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Fire Rescue Fitness was created to provide resources to firefighter, EMTs and paramedics to help them get and stay fit for the fire and rescue scene. We provide workout programs, eating guidelines, recipes, and fitness tips that will help you (and your crew) get leaner, stronger and performing better on (and off) the fire/rescue scene.
Meet Aaron Zamzow & FRF
My name is Aaron Zamzow. I’m a Firefighter and EMT in Madison Wisconsin and also a certified and degreed Personal Fitness Trainer and author. I am the owner of Fire Rescue Fitness, company dedicated to creating products and blogs focused on keeping Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics in top physical condition and “fit for duty.”
First and foremost I am a firefighter/ EMT and have been for almost 15 years. I have also been working in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and author for 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. I created FRF (Fire Rescue Fitness) out of necessity. When I joined my first department I realized I was not trained to meet the demands of the fire ground. I had to change the way I worked out or I was not going to make it as a firefighter. Click here to see an interview about FRF and our mission to help 100,000 firefighter, EMTs and medics.
Workout Programs from FRF
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Fire Rescue fitness workout programs
The FRF Foundations Workout Program
Start Here. The Foundations program will teach you the fundamentals of fitness and nutrition and get you on the right path to weight lose, strength gain and performance improvement.
Who is it for: Those firefighters, EMTs and medics that need to get back on track with their fitness. If it has been a while since working out or if you are new to "functional firefighter training, you should start here. This program will teach you how to workout like a fire rescue athlete and help you lose weight, gain strength and start moving better. The workouts do not require a lot of equipment and can be done at home or at the gym.
The FRF Ultimate Fire Rescue Athlete Workout Program
Become the Ultimate Fire Rescue Athlete with this complete 60-day program. Looking for a program to help you lose bodyfat, gain strength, and improve your performance (on and off the fireground)? The Ultimate is for YOU. This is our most popular workout program! Thousands of firefighters, EMTs and medics use this program to perform better on the fire ground and in life.
Who is it for: This program was designed to help firefighter, EMTs, and medics gain strength, lose bodyfat and improve performance on (an off) the fireground. This program will build your conditioning foundation then take your strength to “ultimate” levels. This is also the perfect program for anyone wanting to pass a CPAT or fire department physical test or preparing for their fire academy. These workouts require require some dumbbells and light weights and can be performed at any basic gym.
The FRF Fat Loss for Firefighters Workout Program
Turnouts and Uniform fitting a little tighter? Get lean and strong with the FRF Fat Loss workout program. These metabolic workouts will help you burn calories and get you moving. Lose your belly and improve your performance.
Who is it for: This program is designed to boost metabolism, reduce unwanted bodyfat and improve mobility on and off the fireground. This program utilizes strength training, bodyweight and suspension training and mobility exercises to help boost metabolism and performance. Get lean, fit and moving better in the next 8-weeks. Workouts require some plate weights or dumbbells and suspension training (TRX) or webbing.
new program! the FRF Super Strong Workout Program
The Super Strong Workout is a hybrid of traditional (body part) and functional training that will greatly improve your strength and performance on the fire/ rescue scene. The program also creatively integrates ways to utilize functional fire ground movements into workouts to not only add strength but improve performance.
Who is it for: This program is a great option for those that have been working out and are looking for a new program to help take their fitness, strength and performance to the next level. The program requires common gym equipment.
The FRF Ultimate Fire Rescue Athlete Workout (Phase 2)
Take your fitness to the next level with the FRF Ultimate Fire Athlete Workout program Phase 2. This 60-day program takes over where the Ultimate Phase 1 leaves off. This program includes even more power movements and strength movements that will take your physique and performance to the highest level. You must complete the FRF Ultimate Phase 1 Workout program before beginning this program.
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