Earl Blevins’ goal is to compete against himself to get better!

Earl Blevins’ goal is to compete against himself to get better!

Earl Blevins is 55 years old and has worked for the Tulsa Fire Department for 20 years. He currently works as a fire equipment operator and joined Fit First Responders when it began.

Earl likes that the coaches play a huge part in the Fit First Responder’s success because of the positive motivation he receives from them. This plays a great role in the success that all of the participants have had. The constantly changing diverse workout plan the coaches put them through keeps the workouts fresh each week. Earl says, “For me, the one thing that I appreciate the most is the attention placed on total fitness. It takes on the physical, mental and most of all the spiritual aspects of being fit. It is simply more than just weight loss and muscle gain.”

What keeps Earl coming back is the goal to see what he is going to accomplish at the end of the 25 weeks with his physical transformation. He says, “I think the biggest change outside of losing nearly 8% body fat at week 15 is the increase of my endurance from the very first week we started. I remember feeling like I was going to get nauseous that first day we started, but I am past that (I hope!) My goal is I still want to get better, but the improvement I’ve made is encouraging!”

“If FFR has done anything to change my life, the program has motivated me to keep going.” Since starting FFR, Earl’s joints don’t hurt like they did as they did before he started. He also noticed after a particular fire they responded to recently that he wasn’t near as tired when they were through as he has been in the past. He knows it is helping him get in better shape!

Earl’s words of encouragement to someone considering joining FFR would be directed at the older generation. His is advice is, “Don’t settle. Don’t give up on your dreams. Set goals. Challenge yourself.” Earl realizes he is not competing rep for rep, pound for pound against all the other participants at FFR. He says, “Truth is, I am old enough to be dad to most of them. I’m simply competing against myself to get better….and that is my goal every time I go.”

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    "If you want to WIN more in life you are in the right place my friend! I am blessed and privileged everyday to help people WIN more in life.

    I got my start as the youngest Director of Strength & Conditioning at the Division I level at Oral Roberts University and have been blessed to COACH professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and WNBA through Dynamic Sports Development. As an ENTREPRENEUR I then started Bootcamp Tulsa to help women WIN in their Fitness, Nutrition & in Life. On a daily basis I now run our Non-Profit, 501 (c) (3), Fit First Responders serving those that serve us everyday, our Police Officers, Firefighters, Medics and national Guard.

    If I'm not helping people WIN through my Performance Coaching you will find me motivating people on stage through my MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING in churches, companies, universities and athletic organizations. I even took some of that motivation and combined it with a winning game plan to author a few books. I love helping people WIN but there is nothing I'm more passionate about then being a FATHER to my beautiful daughter and a HUSBAND to my hot wife."

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