Peer Fitness Training Seminar
This past November, 36 first responders had the opportunity to attend the Peer Fitness Training Seminar hosted by Georgia Southern University. Led by Bridget Melton, Ed.D., professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, Richard Cleveland, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development, and Haresh Rochani, DrPH, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, the seven-hour workshop focused on providing attendees with knowledge on leading peer fitness trainings with their departments. Designed to address common health and wellness issues within the tactical population, attendees participated in hands-on activities as well as classroom based sessions focusing on assessing peers, relieving lower back pain, programming, proper warm-ups, correcting techniques and mindfulness practice.
Graduate students who assisted in the workshop included Thomas Nagel, Sarah Lanham, Hannah Ramirez and Maddy Kuciapinski.