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Comment by fire investigator 21 on November 28, 2009 at 1:40pm
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Comment by John Bierling on September 20, 2009 at 8:17pm
Drugs, gimmicks, operations, lap bands, and various snake oil diets. These things are in our face all day long and in my experience they rarely, if every work. We must improve our health, build our strength, lose weight, cleans the toxins from our bodies and refill them with plenty of good nutrition. I have found the answer, it's been amazing for me, my health has improved 100 percent. Please tell me if I can assist you with your health issues. Thanks, John
Comment by Gina P. on June 19, 2009 at 4:37am
Happy to see there is a site on health for you guys. Healthy eating is important.
I am also inquiring if there are any nice SINGLE FFs to meet; I'm from Massachusetts. Keeping all of my options open. Be safe
Comment by robbie sledge on June 7, 2009 at 8:28pm
ok guys i keep hearing about this whole P9oX thing and ive seen it on tv and as everyother tight wad on a budget im very very sceptical. so any and all info yall have on it like does it work has it been easy to find the time to do the rutines. and how much is the whole thing would be much apriciated. im trying my best to get in better shape andto gain weight for the fire dept. and well my simple.... very simple rutien isnt getting the results i want (do to i dont have the money for a gym member. ) it looks great but id like to know some opinions who wont try to "sell me the product" just someone who will tell it like it is.

i hope this question makes sence lol.
please email me any info that yall have on it and your opinions on it...
Comment by Darrick Baker on April 23, 2009 at 6:41pm
P90X is a really good program. They have a good routine of warm-up, intense workouts, and cool-down. The only thing I don't like about it is how long it takes to do some of the workouts. Most of them are around an hour or so. I have been doing kettlebells quite a bit lately, and really like how they relate to what we do. It's a full body dynamic workout as opposed to a body building type workout that focuses on one muscle region. The possibilities are really limitless. I have been checking into for their workout of the day (kind of like crossfit), and my shift really likes it.
Comment by Jim Mollet on April 22, 2009 at 5:30pm
FF.D-Lo-P90X is an awesome program. We bought it for our department and we love it. Well thought out program that is pretty easy to follow. Quite intense. Good Luck! Take care and stay safe!!!
Comment by FF.D-Lo on April 22, 2009 at 4:51pm
Hey Gents, Anyone have input or opinions on P90X? I stick mostly to crossfit but got my hands on the CD collection, I appreciate the feed back.
Comment by Deanna on April 21, 2009 at 2:21pm
Hey all, I'm recovering from a knee surgery, and I have been advised to take some weight off. I just don't know how to start out and keep on a regiment with such a hectic lifestyle. Anyone got any tips on eating more healthy and shedding some pounds?
Comment by Diraj mon m on April 21, 2009 at 1:47am
hey all for a good fire fighter we should have a good health then only we can help others
Comment by John Bierling on December 13, 2008 at 7:26pm
If we truly care about our members surviving the incident and “going Home”, it’s about time that we addressed the issue of responder wellness.
Not fitness, wellness. It doesn’t matter if you’re an accomplished athlete or morbidly obese (like I was) or anywhere in between those extremes, you can improve your internal wellness and give your body a chance to become healthy. Please know, be absolutely sure, that it all begins exactly at this point. When your body is healthy you can pursue fitness. When your body is healthy your stamina and energy are through the roof. When your body is healthy it’s less likely that you succumb to a stroke, cancer or heart attack (lack of wellness is the leading cause of line of duty deaths).

I have a great story to tell about how (in 2008) I changed my life by improving my wellness in the most amazing way. As a 45 year member of the fire service I care greatly about you and your future. If you want to improve your health, please contact me. Together we can begin to make a difference, one emergency responder at a time. This can be the beginning of a health revolution. Oh, and don’t forget how we can help our families, as well.

Have no doubt, we must find a way to assist our responders to become healthy. Physical internal health, weight loss, and nutritional abundance are essential to withstand the dangers of our work. We must begin with this. Physical fitness activities logically follow and will serve to build strength and endurance. Rarely does fitness training result in significant weight loss or improved internal health. It is absolutely essential that we teach our members how to become internally well which is the real beginning to significantly addressing the responder wellness problem.

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