Health and Wellness

Fit Responder Book on Sale until June 30

The Fit Responder Book from paramedic and licensed athletic trainer Bryan Fass is on sale until June 30, 2009. Visit the Fit Responder website to purchase the book.

I first read Fit Responder last fall. As a marathon runner and cyclist I am always looking for tips and techniques to improve my fitness, flexibility, and endurance. More importantly my health and safety on the job as a paramedic is number one. I want to make sure I have the strength and technique to make smart and safe lifting decisions.

On most of my shifts I use some of the simple exercises Bryan describes in Fit Responder to get in a quick flexibility or strength training exercise during the workday. I have also used his “tennis ball massage technique” many times. Most recently I had a bout of idiopathic thoracic back pain. It was not until I finished several “tennis ball massages” that the pain began to resolve. I am now using exercises Bryan describes to improve my core strength.

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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.