USS JUNEAU, At Sea -- USS Juneau kicked off the Navy-wide ‘Crews Into Shape’ fitness program March 6 by hosting a pull-up and push-up contest for the crew.
Aboard Juneau, there are 12 teams participating, with about five to seven participants each, giving them an estimated total of 75 people using the month of March to get a little more fit conscious. Additionally, Weathers has fun runs and nutritional discussion sessions planned for Juneau crew members.
Motivating Juneau crew members to join the Crews Into Shape program is part of an overall emphasis for a healthy living spearheaded by the ship’s Right Spirit committee, an ongoing Navywide campaign sponsored by Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program to deglamorize alcohol. Juneau has taken “The Right Spirit” concept and expanded it to be more holistic for each Sailor.
“Fitness is a major part of Juneau’s idea of Right Spirit,” said Chief Hospital (SW/FMF) Corpsman Gordon Dziewit, the ship’s drug and alcohol prevention advisor (DAPA) and leader of Juneau’s Right Spirit committee. “We seek to enhance each Sailor’s physical and mental well being and that certainly is a big outcome of fitness.”