Health & Fitness

Circuit Training – LAFD Style

Circuit Training – LAFD Style

October 31, 2018

“We train as if our life depends on it, so why wouldn’t we exercise the same?” Captain II Paul Ybarra explains to me as we sit in the front office of Fire Station 12.

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Building a Better Nutrition Bar

Building a Better Nutrition Bar

September 30, 2018

Energy bars, nutrition bars, snack bars – no matter what you call them – can be essential elements in balancing a firefighter’s daily diet. For post-workout nutrition, a healthy snack on the go,

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Colorectal Cancer-45 is the new 50!

Colorectal Cancer-45 is the new 50!

September 30, 2018

Forty-five is the new fifty. That’s right, but before you get too excited, I’m not talking about a new model of sports car, I’m talking about colon cancer and the recent recommendation

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Old Guys Get Fit

Old Guys Get Fit

August 31, 2018

I walked into the T.O. Gold’s Gym a couple of weeks after the new LAFRA Wellness Program went into effect, and everything seemed pretty much the same. As usual, I found the mayor

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Could You Pass The CPAT? Kettlebell It!

Could You Pass The CPAT? Kettlebell It!

August 31, 2018

Staying in shape for any first responder should be a top priority. At any time, any one of us could be pressed into service in a moment’s notice. The life of a firefighter is physically demanding.

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What You Need to Know about Testicular Cancer

July 31, 20180 Comments

Aches and pains are nothing new to firefighters–we all get them. Old or young, in shape or not, they are just a part of our daily lives. For the most part, though, these little irritants disappear as quickly as they appear, leaving us no worse for wear. For Firefighter/Paramedic Daniel Lawless of the LAFD, however, […]

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Jess “Hall of Fame” Pasos

Jess “Hall of Fame” Pasos

July 31, 2018

Retired Captain Jesus Pasos will be inducted in the Southern California Handball Association Hall of Fame on August 4, 2018. This is a well-deserved honor for Pasos

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Recruit the Glutes

Recruit the Glutes

May 31, 2018

Do you suffer from low back pain? Spend more time sitting than walking? Skipped going to the gym a few times this week, and when you finally do go, are you thinking that doing squats

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10-Minute Jump Rope Workout

10-Minute Jump Rope Workout

January 31, 2018

A jump rope may seem like a kid’s toy, but it’s really an incredibly efficient and versatile workout tool. It’s regularly used in the training routines of athletes like boxers and MMA fighters.

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2017 Health & Wellness Fair

2017 Health & Wellness Fair

May 31, 2017

The Relief Association was able to gather all of its Medical Plan vendors under one roof at FHMTC on April 6th for this year’s Health and Wellness Fair.

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