SAF IPPT, IPT & RT Questions...

Nuclear Boy

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If RT is scrapped, that'd be a good direction. For most, even going through the entire RT programme, end up still cannot pass IPPT. So I don't really see the point in having so many sessions in the first place. Not to mention the amount of precious time taken and potential opportunity cost to go through the programme.

As a punishment for defaulting IPPT, it also doesn't seem to be a good deterrent, compared to heavy fines. Turning up for RT also nets the offender half-day NS pay for each session anyway. Most likely to no detriment to their income too, as the sessions are attended at their chosen time.
 
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WoW ...

Let's wait for the financial year to end in march then will know the new program by april.
 

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Sian I failed my IPPT. Anyone knows if go RT can choose to use the Gym in the FCC?

I see above said no more RT le? :s11::s11:

If true yay :s12::s12:
 

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Hopefully to see some changes to IPT as well. Like reducing from 10 to 8 sessions for example? :s13:
 
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King.Koopa

Since you fail your IPPT, is your windows close already or receive any wavier from MINDEF ?
 

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SAF to replace IPPT preparatory, remedial training with new FIT programme

SINGAPORE - Instead of attending remedial or voluntary preparatory training for failing their individual physical proficiency test (IPPT), operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) will from April 1, 2021, need to complete a new 10-session NS Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) programme.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) announced this on Monday (Mar 15) as it unveiled plans for NS FIT to be available at 45 locations islandwide. There are currently 13 sites where NSmen can undergo training.

Under the new programme, NSmen will be able to choose from at least six different NS FIT training activities to fulfil the required 10 sessions.

They can register for sessions through the ns.sg portal from March 25.

Currently, those unable to pass IPPT can opt for 10 voluntary IPPT preparatory training (IPT) sessions, or participate in up to 20 remedial training (RT) sessions.

Brigadier-General Kenneth Liow, director of National Service Affairs, said NS FIT would streamline this "complicated" system of annual fitness requirements into one common programme

Each NS FIT session, lasting approximately 60 to 75 minutes, can be easily fit into NSmen's busy schedules, he added.

"The vast majority of our NSmen meet their fitness requirements," said BG Liow. "NS FIT is aimed at trying to promote a more healthy and active lifestyle."

The programme is one of the NS review committee's initiatives and also a collaboration between the SAF, Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Sport Singapore (SportSG).

The three organisations had in 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote fitness and health among NSmen.

On top of existing training locations at parks, Safra gyms and Fitness Conditioning Centres (FCCs) within army camps, NSmen can choose to undergo NS FIT at an additional three upcoming gym sites under ActiveSG - the national movement for sport - and 29 locations under HPB's Quick HIIT (high intensity interval training) banner.

The Quick HIIT programme, started in 2018 as a first initiative under the MOU, is conducted seven days a week at malls, community spaces and SportSG facilities.

It is open to the general public and features short bursts of high-intensity exercises that build strength, endurance and aerobic fitness over time.

This is similar to metabolic circuit sessions conducted at FCCs, which also offer activities focused on aerobic threshold, weight loss, sports and IPPT-specific exercises.

Sessions at the Safra gyms are customised based on individual needs, and should an NSman decide to attend NS FIT at one, he will have to compete all 10 sessions at either of the six dedicated FIT @ Safra gyms.

The programme at the upcoming ActiveSG gym sites - in Bedok, Jurong East and Tampines - will be confirmed later.

The 10 sessions include one IPPT attempt, to be taken at the NSman's choosing. If he passes the test before the 10 sessions, he will not need to fulfil the remainder.

NS FIT was trialled from 2018 to 2019 with about 250 NSmen, including a brigade commanded by Colonel (NS) Michael Hua, 49.

He said: "The feedback we got from the guys from the ground was (that) it gives them flexibility, and offers convenience. More importantly, it allows them to integrate fitness into their lifestyles."

NSmen's friends and family can also join them in their Quick HIIT sessions by booking a slot using HPB's Healthy 365 mobile app.

Home Team's NSmen will also adopt NS FIT from June onwards. They will be able to undergo FIT sessions at Home Team premises, HomeTeamNS Clubhouses and ActiveSG gyms.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singap...tory-remedial-training-with-new-fit-programme
 

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Locations

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SINGAPORE - Instead of attending remedial or voluntary preparatory training for failing their individual physical proficiency test (IPPT), operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) will from April 1, 2021, need to complete a new 10-session NS Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) programme.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) announced this on Monday (Mar 15) as it unveiled plans for NS FIT to be available at 45 locations islandwide. There are currently 13 sites where NSmen can undergo training.

Under the new programme, NSmen will be able to choose from at least six different NS FIT training activities to fulfil the required 10 sessions.

They can register for sessions through the ns.sg portal from March 25.

Currently, those unable to pass IPPT can opt for 10 voluntary IPPT preparatory training (IPT) sessions, or participate in up to 20 remedial training (RT) sessions.

Brigadier-General Kenneth Liow, director of National Service Affairs, said NS FIT would streamline this "complicated" system of annual fitness requirements into one common programme

Each NS FIT session, lasting approximately 60 to 75 minutes, can be easily fit into NSmen's busy schedules, he added.

"The vast majority of our NSmen meet their fitness requirements," said BG Liow. "NS FIT is aimed at trying to promote a more healthy and active lifestyle."

The programme is one of the NS review committee's initiatives and also a collaboration between the SAF, Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Sport Singapore (SportSG).

The three organisations had in 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote fitness and health among NSmen.

On top of existing training locations at parks, Safra gyms and Fitness Conditioning Centres (FCCs) within army camps, NSmen can choose to undergo NS FIT at an additional three upcoming gym sites under ActiveSG - the national movement for sport - and 29 locations under HPB's Quick HIIT (high intensity interval training) banner.

The Quick HIIT programme, started in 2018 as a first initiative under the MOU, is conducted seven days a week at malls, community spaces and SportSG facilities.

It is open to the general public and features short bursts of high-intensity exercises that build strength, endurance and aerobic fitness over time.

This is similar to metabolic circuit sessions conducted at FCCs, which also offer activities focused on aerobic threshold, weight loss, sports and IPPT-specific exercises.

Sessions at the Safra gyms are customised based on individual needs, and should an NSman decide to attend NS FIT at one, he will have to compete all 10 sessions at either of the six dedicated FIT @ Safra gyms.

The programme at the upcoming ActiveSG gym sites - in Bedok, Jurong East and Tampines - will be confirmed later.

The 10 sessions include one IPPT attempt, to be taken at the NSman's choosing. If he passes the test before the 10 sessions, he will not need to fulfil the remainder.

NS FIT was trialled from 2018 to 2019 with about 250 NSmen, including a brigade commanded by Colonel (NS) Michael Hua, 49.

He said: "The feedback we got from the guys from the ground was (that) it gives them flexibility, and offers convenience. More importantly, it allows them to integrate fitness into their lifestyles."

NSmen's friends and family can also join them in their Quick HIIT sessions by booking a slot using HPB's Healthy 365 mobile app.

Home Team's NSmen will also adopt NS FIT from June onwards. They will be able to undergo FIT sessions at Home Team premises, HomeTeamNS Clubhouses and ActiveSG gyms.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singap...tory-remedial-training-with-new-fit-programme

So is this in lieu of RT or rebranding of IPT? So should we take FIT in next window after we fail ippt in this window? Confused
 

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Same. I also a bit confuse by the long statement ...

Shall wait for the bros here to update us ....
 

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Surprised it took then this long to change the word IPT which confuses everyone with the IPPT programme.

Dunno who is the goondu who come out with the word 'IPT'.
 

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so if fail current IPPT window, next window take 10 sessions of NS FIT? rinse and repeat?

No more 20 sessions of RT?
 

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so if fail current IPPT window, next window take 10 sessions of NS FIT? rinse and repeat?

No more 20 sessions of RT?

RT no more but not sure how does it work exactly for this new system.

Like this FIT, is it take after failure from current windows or take as if it is IPT.

What is the penalty for not completing 10 sessions etc. all unknown.

FYI, i also went to peek at this HPB FIIT. apparently, it is super popular since this is also for normal folks and it fully booked for the next few weeks.

No wonder, every time i walk passed, it is always crowded

So not sure how does it work when can't even book this HIIT....
 

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From what i can see on their website now

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It seems to be similar to IPT. just more options of locations

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If never finish FIT or pass IPT will get charge, but then next window still need to do FIT

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Good thing is more locations..no need travel to safra or FCC...which is plus point.
My location 5mins walk got one FIIT..but hard to book.
 

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From what i can see on their website now

NuGBxh1.jpg


It seems to be similar to IPT. just more options of locations

B0JmQUn.jpg


If never finish FIT or pass IPT will get charge, but then next window still need to do FIT

pJgJ78J.jpg


Good thing is more locations..no need travel to safra or FCC...which is plus point.
My location 5mins walk got one FIIT..but hard to book.

You got the link to the article?
Can't seems to find it.
 
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