Your family's health during an OUTCAN posting is important.
Your Health Matters!
If you are in a location that has a U.S. Military Base, and you have a U.S. Military ID or Dependent ID card, you are also able to access base gyms including fitness classes, weight rooms, pools and more. Check out the MYBASEGUIDE website to locate your local base and the resources available to you.
Also, don't be afraid to look into local gyms, YMCAs and fitness groups in your community.
The OUTCAN Physical Fitness Program provides fitness, sports and health services to CAF personnel and their families posted outside of Canada. The Program is funded by Personnel Support Programs (PSP), a division of Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS). Services include CAF-specific programs such as annual physical fitness evaluations, physical fitness programs and fitness qualification training courses.
Check out the PSP OUTCAN newsletter for workouts, health eating tips and more!
The Program also supports military spouses by offering services both in-person when PSP Fitness and Health Promotion staff travel to the various locations in the USA and Europe as well as remotely via email, webinars, websites, newsletters and phone. Some examples of the services available to spouses include one-on-one consultations, fitness clinics, fitness training programs, weight room familiarization sessions and presentations on fitness training, healthy eating, fat loss, stress management and injury prevention.
Todd Cirka is the OutCan Physical Fitness Program Coordinator and works out of Ottawa. He can be reached by EMAIL or by phone at (613) 852-7059. Todd has worked with OUTCAN for over 7 years and is passionate about supporting the fitness and health needs of the OUTCAN community.
Look for monthly PSP fitness and health contributions in the MFSUS Newsletter and on this Family Fitness page of the MFSUS CAF Connection site.
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