,All 68 people who work for the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District have an opportunity to work with a trainer and nutritionist for a year, thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) totaling over $40,000, explained Elburn Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Stevens.
,The grant also included the purchase and upgrade of exercise machines, flooring and weights for each of the two fire stations, he
Having the same trainer is important for specializing workouts for those with injuries or limitations, explained Stevens
had a previous knee injury he
was dealing with, and between his
doctor's physical therapy sessions and a workout geared specifically for him, his
knee is better than he
had expected it would be.
noted that Bob Perkins, of Big Rock's Total Body Fitness, trained the firefighters in using equipment such as an elliptical trainer, step machine, treadmill, free weights and bikes.