After a pleasant exercise session on the elliptical at early morning workouts (I had originally hoped to try out the Les Mills‘ BodyFlow demonstration at the back of the convention hall, but I didn‘t get there early enough and all the spots were taken. Sad.), I headed to Marc Meeker‘s session about the U.S. Navy‘s Fitness Enhancement Program--24 Weeks to Success Tri Series.
Since I hadn‘t had time to shower between my workout and the 8:30 am seminar, it was lucky that Marc and I were already friends (he graciously arranged for me to visit some U.S. Navy facilities and an advanced Navy fitness training last summer at Virginia Beach, VA) because after my sweat session, I‘m sure I looked like what the cat drug in. Thankfully, he pretended not to notice.
During the session, Meeker gave an overview of the Navy‘s physical readiness test requirements (PRT) and penalizations for failing a PRT (basically if you fail three times, you‘re usually out). Then he explained the 24 Weeks to Success Tri Series, a Web-based program designed to get out-of-shape sailors back in shape and in-shape sailors in even better shape.
And, if that wasn‘t cool enough, attendees even received a take-away gift: CDs of the extensive program, complete with detailed strength and cardio plans, and other resources! --Jennipher
p.s. The title of this blog is Navy Fitness‘ motto.