The New York Times takes a look at 555 Fitness, a charity organization designed to help keep firefighters in shape. At present, four-fifths of American firefighters are overweight, while around half of deaths in the line of duty are due to heart attacks. The group’s workout is similar to the sort of high-intensity functional fitness training cropping up in gyms across the country.
Functional fitness training is the newer trend in the American fitness craze, and it works out great for our particular job, because it involves full body movements. There’s no bicep curl at a fire-ground. You all are depending on each other and you all are suffering together.