All the recruiting offices in Wales have running / fitness clubs that meet weekly to help you get fit and monitor your fitness.The aim is to to send you to ADSC only when you are fit enough.We also run what we call TASTERS which are a practise run of what you face at ADSC.The link below lists all the office contact details.
If you partner doesn't support you then a choice needs to be made!
I start selection on the 3rd May and I wouldn't have bothered putting my self through training and selection if I hadn't sat down with my wife at the very beginning and had a long and open talk about it all. It would be naive to say that it would only affect your life.
Look carefully at who you join. If your wife works and wants to stay in the UK then maybe the R Welsh are not for you unless you want to go Armoured Inf and stay in Tidworth. Lt Bns move every two years. RLC trickle post but family circumstances are taken into consideration. Speak to your PSIs wives because if your missus hasn't got her head straight then it won't last. Her or the Army, simple choice but you'll be paying for the kids regardless.
As to the fitness. You'll struggle in basic unless you get the pounds off! ACIO can give you a programme.
Hey mate, i'm also joining shortly. I went to my local career office and i am roughly the same height as you (5ft 11inch and a half, so basically just a tad off 6 ft) and i weigh 93KG, i was told i need to lose 3KG so i'm guessing the weight restriction for our height is 90KG.
I am also of quite a big build, wide shoulders, big chest etc which doesn't help with matters but what ive been doing is, running every other day and going to the gym and doing only cardio there on days in between (whilst eating healthier however not starving myself) I have also had to stop doing weight workouts as obviously any more muscle will cause me to weigh more and i was allways a big fan of doing heavy weights .
Im currently in app process, have selection soon. Have a partner and a 18 month old daughter.
I am under no illusions that our famly life is going to change drastically. I think you need to talk to your missus, yes she may not be too keen on the idea, mine isn't, she is scared of me going off and getting shot, but she does support me on something that I really want to do. If you dont have her support mate, I'd expect you will create problems.
If your missus "hates the idea", you will be separated and stressed, which is not a good way of running a marriage or the start of a budding career, IMHO. Assuming that she sits tight with the family, you will spend weeks away from home on basic training (Phase 1) and then months at Phase 2 in Pirbright (for the RLC).
At the end of Phase 2, the length of which will depend on your chosen trade, you will be posted to whichever unit desperately needs your body. The chances of you influencing the location of your first posting are close to zero and, in your worse case, you could end up in Germany. How will your marriage survive that?
And I haven't mentioned operational deployments!
You must talk to your wife and sell your proposed career to her.