APRIL 3, 2015, ARLINGTON, Va. – Guard Your Health, a health and wellness campaign out of the Army National Guard Chief Surgeon’s Office, will launch FitText on April 15. FitText is a text messaging initiative centered on maximizing physical training (PT), preparing for the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and supporting ongoing fitness among Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers and their families.
Beginning in mid-April, FitText aims to capture Soldiers’ attention just in time for summer APFT-related activities and any personal interest in getting fit before the upcoming warm weather months. FitText will provide three to four text messages a week to help keep Soldiers’ training on track and help them prepare for their next big milestone, whether it is an upcoming APFT, basic training, or even their next drill weekend.
FitText will deliver actionable tips, inspiration, and reminders straight to Soldiers’ mobile devices to help improve their APFT scores and overall fitness. Content will focus on keeping fitness top-of-mind and making it easy for Soldiers to find and use available fitness resources. Text messages will link to actionable resources and information related to APFT preparation guides, physical fitness training routines, exercise form and breathing techniques, and sleep and nutrition tips.
ARNG Soldiers, family members, and anyone looking to improve their overall fitness training can sign-up for FitTexts by texting “fit” to 703-997-6747. Standard text messaging rates apply. Learn more at GuardYourHealth.com/fit-text/.