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March 31, 2011
LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE ?
Throughout MSI posting
positions, you can be expected
to provide instruction in all
facets of core military skills, in
order to equip the future needs
of the Air Force.
You will be responsible for
the management of trainees
Maintenance of standards
Physical training and
The MSI Course equips you
with the basic knowledge in
order to instruct core military
skills at all posted locations.
As a candidate you will
attend a selection week,
where you will be assessed
for suitability for further
training and given the
opportunity to see if being
an MSI suits you.
WHERE CAN I BE POSTED?
Applications are to be
electronically submitted through
Air Force People Central and
close by COB 08 Apr 11.
For further information visit the
1RTU Intranet site or contact:
SNCO MSI Training 1 RTU
SGT D. Parslow:
(02) 693 75515
FSGT A. Robinson:
(02) 626 52288
1 RTU - Wagga
Wing Military Standards -Wagga
OTS - East Sale
SAW -- East Sale
ADFA - Canberra
DFCE - Holsworthy
Are you looking for
something different in
your Air Force career?
Are you passionate
and want to share your
Would you like to have
an impact on future
Airmen and Officer
enlistees in today's Air
If you have answered
yes to any of these,
you should consider
applying to become a
BOXERCISE, dance aero-
bics, spin class, yoga fusion.
Today's physical health trends
offer considerable choice
beyond traditional forms of exercise.
But are these new and ever-changing
workouts beneficial in the long-term,
particularly for ADF personnel?
SGT Linden Bleijie, a PTI at
the ADF Physical Training School
(ADFPTS), said any exercise pro-
gram's value depended on an individu-
al's needs and goals.
"As long as the individual can still
perform at regular unit PT and func-
tion at their job, then most of these
types of extra activities are not seen as
harmful," he said.
"I would prefer someone to throw
on their Latin dancing shoes and get
out for some classes than sit around
SGT Bleijie said although new
trends offered variety and the comfort
of exercising with like-minded indi-
viduals, it was important to remember
that workout fads were a way for the
fitness industry to make a quick profit.
"There is nothing wrong with
this, as long as people understand the
motivation of the company," he said.
"Training does not need to be com-
plicated or confusing, and the sim-
ple in-out principle -- healthy diet and
training or lifestyle -- will serve most
SGT Bleijie said the ADFPTS
remained focused on teaching classes
that were in the best interests of per-
sonnel, and to do so, students train-
ing to become instructors were guided
to teach functional core exercises and
techniques in a safe manner.
"We will always encourage stu-
dents to use their previous knowledge
as well as imagination when taking
classes," he said.
"There is flexibility to incorporate
different training methods into regu-
lar PT as long as they fit within the
guidelines, and are not injury-prone
SGT Bleijie said before start-
ing any fitness program, individuals
should seek advice.
"Go and speak to your local PTIs
who will be able to help you on a more
individual level as they will know the
training tempo of your area," he said.
Do new exercise trends really improve fitness?
Natalie Alexander asks the experts.
Before starting a new train-
ing regime, ask yourself:
What are my fitness
What are my motivations
for doing this form of
Have I spoken to my local
PTIs for their
Other points to remember:
Ease into a new form of
exercise -- the extra work-
load or different range of
movements can cause
aches or discomfort.
Look out for signs of over-
exercising, such as long-
term fatigue, constant
soreness or no motivation
Remember to enjoy new
Review goals to ensure a
new exercise program is
effective in building
TRAIN SMART: Although most exercise fads are better than no exercise, PTIs
can customise exercise programs to meet members' specific needs.
Photo: LS Paul Berry
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