Fitness programmes tailored to individual needs will be made available to Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) NSmen, under a new partnership between HomeTeamNS and Home United Football Club.
There is a need for more innovative activities and programmes to get more NSmen to choose a healthier lifestyle, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the partnership on Monday (Jun 22).
“NSmen have different training needs and goals,” he said. “Although the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) has been simplified, there is still a group of NSmen who require assistance.”
Under the two-year partnership, programmes such as Optizone Fitness Assessment and Functional Movement Screening by sports scientists will be made available.
Optizone, which costs S$150 per assessment, helps members to determine effective training zones and identify exercises. Functional Movement Screening, which costs S$100 per test, evaluates their fundamental movement patterns and identifies problem areas in the body.
The existing Train and Pass programme, which offers personalised, one-on-one coaching to help NSmen pass their IPPT, will be enhanced with nutritional guidance and more fitness and sports workshops.
The programmes will be available to HomeTeamNS’ 180,000 members at three of its clubhouses in Sembawang, Balestier and Bukit Batok.