Massachusetts Army National Guard
(MA ARNG)

State-wide, Massachusetts | 2019 - Present

Overview

The Massachusetts Army National Guard has partnered with O2X to provide holistic performance education and training to improve the health of the MA ARNG’s 5,000+ service members. The main program objectives are to increase the combat readiness, retention, and resilience of the force as well as prepare the population to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). 

Actions

  • A series of drill weekend workshops covering nutrition, sleep science, stress, resilience, injury prevention, and conditioning – presented by a team of O2X’s elite specialists from all over the country.
  • A full-time, on-site O2X Human Performance Specialist, dedicated to this program
  • Individual injury assessment and body composition screenings
  • Personalized training programs and dietary recommendations
  • Access an online human performance resource database and member portal

Outcomes

  • 3x week in-person gym-based training session for service members with personal instruction from O2X specialist
  • Virtual yoga and training sessions available for service members
  • Detailed reporting of means and SD of different metrics such as weight, BMI, body fat percentage, muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, and injury vulnerability scores. This information is further broken down by sex and by unit (using Unit Identification Codes).
  • Quarterly reporting to TAG and other members of the senior leadership in the Command Ready and Resilient Council (CR2C)
  • Two 50-service member cohorts (100 total service members) participating in 8-day performance optimization trainings that are custom designed for MA ARNG.

Timeline

2019 - Present

Testimonials

We are committed to fielding a fit and ready force, working with O2X Human Performance provides our service members with training and resources to help them be ready to meet the needs of the commonwealth and the nation.

– Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe, Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard.

First let me say how excited I am, as an Officer in the Guard, to see my State investing their time/money/attention to this level of fitness analytics.  I pushed so many of my Soldiers into the assessment being offered and I hope it was enlightening to them as it was for me.  I’m a bit of a fitness nut, so anytime I can lend science and real #s to what i’m doing to justify/tweak my habits, i’m eager to!  

I’m doing great! Since we met, the workouts and advice you gave me has definitely helped. I feel as if my lower back and core is stronger. We have been doing some intense workouts and I haven’t aggravated it once. 

First I would like to thank you for your continued support. Second, I’m doing well and since I’ve been enrolled with the program, I have dropped some unnecessary weight and hope to lose even more.