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Military Fitness

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CF Physical Fitness Award of Aerobic Excellence

The Canadian Forces Physical Fitness Award of Aerobic Excellence Program provides recognition for members who have demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to developing their own personal level of aerobic fitness.

The CF Award of Aerobic Excellence is divided in 7 levels of achievement (I to VII). Each of these levels is broken down into in 6 sub-levels (red to gold seals), each of them requiring the member to complete 2000 units of aerobic exercise before moving on to the next seal. At the end of each level, a member will have completed 12 000 units of aerobic exercise. Completion of all 7 levels would signify the accumulation of 84,000 aerobic units.

 
Activity Performance Standard Value
Swimming 400 meters 1 unit
Jogging 1 kilometer 1 unit
Snowshoeing 1.5 kilometers 1 unit
Cross-country Skiing 1.5 kilometers 1 unit
Cross-country Skiing Machine 1.5 kilometers 1 unit
Skating (ice and roller) 1.5 kilometers 1 unit
Walking 3 kilometers 1 unit
Aerobic Classes 10 minutes 1 unit
Cycling & Stationary Cycling 3 kilometers or 7 minutes 1 unit
Rowing (canoeing/ kayaking) 500 meters or 7 minutes 1 unit
Stationary Rowing 500 meters or 7 minutes 1 unit
Skiing & Elliptical Trainer 1.5 kilometers 1 unit
Stair Climbing 7 minutes 1 unit
Rope Skipping 7 minutes 1 unit
Martial Arts 7 minutes 1 unit



To qualify for the Canadian Forces Physical Fitness Award for Aerobic Excellence a CAF member must accumulate 2000 units, from participation in aerobically oriented activities, in less than two years. Prior to commencement, members are encouraged to report to the PSP Fitness and Sports personnel, or where such personnel are not established, to an officer delegated by the Commanding Officer, for a personal log book and confirm any queries they may have about the program. When the member completes the first 2000 points, he or she will receive a certificate with the first seal.

The primary consideration in earning qualifying units is the distance covered. Where the distance cannot be measured because of the equipment, or circumstances, the noted times may be used in lieu of the distances.

A minimum of one unit per exercise session must be obtained before the performance may be recorded in support of the program.

Units may be accumulated by participation in one or any combination of the activities listed. Members may accumulate units through participation in one or any combination of individually selected activities, formal fitness training and/or compulsory fitness program activity. 

The primary level of the program involves the completion of the initial scroll and six seals. This signifies that 12,000 units of aerobic physical activity have been accumulated. The scroll with:

a. red seal: first 2000 units accumulated;
b. white seal: second 2000 units accumulated;
c. blue seal: the third 2000 units accumulated;
d. bronze seal: fourth 2000 units accumulated;
e. silver seal: fifth 2000 units accumulated; and
f. gold seal: sixth 2000 units accumulated. 

For members who require a higher and continuing challenge, six additional levels can be achieved. Completion of all seven levels will signify the accumulation of 84,000 aerobic units. The award for each of levels II to VII are as follows:

 a. level II, red decal plus red to gold seals;
 b. level III, white decal plus red to gold seals;
 c. level IV, blue decal plus red to gold seals;
 d. level V, bronze decal plus red to gold seals;
 e. level VI, silver decal plus red to gold seals; and
 f. level VII, gold decal plus red to gold seals.


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