Fitness

Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness is dedicated to Local 22 and the Philadelphia Fire Department’s health and well-being. The program includes a group of certified motivated personal fitness trainers, all of whom are firefighters and paramedics, whose main objective is to bring a healthier lifestyle to our membership. This is accomplished through personal one-on-one, small group fitness programs, and nutrition education. The goal of the trainers is to provide our members with not only strength and physical conditioning but also the nutritional awareness to lead a healthier, well-balanced life.

Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness, your health plan, has over 20 certified trainers deploying throughout the department in individual territories (battalions). Each Motivated Fitness Trainer (“MFT”) will have the responsibility of providing support and assistance to our members as they strive to reach their own individual health goals. Initially, and periodically, our MFT’s will visit and reach out to each of their assigned stations, introducing themselves and offering fitness services that include:

  • Physical and Work Conditioning
  • Weight Loss and Body Composition
  • Nutrition
  • Personal Training
  • Group Functional Fitness Classes
  • And more…….

Providing our participating members with an in-depth breakdown of their body composition measurements will begin the process of teaching each member how to start to control their own health’s destiny. We are huge advocates of personal responsibility, realizing that education is paramount in this process of leading a healthier lifestyle.

Understanding that each participating member has their own unique needs and motivators, we have created a diverse group of Peer Motivated Fitness Trainers with varying backgrounds in physical fitness, all certified personal trainers, to help our members find those “Motivators” that will lead them on a path to a healthier life.

Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness Trainers are here to assist our members reach their maximum potential in regards to physical health and well-being. They are dedicated to building a health and wellness program that brings personal pride, strength, and comradery to our great Department.

 

Peer Motivated Fitness Trainers

Our trainers will periodically provide a new Fire House Work Out written on this site, under latest events on the home page. Most exercises will have a link attached next to them that will lead you to our You Tube Page, which will assist you in better understanding that exercise. Each of these fire house workouts are designed to challenge all fitness levels. How you apply it is on you. If any assistance is required please contact us through this site or call any of our trainers, their information is listed below.

 

Daniel Granroth, PFT, MFT

Health and Wellness Director

Danny is a Fitness Instructor with Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness; he is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through the International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Born and raised in NE Philadelphia Dan is a Multi – Sport Athlete, a collegiate Ice Hockey Player, and current member of the PFD Ice Hockey Team. Danny has experience in high level athletic training with some of the areas top athletes and trainers. He specializes in sport specific and body movement conditioning, also skilled in one on one, weight loss and small/large group fitness.

Contact: 267-574-3322                                                                                  dgranroth@pfmfitness.org

 

Michael Cardona, PFT, MFT

 Fitness Program Manager

Mike is a Fitness Instructor with Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness; he is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through the International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Michael is a lead trainer conducting classes in Manyunk, at Breaking Point Fitness. Specializing in sport specific, personal one on one, and weight loss training. Michael serves as a fire fighter at Engine 40/ D Platoon.

Contact: 215-870-3438                                                                                        Michael_cardona@hotmail.com

Josh Guevera PFT, MFT

Program Fitness Manager

  Josh has an extensive background in personal training and he is also the owner of Prime Time Training. Josh is a Program Fitness Manager with PFMF and specializes in group functional fitness, personal training, and strength and conditioning. Josh has run several classes at the Philadelphia Fire Academy as the head fitness coordinator. 

josh.guevara@aol.com 267-441-2134

Walt Clay Jr., PFT, MFT

 Peer Fitness Trainer

 

Walt is a International Sport Science Association (ISSA)  certified  Fitness Instructor. A member of the PFD boxing team for over 9 years, he specializes in personal training and coaching.  Walt is a highly respected firefighter who brings class and great knowledge to our team.

215-715-1658                                                                                                             Wclayjr22@comcast.net

Steve Plakiotis PFT, MFT

Program Fitness Manager

Steve is a vital part of the program and wears many different hats. He holds a nutrition certification on top of his personal training certification and has a passion in developing physical and nutritional plans. Steve handles our social media accounts and also the scheduling for all of our gyms. He is currently assigned to L13 on the A platoon. 

splakiotis@gmail.com 321-794-8617

Mike Rando PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Mike is truly and expert in this field and a true competitor. He has competed and ranked very highly in the CrossFit Games and brings a lot of experience to the program. Mike specializes in group fitness, personal training, strength and conditioning, and CrossFit. He is currently assigned to E2 on the A platoon. 

mrando824@gmail.com 215-837-0993

Matthew Robinson PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Matt is a motivator at heart and has helped many of our members achieve their health and wellness goals over the years. He has a love for weightlifting and CrossFit style workouts and holds a wealth of knowledge in one on one training. Matt is currently assigned to E55 on the B platoon.

drew17179@yahoo.com 216-215-2607

Sarah Sabella PFT, MFT, CFL1 &2

Peer Fitness Trainer

As a paramedic  in the PFD, her passion for helping others carries over to her motivation as a Motivated Fitness Trainer. Sarah has been in the field for awhile now and hold her CrossFit level 1 & 2 certifications as well. Sarah dedicates as much time as possible to helping others and the results speak for her. She is currently assigned to ES9 on the A platoon. 

medicsabella@yahoo.com 609-320-0518

Jen Vargas PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

As a Motivational Fitness Trainer, Jen has helped many of our members in their journey. She has also been a PT instructor at the Philadelphia Fire Academy for new cadet classes. She specializes in group fitness, and truly loves working with individuals one on one with fitness and nutrition. Jen is currently assigned to E63 on the D platoon. 

jenndenali82@gmail.com 215-778-8917

Dave Reynolds, PFT, MFT

 Peer Fitness Trainer

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Dave is a Fitness Instructor with Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness; he is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through the International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Dave has coached lacrosse at Father Judge High School, a past fitness instructor at the Philadelphia Fire Academy, and a soccer coach. David specializes in boot camp style workouts, one on one, and small group fitness. Dave is a paramedic serving in the Philadelphia Fire Department at Medic 13/ H platoon.

Contact: 215-906-9137                                                                                          cips319@comcast.net

 

Sean Dugan, PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Sean is a Fitness Instructor with Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness; he is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through the International Sport Science Association (ISSA).  An experienced strength and conditioning coach for Roman Catholic High School’s Soccer Team, he is a fitness enthusiast with the knowledge, drive, and motivation to assist our members reach their goals. Specializing in Fire Fighting Fitness, Sean is also a backup drug and alcohol counselor for the Philadelphia Fire Department Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

Contact:267-259-2889                                                                                                    shadug2@yahoo.com

 

Jason Waterman, PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

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Jason is a Fitness Instructor with Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness; he is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through the International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Jason specializes in one on one, weight loss, small group boot camp style fitness and firefighter conditioning. He has over 15 years of weightlifting experience and has a passion for Cross Fit. Jason serves the Philadelphia Fire Department at Engine 7/ B Platoon.

Contact:267-357-2022                                                                                  damien61981@yahoo.com

 

Angel Davila, PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Angel is a International Sport Science Association (ISSA) certified Personal Fitness Trainer. Angel first completed his certification through the American College of Exercise (ACE) in 1998, with a passion for body building his experience spans over 20 years. Angel specializes in nutrition and weight loss. He adds a special kind of “Motivated” to our team!

215-840-1916                                                                                      adavila29@yahoo.com

 

Christopher Craig, PFT, MFT

Lead Manager

 

Chris is a Fitness Instructor with Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness; he is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through the International Sport Science Association (ISSA). A lifelong sport and fitness lover, Chris is dedicated to sharing the physical and mental benefits of physical activity and fitness. He specializes in high intensity interval training, strength training, and individual program development. Chris serves as a firefighter at Ladder 13/ C Platoon.

267-266-2026                                                                                                    ccraig@temple.edu

 

Donna Garrett, PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Donna is a ISSA Certified Fitness Instructor. She is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for triathlons and obstacle style racing. Also a member of the PFD’s Boxing  Team, Donna brings that much needed edge to her aggressive style of training. Donna is a Fire Fighter at Rescue 1 on the D Platoon.

215-272-2420                                                                                                                    garrettdonna24@hotmail.com

Tamika Davis PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Tamika is a Certified Peer Fitness Trainer with us and specializes in group functional fitness classes. Her passion in this field relates to her professionalism as an EMS provided in the department. As a Motivated Fitness Trainer, Tamika seeks to help as many of her fellow co-workers as she possibly can. 

tldavis215@gmail.com

215-475–7869

Bethany Deloach PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Bethany’s professionalism as a paramedic in the PFD carries right over to into her work as a Peer Fitness Trainer. She works hard on her days off instructing group functional fitness classes for our members. She is willing to help anyone who needs it, reach out!

bethany8631@gmail.com 215-833-1900

Sean Glanzmann PFT, CFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Sean has been working in the fitness industry for almost a decade now and brings a great deal of knowledge to the program. Sean specializes in group fitness, personal training, strength and conditioning, and more! With a certification in nutrition and weightlifting on top of his personal training certification, Sean is truly a dynamic trainer. Sean is currently stationed at E44 on the B platoon. 

Glanzmannsean215@gmail.com 267-257-1202

Jimmy Kelly PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Jimmy is a competitor at heart and loves motivating our members to help them reach their health and wellness goals. Jimmy primarily trains in the Roxborough area but is willing to travel as well. He specializes in firehouse workouts, and group fitness and conditioning. Jimmy is currently stationed at L6 on the B platoon. 

jkelly227@yahoo.com 267-250-2590

Karen McLaughlin PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Karen is a very experienced trainer and loves what she does. Karen has spent a part of her career at the Philadelphia Fire Academy as a PT Instructor for new cadet classes. For her this is a passion and she hopes members continue to take advantage of what she has to offer to the program. Karen is currently stationed at L25 on the B platoon. 

karen.mcl.0514@gmail.com 215-300-7979

Jerry Malone

Program Fitness Manager

Jerry has been with us since almost the beginning first as a trainer and now as a manager. He handles most of our special events, so any ideas please reach out to him. Jerry also organizes Philly Fire’s Motivated Fitness’ Running Club. Jerry is currently assigned to S28 on the C platoon.

jerry.malone@comcast.net 267-767-6730

Kevin O’Mally PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Kevin hold a Master Trainer Certification and has a variety of specializations. He specializes in strength and conditioning, weightlifting, and also holds a certification in sports nutrition. Kevin has a love for the outdoors and rock climbing as well. He is currently assigned to L22 on the C platoon. 

idrivebetsy@yahoo.com 215-869-3826

Timothy O’Toole PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Tim has a true passion for fitness and helping others reach their health and wellness goals. He specializes in sports specific training, and personal, one on one training. Tim is currently assigned to the PFA. 

totoole@holyfamily.edu 267-304-5418

Kevin Paone PFT, MFT

Peer Fitness Trainer

Kevin has a passion for helping his fellow members in their fitness journeys. He loves getting out the the firehouses and talking and teaching fitness. Kevin also specializes in group fitness as well as strength and conditioning. He is currently assigned to L13 on the C platoon. 

kevin.paone@phila.gov 267-339-9067

 

MORE TRAINER PROFILES TO COME……….

Fire House Workout #1

This first workout is a great workout for the firehouse. Adjust this workout to meet your own fitness level. This workout was developed as a simple workout that members could add or take away from to build themselves to their maximum fitness level. For example, if you are not able to complete a push up as of yet, maybe start with a modified push up or even a plank held for 60 seconds. Start somewhere and work up to completing the challenge. This work out was designed in a superset fashion where one exercise would be repeated right after the other, again modify this to meet your needs. Our Peer Motivated Fitness Trainers are on hand to help you if assistance is needed. You can find their Contact information on the Fitness Page of this website.

Fire House Workout #1

50 Stories

Warm up

10 flights of stairs, Jog  (you can run up and down one flight of steps 10x’s) – if no stairs are available jump rope or high knee march for 3 minutes

5 minute stretch

Superset #1 – complete each exercise one after the other for 4 sets with 15 repetitions   (e.g.-chest, bicep,chest,bicep,chest,bicep,etc…)

                Push em’ Ups (modify if need be)

                Dumbbell Hammer Curl, 25 lbs (modify your weight accordingly)

                 10 Flights Jog  (modify the speed and number of flights to meet your fitness level)

Superset #2

                Inclined Push em’ Ups 

                Alternating Hammer Curls

                 10 Flight Jog

Superset #3

                Decline Push em’ Ups

                 Barbell curl 45lb (modify your weight)

                  10 Flight Jog

Abdominal Set– to be performed for 15 seconds then rest for 10 seconds. Each exercise is done for 3 sets consecutively!!!!

                  Flutter Kicks

                   Reverse Crunch

                   Abdominal Toe Touches

                 10 Flight Cooldown

STRETCH!!!!!!! 10 Minutes