Sports & Fitness

You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to join the Army – but maintaining your fitness to be able to perform your training and job to standard is crucial. Luckily, there are heaps of ways that we’ll help you stay fit:

Paid to Train

Because keeping fit is part of the job, we’ll give you dedicated time inside of working hours to train, with sessions usually led by a Physical Training Instructor – meaning you’ll be paid to keep fit.


You’ll also have free access to a large number of exercise facilities on camp, from gyms to swimming pools, which you can also utilize in your own free time. Plus, our physical Training Instructors can provide you with fitness and nutritional advice, as well as help craft a training programme specifically designed for you.


From social sports clubs to internationally competitive teams, you’ll be able to continue playing at the level you wish. There are a huge number of sports clubs and teams you can join on camp, including:

CricketRugby League
CyclingScuba Diving
Dragon BoatingSkiing/Snowboarding
GolfTouch Rugby

Plus, if you’re selected to represent your unit, camp or the Army in your chosen sport, we’ll even give you paid time off to compete. We may even help pay for your travel to compete further afield too, including internationally.

Fitness Requirements

Because Army life is a physical one, you’ll need to meet minimum level fitness requirements before you join and throughout your career. Check these out here.