The goal at 5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness is to help reduce line of duty deaths (LODD’s) in the fire service by promoting a healthier lifestyle and by providing fitness equipment grants and free firefighter workouts daily.
“I took on CrossFit 3 years ago since then I lost weight, leaned up gained increase in endurance. Each shift day I make it a point to do a 343 Honor WOD to motivate myself to get a workout done to honor the fallen. I chose 555 fitness because it’s symbolize the concept of everyone coming home, workouts are free and easy time manageable between 15-30 mins. 555 fitness allows you to customize to your ability and motivate you to finish a workout in honor of a fallen firefighter.”
“I started out changing my life with just my nutrition. Started counting everything I ate. Cut out fast food, most sugar, fried foods etc and replaced it with whole foods. Shopping in a circle at the grocery store. Meats, veges, dairy, eggs. Rarely went down the isles with processed boxed foods. That was June of 2013. I added the gym in about December of that year. Mostly Cardio, then HITT workouts. I followed that until January of this year. That’s when I started tracking Macros and paying attention to what really mattered when it came to my nutrition. That’s also when we started heavily into weight lifting. That’s my love now, I love the gym!”
“Last June, 8 guys out of a 36 man department built a small workout area in Station 1. We used Fran and Murph as benchmarks. I was a 242lb. sack of hot wings. My first Fran was 7:40. Over the year, and many 555 workouts, hero WODs, and races, I am 225, still chubby, but down to a 3:32 Fran, and cut 15 minutes of my Murph. Our department now has a fitness initiative and SOG, we have grown our workout group to 14 or so and we had 6 firefighters and 2 Chiefs run a 5k in gear and air packs, 2 medaled in their bracket. My
transformation has been fueled by 555 and my crew, I couldn’t have done one workout without them, therefore it has been OUR
transformation…. I was just the fattest…”
“I decided to get in better shape when I started studying what the main cause of firefighters deaths were was caused by cardiac related events I decided I did not wanna leave this world like that and leave that burden on my family I stay in the gym daily and try to eat as healthy as possible to keep the weight off and stay in shape thanks for all that you all do in the prevention of firefighter deaths stay safe brothers.”
“I joined the fire company and went to fire school just over 3 years ago. I couldn’t do a single pull up or even run a mile. I started working out at a constant pace, boxing, lifting and running while changing my diet. Since that point 3 years ago I have lost 100lbs. I can now do 4 sets of 5 pulls and 10 dips…while weighted, and this coming weekend I’m running 2 5k races. By the end of the month I will be running a 5k in full gear. I have gone from a 48″ waist to 38″ waist and my turnout gear less than a year old is getting loose.
Fire fighting is one of the greatest things to ever happen to me hopefully some people can see this and be inspired to train hard and do work.”
“I am a Firefighter/Paramedic for Nassau County Fire Rescue in Florida. Using the 555 fitness workouts and living the lifestyle helped me lose 20 pounds and be in the best shape of my life.
I started before I went to the Fire Academy to help with my cardio. Not only did my cardio and strength greatly improve, I breezed through fire school. I was given an award at Nassau County Fire Rescue for physical fitness, as I take it very seriously and do everything I can to help others, especially within the brotherhood.
I also greatly improved my diet, taking on a more Paleo-style diet outlook which also helped me drop the excess weight and become the most in shape version of myself. People often ask what I did to get so in shape and the answer is always 555 fitness workouts and clean eating. “