EMS professionals are challenged to balance work, family, and other obligations while also staying or striving for mental and physical fitness. The Everyday EMS Athlete is a regular column to recognize and learn from other EMS professionals that are setting and meeting fitness goals. This edition was contributed by EMT and author Barry Bachenheimer.
Q: What is your EMS job?
Q: What are your athletic pursuits and goals?
Q: Do you have a race or accomplishments you are particularly proud of?
Training and racing with a group is very helpful. When other folks are expecting you to be at a run or a swim, it helps you get out of bed to work out. Having events like races or triathlons helps too, as you know that you need to be in shape for an event to do well.
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