Topic: Physical Training Instructor
With gyms across the country closed for months, including at Navy establishments, the Physical Training Instructors at HMAS Kuttabul had to get creative to address the demand for alternative exercise options.
Burpees, push-ups and sit-ups strengthen more than just muscle; physical fitness improves resilience and sharpens mental capacity to deliver a force that is ‘fit to fight’.
Leading Seaman Jan Gilmour encapsulates perseverance. She joined the Royal Australian Navy way back in 1979, years before the decision was made to permit women to serve at sea.
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.
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.
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.
The ship’s company of HMAS Creswell has taken up the challenge to be Fit to Fight by embracing increased physical and adventure training opportunities throughout 2017 and into the new year.