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Personalised IPPT coaching for Home Team NSmen

A pilot programme, to kick off later this year, will see 120 NSmen coached by former physical training instructors from the police force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

SINGAPORE: Home Team National Servicemen could soon get more help to pass their Individual Physical Proficiency Test( IPPT) through personalised, one-on-one coaching.

A pilot programme called "Train and Pass" will kick off later this year. It will involve 120 NSmen, who will take part in 10 fitness sessions over five weeks. They will be coached by former physical training instructors (PTIs) from the police force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

This was revealed on Friday (July 25) by Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli, at the refurbished HomeTeamNS Balestier Clubhouse.

Those in the programme can choose their training timings and venues to suit their convenience, and they will also be able to use gym facilities and training equipment at the Balestier and Bukit Batok clubhouses belonging to HomeTeamNS.

"Our NSmen will be able to get access to sound physical training advice from their fellow NSmen who are PTIs,” said Mr Masagos. “The PTIs will be on hand to customise their training, not just to pass the IPPT, but also to ensure the NSmen get a holistic view (on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle).”   

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