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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pentagon Fitness Show Offers Intense 30-minute Workout

Hosts of a new show coming to the Pentagon Channel want to make troops hurt, make them sweat and push them to their limits.

Fit for Duty takes viewers through a high-energy, 30-minute workout led by service members with fitness training expertise. A military sports medicine physician also offers tips for preventing injuries and avoiding career-ending accidents during each episode.

"Fitness is as much a part of the military as the uniform," said retired Master Sgt. Jim Langdon, Pentagon Channel director of operations and programming as well as executive producer of Fit for Duty.

Fitness instructors on the show represent each branch of the military and were selected after a nationwide call for auditions was launched through advertisement on the Pentagon Channel's Web site, e-mails to public affairs officers across the country and word of mouth.

"The most challenging part was trying to come up with routines that will keep someone motivated and are actually enjoyable to do, and are able to be watched and done in less than 30 minutes," said Sgt. Clint Reynolds, a Marine and martial arts expert. "I hope it will show that there are many different ways of working out and staying fit."

Fit for Duty is just one of many lifestyle shows the Pentagon Channel plans to present soon. An upcoming military cooking show, Combat Kitchen, will introduce viewers to the Grill Sergeant.

The show debuts June 18 on the Pentagon Channel, via podcast and video on demand.

More information, is available at Pentagon Channel.

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