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FORCE Rewards: What is your story?

Staying fit is part of being in the Canadian Armed Forces. How you stay motivated to achieve your fitness goals is unique to every military member. We all have a reason, a story. Set your bar; make your move towards your goal.

Learn more about FORCE Rewards Program and how to achieve your fitness goals.

Lindsay’s story

Meet Major Lindsay Jackson, an Army officer who wanted to ensure she was fit and could lead from the front.



Lindsay’s story is one of overcoming challenge, never giving up and leading others by example. With her own fitness goals and wanting to show rather than tell her troops she leads and motivates others.

Laura’s story

Meet Sergeant Laura Frey who used fitness to help her deal with loss and to get her to a better place mentally and physically.



Laura’s story is one of being true to one’s self, weight loss and achieving goals but also about how physical health can affect mental health. Her story is about overcoming loss by focusing on healthy goals, about realizing its okay to take care of yourself and that she was worth it.

Phillippe’s story

Meet MCpl Phillippe Martineau, a Canadian Armed Forces member who fits fitness into a busy work and family life.



Phillippe’s journey is one of striving to challenge himself and to always achieving more. He finds time with his work and his family commitments to train as a competitive triathlete. He works hard to meet his personal goals as well as being a role model for his colleagues.

Matthew’s story

Meet Leading Seaman Matt O’Flynn who went from weighing 400lbs to a RCN diver.

Matthew’s journey began after a trip to Banff. He saw others being active and doing things that he was unable to do. He weighed 400lbs and was unhealthy. He set a goal, began taking steps, like replacing junk food with salads, and started getting active. He stayed focused; he stayed motivated and worked hard. He still works hard and now proudly wears a Navy uniform. Listen to his story.

Stay tuned for more stories!