Posted on Jun 1, 2016
SGT(P) Supply Sergeant (S4)
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In my Company I have the benefit to do PT on my own on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I have an obesity background, weighting over 300 pounds. There's another Company in my BN that have a few Soldiers on Remedial PT for either Overweight or PT Failure. I would like to invest my time on those days to motivate them, under their NCO of course and with the solely purpose of motivation.

Is there any Reg that states that I can't? Before I ask them, would I be allowed to do so?
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SSG Program Control Manager
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Obesity is one of those challenges that is only going to get bigger as the quality of food for most people goes down and our lives become more sedentary. My hats off to you for your willingness to use your own experience to help soldiers who may be struggling with the same issues.
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SSG (Join to see) I think is the least I can do.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
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Regrettably,
I also a long standing member of THAT "300 Club."
Am SERIOUSLY considering Lap Band Surgery, as VA Health has "played possum" for decade(s) about supporting Bariatric Procedures.
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Not that I know of. In my battalion, remedial PT is a battalion wide event, meaning all soldiers accross the battalion admitted on to it, conduct Remedial PT together.

So I see it as, so long as your leadership is tracking, and the other soldier's leadership are cool with it. There shouldn't be a problem. Make sure the other soldiers are good with it to. You don't want your wanting to help to just thrown aside by some unappreciative soldiers.
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SGT(P) Supply Sergeant (S4)
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SGT (Join to see) I'll try this week...
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CPL Joseph Elinger
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I don't recall seeing a regularly scheduled Remedial PT "Group" @ less than a Battallion Level.
Military Hospitals have their own Physical Therapy Groups (for volume).
Battallion (Medics) can lead a Modified PT Group to assist with Soldiers "on the mend" doing viable alternate exercises.
For this reason, I feel it's highly beneficial (I'm an ex Medic) to either send 1 NCO in each Medic Platoon to Master Fitness Trainor class, or to require Medic NCOs to qualify the course @ least via distance courses!
I also feel Medic NCOs should integrate additional training of NBC NCO (support) into their portfolios.
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Capt Director Of Operations
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I'm not army but I would imagine that as long as you're meeting your battalion's PT requirement and it's not interfering with your work it wouldn't be a problem.
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Capt (Join to see) Sir, their PT is at 0500, no other company does PT that early. I want to use that as extra motivation, I mean, if I don't have to be there and I'm still doing it, I expect them to push themselves as hard as me.
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