Time to Get Fire Rescue Fit

The FRF mission is to create and promote resources and workouts to help First Responders (any responders) improve performance, reduce injury, and prolong happy careers.

Looking for a workout program or for some fitness tips?  FRF has you covered.

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FRF programs have helped thousands of firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and flight nurses lose weight, gain strength and improve performance on (and off) the rescue scene.

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Every FRF program includes everything you need to succeed:

  • Complete program with workouts and calendar
  • Nutrition guides and recipes
  • Direct access to coaching and motivation
  • Access to the NEW FRF App platform (mobile, tablet, desktop)
  • How-to videos and exercise tutorials

The FRF Program of the Month

FRF just launched a new program and CHALLENGE for first responders. The FRF 40-day Resilience CHALLENGE is the most comprehensive fitness and wellness program FRF has ever created. This program is now available on the NEW FRF App platform and includes workouts, nutrition guides, coaching, motivation, and exercises on mental health and stress management. The new FRF App platform is more user-friendly and can be accessed via desktop, tablet, and mobile.

The program is now live! Click here to get started!



Take the FRF workout Quiz to discover the "best" program for YOU.

Meet Aaron Zamzow & FRF


Aaron Zamzow is the owner and and creator of FRF.  He is a  18-year Firefighter and EMT in Madison Wisconsin and has worked in the fitness industry for over 25 years as certified and degreed Personal Fitness Trainer (NASM, NSCA-CSCS, ACE-PFT) and author.  Aaron is on a mission to use his passion and experience to help 100,000 first responders  get more fit for duty. 

Click here to read more about Aaron and FRF.

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Valuable Nutrition Resources

Poor nutrition can lead to numerous health issues and impede your fitness progress.  So we provide the tools to make eating healthy in and out of the firehouse easier.  Every FRF Program includes:

  • Nutritional guidelines
  • Portion control guide and meal plan examples
  • Hundreds of delicious recipes
  • Healthy snack guide
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Proof Our Programs Work

Latest from the FRF Blog

FRF Functional Exercise for Firefighters- Prisoner Squats

By Zamzowfitness | November 6, 2021

What makes an exercise “functional” for firefighters, EMTs, and medics? In this post Aaron Zamzow from FRF shows us an example with the Prisoner Squat. This is a great exercise to work the postural muscles of the shoulders and upper back and mobility of the lower body. Click to link to hear more…

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Simple and Healthy Chicken Parmesan Recipe for First Responders

By Zamzowfitness | October 28, 2021

Chicken Parmesan is a firehouse staple meal. There are a lot of ways to make it, including some that are not very healthy. Here is a healthier option, quick to prepare, and very tasty. Your crew (and family) will love it. Give it a try.

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The First Responders Guide to Percussion (massage) Guns

By Zamzowfitness | October 13, 2021

If you have picked up any fitness magazine, performed a fitness-related search on the internet, or watched your favorite sports team, you’ve probably seen a percussion gun. These industrial looking machines (percussion or massage guns) are handheld electronic tools that use a small motor to move an attachment over your muscles. There are a wide variety of shapes and sizes of these guns along with a vast array of attachments that go with them. They are becoming very popular in firehouses and gyms all over but are they really worth it?

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Top 21 Reasons First Responders Need to Exercise (Numbers 11-21).

By Zamzowfitness | October 9, 2021

As a first responder, you need to face the fact that exercise and good health are essential for performance and career longevity. Here are reasons 11-21 that confirm why every first responder needs to consistently exercise.

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FRF Functional Exercise for Firefighters- Standing DB Press

By Zamzowfitness | October 2, 2021

What makes an exercise “functional” for firefighters, EMTs, and medics? In order to answer this question, we must first define what functional training means. The definitions can be varied and broad and often the term functional training is abused and over-used. In this post from FRF, Aaron Zamzow defines “functional” for first responders and gives a great exercise example. Check it out!

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FRF Mobility Routine for First Responders

By Zamzowfitness | September 23, 2021

This FRF “flow” routine is a combination of back and hip mobility movements that will help alleviate pain and tension in those muscles. Perform this 50-second routine before your shifts and workouts especially if you are feeling tight and stiff. These movements will help you feel and move better on and off the fire/rescue scene.

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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.

Your crew, your family, your department depend on you!