WASHINGTON, DC — Service members won't have to leave the comfort of their own room to get fit. For the first time, the Pentagon Channel is airing a fitness show, “Fit for Duty.” The show takes viewers through a high-energy, 30-minute workout led by service members with expertise in fitness training.

“Fitness is as much a part of the military as the uniform,” says retired Master Sgt. Jim Langdon, who serves as the Pentagon Channel's director of operations and programming as well as executive producer of the new show. “All the services go to great lengths to entice their troops to stay fit. We wanted to help, too.”

Fitness instructors on the show represent each branch of the military. They were selected after a nationwide call for auditions was launched through advertisements on the Pentagon Channel's Web site and e-mails to public affairs officers across the country.

The show debuted June 18. It will also be available via podcast and video on demand at www.pentagonchannel.mil.