Navy Fitness http://navy-fitness.com Keeping the US Navy Updated on the 2017 Physical Readiness Program Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:19:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 79249545 Starting Jan 1 Navy Recruits Will Now Need to Pass a 1.5 Mile Run http://navy-fitness.com/2017/11/starting-jan-1-navy-recruits-will-now-need-to-pass-a-1-5-mile-run/ http://navy-fitness.com/2017/11/starting-jan-1-navy-recruits-will-now-need-to-pass-a-1-5-mile-run/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:10:04 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=814 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) — Beginning Jan. 1, Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy’s only boot camp, will require recruits to pass an initial run standard before they may commence basic military training.

The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes seven seconds for female recruits.

“All military services have an initial physical fitness standard before recruits can commence basic training,” said Rear Adm. Mike Bernacchi, commander, Naval Service Training Command. “The initial run standard raises the bar at RTC, helping us develop tough, more qualified Sailors during basic military training and send a more lethal force to the fleet.”

To graduate boot camp, all recruits must score a satisfactory medium on the official Navy PFA. To ensure recruits advance toward this goal over their eight weeks of training, the initial run standard sets the minimum run time at which a recruit must start training in order to meet their expected level of progress.

If a recruit fails to meet the initial run standard, they will have one chance to retest within 48 hours. If they fail the retest, recruits will be discharged from the Navy with an entry level separation, which allows them to reapply at a later date with a waiver from Navy Recruiting Command.

“It is the responsibility of each recruit to work hard and maintain all Navy standards,” said RTC Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Garrick. “Physical fitness is one of the greatest predictors of Sailor success. Before they arrive to boot camp, recruits are expected to train to meet the physical fitness standards.”

For recruits who prove they are serious about physical fitness by achieving an outstanding high on their final PFA at boot camp, they will be meritoriously advanced to the next pay grade upon graduation.

Navy Recruiting Command provides recruits with a fitness and nutrition guide, which they can follow on their own or with the help of their recruiting office. Using the fitness and nutrition guide to prepare for the initial run standard, more recruits will report to boot camp physically fit, reducing attrition due to PFA failures and raising the quality of Sailors that reach the fleet.

Recruits who pass the initial run standard may commence basic military training and are placed in groups based on their initial fitness abilities. Throughout their training, recruits are encouraged to advance to higher levels of fitness through participation in cardio and strength training exercises. As recruits advance, they improve their fitness level and prepare for success in the fleet.

Boot camp is approximately eight weeks long and all enlistees into the U.S. Navy begin their careers at the command. Training includes physical fitness, seamanship, firearms training, firefighting and shipboard damage control along with lessons in Navy heritage and core values, teamwork and discipline. About 30,000 to 40,000 recruits graduate annually from RTC and begin their Navy careers.

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Nov. 15, 2017) Beginning January 1, 2018, Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy’s only boot camp, will require recruits to pass an Initial Run Standard before they may commence basic military training. The Initial Run Standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. (Official U.S. Navy graphic/Released)
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The Navy’s New ePHA Login information http://navy-fitness.com/2017/09/the-navys-new-epha-login-information/ Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:40:05 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=612

NEW! Electronic Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Process
To complete your PHA, you need to perform the following steps:

Step 1.

  • Once notified by your Unit’s Readiness Representative or deployment coordinator: Complete the
    PHA survey (https://data.nmcphc.med.navy.mil/PHA/index.aspx).
  •  Have your DoD 10-digit ID number and your 5 digit Unit Identification Code (UIC) on hand.
  • Once completed, a customized education form is generated. You can save, print, or email this
    document for your personal use.
  • Mental Health Assessment (MHA) can be completed (if due, follow Step 4 below) as part of the
    PHA.

Step 2.

  • Print your Individual Medical Record (IMR) Report.
  •  You will need a CAC card reader in order to access your IMR Report.
    • Navy: BUPERS Online (https://www.bol.navy.mil/)
    • Marine: Marine Online (https://sso.tfs.usmc.mil/sso/DoDConsent.do)
    • Air Force: ASIMS (https://ft.asims.afms.mil/)
    • Army: MEDPROS (https://medpros.mods.army.mil/MEDPROSNew/)
  •  Utilize your IMR report to determine “Due” items.
  • “Due” items (Dental, Lab, etc.) must be completed prior to your PHA being signed off.

Step 3.

  • Notify Military Medicine (aka Medical Readiness). After all steps are complete, send Medical
    Readiness an email via usn.annapolis.navhlthclinanmd.list.readiness@mail.mil stating that your PHA survey
    has been submitted, “Due” items are scheduled or completed, and record is ready for review.
    *Important*: include your DOD ID and a good contact number in the email.
  • After you notify the clinic that your electronic PHA is complete, you will receive a call from a provider in 4-7 business days to complete the assessment.

Step 4.

**If** you are due for a Deployment Health Assessment (i.e.MHA, PHDA, PDHRA) , complete
the appropriate surveys at: (https://data.nmcphc.med.navy.mil/EDHA/)
o If you do not remember your password, click the “Forgot Your Password” link and reset
your password.

  • To complete assessment:
  •  Log in with “Login ID” (SSN) and Password.
  •  Select the “Create a New Deployment Health Assessment” link.
  •  Select “Are you returning from being deployed?” arrow.
  •  Select “Boots on the Ground for a least 30 days” button.
  •  Submit Date of Departure (+/- 30 days) from Theatre. Select “Next” arrow.
  •  Select “MHA, PHDA, or PDHRA ” from top row.
  •  Complete the assessment.
  •  Click “save” before leaving each page!
  •  Use the drop-down Calendar to select dates.
  •  Log out.

If you need assistance, please call NHCA Military Medicine at 410-293-1339 or email:
usn.annapolis.navhlthclinanmd.list.readiness@mail.mil

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New Simplified BCA Chart http://navy-fitness.com/2017/09/new-simplified-bca-chart/ Sat, 09 Sep 2017 23:10:23 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=599 The below chart attempts to simplify the Navy’s BCA process. As there is no exact way to measure body fat, the Navy uses three approaches: height and weight, abdominal circumference, and body circumference.

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Personal Fitness Coaching http://navy-fitness.com/2017/07/personal-fitness-coaching/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:59:33 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=564 I am currently not taking new clients. However if you are interested in being placed on my waiting list please contact me below

 

Failed your last PRT? Struggling with maintaining your weight? Interested in joining the Navy but a bit out of shape?  If you are interested in the Fall of 2017 PFA coaching please contact me below to reserve your spot in line.


Navy Physical Fitness Coaching services I provide:

  • Scheduled bi-weekly phone calls or as often as you need to talk.
  • E-mails to keep you encouraged and on track.
  • We work together to develop customized nutrition plan for both weight loss and strength building.
  • We work together to develop customized fitness plan so you can do your best on the PRT.
  • 24/7 Access to me through e-mail or txt for any questions you have.
  • Free Fitbit, and Fitbit tracking (select plans)

I charge monthly rates for private coaching, and I offer a discount for those that are preparing to join the Military as an officer or enlisted. Once you are following an exercise and nutritional plan and have passed your last PFA we will discuss lowering the fee.

I offer a “no-pass, no-pay” guarantee. If you fail any portion of the PFA  or are unhappy with any of my services I will refund you 100% of your last payment

My Coaching philosophy:

My coaching philosophy is based on an incremental approach to fitness and nutrition. Rather than simply telling you how to exercise and what to eat, we work together to incrementally improve your fitness and nutrition. This requires both dedication and commitment on your part as you are responsible for implementing the plan we both come up with.

A normal coaching relationship is designed to last around six to eight months and consists of three phases or stages of development.

During the first phase of our relationship I work with you to understand your strengths and struggles, I then take your current physical activity and eating and we work together to gradually modify your fitness and nutritional habits.  During this portion you may not be seeing immediate results, but we are setting the foundation for future sustained growth.

During the middle phase improvement should be evident.  We will develop and refine your nutritional and exercise habits resulting in a plan you enjoy, fits around your life and that you will maintain.

During the final phase of our relationship you should have developed the nutritional and exercise habits you will need to maintain your ideal fitness goals. What was first difficult and painful will become routine and more enjoyable. Your healthy lifestyle will become a habit and you will rely on my assistance less and less.

After the subscription is canceled and you no longer pay I still remain available to you for any questions you may have.

Feel free to contact me anytime at jclaney3 -at- gmail.com or in the form below, and I will help you design a fitness and nutritional plan that works for you. 



For any additional questions please contact me below:

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3 Steps to take now if you Failed the Navy PRT  http://navy-fitness.com/2017/07/3-steps-to-take-now-if-you-failed-the-navy-prt/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:16:44 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=536 3 Steps to take now if you Failed the Navy PRT 

  1.  Convince your command you are serious about staying in the Navy. This is the most critical step you can take. In the days after your PFA failure your command will be looking hard at your performance and your
  2. Convince yourself that you are serious about getting in shape. Convincing yourself that you are serious about getting in shape is even harder than convincing others. While it may be easy to fake it to others, you can’t fake it to yourself. This is an area where I can help. I offer fitness coaching, and guarantee that you will pass your next PFAs. My rates are the cheapest you will find anywhere and so far none of my clients have failed the PFA. If you pay today we can start working together tomorrow.   Contact me Today.
  3. Recognize that if you fail the next Navy fitness test that you will be processed for administrative separation. As NAVADMIN 178-15 “ A sailor who fails two PFA cycles in the latest three year period shall be processed for administrative separation.” This is very clear guidance for any PFA failure and unlike in the past there is not a process for commands to submit waivers. Therefore; if you fail one PFA you need to pass the next SIX PFAs if you hope to keep your job in the Navy.

If you are serious about passing your next PFA and serious about staying the Navy reach out to me for Coaching today. 

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What is the Difference between the PRT and PFA http://navy-fitness.com/2017/07/what-is-the-difference-between-the-prt-and-pfa/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:42:19 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=542 What is the Difference between the PRT and PFA?

Physical Readiness Program (PRP): This encoumpases all parts of the Physical Fitness Assessment(PFA) and Physical Readiness Test (PRT). The Navy’s Physical Readiness program is governed by OPNAV 6110.1.

Physical Fitness Test (PFA):  This is the test that comprises the Body Compisition Assessment (BCA) and the three events, pushups, situps and cardio, of the Physical Readiness Test (PRT)

Physical Readiness Test (PRT): This are the three events of the PFA , pushups, situps, and cardio that are to be complete after one takes the BCA.

Generally people just refer to the entire process as “taking the PRT”

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NAVADMIN 141/17 – Sailors Can Now Skip a PRT Cycle http://navy-fitness.com/2017/06/sailors-can-now-skip-a-prt-cycle/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:53:36 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=502 BOTTOM LINE: If you score an overall excellent low on the last PRT (with no event lower than a good low) you are exempt from the next PRT

 

R 201258Z JUN 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 141/17

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY CHANGES//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/11JUL11//
REF/B/DOC/NAVPERS/APR17//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN outlines new policies and initiatives to the Physical Readiness Program and continues our efforts to strike a better balance between physical readiness and mission accomplishment while reducing
administrative distractions.

2.  The following changes are effective 1 January 2018:

a.  Sailors who pass the body composition assessment (BCA), are within the Navy age-graduated body fat standards, and score an overall excellent low or better (with no single event lower than good low) on the physical
readiness test (PRT) will be exempt from participation in the following PRT cycle.  The first cycle for which Sailors can be exempt is cycle 2018-1, based upon performance during the cycle 2017-2 PRT.  All Sailors, regardless
of PRT performance, will still be required to participate in the BCA each cycle.
(1) For cycle 2018-1, Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) will allow command fitness leaders (CFL) the ability to assign a non-participation status of validated for those Sailors who earn the
incentive during cycle 2017-2.
(2) If a Sailor is validated from taking the PRT, but fails the BCA, the Sailor is required to participate in the PRT if medically cleared.

b.  Elliptical will no longer be authorized as an alternate cardio device beginning with cycle 2018-1 due to the low number of Sailors (4 percent) who use them during a PRT and the increasing cost to maintain PRT-compliant ellipticals.  While the 1.5 mile run/walk remains the service standard, commanding officers (CO) may authorize the use of approved stationary bikes, treadmill or the swim as alternate cardio.  Navy fitness facilities will
continue to provide ellipticals for training, but will now be free to modernize equipment.

c.  Based on data from recently completed Navy medical studies and consistent with recent changes to maternity leave policy, post-partum Sailors are now exempt from participating in the physical fitness assessment (PFA)
for 6 months following their maternity leave.  This change reflects an increase to the Navy maternity leave policy being increased to 84 days following the birth of a child. After completion of the 6 month period, the Sailor will then be required to participate in the following PFA cycle (i.e. if the pregnancy” status ends during cycle 1, Sailors would not be expected to participate in an official command PFA until cycle 2). Pregnant and post-partum Sailors are not required to complete a Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire while in the pregnancy status.  Their PFA participation status in PRIMS should be reflected as pregnant for all stages of the pregnancy and post-partum periods.

3.  CFLS must review the operating guides of the Physical Readiness Program for additional information.  Additional information can be found on the website:  http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical.

4.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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The Elliptical is no longer Authorized http://navy-fitness.com/2017/06/the-elliptical-is-no-longer-authorized/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:49:34 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=528 For all of you looking forward to taking your PRT on the elliptical next year, I’ve got some bad news. Starting in 2018 the elliptical will no longer be authorized as an alternate cardio device beginning with cycle 2018-1.

This change is due to the expense of keeping up with ellipticals and the low use.

For more information the NAVADMIN canceling the elliptical is below.

 

R 201258Z JUN 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 141/17

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY CHANGES//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/11JUL11//
REF/B/DOC/NAVPERS/APR17//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN outlines new policies and initiatives to the Physical Readiness Program and continues our efforts to strike a better balance between physical readiness and mission accomplishment while reducing
administrative distractions.

2.  The following changes are effective 1 January 2018:

a.  Sailors who pass the body composition assessment (BCA), are within the Navy age-graduated body fat standards, and score an overall excellent low or better (with no single event lower than good low) on the physical
readiness test (PRT) will be exempt from participation in the following PRT cycle.  The first cycle for which Sailors can be exempt is cycle 2018-1, based upon performance during the cycle 2017-2 PRT.  All Sailors, regardless
of PRT performance, will still be required to participate in the BCA each cycle.
(1) For cycle 2018-1, Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) will allow command fitness leaders (CFL) the ability to assign a non-participation status of validated for those Sailors who earn the
incentive during cycle 2017-2.
(2) If a Sailor is validated from taking the PRT, but fails the BCA, the Sailor is required to participate in the PRT if medically cleared.

b.  Elliptical will no longer be authorized as an alternate cardio device beginning with cycle 2018-1 due to the low number of Sailors (4 percent) who use them during a PRT and the increasing cost to maintain PRT-compliant ellipticals.  While the 1.5 mile run/walk remains the service standard, commanding officers (CO) may authorize the use of approved stationary bikes, treadmill or the swim as alternate cardio.  Navy fitness facilities will continue to provide ellipticals for training, but will now be free to modernize equipment.

c.  Based on data from recently completed Navy medical studies and consistent with recent changes to maternity leave policy, post-partum Sailors are now exempt from participating in the physical fitness assessment (PFA)
for 6 months following their maternity leave.  This change reflects an increase to the Navy maternity leave policy being increased to 84 days following the birth of a child. After completion of the 6 month period, the Sailor will then be required to participate in the following PFA cycle (i.e. if the pregnancy” status ends during cycle 1, Sailors would not be expected to participate in an official command PFA until cycle 2). Pregnant and post-partum Sailors are not required to complete a Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire while in the pregnancy status.  Their PFA participation status in PRIMS should be reflected as pregnant for all stages of the pregnancy and post-partum periods.

3.  CFLS must review the operating guides of the Physical Readiness Program for additional information.  Additional information can be found on the website:  http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical.

4.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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Post-Partum Sailors now have additional time to take the PFA http://navy-fitness.com/2017/06/post-partum-sailors-now-have-additional-time-to-take-the-pfa/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:56:33 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=508 BOTTOM LINE: post-partum Sailors are now exempt from participating in the physical fitness assessment (PFA) for 6 months following their maternity leave.

R 201258Z JUN 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 141/17

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY CHANGES//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/11JUL11//
REF/B/DOC/NAVPERS/APR17//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN outlines new policies and initiatives to the Physical Readiness Program and continues our efforts to strike a better balance between physical readiness and mission accomplishment while reducing administrative distractions.

2.  The following changes are effective 1 January 2018:
a.  Sailors who pass the body composition assessment (BCA), are within the Navy age-graduated body fat standards, and score an overall excellent low or better (with no single event lower than good low) on the physical readiness test (PRT) will be exempt from participation in the following PRT cycle.  The first cycle for which Sailors can be exempt is cycle 2018-1, based upon performance during the cycle 2017-2 PRT.  All Sailors, regardless of PRT performance, will still be required to participate in the BCA each cycle.
(1) For cycle 2018-1, Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) will allow command fitness leaders (CFL) the ability to assign a non-participation status of validated for those Sailors who earn the
incentive during cycle 2017-2.
(2) If a Sailor is validated from taking the PRT, but fails the BCA, the Sailor is required to participate in the PRT if medically cleared.   b.  Elliptical will no longer be authorized as an alternate cardio device beginning with cycle 2018-1 due to the low number of Sailors (4 percent) who use them during a PRT and the increasing cost to maintain PRT-compliant ellipticals.  While the 1.5 mile run/walk remains the service standard, commanding officers (CO) may authorize the use of approved stationary bikes, treadmill or the swim as alternate cardio.  Navy fitness facilities will
continue to provide ellipticals for training, but will now be free to modernize equipment.
c.  Based on data from recently completed Navy medical studies and consistent with recent changes to maternity leave policy, post-partum Sailors are now exempt from participating in the physical fitness assessment (PFA) for 6 months following their maternity leave.  This change reflects an increase to the Navy maternity leave policy being increased to 84 days following the birth of a child. After completion of the 6 month period, the Sailor will then be required to participate in the following PFA cycle (i.e. if the pregnancy” status ends during cycle 1, Sailors would not be expected to participate in an official command PFA until cycle 2). Pregnant and post-partum Sailors are not required to complete a Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire while in the pregnancy status.  Their PFA participation status in PRIMS should be reflected as pregnant for all stages of the pregnancy and post-partum periods.

3.  CFLS must review the operating guides of the Physical Readiness Program for additional information.  Additional information can be found on the website:  http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical.

4.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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Alternate Method for Accessing PRIMS http://navy-fitness.com/2017/05/alternate-method-for-accessing-prims/ Sun, 14 May 2017 15:24:16 +0000 http://navy-fitness.com/?p=577 If PRIMS (Physical Readiness Information Management System) is down there is an alternate way to access your PARFQ ( Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire).

That method is to download PERS 6110/3 form, print it, fill it out and and hand it to your PRT coordinator.

PERS 6110/3 can be accessed at the Official Navy Personal Command PERS FORMS

PERS 6110/3 can also be found on google or downloaded here

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