First and foremost, I am a firefighter/ EMT and have been for over 15 years. I have also been working in the fitness industry as a Fitness Trainer, Strength Coordinator and author for over 25 years. I’ve been fortunate to train with elite athletes for the NBA, NHL, and NFL and have studied under some of the top trainers in the world.
My goal with FRF (Fire Rescue Fitness) Challenge is very simple: I am on a mission to transform, motivate, and educate 100,000 firefighters, EMTs and medics to improve their fitness and lives.
Over ten years ago I was a successful fitness trainer in Minneapolis. At that time I had over 10 years of experience and had a great business and client base which included working with both professional and young athletes. I loved fitness and was constantly working to improve my clients level of fitness (including my own). I was however, looking for something more in my life. The fire department down the street from my house was taking applications for on-call paid firefighters. I’ve always been an athlete and was missing the team camaraderie. I decided to apply. Little did I know that many years later I would be a professional firefighter and training officer in Madison, Wisconsin.
Firefighter Workouts and My Fitness Background...
When I first got involved in firefighting I was quickly introduced to the high demands on the job and desperately wanted to improve my performance in the academy and fire ground. My passion for fitness took over and I started reading and buying any program aimed towards firefighting… Wow, was I disappointed. Back then (15 years ago) all of the programs that I found were very unimpressive. They claimed to be oriented toward firefighters but in actuality didn’t contain any real “fire athlete” functionality. One of the books I purchased didn’t teach me anything more than what I learned in a high school weight training class….frustrating.
The Birth of Fire Rescue Fitness...
My frustrations fueled me to research and create the Fat Loss for Firefighters Workout and other Fire Rescue Fitness Programs. This program has been in the making for 15 years. I have personally tested, scrutinized (probably way too much) and perfected this workout program. I know it works! How do I know, I’m not only the owner, I’m a client (I had to say it)…. I’m the guy in the picture..and I’m over 45 years old.