Wesley Anderson is 31 years old and is a Tulsa Police Officer. He has been going to Fit First Responders about one and a half years.
Wesley loves the challenge of FFR. He says, “Every time I show up, I know I will be pushed to my limit in one way or another. I Love that and the longer I go, the harder I work and the further the limit is!”
The FFR Workouts are what keep Wesley coming back and something he looks forward to. He explains, “Like they say, in many ways it is better than therapy. For an hour, I get to come together with people that UNDERSTAND what stresses I deal with at work and in life, and we get to leave that all behind and focus on working hard, together. We work out whatever anxious energy, or anger, or any other of the countless emotions we experience during our average work week.
For the first time since High School Wesley is wearing a size Large shirt (in several brands) instead of the XL. He adds, “Not to mention that I just generally like what I see in the mirror much more than in the recent past.”
Wesley does not know where to begin to explain how FFR has changed his live. At home he has more energy to play and wrestle with his three year old. At work, he is much more confident. He shares, “In my profession, I’m being “sized up” every time I step out of my squad car. Because of FFR, I know if I get in that foot chase, or that fight, or have to do any other number of physically demanding things we routinely do, I’m able to do so without hesitation, without fear of failure due to my physical condition.”
Other than physical benefits Wesley finds the community support amazing. The friendships he has developed outside of his police department are awesome. He says, “I’ve had dinner at a few fire stations while I’ve been on duty and that was unheard of a year or so ago. These are relationships that were facilitated by the FFR experience.”
Wesley offers this advice if you are considering FFR: “Do it. Just show up. And then just show up again, and again. Showing up is the hardest part. Once you walk in the building, the coaches, the environment, the camaraderie takes over. You just have to SHOW UP!”
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