All members of the Armed Forces Must are required to be physically fit to a standard which enables them to perform their duties effectively in the most demanding of environments. Accordingly, if you are considering a career in the Royal Navy, you should be aware of the Fitness Standards expected for the Pre-Joining Fitness Test and during the first weeks of training.
Get Fit To Join
New entrants to the Royal Navy undergo intensive training that is both physically demanding and mentally taxing.
As part of the application process, you will be required to complete a 2.4km run on a treadmill at a local fitness centre.
The maximum time in which you must complete the run are determined by your age and gender and range from 11 minutes 13 seconds to 15 minutes and nine seconds.
During your time in initial training you will also be required to pass this test run as a group on a hard road and also pass a serious of tests looking at cardiovascular and upper body strength. These will vary in length and complexity and will challenge most individuals. In order to prepare individuals as best as possible.
A Fitness Programme has been designed for all potential and future recruits. By following the eight week training schedule in this booklet you should join the Royal Navy at an appropriate level of fitness and will improve your performance during initial training.
Ideally the programme should be undertaken in the eight weeks immediately prior to entry, but it will also help you in understanding the level required and prepare you for your Pre-Joining Fitness Test.
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