USSA Malaysia teaching Fit4Life module in Khidmat Negara pilot

    Fit4Life is one of several new modules added to the 2016 reinvention of Malaysia's National Service training program. USSA Malaysia wrote and is an integral part of the implementation of the program both in the current pilot project at the Princess Haliza PLKN camp and in the Train the Trainers portion of the project set to get underway in November

    Leading the USSA Malaysia efforts are four veteran instructors who have taught numerous courses in Malaysia. Pictured above are (l to r) Wes Magness, project leader Joe Harlan, Matthew Whatley, and Dr. Christopher Rampacek. All four have taught in Malaysia previously as part of the International Diploma in Physical Education and Sports Coaching.

    The Fit4Life module consists of morning fitness training, evening recreational activities, a lecture series focusing on healthy living and what it means to be fit for life, and testing of speed, endurance, agility, and functional movement assessment of the trainees.

    The pilot project concludes on 12 December with full implementation of the Khidmat Negara to begin in January 2016.

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