Denver Fire Department Set To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors
Partners with O2X Human Performance for 5-day workshop to optimize health and wellness ~
Denver, CO – From May 2nd – May 6th, the Denver Fire Department, alongside members of law enforcement from the Denver Police and Denver Sheriff’s Department will participate in a week-long training evolution sponsored by the First Responder Center for Excellence to address mental and physical health, wellness, and resilience.
The workshop will be run by O2X Human Performance, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs. As tactical athletes, first responders risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. They endure physical and, more importantly, mental stress throughout their careers. As a result, it’s become critical that they train their bodies properly to stay healthy, but also maintain their mental health.
Beginning Monday, both Fire and EMS personnel take the first step in this program with a focus on their overall health and wellness based on a prepared curriculum provided by O2X certified professionals across a variety of fields germane to promoting physical and mental performance.
During the sessions, participants will learn about nutrition, strength training, sleep, stress management, and resilience. The O2X team consists of hundreds of specialists, including U.S. Special Operations veterans, strength and conditioning coaches, mental performance experts, PhDs in nutrition and psychology, as well as sleep scientists – all dedicated to helping first responders elevate their human performance.
The Denver Fire Department is dedicated to the total wellness approach (mental, physical and emotional) and has devoted a significant amount of resources to its members to effectively improve the health and wellness of the firefighters that proudly serve the City and County of Denver.
“The curriculum of Eat, Sweat, Thrive that O2X Human Performance has put together is in total alignment with the program that our Wellness team is promoting to our members currently,” said Lieutenant Jackie Fehr, Wellness Coordinator for the Denver Fire Department. “We are excited to give our members exposure to this incredible and intelligent program design to spread and expand the Wellness mission to our members.”
O2X Human Performance has successfully trained thousands of first responders and collaborated with hundreds of public safety agencies nationwide to provide state-of-the-art training and education aimed specifically at helping first responders finish their careers as strong as they started.
“We’re excited to continue our program with the great city of Denver,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “This five-day workshop will act as a foundation for these firefighters to keep their physical health and mental wellness a part of their daily lives, in order to stay prepared for the demands of the job.”
The workshops will be held from 8 am to 4 pm at 5440 Roslyn Street, BLDG 5 – ‘Glasshouse’ 2nd Floor, Denver, CO.
About O2X Human Performance
O2X Human Performance provides comprehensive, science-backed programs to hundreds of public safety departments, federal agencies, and the military. O2X works with clients to elevate culture, improve mental and physical wellbeing, support healthy lifestyles, and reduce healthcare costs associated with injuries and illnesses. Driven by results and cutting-edge research, O2X programs are designed and delivered by a team of Special Operations veterans, high-level athletes, and hundreds of leading experts in their respective fields of human performance.
Visit o2x.com for additional information.