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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - More than 40 active-duty and reserve service members attended the first Train the Trainer class Dec. 9 through the 12, at the High Intensity Tactical Training center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

The participants gain ed knowledge and skills to teach service members back in their units the fundamentals of HITT.

“We start with active dynamic warm-ups, and then go through an entire course of strength and agility workouts,” said John Heger, HITT center coordinator. “We also teach the students a testing protocol and some basic knowledge on nutrition, so they can take everything back and share it with their units.”

The class encompasses a true strength and conditioning program. The instructors try to give students everything available to be successful and have the best conditioning for their jobs.

“Even if the students don’t teach the specific HITT program, they should leave with the confidence to be able to PT their Marines,” said Katie Polivka, functional fitness instructor with Marine Corps Community Services. “As instructors, we are normally the ones in charge. During this class, the students take charge, it’s fun to pass the torch.”

Polivka added, we see people come in teaching someone else workouts. We try to make sure they teach the right things. This class ensures more people know that.

Many service members attended to learn new exercises and new ways to train his fellow Marines.

“For my platoon, there is a lot of running,” said Thomas Furze, a volunteer at the class. “It’s great to learn new workouts from this class to teach my other Marines, or even include new exercises into our runs.”

The Train the Trainer program is open to all active-duty and reserve Marines.

For more information or to sign up for courses, call 451-0826 or email HegerJT@usmc-mccs.org.

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Date Taken:12.09.2013

Date Posted:12.11.2013 16:36

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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