As part of a phased rollout, uniformed Total Force Airmen assigned to U.S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa can enroll in a commercial fitness application free of charge on their personal cell phones.
The fitness app delivers a personal strength and conditioning coach where traditional resources are unavailable and should complement existing capabilities to improve the fitness and readiness culture of USAFE-AFAFRICA.
“Readiness policy requires Airmen maintain fitness standards, and inaccessible fitness centers impede conventional avenues to pursue physical health,” said Capt. Colin Quinn, aerospace physiologist, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. “This app will provide a flexible alternative to the traditional option, whether that be at home or when fitness centers fully re-open.”
Through the fitness app, personnel can tailor their workout to meet personal fitness goals.
“There is an option for editing of equipment available to the user, which alters the exercises prescribed,” noted Quinn. “There is a pro-gressive schedule which follows short- and long-term goal setting, based upon evidence-based strength and conditioning practices.”
Quinn said the main thing that sets the app apart is the automatic feedback based on the user’s actions to change the program in-workout.
“In comparison with other downloads available to Air Force members, this app actually tailors to the individual and presents a plan to use, not just some example workouts,” Quinn said.
To enroll in the app, Airmen will receive download instructions and a unit-specific code from their unit fitness personnel monitors.
The app will be available to USAFE – AFAFRICA Airmen at the following dates:
July 7: 86th Airlift Wing units and all USAFE force support squadron units
July 14: 39th Air Base Wing, 31st Fighter Wing and 52nd Fighter Wing
July 21: 100th Air Refueling Wing,
48th Fighter Wing and 501st Combat Support Wing
For more information, contact your UFPM.