Deployed Forces Fitness

MWR Mid-Atlantic Region Deployed Forces Support(DFS) Fitness Program supports the NAVY’s objectives of mission readiness and operational effectiveness by Bringing Fitness to the Fleet through our assistance in command PT and FEP development for afloat commands. Other programs offered by DFS Fitness Coordinators include pre-deployment education courses which provide fitness, health and nutrition programs to deck plate Sailors and provide resources and tools to assist afloat commands in improving overall Physical Readiness.

Bringing Fitness To The Fleet

Physical fitness of sailors is an essential and critical component of operational readiness and maintaining our fleet readiness. It is crucial that the continued importance of individual readiness be met. The DFS Fitness team, originally Waterfront Fitness, have been providing assistance for the deploying forces in the Mid-Atlantic region since November 2006. The program was created to “Bringing Fitness to the Fleet” by providing health, fitness and nutrition to sailors at the deck plate including programs, resources and tools that assist the command in improving their Physical Readiness Program. The DFS Fitness team offer a variety of educational workshops such as Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS), Spin Cycling, Yoga, TRX Suspension Training as well as Mission Nutrition and Nutrition GMT’s. Providing knowledgeable and skilled instructors give the sailors an additional resource for delivering and participating in safe and effective PT while deployed.

Mission Nutrition

October to December Course Registration Form


Course Descriptions

NOFFS OPERATIONAL
The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS) combines both human performance and injury prevention strategies, resulting in safer training and positive human performance outcomes. The exercises used in NOFFS are designed to replicate the activities Sailors perform in their operational duties: lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying.

NOFFS STRENGTH
The Strength Series helps you develop the strength you need to perform at your BEST. Build Muscle, Get Strong, Get Powerful!

NOFFS ENDURANCE
The Endurance Series will focus on your Cardiovascular fitness. Break through training plateaus, anddecrease injuries whether running, biking, using an elliptical or other cardio machines.

NOFFS SANDBAG
The Sandbag Training Series provides you with a training plan you can use in environments with limitedequipment options. Learn to develop raw strength and power!

TRX ESSENTIALS
Learn basic TRX foundational movements and the fundamentals that can be utilized for Sailors of all fitnesslevels. CORE ON ALL THE TIME!

TRX RIP TRAINER FOUNDATIONS
Asymmetrical loading and rotational force are key factors in this training. Learn how to develop functional strength, range of motion and correct your movement patterns.

BEYOND TRX
Learn how to take the Fundamentals of TRX and Rip Trainer to the next level and create a well-balanced Group Exercise format!

YOGA BASICS
Come learn the YIN and the YANG of the SUN and MOON salutations.

YOGA: THE NEXT STEP
YOGA basics is a prerequisite for this course. Become familiar with standing and seated asanas utilizing fitness principles.

MISSION NUTRITION
In this 8 week course you will learn basic nutrition and make you aware of many additional resources to help you to devise a plan for yourself or to help guide Sailors in the right direction. Each week you will meet for a lunchtime Brown Bag Nutrition lecture and discussion. This course is limited to a maximum of 25 students per class, so get your registrations in early!


Contact a Deployed Forces Fitness Specialist

Office 1: 757-444-7635
Office 2: 757-444-0345
Cell 1: 757-438-3777
Cell 2: 757-403-5644
Cell 3: 757-297-4175
Email: dfsfitness@navy.mil