Are you Flexible or Mobile? / Êtes-vous souple ou mobile?

Hello Borden, my name is Shane Stillwell, I am a Fitness and Sports Instructor at the Buell Fitness and Aquatic Centre. I’ve been an instructor for over 3 years, and have deployed on Operation Reassurance as a Fitness, Sports and Recreation Coordinator. I am a Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer and an Adaptive Fitness Specialist. I have a Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma, and have studied Kinesiology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as well as Health Science at Thompson Rivers University. Throughout my life…

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CAF Family Violence Prevention & Awareness Campaign / Campagne des FAC en matière de prévention et de sensibilisation à la violence familiale

“Take a Stand” Against Family Violence 15-19 October 2018 What is Family Violence? Family violence is a complex and destructive social phenomenon that occurs throughout Canadian society, including the CAF, without regard to social, geographic, economic and/or rank status.  Family violence poses risk of immediate injury, pain, and suffering.  If ignored, family violence may become chronic and severe, and may cause long term physical and psychological damage, and possibly, death.  Family Violence is an abuse of power within a relationship of family, trust or dependency. It includes many forms of…

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Adios, Farewell, Adieu, Arrivederci, Ciao, auf Wiedersehen, Bon Voyage, Sayonara…

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end,” a sentiment that military families know too well. I began my journey working for CFB Borden Health Promotion in 2011 and will be posting with my family to CFB Edmonton this fall – almost seven years to the day that I started on base. My time working as a Health Promotion Specialist has flown by and it is difficult to comprehend that seven years has already come and gone. I have had so many valuable experiences here and…

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New month-new challenge! / Nouveau mois – nouveau défi!

Every month, the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Fitness and Sports Instructors introduce a new fitness challenge as a way to motivate members to challenge themselves to push a little harder in old-fashioned friendly competition. The fitness challenges have been running since June of this year, and the team plans on continuing them every month as long as participation keeps up. A big congratulations goes out to the July winners of the challenge, which consisted of reaching 20 calories as quickly as possible on the assault bike, followed by a 30…

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Stronger, Faster, Fit Program / Programme Force, rapidité et forme physique

Left: Katleen in 2012, right: Katleen in 2018 / Gauche: Katleen en 2012, droite : Katleen en 2018 The Personnel Support Programs (PSP) initiative, Stronger, Faster, Fit has been met with great participation and enthusiastic turnouts. So much such so there is a waiting list for this specialty program offered to military members, their families and ordinary members 16 years of age or older. The popularity of this program led us to question, “What makes this program such a success?” The objective of this exercise program, according to Katleen Rennie,…

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Total Health and Wellness team visits bases and wings / L’équipe de santé globale et de bien-être effectue des visites de consultation dans les bases et les escadres

From June 25 to July 11, the Total Health and Wellness Development Team reached out to military and civilian Defence Team members across the country to get their opinions on health and wellness programs, to learn about specific challenges and opportunities for improvement, and to gather ideas for solutions. Health and wellness touches every individual who is part of the Defence Team. It impacts our ability to deliver our mandate and be operationally effective. Prioritizing the men and women that make up the Defence Team is a top objective of…

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Join the Base Borden Fitness Challenge!/ Inscrivez-vous au Défi sportif de la BFC Borden!

Dwayne Farrell exercises on the assault bike next to the Base Borden Fitness Challenge wall. / Dwayne Farrell s’entraîne sur le vélo « Assault » à côté du mur du Défi sportif de la BFC Borden. The Base Borden Fitness Challenge kicked off in the month of June. The first installment involved a 500m rowing challenge, where participants competed for the fastest time. Capt. Nolan Hunder and Avr. Kathleen Merritt were the male and female rowing-winners with times of 1:23.1 and 1:43.9 respectively. The Base Borden Fitness Challenge takes place…

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Training achievement / Réalisation en matière d’instruction

Rachel Griese, Canadian Forces Military Police Academy (CFMPA) Personnel Support Programs (PSP) receives an award at the Borden Training Expo for Outstanding Achievement in Training Innovation. (L-R) Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Herbst, Canadian Forces Training Development Centre (CFTDC), Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) D. Laplante, Commanding Officer, CFTDC, Rachel Griese (PSP/CFMPA), LCol Smith, Chief of Staff, Military Personnel Generation Training Group (MPGTG) / Rachel Griese, des Programmes de soutien du personnel (PSP) de l’École de la Police militaire des Forces canadiennes, obtient un prix lors de l’exposition sur l’instruction à Borden pour…

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Top Three Ways to Deal with Stress / Trois meilleurs moyens de gérer le stress

Have you ever felt that your to-do list seems endless? Does it ever feel that so many things are happening at the same time? As you may know, stress is unavoidable. We all go through stress – especially at work. According to Nathaniel Smith,  Health Promotion Specialist at Personnel Support Programs, we can recognize the impact of stress by recognizing changes in four different areas: physical, behavioural, psychological and emotional. Examples of physical changes are a lack of energy, headaches and perhaps feeling sick. Behavioural signs include changes in eating habits,…

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Did that carrot just wave? Cette carotte vient elle de me saluer?

By / Par Leighsah Millward, Citoyen Borden Citizen This month at CFB Borden the focus is on feeling great and finding your balance for a healthy lifestyle: the CAF Health and Wellness Challenge has returned! On Monday morning, the fruits and vegetables that waved at you on your way into the Angus gate of the Base were not just a result of Monday morning grogginess or a missed cup of coffee. The costumed staff of Health Promotion and Fitness and Sports along with a few military volunteers, were out to…

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