Officer Health, Wellness & Fitness
Number: 727
MemberFee: No Fee for Member Agencies
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

This program will offer a deeper dive into the subject of officer health, wellness and fitness. This course is designed for administrators as well as officers. The training class will cover in detail - not vague suggestive terms - how to build a successful officer wellness/fitness program and how to motivate employees to participate. First Responders who are looking to make positive healthy changes to their physical training regime and nutrition are highly encouraged to attend.

Topics include:
1. What officer wellness/fitness programs should focus on to include Nutrition, Fitness Training, Financial Planning and Mental Health Awareness.
2. How to gauge success in wellness/fitness programs to include pre- and post-testing options and how to fund them.
3. Knowledge and awareness of common untruths in the wellness, fitness and nutrition industry.
4. Proper nutrition protocols and how they directly relate to disease prevention, insulin response and reduction of bodily inflammation. Additional topics of discussion will include the importance of adequate sleep, hydration and supplementation.

The fitness programming/practical portion of the class is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. The topics covered in detail include workout programming plans and how to incorporate first responder job specific skill transfer training into a well-rounded physical training routine. Attendees will participate in hands on practicals aimed at developing proper movement patterns and reducing on the job injuries.

Personalized macro nutrient based nutritional protocols will be developed for everyone attending the session. The nutrition protocol will also discuss supplements and other additional wellness resources that will benefit each attendee.

Participants should wear exercise clothing.

The first half of the day will consist of a workout at a gym. The second half of the day will be in a classroom.

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