Marine Corps Physical Fitness


Marine Corps Physical Fitness


Resiliency is an important aspect of a Marine’s personal and professional life.  It ensures that when faced with the challenges Marines face in and out of combat, they will be able to meet those challenges, drawing from internal and external sources of strength and support.  How Marines build and maintain resilience is unique to each individual and every Marine unit.  However, healthy, high performing Marines build and maintain resiliency in these four areas of Marine fitness:

Physical: In addition to regular PT and exercise, this area includes proper nutrition, injury prevention, and recovery to maximize performance.

Mental: Also known as cognitive fitness, this area includes one’s mindset, attitudes, and practices that help them deal with various stressors that impede overall performance.

Spiritual: Identification of values, clarity of purpose, and distinct practices from a variety of sources and traditions help Marines live out Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, but also support optimizing other areas of fitness for overall performance.

Social:  Building a solid and diverse network of external support that fosters a sense of connection, belonging, and trust is essential when one’s reaches the limits of their own internal resilience. 


Following the direction in the Commandant's Planning Guidance and as a growing initiative within the Marine Corps, Human Performance Division is the service-level agency for synchronizing, coordinating, and leading efforts to develop evidence-based, integrated means for individuals to build and maintain their resiliency.  This site serves as a "one stop shop" for policy, resources and information for practitioners who work to enhance resiliency within their commands, and for individuals interested and motivated in addressing their own resilience.

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