The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS) is an exercise and fitness program designed to teach Sailors how to increase their fitness level, and then teach what they learned to other Sailors.
“NOFFS is one of the best ways to get our Sailors in shape and keep them more mobile in a functional way,” said Heather Carty, fitness instructor for Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville. “We are looking to decrease injury and increase performance.”
The NOFFS class is taken by Sailors that have been recognized as command fitness leaders (CFL). They learn exercises that emphasize strength, stability and endurance.
“Command fitness leaders take this back to their commands and teach their commands or squadrons how to do NOFFS exercises to make them stronger,” said Jennifer Price, fitness coordinator of NAS Jacksonville.
The NOFFS program was established in 2009 and it is an eight-hour course. It is offered about once a quarter.
One of the CFLs taking the NOFFS training was CM1 Kenneth Kline of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202.
“I enjoy working out,” he said. “It keeps me mellow throughout the day to get my work out in the morning and I have a better day.”
Kline, who has been a CFL for one year, also likes helping others improve their fitness level. “I enjoy helping people get better. This is the one body you have for your entire life, so you might as well take care of it.”