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Sailors Satisfied with Fitness Program

Sailors Satisfied with Fitness Program

MILLINGTON, TN -- The majority of Navy sailors are happy with their access to fitness facilities and equipment, according to a poll released yesterday by Navy Personal Readiness and Community Support (N135).

About 85 percent of the sailors who responded to the “2009 Navy Physical Readiness Quick Poll” said they have adequate access to physical fitness facilities and equipment, primarily at their duty station. And nearly 80 percent of sailors reported that they always or sometimes make fitness a part of their daily routines.

“Overall, the results were good. The quick poll results provided us with valuable input directly from our sailors that we can use to make our program even better,” Bill Moore, director of the Navy's Physical Readiness Program, said in a statement.

However, only 50 percent of sailors said they were satisfied with the physical education resources provided by the Navy. Moore said he hoped improvements to the physical readiness program Web site would help improve sailors’ access to these resources.

“Since the quick poll, we've restructured our physical readiness program Web site to include videos, checklists, a how-to guide for the conduct of the physical fitness test, the Fitness Enhancement Program Guide and an up-to-date nutrition guide,” he said. “Physical Readiness Program E-Grams have been created to give Command Fitness Leaders current information and tools. I want to ensure our Web site is the definitive source for the full scope of information commands, Sailors and their families need to promote healthy lifestyles.”

The poll also found that more than two-thirds of sailors said their command leadership supports physical training, leads by example when it comes to physical readiness and reflects the image of a physically fit sailor.

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