Fitness Motivation for First Responders

Even if you keep a strict fitness routine, you may find there are times when your motivation lags. Using events—such as 5Ks, half or full marathons and stair climbs—can be a great way to stay motivated to meet your fitness goals.

And nowadays, you can select virtual workout events to keep you motivated without having to travel.

In the following short video, Aaron Zamzow shares five factors to consider when selecting an event for fitness motivation.


Looking for your next fitness motivation? Lexipol is honored to sponsor the Fire Rescue Fitness 5K +343 virtual workout event. This unique event is open to all first responders and can be done anytime during October 2022. Proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the First Responder Center for Excellence. Best of all, this virtual event includes access to an FRF training program and a chance to win great prizes! Learn more and register.

Questions? Contact me at or visit Fire Rescue Fitness.

Aaron Zamzow

AARON ZAMZOW is a firefighter/training officer for Madison (Wisconsin) Fire Department with 20 years of experience as a fitness trainer and host of the Better Every Shift podcast. He holds a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness as well as a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. He is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist, an NASM certified personal trainer and an ACE-certified peer fitness trainer. Zamzow is the founder and owner of and develops programs aimed at getting fire rescue athletes fit for duty. He authored the book "Ladder 2 Workout: A Comprehensive Firefighter Workout Program that will get you 'Fit for Duty' in 28 days." Connect with Zamzow on Twitter at @GetFRFit, on Facebook at Fire Rescue Fitness or at

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