Health Promotion

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The High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) program is a comprehensive combat-specific strength and conditioning program that is essential to a Marine’s physical development, combat readiness and resiliency. Different components of performance enhancement training are key components to superior speed, power, strength endurance and overall combat readiness while reducing the likelihood of injury and ensuring that our Marines are physically prepared for real-time combat / tactical situations while in theatre.


By implementing the latest cutting edge training methods and fundamental scientific principles, the HITT program focuses on enhancing athleticism for the today’s tactical athlete – The United States Marine.


To fully understand the methodology behind the HITT program, defining the term “functional” based training as it relates to the tactical athlete is important to understand. Functional based training is a correctly designed program where the repetitive performance of movement patterns improves an individual's performance of job specific tasks and will balance physical capacities such as strength, power, speed, agility and endurance while reducing the likelihood of injuries and overtraining syndromes.


Applied correctly, the benefits will be twofold:

- An improvement in job specific combat tasks, combat readiness and overall physical performance

- Reduced injury rates, which can lead to an increased operational longevity of the tactical athlete 


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HITT Level 1 Instructors Course March 2016

Submit a Unit PT request
To schedule a Unit PT please  Click here.

All scheduling needs to be 2 weeks in advance so we have the appropriate trainers and fitness providers to help your units.


General Guidelines for Unit PT Scheduling:
In order to provide stellar customer service and world class instruction for unit PTs, Health Promotion adheres to several scheduling guidelines to service as many units and camps as possible. Generally, Health Promotion policy requests limiting unit PTs for Marines and Navy to two per unit per month. All other branches of service are requested to limit their requests to one per unit per quarter. Health Promotion will unfortunately decline requests that exceed this limit when there is a high volume of requests. Thus, if an exception is made for your unit to exceed this expressed limitation, we made an exception to the policy because appropriate trainers were available. We do not guarantee this exception in the future, if we are unable to find trainers and have a high volume of requests from different units. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you!

Submit a wellness brief request


For a description of our wellness briefs please  click here


If you have not been contacted within 48 hours of your original briefing request, please call 645-3910 or 098-970-3910.

All scheduling needs to be 2 weeks in advance so we have the appropriate instructors available to help your units. 

Each brief is a 1 hour presentation please plan accordingly when scheduling. 

General Guidelines for Health and Nutrition Brief Scheduling:

All brief requests are subject to instructor availability.  If we have a high volume of requests and not enough instructors we unfortunately will not be able to fulfill your request. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you!  



Helpful Hydration Hints


  • Make sure that you drink adequate fluids on a daily basis. Monitor the amount and color of your urine to determine if you have had enough to drink.
    You should urinate frequently throughout the day.
    The urine should be a clear, lemonade color and in significant quantity. (Note: If you take vitamin pills, your urine may be dark colored. So monitor by both quantity and darkness of color.)
  • Drink one to two cups of fluid at least one hour before the start of exercise.
  • Drink eight ounces of fluid 20-30 minutes prior to exercising.
  • Drink four to eight ounces of fluid every 10 to 15 minutes or so during exercise.
  • Drink an additional eight ounces of fluid within 30 minutes after exercising.
  • Drink two cups of fluid for every pound of body weight lost after exercise.
  • Drink before you get thirsty! By the time your brain signals thirst, you will have lost 1% of your body weight (1.5 lbs or 3 cups of sweat for a 150 lb. person). By 2% dehydration (3 lbs. of sweat loss), you may have reduced your work capacity by 10-15%.
  • Both caffeine and alcohol can have a diuretic effect, so be sure to compensate for this additional water loss.

Avoiding Portion Distortion 

Sixty-five percent of Americans are overweight or obese. A contributing factor to this epidemic is the inability to eat appropriate portion sizes. The ability to "size up" appropriate portions of each exchange on the Food Guide Pyramid is an important part of maintaining a healthful and balanced diet. Try these everyday guidelines to get your portions back into proportion:

  • 1/2 cup fruit, veggie, cooked cereal, pasta, or rice = a small fist  
  • 3 ounces cooked meat, poultry, or fish = a deck of cards  
  • 1 tortilla = a small (7 inch) plate  
  • 1/2 bagel = the width of a large coffee lid  
  • 1 muffin = a large egg  
  • 1 teaspoon of margarine or butter = a thumb tip  
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter = a golf ball  
  • 1 small baked potato = a computer mouse  
  • 1 pancake or waffle = a 4-inch CD  
  • 1 medium apple or orange = a baseball  
  • 4 small cookies (like vanilla wafers) = four casino chips  
  • 1 1/2 ounces of cheese = 6 dice  

If you think that these portions are too skimpy, slow down your eating, and remember that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to get the signal that your stomach has had enough. Bon appetit!

(Table from: Avoid tipping the scales: how to determine portion sizes. Food Insight November/December, 1999.)


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