Bring up your fitness, join Club '100'
Maxwell Air Base recognizes Airmen who earn a perfect score of 100 on their annual physical fitness assessment. These Airmen have improved their score from their last physical training test in order to get into Maxwell's Club 100, or have had a score of 100 previously. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Stoltz)
by Senior Airman Christopher Stoltz
Air University Public Affairs
10/19/2012 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Maxwell Air Base recognizes Airmen who earn a perfect score of 100 on their annual physical fitness assessment. These Airmen have improved their score from their last physical training test in order to get into Maxwell's Club 100, or have had a score of 100 previously.
Name: Staff Sgt. Troy Hoover
Unit: 22nd Training Squadron
Time in service: Eight years
Q: Tell us about your background in fitness.
A: I'm a physical conditioning instructor at OTS.
Q: What was your previous fitness assessment score?
Q: Why retest?
A: The Air Force mandates it. I believe in maintaining a healthy lifestyle year round and the test will come easy when it's time.
Q: What did you do between March and January to prepare?
A: I usually run on the treadmill or play basketball.
Q: What did that involve?
A: I run on the treadmill 3-5 times a week for at least 20 minutes. I am also an avid basketball player, and play multiple times every week.
Q: What was your nutrition like during this time?
A: I try to eat somewhat healthy throughout the year. Lots of water
Q: In your opinion, how would you describe a balanced diet?
A: A well balanced diet consists of essential nutrients in reasonable proportions.
Q: What are the other challenges of shift work?
A: I guess the biggest challenge for me due to my work schedule is that I'm usually in bed early after I eat. It's always good to let your food digest before you shut down your body for rest. Then your body spends hours working to break down food instead of let you get rest.
Q: What other factors do you feel were important to your success?
A: Making time to exercise and making it as fun as possible.
Q: Any last words of advice?
A. Never train for a pt test. Practice a healthy lifestyle throughout the year and you will be successful.