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Tulsa first responders taking fitness challenge

Posted at 11:09 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 12:09:47-04

TULSA — A local gym is helping first responders out in the field in more ways than one, by using a program to get them into the best shape of their lives.

Starting today, first responders will compete side-by-side for the next 12 weeks.

Getting not only their body in shape, but also their spirit and mind.

The non-profit Fit First Responders program began four years ago here at a local gym called Dynamic Sports Development.

They will be given meal plans and the tools to train physically, emotionally and mentally.

It was created to bring first responders from the Tulsa metro area together in one place; to train, bond and build relationships that will not only affect their personal lives, but their professional lives as well.

"When I first started my career as a first responder, I would run calls with all of these same guys and never got to know them, their names or who they were. Then, once we got over here and started to build relationships with these guys, it really helped running calls with them on the streets," says Stewart Andrew, a Tulsa Firefighter and Paramedic.

The competitors will compete in three different categories: Best Overall Female Transformation, Best Overall Male Transformation, and The Most Fit.

The competition will end the last weekend of October.

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