning from deployment, and their experiences engaging with the DVA to get help.

Submariners - Fit to Fight

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.   (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Physical fitness plays a significant role in maintaining a force which is fit to fight, and for Navy submariners at sea maintaining this high state of readiness is now a little easier.

Chaplain returns to Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling.

The Navy’s Submarine Force Chaplain has returned to the role after several years away providing capability to a variety of units within the RAN.

ADF children meet bullying head on

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12). (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12).

After 10 weeks of anti-bullying training, 20 children of ADF members have passed the first stages of becoming superheroes of the playground.

 

Easter message from Navy's Head Chaplain

Published on by PCHA Collin Acton (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton.

As the weekend passes and many in Navy are sailing away from their families and loved ones to support Australia’s interests, let’s take time to reflect on our lives and the challenges before us.

Moreton embraces resilience development

Published on by ABML-P Caitlyn Motum (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland.

Team building and resilience was the theme for Navy members from HMAS Moreton and surrounding outstations as they recently participated in a range of outdoor activities.

 

Physical Training Instructors review for the future

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Physical Training Instructor Workforce Manager Warrant Officer Nick Davies. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Physical Training Instructor Workforce Manager Warrant Officer Nick Davies.

The Navy Physical Training Instructor workgroup has developed a method to increase PTI capability and continue to improve the fitness and resilience of Navy people.

Fresh ideas prepares our fighting fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Tamara Prins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Tamara Prins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Newly posted HMAS Stirling gymnasium staff are helping to build Navy’s mental and physical resilience for the year ahead. Their ‘go forward’ approach to designing physical training sessions is all about fostering the ‘Fit to Fight’ attitude in Navy personnel.

Creswell fit to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author), LEUT Matthew Nowaczyk (photographer), LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (photographer)

HMAS Canberra landing craft with HMAS Creswell personnel as they set out on the first stage of the annual Command Challenge. (photo: )

HMAS Canberra landing craft with HMAS Creswell personnel as they set out on the first stage of the annual Command Challenge.

The ship's company of HMAS Creswell have taken up the challenge to be Fit to Fight by embracing increased physical and adventure training opportunities throughout 2017 and into the new year.

Defence physical trainers offer fitness advice post-Christmas

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

STOCK IMAGE: Members of HMAS Cerberus competing in the Spartan Warrior Fitness Challenge. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

STOCK IMAGE: Members of HMAS Cerberus competing in the Spartan Warrior Fitness Challenge.

The Christmas / New year holiday period has been a time to enjoy sleeping in, visit friends and family and, for many of us, ditch the healthy eating and exercise habits we normally adhere too. If this is the case, a more relaxed approach does not have to send you spiralling down a weight-gain and fitness-loss tunnel of doom.