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Marines address fitness testing

published: 09-14-2010 Journal entry icon

Failing a fitness test can get a Marine passed over for promotion, perhaps ending career hopes. According to this article from based in Tucson, AZ, there is growing pressure to hold marines to a higher standard for physical fitness and combat readiness. In response, the Marine Corps Semper Fit program is investing millions in new gyms with functional workout rooms, recreation programs, and nutrition classes.