2017 and Beyond

555 Fitness was started with an idea and a mission. Like so many before us we mapped out our future and started down a path. On our road to create a positive change there have been roadblocks, detours, and  wrong turns along with many success stories. We have learned this business as it has grown. We have poured...
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Marriage is Like a Good Workout

Today, I celebrate 10 years of marriage with Mrs. Pip. You’re probably reading this and asking yourself, what does marriage have to with a firefighter fitness page???  Actually, if you’re a firefighter, you’re probably not, because you know, that our families at home are the most important part of our lives. When we walk out...
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Holleyman is Not a Firehouse WOD

Here’s a question I get several times a week. I want to workout at the station or while on duty, but what if I get a job?? Will I have enough left in the tank to be able to do my job? Enter Hollyman. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Aaron N. Holleyman, 27, of Glasgow, Montana,...
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Now I know a Celebrity Chef

Just in case you missed it, my good friend AJ Fusco, of the Fork and Hose Co won the first ever firefighter addition of  Guy’s Grocery games the other night on the food network. How awesome is that. Mrs. Pip and I were lucky enough to be able to join AJ, his friends and amazing...
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Highland Park Grant Follow up

555 Fitness often gets asked what it takes to be awarded the “Strength is Our Foundation” Fitness Equipment Grant.  Depending on who you ask , you’ll receive a slightly different response. There is no perfect answer, no keywords/slogans/name drops, no perfect equation to craft an application that will guarantee a department to receive our grant....
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How often are you humbled?

How often are you truly humbled??? For me, it happens way more than I ever thought it would. First off, Young Finn and his brother Dex have managed to do it since the day they were born. Any parent will tell you that. But the feeling I’m talking about comes from complete strangers. This is...
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#BeLikeCheeze

I have a friend, we call him CHEEZE, well CHEEZE WHIZZLE to be exact. No, that’s not the name his mother gave him, just like my name isn’t really Pip. Cheeze is his firehouse nickname, and considering 555 Fitness is run like a firehouse kitchen table, we use nicknames. This blog post isn’t so much...
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Ringing out 5-5-5

We have been posting the ringing out of alarm code 5-5-5 video for close to a year now on our social media pages. We do this for every reported Line of Duty Death in the United States when the USFA sends out an email notification. We were unsure of how this tribute would be seen...
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Sandbag Mile

About Sandbag Mile Want to do something awesome for Independence Day? All you need is a sandbag, an American flag and dozens of your closest friends. There are 9 divisions, kids are welcome to participate and you can compete anywhere in the good ol’ US of A between 1 and 10 July 2016. How Sandbag...
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Roebuck FD Receives 555 Grant

A few weeks ago, the Roebuck Fire District was awarded a surprise grant from 555fitness.com and their partners. These pictures are from workouts over the last couple of days where we are using the equipment awarded to us. We received 4 Bruteforce sandbags, 6 jump ropes, several different nutrition supplements including pre-workout and recovery powder,...
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