Health and Wellness

Emergency Responder Fitness

Maintaining physical fitness, eating well, and attaining a healthy weight is a concern for many EMS providers. Or it should be a higher concern. Rotating shift schedules, long hours of posting, and little frequently interupted sleep can make fitness difficult.

Connect with other EMS professionals interested in Fitness at

Everyday EMS Athletes

Tips, inspiration, and success stories from Everyday EMS Athletes.

Bryan Fass, the Fit Responder

Bryan Fass is an expert of fitness for emergency responders. Bryan has a degree in sports medicines, is a licensed athletic trainer, and he also works as a paramedic. He understands the unique needs and challenges of emergency responders. Bryan frequently writes articles on fitness for emergency responders.

You can find articles, tips, and ideas from Bryan at:

Stay fit with Bryan.

Post updated March 14, 2013

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.