"Today I performed 45 push-ups, 45 sit-ups and I ran a twelve minute mile and half" says Senior Airman Ronnie Lopez.
It's all about the numbers. Numbers Lopez needs to pass the Air Force PT test.
"It takes into account body composition, muscular fitness, as well as aerobic fitness" says Michael Kaplan, director of fitness and sports.
First measurements are taken: height, weight and abdominal circumference. Then it's onto push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5 mile run or one mile walk if someone has a medical condition.
"It's not difficult as long as you're training and you're keeping up the standards" says Kaplan.
"Making PT a lifestyle. Making a routine of running or how you work out. But you have to stay fit to be in the military now more than ever the standards are higher to be on top of PT"
The test is pass or fail.
Director of fitness and sports--- michael kaplan--- says you're ranked as excellent--- satisfactory--- or unsatifactory.
The importance is to make sure the airforce is fit. Our folks are overseas and fighting wars for our country and we need to make sure they can do that.
We're the people that protect the country because that's what the entire world loks at. If our miiltaty's out of shape, we represent our country and it's a sign of weakness if we're out of shape.
The minimum requirements change for men and women... And also depend on age.