I was fairly fit when I was in, and initially even fitter once I got out (oddly enough). Now, I'm at about one, on a scale of one to ten. But I'm 43, don't really put weight on, and it therefore it isn't much of an issue to me most of the time. A mate of mine getting treatment after Gulf War one said there were loads of squaddies in his ward who said "fitness - why are you bothering?" Admittedly, when I've gone out skiing for an hour, I feel lots better afterwards - but is it really worth bothering about getting proper fit? Did many of you guys stay fit when you got out?