The Adapted Fitness Section assists Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who are recovering from an injury using exercises, training plans and personalized sports activities. The goal of the program is to accompany injured or ill members during their recovery, help them return to active service and improve their quality of life as quickly as possible, in a safe manner. This service is offered to CAF members with a medical reference, on a return to duty program or posted to the Joint Personnel Support Unit.
Return to Duty Program and Adapted Fitness
Individual coaching is offered & covers the following
Adapted Fitness Program
- maintenance and improvement of muscular and cardiovascular fitness
- strength training specific to the injury or illness
- healthy lifestyle choices
- bonding and interaction with peers
- gradual return to military physical training
- gradual return to sporting activities
- introduction to the Soldier On program
Specialized equipment for training and adapted sports
- Lower-body strength training circuit
- Upper-body strength training circuit
- Group sports (badminton, volleyball, soccer, etc.)
- Hand-pedal bicycles
- Dumbbells (1 to 12 lb)
- Various foam rolls
- Various elastic bands
- Agility accessories
Saint-Jean : 450 358-7099 # 5106 bureau M-200, bâtiment Méga Office M-200, Megaplex
Montréal : 514 252-2777 # 2751
The Soldier On program achieves a number of aims. It encourages ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel to attain and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
It supports these personnel in increasing their independence, in developing new skills and in achieving goals. It furnishes an opportunity for them to socialize and explore common interests, and share learning experiences.
Further, Soldier On emphasizes the potential residing in all Canadians who have a disability. It investigates partnerships with other disability organizations, in Canada and abroad. It shows healthcare professionals, other service providers, CAF leadership and the general public how physical fitness, sport and recreation can make all of this possible.
Soldier On partners in many initiatives with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), a non-profit, charitable, private organization that is recognized by the International Paralympic Committee. CPC’s aim is to empower people with physical disabilities through sports. The partnership between CPC and Soldier On is a natural one: the Paralympic movement began after the Second World War as a way of reintegrating injured soldiers into their communities and facilitating their recovery.