The Fitness Profile assesses overall physical fitness levels among Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.
It combines two measures:
Assessed via the FORCE Evaluation; and
Based on an estimation of cardio respiratory fitness (derived from FORCE Evaluation results) and on a measure of waist circumference.
This data is input into an algorithm to plot each participant’s result on the Fitness Profile, which ranges from red (not operationally fit, i.e., did not pass the FORCE Evaluation) to orange (operationally fit but low health-related fitness) to yellow (operationally fit and marginal health-related fitness) to green (both operationally fit and high health-related fitness).
Providing participants with their Fitness Profile will give evaluators the opportunity to encourage military personnel to improve their overall physical fitness, recommend training plans to target particular weaknesses, and recommend preventative Health Promotion programs. All CAF personnel have access to their Fitness Profile by accessing the Fitness Profile calculator here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no career sanctions related to the Fitness Profile. The FORCE Evaluation remains the only physical employment standard for serving in the CAF.
For more information about the FORCE Fitness Profile, visit our FAQ page