A Study Published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology (online) Highlights Impact of O2X

A study published in the October edition of the Journal of Exercise Physiology (online) highlights the positive impact of the O2X Human Performance Program.

Specified Training to Improve Functional Fitness and Reduce Injury and Lost Workdays in Active Duty Firefighters: Read More

Abstract: 

Musculoskeletal injuries are common in active duty firefighters. These injuries have significant medical and operational effects including increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease and excessive costs related to treatment and disability.

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Fire Service Health And Safety Report – Making A Difference

Boston Fire Department was recently featured in the Fire Service Health And Safety Report for Making A Difference. Under the leadership of Commissioner Finn, Union President Paris, and city leaders, the Boston Fire Department has focused its attention on the health and safety of its members. From investing in new, state of the art equipment to educational videos on cancer prevention, Boston Fire is leading the way in changing the culture of the fire service.

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Firefighter Strong – Issue 2 – Unhealthy Does Not Happen Overnight

Firefighter Strong, Issue 2 includes an article from O2X that discusses the importance of making incremental changes in nutrition that will lead to major lifestyle improvements.

Article Excerpt:

Becoming unhealthy is not something that happens overnight. One meal will not cause excessive weight gain or high cholesterol. Similarly, creating healthy habits and optimizing performance does not happen after one workout or eating salad for a day. Our daily routines can add up and,

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Behind The Shield Podcast – Dr. Allison Brager

O2X sleep specialist Dr. Allison Brager recently shared a conversation with James Geering on his podcast, Behind The Shield. On the podcast, Dr. Brager talks about her background as an active duty Army officer, athlete, author, and neuroscientist.

Hear the full episode on Soundcloud: Episode 117 – Dr. Allison Brager

Dr. Brager talks about what led her to work at the Walter Reed Army Institute. She shares about her work with the military as well as the work she has done with Boston Fire Department as an O2X sleep specialist.

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Fit To Fight Fire – Episode 24 With Adam La Reau

The Fit To Fight Fire team recently sat down with O2X co-founder Adam La Reau to talk about the importance of comprehensive training programs for tactical athletes. In their conversation, Adam highlights the significance of taking responsibility to train for performance so that tactical athletes can keep themselves, their teams, their families, and their communities safe.

Adam shares his background as an accomplished young athlete and going on to become a Navy SEAL,

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Boston Fire Department Sees Cost Savings With O2X Human Performance Program

In a three-year period the department recorded a total cost savings of $6.3 million

Since being appointed to his role in 2014, Commissioner Joseph Finn of the Boston Fire Department has worked with other leaders including Local 718 President Rich Paris and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to implement a variety of health and safety initiatives in the Boston Fire Department. Over the course of three years, BFD invested in state-of-the-art safety equipment, incorporated policy changes,

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Behind The Shield – Bringing Wellness To The First Responder Community

O2X Co-founder Adam La Reau recently had the honor of sitting down with James Geering of Behind The Shield podcast to talk about bringing wellness to the first responder community. Geering has been a firefighter/paramedic for twelve years and is also a Crossfit coach with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology from University of Florida. The interest in firefighter wellness and health that Geering shares with O2X made for a great conversation about the fire service and how to help first responder community.

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BostonVoyager – Meet The O2X Founders

The O2X team is proud to be included on the BostonVoyager list of Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories. In answering questions for BostonVoyager, we were able to start 2018 by reflecting on our company history, our values, and our mission. And, it got us fired up about what is coming next for O2X as we continue to grow and push forward with our vision of maximizing human performance. We are just getting started!

O2X began as the brainchild and passion project of four co-founders: Paul,

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Tactical Athletes, Human Performance, Ultarmarathons, and Local Community – 3South Podcast

We recently had the honor of joining Pat McAuley on his 3South Podcast to talk about maximizing human performance, running ultramarathons, and working with the tactical athletes who keep our local community safe. Our conversation with Pat highlights one of the many reasons that we are passionate about helping tactical athletes (firefighters, police, military, etc.) maximize human performance — keeping our first responders healthy enables them to keep their community safe. Tactical athletes are our everyday heroes and it is an honor to provide them with world-class training so they can finish their careers as strong as they started.

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Building Healthier Firefighters & Safer Communities

O2X Human Performance is committed to building healthier firefighters and stronger, more effective fire departments. We believe our training is not only good for the individual and the department but also makes for safer communities for our children and our families.

Our mission is to provide science-backed, comprehensive training and education so that tactical athletes can finish their careers as strong as they started. The O2X Human Performance program is built on five pillars: conditioning,

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