RAF Return To Fitness Programme Phase 1
Are you preparing for a Fitness test or want to return to fitness now training facilities are open again?
RAF Physical Training Instructors have created a Return to Fitness Package to help personnel maintain their health, fitness and wellbeing.
About the Programme
Designed by a team of RAF Physical Training Instructors and supported by the Defence Nutritional Advisory Service (DNAS), the aim of this programme is to gradually re-introduce personnel to exercise and start preparations for taking the RAF Fitness Test in 12 weeks time.
The programme is broken down into three 4 week blocks named ‘Baseline’, ‘Develop’ and ‘Sustain’. Each phase has a specific aim and addresses the components of fitness in a different way, with each week increasing the level of stress placed upon you slightly – this carefully managed progression of stress is what drives adaptation and improves performance.
It has been carefully designed around scientific principles and made pertinent to military personnel, addressing the key components of fitness – strength, speed, power, stamina agility, balance, co-ordination & flexibility. This programme also provides a series of educational videos that explain the principles behind training and nutrition.
This 12 week programme doesn’t guarantee you a pass at the end of it. The effort, time invested and your individual fitness start point will eventually determine your result.
"The ongoing pandemic has presented many challenges and to coincide with the gradual easing of restrictions our RAF Physical Training Instructors have created a Return to Fitness Package to assist Regular and Reserve personnel to maintain their health, fitness and wellbeing. Based on a progressive programme of activities and including important nutritional advice, personnel will have access to information leaflets, videos and audio files for use at home, at the gym or outdoors."
Air Commodore Simon Harper
Below is the first video in Phase 1 Day 1 of the Return To Fitness Programme; each video ends with a link to the next one. These are also available from the Official RAF YouTube Channel and the Latest Coronavirus Information webpage.