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3 Reasons Why You Need a Running Coach for the Military PRT/PFT

Here's why you need a running coach for the military PRT/PFT:


Aggie Cadets! If you are committed to a military contract for after graduation and need to improve your run times or overall score for the PRT/PFT, you need to work with a running coach experienced in military fitness and PRT/PFT requirements.


When aspiring to join a military officer program, one of the crucial aspects that can significantly impact your chances is your Physical Fitness Test (PFT) or Physical Readiness Test (PRT) scores. Aiming for excellence in your PFT can make the difference between acceptance and rejection. While self-training is an option, enlisting the help of a running coach experienced with military PRT/PFT standards can provide you with invaluable guidance and support. I’ve spent most of my career as a trainer surrounded by military service members or living on military installations. I’ve taught hundreds of fitness classes, boot camps, warrior training fundamentals, and remedial PT around the nation to military members. I’ve helped dozens of active duty Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen improve their run times for the PRT/PFT. These folks are highly motivated, hard-working, determined, and believe in selfless service to this nation. I was blessed to form life-long friendships with drill instructors, corpsmen, officers, enlisted, and civilians working on the bases.




Here are three compelling reasons why working with a running coach is a smart move:


Customized Training Plans: Military PFT/PRT standards encompass a range of physical activities, including running, push-ups, and plank, and more. A running coach with experience in military fitness knows the specific requirements of these tests and can design a personalized training plan tailored to your strengths and weaknesses. This targeted approach ensures that your training efforts are optimized, helping you to focus on the areas that need the most improvement. Instead of following a generic fitness regimen, you'll receive a plan designed to help you excel in the specific components of the PFT.


Expert Guidance and Feedback: A running coach well-versed in military PRT/PFT standards brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. I can guide you in proper form, technique, and pacing, which are crucial factors that can impact your performance. For instance, understanding the correct form for push-ups and sit-ups not only helps you achieve more repetitions but also minimizes the risk of injury. With a coach by your side, you'll receive real-time feedback, helping you fine-tune your approach and make consistent progress.


Motivation and Accountability: Training for a military PRT/PFT demands consistency and discipline. However, the journey can be daunting, and self-motivation might waver over time. Having a dedicated coach can provide you with the motivation and accountability you need to stay on track. Regular check-ins, goal-setting, and the encouragement provided by a coach can be invaluable in maintaining your focus and pushing through plateaus. I will partner with you in your journey, ensuring that you're consistently working towards your goals.


In conclusion, enlisting the services of a running coach experienced with military PRT/PFT standards can offer you a substantial advantage as you strive to improve your scores and increase your chances of getting into a military officer program. With customized training plans, expert guidance, and unwavering motivation, I can help you achieve peak performance and surpass your fitness goals. Remember that excelling in the Physical Fitness Test not only demonstrates your commitment but also reflects your dedication to becoming a capable and disciplined military officer. So, if you're serious about entering a military officer program, consider partnering with a running coach to make your journey to success smoother and more effective.


Want to chat more about working with me towards a better PRT/PFT run time or better overall score? Click the purple button below and fill out the form for a free 15 min chat and I will get back to you shortly!



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Mary Timoney

Marinewife Multisport

Ironman University Certified Coach

USA Cycling Coach

ACSM Certified Trainer

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