first responder tactical fitness & wellness program
Quality first responder physical fitness training is vital to your success. Too often, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, military personnel, and others in tactical careers are led astray in their training. In these professions, physical preparedness is not a luxury, but a
requirement critical to job function.
At PAC we engage our civil servants to work with our comprehensive training, expertise, and methodology to maximize their potential. They will take part in all the programs designed to prepare for every physical measurement, community involvement, position-specific drill, medical examination, agility test, and speed assessment. The results from our proven training methods will take you to the next level, guaranteed.
OUR tactical athletes
Our programming for tactical athletes focuses on training that transfers to enhanced performance on the job. For tactical athletes, it does not always matter how much you bench press or squat when restraining a suspect, lifting a patient, or dragging a hose line. Strength is the foundation of athletic performance and our programs focus on getting you stronger. We emphasize full-body strength training with heavy traditional barbell and dumbbell exercises in conjunction with strongman lifts to thoroughly develop the tactical athlete’s “chassis” – legs, hips, and core.
In addition to full-body strength, we also use numerous corrective and remedial exercises to reinforce the areas of the body where injuries are most likely to occur in tactical athletes – the shoulders, hips, and especially the lower back. This preventative approach increases the tactical athlete’s durability by addressing potential injuries before they become an issue.
We understand the responsibility of physical readiness and develop programs accordingly. Our training programs change approximately every four weeks to keep training challenging and avoid staleness and boredom. Our programs also have built-in “de-load” recovery weeks to protect the athlete.
Whether you are a firefighter, police officer, EMT, military personnel, or in another tactical career we can develop a training program that is challenging, protects you from injury, and keeps you on the job. Let us help with your tactical strength and conditioning training.
Law Enforcement Specific Training
As law enforcement officers, being in peak physical shape is not only necessary for your job performance, in some cases, it is now a criterion used in the employment process. In the law enforcement field, your health is as vital to your performance as your patrol car is. We ensure your fitness is as polished and squared away as all of your other equipment.
How Do We Do This?
We frequently hear the officers we work with complain about low back pain, hip and pelvic discomfort, and foot pain. As an officer, the physical demands of wearing your duty belt and vest, compounded by long hours sitting in your patrol car, can wreak havoc on your body.
We have identified the causes of these complaints and designed a program specifically to address these concerns. We’ll teach you strength, balance, and flexibility movements that will target the areas that typically cause discomfort or weakness. A strong core is vital to injury prevention, reduction of pain, and career longevity.
And as an added bonus, we change up your course programming every 4 weeks. We do
this to not only keep you physically ready but also allow you to stay focused and not get
EMS/EMT/Paramedic Specific Training
Working in the field of EMS, we know it’s easy to develop some bad habits when it comes
to patient handling and moving equipment. As the old saying goes, “The cobbler’s children
have no shoes”. Unfortunately, this also applies to EMS workers at times. We recognize,
that like law enforcement officers, you are often faced with long periods of sitting and we
know how that can negatively affect your body and ultimately your on-the-job performance.
How is our EMS Training Different?
Our EMS/EMT training is specifically geared for the unique challenges of your job. Our
program will make you stronger, increase your endurance, improve your grip strength, and
help you perform at your highest level under stressful conditions. In addition to improving
your job-related tasks, if your department requires you to pass a physical fitness test or
Physical Ability Test (PAT), we’ll make sure you pass it with flying colors.
We know that there is a wealth of information and training programs available on the
internet. Maybe you choose to work out on your own or even joined a Crossfit gym. Nearly
25% of all injuries occur as a result of improper training. We believe there is a better way –
training so you don’t get injured.
The physical demands of the equipment a fire rescue/firefighter is required to carry are
reason enough to keep yourself in the best shape possible. However, it goes deeper than
just training. We have developed a course specifically for your line of work. We’ll help you
ace your Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). We’ll help you recover faster after
particularly challenging days and most importantly, you’ll feel better both on the job and off
Fire Rescue and Firefighter
COMMUNITY RELATION ASSESSMENT & MENTAL TESTING
Dr. Sharon Bruner
This teaches tactical athletes how to effectively and confidently communicate with
civilians in various situations where de-escalation, judgment calls, and strategic
guidance is needed. Dr. Bruner’s role will be to ensure that tactical athletes that
matriculate through this program will gain the proper social skills necessary to present
themselves publicly in a professional manner. The skills tactical athletes will focus on
building are positive communication, anger management, the importance of being a
leader, displaying leadership skills, confidence building, respect and integrity as well
as organizational skills. The purpose of teaching tactical athletes these skills is to
prepare them to market themselves to the public as both exceptional tactical athletes
PHYSICAL & SPORTS REHAB & NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT
Dr. Nicole Woods
This provides each tactical athlete with a Holistic Sports Medicine & Endocrinology
Assessment to identify nutritional deficiencies, system weaknesses and creates
supplement protocols which will allow athletes to sustain high levels of performance, as
well as superb results with healing orthopedic & neuromuscular conditions.
To maximize results, Dr. Woods skillfully combines Deep Tissue Sports Massage,
Manual Therapy, and Herbal/Natural medicines for the treatment of pain and injuries as
well as wellness lectures on injury prevention and diet.
This thoughtful, integrative approach provides consistently excellent results even for
athletes who have tried single-modality treatments without success. As a holistic
practitioner, Dr. Woods also empowers each athlete to understand how simple lifestyle
& self-care (such as breathing, posture, exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress & emotions)
can greatly enhance one’s self- healing abilities and prevent future illness or injury
Dr. Kurt McDonald of Genesis Sports Rehab and Zak Wallace of Local Green Atlanta Eatery & Meal Prep works closely with Dr. Woods to provide these services as well.