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By Eric Heinz 

Manuel Colon-Perez, a former sergeant in the U.S. Marines and Sgt. Adam Schultz began this introductory training in order to help new recruits.

At OC Athletix in San Clemente on Saturday, Oct. 13, the recruits did various exercises and concluded their day with a run through central San Clemente.

“The program is designed to get mentally and physically prepared for boot camp,” Schultz said. “Once you enter the Marine Corps, you could spend eight months to a year in the delayed entry program. We spend time getting you ready to go as you enter boot camp.”

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This particular program is optional, but Schultz said recruits will need to do some kind of training on their own.

Some of the recruits haven’t had any physical training prior to enlisting in the Marines, and charting their progress is critical. This was the first program since OC Athletix did a trial run three years ago, Colon-Perez said.

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