Luke Flanagan is a 28 year old Tulsa Police Officer. He has been a part of Fit First Responders since the program began this Spring and says he will be making it a continuous part of his life.
Luke says it is impossible to name just one thing that is his favorite at FFR. He loves the passion and enthusiasm that both Coach JC and Coach Jaime have for each individual in the program. He also loves the camaraderie between Police, Fire and EMSA. He says, “In the five years that I have been a Police Officer, I haven’t experienced anything like it….oh yeah, did I mention I love the results?”
The results that Luke sees are what keep him coming back. He says, “They are not only physical results, but mental and spiritual as well. I feel stronger, lighter, happier, and more confident than I’ve felt in years. I also choose to come back because of the new relationships that I’ve built with other first responders.”
In the first 11 weeks, Luke lost just over 20 pounds. He says this means he has lost far more than 20 pounds of strictly fat because he knows he is gaining muscle simultaneously. He has also increased his flexibility and has far less lower-back pain.
Fit First Responders has pushed Luke to become a better husband and a better father. He says, “I have been pushed to make healthier decisions so I can have many more years to spend with my wife and kids.” He says that the more weight that he loses, the more energy that he gains.
His advice: “I know taking the first step is the hardest. Once you begin seeing the results and get your mind right, it is impossible to quit.” In the short amount of time that Luke has been a part of FFR, he has seen and felt more results than years of trying to do it on his own. He adds, “There is definitely strength in numbers.”
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