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NSmen may soon train in gyms at 'own time' for IPPT

Published on Apr 6, 2014 7:58 AM
 
Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing says the Defence Ministry is exploring ways to give NSmen more flexibility in planning their physical training. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) may soon be able to do their physical training "own time, own target", to borrow an army catchphrase.

Second Minister for Defence Chan Chun Sing said yesterday that his ministry is exploring ways to give NSmen more leeway in planning their physical training.

Possible measures include extending opening hours of exercise facilities at army camps used for such training and using technology like mobile applications to track training progress.

Another idea is to tie up with commercial or Safra gyms for NSmen to train at their own convenience.

 
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