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Review: FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F)

Updated: Jun 14

At the end of September 2020, the Army released "a full revision and expansion on physical readiness training doctrine" with a stated goal of building "physical lethality and mental toughness to win quickly and return home healthy." Unlike the previous version, FM 7-22: Army Physical Readiness Training, the new manual attempts to address both the physical and nonphysical components of Soldier Readiness. If you're wondering what those physical and nonphysical components are, or where to get started with the new manual, this article should help you get started.

H2F, FM 7-22, Holistic Health and Fitness
Components of the Army's H2F system

Download FM 7-22, ATP 7-22.01, and ATP 7-22.02


Here's what you need to know about Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F):

Holistic Health and Fitness or H2F is the Army's new doctrine in support of human performance optimization. The H2F system intends to address the physical and non-physical components of fitness through the use of performance professionals, programs, facilities, equipment, and education.


Let's break those down one-by-one.

1. H2F Performance Professionals

First, the following diagram outlines the performance professionals the Army expects to see at the brigade level. That includes contracting 7 athletic trainers and 2 strength coaches. Also of note, this task organization relies on 31 Soldiers of a new MOS yet to be determined.