You could say the San Diego Law Enforcement Fitness Project is about inspiration. That should be no surprise with Greg Amundson at the helm.
In Part 1, the Original Firebreather explains that the program’s goal is to “bring the culture of physical fitness back to the law-enforcement profession.” The project aims to teach officers to view themselves as “professional warrior athletes” and to treat their bodies as their first asset.
In Part 2, Amundson talks to a handful of participants about their experiences. The stories are not only uplifting but are also full of elements familiar to the CrossFit community: personal improvement, lost weight, improved attitude, etc.
Lori Luhnow, who is in upper management at the San Diego Police Department, helped launch the project.
“It’s kind of frustrating to me that most agencies and cities aren’t allowed to have physical-fitness standards for people to maintain throughout their career. And it’s one of those careers that’s going to eat people up with disease and unhealthy lifestyles,” she says. “So, for me, I think it’s an opportunity to save a life. Many lives.”
Video by Again Faster Equipment.
Additional reading: CrossFit Training for Law Enforcement: Jacksonville Five Years Later by T.J. Cooper and Phil Canto, published Sept. 1, 2007.