CrossFit Provides Future Career Paths for Active-Duty Soldiers With New Program
CrossFit HQ has just announced a new program that will benefit active-duty soldiers in the United States Army. They will have the opportunity to take select CrossFit courses at no extra cost.
The details: Known as ArmyIgnitED, the new program provides $4,000 per year for eligible soldiers. They can use the funds to take in-person Level 1 and Online Level 1 Courses, the in-person Level 2 Certificate Course, Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) Course available through Army COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) and select online training courses.
- Some of the extra courses include Spot the Flaw, Lesson Planning, and Scaling. Unit commanders have the opportunity to host a private L1 seminar for their soldiers.
- Soldiers or unit commanders interested in taking part in this program have to request a quote on the ArmyIgnitED site. They can pick a course to focus on and submit a quote for payment from CrossFit and the Army Finance Team.
Expansion plans: The new program is currently only available for members of the United States Army. Nicole Carroll, GM of CrossFit Education, has noted that the plan is to support all branches of the military in the future.
A promising future: There are specific reasons why CrossFit HQ unveiled this new program. The goal is to first and foremost help the soldiers perform better in their daily lives and in the Army Combat Fitness test.
- The second reason for the program is to provide future career opportunities for soldiers. They can secure their L1 or L2 certificates and examine possible options for when they transition out of the military, which could include opening their own affiliate.
CPT Alec Gough, Company Commander in the U.S. Army: “This announcement really opens up opportunities to soldiers that are interested in fitness, but financially unable to pursue their passions. Soldiers can not only prepare for careers outside of the Army, but they can also bring back knowledge to their units that can positively impact small-unit physical training programs.”
“The Army has recently undergone massive transitions when it comes to physical training and assessments and this gives soldiers one more tool in their tool kit to prepare themselves and their formations.”
Nicole Carroll: “At CrossFit, it’s always been important to us to support active-duty military who rely on their physical fitness for their own safety and the safety of others. Programs like ArmyIgnitED provide free access to courses such as the CrossFit Level 1 and the Level 2 Certificate Courses, which not only help soldiers with their work in the Army but also provide post-Army career opportunities. This is just the beginning — our goal is to apply for programs like this that can support all branches of the service.”