Petty Officer 3rd Class Elmer Vucetich, a Kill Devil Hills, N.C. native and strength and fitness instructor at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., instructs recruits on using the shoulder press machine, Sept. 28, 2015. Strength training is part of the physical conditioning our recruits go through during their basic training. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards.

Register now: ‘Crews into Shape’ challenge

Just in time for the Coast Guard April weigh-ins, the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, or NMCPHC, Health Promotion and Wellness Department announces the 16th Annual Crews Into Shape Challenge, which will take place March 6, 2016 to April 2, 2016. The Coast Guard Health Promotion Program and CG SUPRT encourage Coast Guard units to participate in the challenge in order to prepare for weigh-ins, promote overall wellness, and develop accountability within your unit.