Firefighter Circuit

New group of probies coming to town.  Finally, it’s been quite a while since there’s been new blood in the EFD. Besides fresh faces it also gives me an opportunity to build a multi-week daily program to better prepare them for their first days in company. There are many ways to build this program, but…

Fitness Screening for the Firefighter 2015

Everett Fire, your about mid way through the optional fitness screening period.  With a bit over half the members participating to date, we will have a good total participation number. Remember this is the base of your current fire department wellness program and there is a strong push for the program to grow further. That’s…

Firefighter Assessments

Well boys, we kick it off tomorrow morning.  Fitness assessments covering hr, bp, caliper body mass, girth measurements, bmi, submaximal vo2, vertical jump, power development, muscular endurance, and flexibility. The provide your great and consistent annual benchmarks and a comparison to where you stand against firefighter and national normative data. We’ll be using the Athletic…

12 Days 3 Goals All For Christmas

Our adult clients and followers may have some interest in this little challenge. To get you in the mood for the holidays, Amy has put together a holiday challenge titled the “12 Days of Fitness”.  As a gift to yourself you might take on these challenges which cover your fitness activities, your nutrition consumption, and…

Core Stability Assessment

A recent article in the NSCA Strength & Conditioning Journal highlighted proposed changes for the Navy physical fitness testing standards.  These changes are following assessment protocols used in the Firefighters Wellness Fitness Initiative. …”Since 1982, the Navy has been using the curl-up as a means of assessing core muscular endurance as part of its semiannual…

Everett Fire Combat Challenge

This summer the Everett Fire Department is hosting the Scott Firefighter Challenge competition. Combat Challenge Details In case you haven’t already heard, we are excited to announce that the official Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Everett on August 23rd and 24th, 2013. Our vision for this event is to not only have the…

Firefighter Combat Challenge Everett Washington

In case you haven’t already heard, I’m excited to announce that the official Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Everett on August 23rd and 24th, 2013.  This is a national/international level tour that is coming to our own town. Pending final approval, the competition will be held on 14th street on Everett’s beautiful waterfront,…

Firefighter Workout Update

The workout program for Fire and Police occupational athletes has been updated for the next couple weeks.  Again, this is in the form of the “Program Builder” brought to you by FIT Launch to provide you some flexibility in designing your specific program to meet your equipment and time constraints. We will be placing a…

Firefighter Exercise Equipment

As firefighers with the City of Everett, you are fortunate to have a fairly decent set of equipment at each of the duty stations.  It’s not the same everywhere.  Whether interested in variety or are limited in equipment the following article from the NSCA will give you some great ideas. Circuit training is an excellent…