I think it would be a great recruiting feature - join the TA, free gym membership. I know there are a load of issues after that about getting people to use it but it's one way of trying to address the fitness issues.
In answer to you KNAGGSY, there will be a gym at virtually every regular Camp or Garrison. W/N Yorks I can think of Catterick, Harrogate and Ripon off the top of my head. It's a question of where is nearest for you and whether you can get something sorted with the APTC there. As Polar says, try through your PSI, he may have a contact.
I didn't say that, people are turning up for mobilisation unfit and you can't correct that quickly, so ways of helping the slob TA get fit are being looked at. For example, failing CFT twice could lead to administrative action but the new regime isn't as bad as that.
You'll do your BPFA, get advised by you PTI (who will be trained far higher than they are now), they will advise a fitness programme which may be delivered by a Gym and then you do your CFT.
What is being offered is very good but I'm tempted to think its a bit OTT, I smoke, I drink and I don't really exercise, but I know I won't fail my CFT cause I eat sensibly and walk a little (i.e. I don't use the car to goto the off license). I reckon some need to listen to Jamie Oliver or Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall more than the APTC(V)
p.s. I didn't mention Hugh did I .... I'm turning into a lesbian/green
I know that there are moves to establish APTC(V), possibly an NRPS QMSI in each major unit. Every little helps as we all know we can't take 'slob TA' for remedial PT every day until he's fit enough.
I do have a concern with the training of our APTIS. The course they do is a cut down course of the regular course. Designed to allow them to take a variety of exercises but, critically, not to assess a persons fitness and advise them how to put together a training program and work on areas of weakness in their own time.
Well done to KNAGGSY for showing the initiative and trying to get the use of facilities which are provided to keep the army fit to fight.