For members of the military stationed around the world, it is critically important they find ways to maintain their health and physical fitness. Whether they are staff officers, soldiers in the field or those working in logistics and support, military personnel need to be as mentally and physically sharp as possible in all circumstances as thousands of lives are literally depending on everyone performing their tasks at peak levels of efficiency. Physical fitness promotes mental alertness and emotional stability as well as physical strength and endurance and, as a result, military leaders cannot ignore the fact that, in many situations, men and women in uniform deployed far away from population centres or military bases can have great difficulty finding a gymnasium or other venue where there is accessible fitness equipment.
To address the problem, the British Army has put out a fitness guide specifically developed for troops stationed in far-flung outposts with no access to indoor or outdoor fitness equipment. Written by Staff Sergeant and fitness expert Chris Leare, the guide has been sent out to soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and so far the feedback from the field has been positive. Among the benefits mentioned by those who have tried the programme are an increase in general alertness, alleviation of boredom, greater social bonding among troops and relief from everyday stress and tension. The guide’s workouts are quite ingenious, using materials supplied by the military for other purposes as props for improvised exercises designed to help the troops maintain strength, flexibility and endurance.
While not necessarily as flexible as using your rifle or a couple of jerry cans as improvised exercise equipment, Caloo does supply lightweight, durable and reasonably priced outdoor fitness equipment that could be easily shipped, installed and quickly put into use on military bases around the world. Soldiers and other personnel could have continuous access to equipment that would make workouts fun, interesting and complete. Our outdoor fitness equipment can meet the needs of any organised unit that needs to stay fit and alert, including military personnel, the police, the ambulance service and the fire brigade. Caloo’s outdoor fitness equipment is extremely easy to set up and use and is sold in bundles, with an assortment of entertaining and efficient machines in each group that promote cardio development, strength or a total body workout, depending on fitness requirements or preferences.
A US Marine barracks in the UK recently saw the benefits that our outdoor fitness equipment could offer their personnel and purchased a number of pieces. This equipment will be invaluable to the American troops, helping them maintain their fitness and conditioning while they wait for deployment orders that could come at a moment’s notice.
To find out more, please feel free to look through our site and seek out the outdoor fitness equipment that your personnel could benefit from.