Placentia's Tyler Schumann training hard at camp

Published on August 6, 2014
Cadet Tyler Schumann, foreground, performs tricep dips with the members of his platoon during an early morning workout.
Photo by Cpt. Tracy Williams/Special to The Compass

Army cadet and fitness buff Tyler Schumann makes it look too easy as he participates in a challenging physical training session at Argonaut Army Cadet Summer Training Centre in Gagetown, N.B.


Tyler, 14, who is with the 2558 Army Cadet corps in Placentia, N.L., is attending camp for the third summer in a row and is taking a six-week Fitness and Sports Instructor course.

“I took the three-week Basic Fitness and Sports last summer and I loved it, so this was a natural course for me to apply for, and I’m just loving it!” says Tyler.

The six-week course not only helps the cadets improve their own personal fitness level and teaches healthy eating; it also introduces them to new and interesting ways to foster physical fitness in their peers. Once completed, the cadets will be ready to go back to their home cadet corps and mentor junior cadets in the cadet fitness program.

Argonaut Army Cadet Summer Training Centre is one of four Cadet Summer Training Centres in Atlantic Canada. Cadets from across Canada and abroad are at the training centre this summer taking part in expedition, pipes and drums, leadership, and fitness and sports programs.

Submitted by Christina Copp