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A Comprehensive Guide to Royal Canadian Navy Fitness Testing

Royal Canadian Navy Fitness Testing

Welcome to Auralpressure, your go-to source for everything related to fitness testing in the Royal Canadian Navy. In this article, we will provide you with all the information you need about the fitness requirements and standards set by the Royal Navy for new recruits.

FORCE Fitness Testing

The Royal Canadian Navy, along with the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force, follows the fitness standards set by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). In April 2013, the CAF introduced an updated military fitness program known as the FORCE Evaluation. This program replaced the 30-year-old Canadian Forces EXPRES Test and became the universal fitness standard for all Canadian Forces members.

The FORCE Evaluation is a scientifically validated fitness test specifically designed for the CAF. Unlike traditional push-up and sit-up tests, it focuses on assessing the ability to perform tasks that simulate real-life physical challenges encountered in military operations.

The Four Test Components of the FORCE Evaluation

  1. Sandbag Lift: Perform 30 consecutive lifts of a 20-kilogram sandbag above a height of 1 meter, alternating between left and right sandbags separated by 1.25 meters. Standard: 3 minutes 30 seconds.
  2. Intermittent Loaded Shuttles: Complete ten 20-meter shuttles by alternating between a loaded shuttle with a 20-kilogram sandbag and unloaded shuttles, covering a total distance of 400 meters. Standard: 5 minutes 21 seconds.
  3. 20-Metre Rushes: Starting from a prone position, sprint two 20-meter shuttles, dropping to a prone position every 10 meters, covering a total distance of 80 meters. Standard: 51 seconds.
  4. Sandbag Drag: Carry a 20-kilogram sandbag and pull four on the floor over a distance of 20 meters without stopping. Standard: Complete without stopping.
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Please note that the fitness requirements of the Royal Canadian Navy are subject to change. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, we recommend referring to official sources.


Q: Are the fitness requirements the same for all age groups and genders?
A: Yes, the FORCE Evaluation sets a common minimum standard for all Canadian Armed Forces members, regardless of age and gender.

Q: Where can I find official sources for the latest fitness requirements and standards?
A: You can find official information and updates regarding fitness requirements for the Royal Canadian Navy on the Auralpressure website.

Q: How often are CAF members tested for fitness?
A: All CAF members are required to undergo annual fitness testing.


Maintaining a high level of fitness is crucial for success in the Royal Canadian Navy. The FORCE Evaluation ensures that every member is prepared to face the physical challenges of military operations. To stay updated on the latest fitness requirements and standards, make sure to visit the official Auralpressure website.

Remember, a strong body leads to a strong Navy!

Note: The information provided in this article is based on Auralpressure’s expertise and knowledge of the Royal Canadian Navy fitness testing. It is always recommended to refer to official sources for the most accurate and up-to-date information.