Yonkers Fire Department Gearing Up To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors



Yonkers Fire Department Gearing Up To Fight Mental and Physical Stressors 

Partners with O2X Human Performance for a 4-day workshop to optimize health and wellness

Yonkers, NY – From Sep 14th – 17th, members of the Yonkers Fire Department 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.

This workshop, along with four others in cities across the country, is being offered through funding secured by the First Responder Center for Excellence, a non-profit that strives to reduce physical and psychological health and wellness issues for first responders.

During the sessions, participants will learn about nutrition, strength training, sleep, stress management, and resilience. The O2X team consists of hundreds of specialists, including U.S. Special Operations veterans, strength and conditioning coaches, mental performance experts, PhDs in nutrition and psychology, as well as sleep scientists – all dedicated to helping first responders elevate their human performance. 

“Our goal is to bring all of our firefighters and fire officers through the program, so they are prepared to provide the highest level of service to our Yonkers community,” said PJ Goldfeder, Yonkers Fire Officer President. “We want our firefighters to walk away feeling confident both physically and mentally to keep the community safe.”

O2X Human Performance has successfully trained thousands of first responders and collaborated with hundreds of public safety agencies nationwide to provide state-of-the-art training and education aimed specifically at helping first responders finish their careers as strong as they started.

“We’re excited to bring our programming to Yonkers, New York” said Paul McCullough, Co-founder at O2X Human Performance. “This four-day workshop in September 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 Westchester Emergency Services Center, 4 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.

About O2X Human Performance

O2X Human Performance provides comprehensive, science-backed programs to hundreds of public safety departments nationwide, federal agencies, and the military. The results driven O2X EAT SWEAT THRIVE curriculum encompasses all areas of human performance: nutrition, conditioning, sleep, stress management, and resilience. The O2X team is composed of Special Operations veterans, Olympic, professional, and All-American collegiate athletes, and hundreds of leading human performance experts.

Visit o2x.com for additional information.

Bashon Mann or press@o2x.com