“If you always have to be ready for an emergency situation, you have to stay fit on multiple levels.”

First responders, such as police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians depend upon their health and fitness to do their jobs to their best possible ability. Being in good shape is imperative to first responders, and Advanced Exercise is honored to assist our country’s heroes in their fitness endeavors by providing the best possible cardio and strength training equipment, as well as fitness center layout and design services to optimize the facility, while working within budget and space restrictions.

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) advises that rescuers should get between 60 and 90 minutes of exercise or advanced training while on shift, utilizing cardio equipment such as treadmills and elliptical machines, as well as strength training equipment like dumbbells and smith machines. Strength and cardio training significantly reduces the risk of injury for first responders, while fortifying them for rigorous responsibilities that being a first responder entails.

Advanced Exercise’s fitness center design consultants work with fire departments, police departments, and emergency medical technicians across the nation to give them the ability to train more efficiently and effectively, allowing them to live healthier lives, sustain longer careers, and ultimately save more lives. When our nation’s first responders are in peak shape, it benefits society as a whole, and Advanced Exercise is devoted to helping them get there.

Drumright Fire Department

Drumright, Oklahoma

The Drumright Fire Department consists of 5 career and 21 paid per call firefighters. Outside of assisting in emergency situations, these firefighters serve their community by performing fire prevention education in the schools and assisted living areas, fundraising for cancer patients, and even help with the planning of community events. The main objective with this project has been to promote wellness and physical fitness. The Drumright Fire Department wanted to set the bar for other rural fire departments in the area as far as wellness and fitness are concerned. With the funding awarded from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant, they were be able to buy commercial grade Life Fitness Integrity cardio and Hammer Strength Plate-Loaded strength & conditioning equipment. It is no secret that heart attacks are the leading cause of all firefighter fatalities, accounting for 50 % on average, of firefighter line-of-duty deaths. With the funding they received to implement a health and wellness program, The Drumright Fire Department will be ahead of the curve in changing this statistic.


We selected Advanced Exercise because they offer high quality, durable, low maintenance products from Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, Troy, and Hampton. The Hammer Strength Ground Based line specifically, in conjunction with many other items, provides a total body workout of functional strength training. We have also been very pleased with the assistance from their sales staff (Jeff Paxton) in the selection of equipment and layout design.

Dennis Coates. Police Officer

Kansas City Regional Police Academy. Kansas City, Missouri

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