A 16-week study performed by the Journal of Exercise Physiology on the impact of O2X’s training curriculum.

The study found a major metropolitan fire department saved $6.3 million dollars from the program’s intervention. $4.7 M was directly attributed to reductions in two components: total injuries, and sick calls.

  • For every $1 invested $4.6 were saved. This same return on investment ratio has been confirmed in several leading intervention studies on fire and workplace health ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Notable study impacts:

  • 89% improved physical fitness
  • 19% reduction in monthly injuries and paid time off
  • 39% reduction in monthly sick calls
  • 33.3% reduction in costs related to Cardiac disease
  • 23.4% reduction in costs related to Cancer
  • 20% reduction in costs related to Neck injuries

“We feel that O2X is not only giving us an edge on our competition, but
making us better leaders and citizens.”

– Marc Hubbard, UNH Men’s Soccer Coach

Our Curriculum


The O2X nutrition curriculum focuses on the quality, quantity, and timing of meals. There is an emphasis on blood sugar stabilization, hydration,
and guidelines for building balanced meals and snacks. Nutrition plays a key role in optimizing mental and physical performance as well as
sustaining long-term health.

Dr. Maria Urso – EAT Specialist
Phd, Muscle Physiology and Biochemistry
Former Major U.S. Army, All-Army Marathon Team

Dr. Urso is an O2X Nutrition Specialist who regularly presents at O2X Workshops, and develops and
edits O2X nutrition and conditioning based content. In 2013, Dr. Urso was named one of The 14 Most
Impressive Women in the Military by Business Insider. She received the Presidential Early Career
Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE, the highest honor the U.S. government gives to science
and engineering professionals in the early stages of research careers, for her research on cellular
mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury and repair.

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O2X’s conditioning specialists have built a program founded on injury prevention and functional movement that focuses on periodized programming.
The O2X curriculum lays the foundation for goal setting, proper preparation and recovery, training specificity, and practical ways to incorporate
physical conditioning into daily routines.

Matt Cady – SWEAT Specialist
USA Weightlifting L.1 Coach, Prescision Nutrition L.1 Coach, Div.1 Hockey Player

Matt has been in strength and conditioning since 2005. He started with the University of Denver under
Mike Sanders with a team that won the Men’s Hockey National Championship. He continued his work at
Miami University training athletes and went on to the 7th special forces group with Army Green Berets.
His athletes have won championships, reached the highest professional ranks, and had successes with
various selection courses. He now trains youth athletes in MI helping them achieve their athletic goals.

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O2X’s Thrive curriculum covers areas of sleep & fatigue, stress management, and resilience.

Sleep: Highlights the importance of focusing on three things: habits, mindset, and environments. Sleep is not a luxury, it is a necessity when it
comes to optimizing performance and sustaining long-term health.

Stress Management: Covers the physiological response to stress and provides training and education on how to manage stress both in high
pressure situations and the chronic stress that accumulates over time. Techniques for this include breathing, progressive muscle relaxation,
creating a growth mindset, and self-talk to increase self-regulation and situational awareness.

Resilience: Overcoming adversity to come back stronger and sustain a long, healthy career. O2X covers the practice of mindfulness, motivation,
and visualization in order to manage chronic stressors and adversity to build resilience.

Maria Trozzi, M.Ed – THRIVE Specialist
Asst. Professor, Pediatrics – B.U. School of Medicine
Author, Bereavement & Resilience Specialist

Maria is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine; Director of the
nationally renowned Good Grief Program at Boston Medical Center, a consultant to the Child
Development Unit at Children’s Hospital, and an author. Her credentials and expertise have established
her as one of the foremost experts in the country on resilience as families, schools and communities
face crises.

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