And so this begins. When I say this , I mean , this blog thing. 555 Fitness began almost a year ago by my partner, Larry. Why, you may ask. The answer to that is super simple. The guy cares about firefighters, he loves the job, and he loves working out. So he started blasting out WODs on Facebook, posting pics of brothers and sisters doing work and growing a following.
One of those followers was me. A firefighter/medic from New Jersey. Maybe now I'll mention that Larry is from Texas. I'll get back to that. Anyhow, I started commenting on pictures and Wods , then we started chatting on messenger and after a while he asked if I wanted to help him get the ball rolling on 555 Fitness.
That bring us to today right. Not exactly. That was about 3 months ago. The past 3 months have been filled with "hard work". Plain and simple. What started as, hey let's talk every Monday, has turned into, let's talk every day, multiple times a day. So just stop and think about how multiple conversations between a Capt from Texas and a firefighter from NJ must go.
Well that bring us to today. Our new site went live, our first T Shirt is up for presale, and our journey has really begun. I plan on using this blog as a way to allow our followers to understand who we are, what we are doing and why. Just know this for now, our goal is to reduce firefighter deaths , specifically from cardiac events , by providing grants to purchase functional fitness equipment. Plain and simple, right.