Joining the Royal Marines
Hi I'm 16 just out of school and in the process of joining the Royal Marines (currently at the medical stage). I am having some worries about joining the marines at my age. Don't get me wrong I would love to join and have done for a few years now. But I am worried I am not at the right fitness standard yet and am maybe to young and therefore not developed enough. I am 6ft and 63kg slightly under joining weight. I have started training at the gym about 5 days a week but have not been for that long as I turned 16 in November last year and could only join the gym then. I am thinking of quiting although that's not the way I would like to put it, more postponing. As I think I should leave it for a year or two to grow more and bulk up more. I have talked to relatives and they all think I should keep going but I'm worried if I do fail it will be very difficult to get an apprenticeship after everyone else has already got one. I would really like an opinion of a professional or should I go to my nearest barracks for this issue?