Prior to joining The Barracks Gym Indiana worked as a hairdresser and also in outdoor education in a rural location before she landed on the idea of joining the Army. She finds that she loses interest with anything overly academic and prefers to be hands on which is why she decided to shift her career path into joining the ADF. Upon applying for jobs on seek.com she came across an advert for the Army and it sparked her interest. She had never considered it prior to this point, however the appeal of ‘getting paid to stay fit’ really got her attention.
Coco waited 18 months to come to The Barracks Gym after allowing her social anxiety to hold her back. Coco was wanting to join the Royal Australian Air Force and wasn’t getting anywhere with her own training at her local gym. Her Husband, who has been in the Army for 7 years was helping her out but she was simply struggling to motivate herself.
All ADF applicants must meet the PFA standards if they’re to be accepted. As a consequence, you need to improve your fitness levels, strength & conditioning, and ensure you hit the targets set. To do this, you may benefit from the help of an online personal trainer with a background in the Australian Defence Force and proven methods to help applicants pass the assessment.
If you’re about to head off to Officer Training School (OTS) down at East Sale then you’ve most likely got a lot on your mind. If you have concerns about your fitness then we’re here to let you know what you can expect during your course. This will give you a chance to direct your training appropriately and take away some of the stress around ‘how fit do I need to be’?
The beep test is a test that measures your aerobic fitness, basically measuring how well your lungs work while running.
It can be daunting, especially if you’ve never been overly competitive before. Some people find it easy and enjoy the challenge and it’s likely that these people played a lot of sport at school or have recently competed in fitness events such as triathlons and know how to calm their nerves.
For the majority of people though they have never had their fitness tested and doing it for the first time in-front of the Defence Force Recruiting staff and other ADF applicants at the PFA can be an overwhelming experience.
It's one of the most common questions we see from ADF applicants... 'is there anything that isn't on the list that I should take with me to Kapooka'? As part of the information you receive, for your enlistment into the ADF, there will be a packing list. Whilst this packing list has everything you need to get through your time at Kapooka, there could still be additional items that will make life easier.
Even if you're 18 years old, single, live on base and pretty shit at life there are still things that will need to be taken care of while you're away on deployment, out field or on course. Regardless of your age and relationship status there will be tips in here that will help everyone out...
On the morning of your PFA it’s very likely that you are full of nerves! You’ll be excited, anxious, nervous and just keen to get there and get it over with. What are you going to have for breakfast? If you're confused about what to eat please read on...
Is it worth the long wait for some roles? Or should you just take whatever job comes up to get in ASAP. If you’ve applied for a job that has a long wait for an enlistment date then this could help you decide what to do...
Maintaining your fitness as an officer is imperative. You are going to be in a position of leadership and must set an example for your sailors. If your subordinates see you at PT and can see that you care about maintaining a high level of fitness then this will naturally earn you a higher level of respect. If you are heading off to NEOC and want to learn more about the PT you can expect then read on...
Michael and Carly both have walked the path you are about to take and are commited to help you get started with your training for a successful enlistment with free tips and articles.