Will the ACFT be next? What to expect in a Corona Containment
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 the Navy has decided to completely cancel the spring 2020 Fitness Assessment cycle. The choice was made in effort to align with the center for disease control’s advice to limit gatherings of large groups of people as well as to practice social distancing.
Navy Commands that have already begun their testing cycle should stop immediately. Commands have also been asked to stop all group physical training including the Fitness Enhancement Program.
“This is a unique situation that calls for a unique response. We know the coronavirus is highly contagious, and unnecessarily increasing the risk of infection due to the close physical proximity required to complete the PFA is not in the best interest of our Sailors or our overall mission readiness” states Paul Rosen, acting director of the 21st Century Sailor Office, which oversees physical readiness policy for the Navy.
Will the ARMY PFT and ACFT be next?
In light of CDC recommendations of social distancing its nearly impossible to continue physical testing and large gatherings of military personnel. While there is no official word yet Army-Fitness.com will keep you up to date on any changes to the testing schedule.
In the mean time-don’t let this containment period be an excuse to give up your fitness routines. There are still plenty of ways to exercise from home or while maintaining social distancing. Follow us on INSTAGRAM as we continue to feature great online coaches and great home work out ideas.
Now is a great time to work on your core strength . A strong core is an essential element for success on the ACFT and for an injury free life! Planking is an easy way to get some core exercises in, you can do it almost anywhere and it only takes a few minutes for a great work out!
Yoga is also a great way to keep moving and to stay calm during this stressful time. Army-fitness.com has two great posts on yoga positions to practice, one for strength training and one for mental strength. Yoga is great for the mind and body, it requires no equipment and can be done indoor or outdoor.
The next few weeks will be full of changes. Count on Army-Fitness.com to keep you posted on all things COVID-19 and the APFT and the ACFT.