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


Janel Norton | Air Force Combat Photojournalist (ret.) + Co-founder Veterans Alternative

Ray Norton | Flight Medic & Pinellas Suncoast District Fire Chief (ret.)

Matt Chan | Former CrossFit Games Athlete + North Metro (CO) Firefighter

Alex Hartmann | Marine Corps Scout Sniper (ret.) + Co-Founder of Ridgeline Defense

Kelly Bennion, Ph.D. | 5 Ways to Boost Sleep Performance

Scott Lantz | Loudoun County (VA) Firefighter + Captain of Health & Wellness

AJ Fusco | Firefighter & Chef + Founder of Fork & Hose Co.

Elizabeth Werly | U.S. Army Aviation Psychologist

Patrick McCarthy | Performance Nutritionist

Arno Ilgner | Author: 'The Rock Warrior's Way' + Mental Performance Specialist

In the News

Cincinnati Firefighters participate in a 1-day O2X Human Performance Workshop

Service Members Get Weekday O2X Workouts & Fuel for the Fight

Warrior FIT | 1% Better Every Day "This program is not 'fat camp.' It is a robust program, conducted by people who are dedicated to our success. Not only is it a great workout plan, it provided information that I would not have thought about in terms of overall fit­ness, like sleep and mental resiliency."

Press Release: O2X Human Performance to provide critical education for state river pilots after record breaking high river year.

Press Release: From January 28-30, members of the Austin-area fire and police departments will participate in a three-day health, wellness, and safety training workshop.

Press Release: O2X Human Performance’s work with the Massachusetts Army National Guard is featured in this edition of The Minuteman Magazine. Give it a read and learn how O2X is has partnered with the Mass ARNG to increase soldier readiness, resilience, and retention as well as to help these tactical athletes prepare to take the new ACFT this fall.

The O2X team of specialists delivered custom-tailored curriculum for the pilots covering: nutrition, sleep, stress management, and resilience. River pilots also received specific training on fatigue and energy management – tools vital to success on the water.


Service Members Get Weekday O2X Workouts & Fuel for the Fight

The BFD and its Safety Health and Wellness Division hosted an all-female class of firefighters, dispatchers, and support staff from 14 agencies in the Boston area at its Training Academy at Moon Island. The group assembled to participate in a four-day “O2X Human Performance Workshop,” tailor-made for the particular needs of women in the fire service.

Kayla Schmit is an O2X Human Performance on-site specialist for Frederick County, Maryland. Her role there is to provide a full-time performance resource to the members of the Frederick County DFRS aimed at reducing injuries, enhancing durability, and improving the performance of members.

“At the end of the day, the fire service exists to serve the public….Are you the person you’d want answering your 911 call?”

“If given the proper tools and resources, individuals and departments can implement small, incremental changes that will lead to major lifestyle improvements.”

“Our core focus is to help firefighters and other tactical athletes improve their physical and mental readiness and increase their productivity.”

“Due to the nature of the work, firefighters and other tactical athletes cannot afford to let unhealthy habits accumulate.”

O2X expert, Dr. Kelly Bennion, shared some insight on effective ways to improve your sleep so you can live a healthier, happier life.

Alexandria Fire Department recruits just received holistic training from O2X Human Performance

“For elite athletes, sleep can be the edge that pushes them to victory in a close competition.”