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Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Set To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors
Partners with O2X Human Performance for 4-day workshop to optimize health and wellness
Loudoun County, VA – From Mar 29th – Apr 1st, 25 recruits from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s Training Academy will participate in a four-day mental and physical health, wellness, and resilience training workshop.
The workshop will be run by O2X Human Performance, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs. As tactical athletes, first responders risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. They endure physical and, more importantly, mental stress throughout their careers. As a result, it’s become critical that they train their bodies properly to stay healthy, but also maintain their mental health.
Beginning Tuesday, as part of an ongoing contract, recruit firefighters from Loudoun begin the training workshop focused on their overall health and wellness. The curriculum, provided by O2X, will be delivered by their team of elite experts across a variety of fields promoting physical and mental agility and longevity.
During the sessions, new recruits will learn about nutrition, strength training, sleep science, stress management, and resilience from the O2X team. The group will also be participating in physical training, yoga, practical activities, and taking baseline performance assessments that will be used to track progress over their career.
O2X Human Performance works with thousands of first responders and designed programs for federal, state, and local agencies nationwide. They provide state-of-the-art training and education aimed specifically at helping tactical athletes finish their careers as strong as they started.
“The O2X program provides focused training that helps us maintain a level of physical and mental fitness that fire and EMS requires. Our continued partnership results in a more resilient workforce that is better equipped to handle the unique challenges of our profession,” said Travis Preau, LCFR Assistant Chief of Support Services. “Loudoun County fully supports this program, and it is our intent to continue this training into the foreseeable future.”
“We’re excited to have this ongoing relationship with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and the larger community,” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “This workshop will act as a foundation for these firefighters to keep their physical health and mental wellness a part of their daily lives, in order to stay prepared for the demands of the job.”
The workshops will be held from 8am to 4pm at the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Center for Fitness, Wellness and Support Services located at 751 Miller Drive, Suite F, Leesburg, VA 20175.
About O2X Human Performance
O2X Human Performance provides comprehensive, science-backed programs to hundreds of public safety departments, federal agencies, and the military. O2X works with clients to elevate culture, improve mental and physical wellbeing, support healthy lifestyles, and reduce healthcare costs associated with injuries and illnesses. Driven by results and cutting edge research, O2X programs are designed and delivered by a team of Special Operations veterans, high level athletes, and hundreds of leading experts in their respective fields of human performance.
Visit o2x.com for additional information.