The fire service today is not very conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Poor eating and sleeping habits and little emphasis on “functional” fitness have created an unhealthy culture. This culture can be changed but requires an efficient and effective plan and proper education. The first element of changing the culture requires departments to educate their members on what “functional fitness” is and how to create proper workouts. The second element is to provide and promote a training environment that promotes and supports a fitness culture. Attendees of this seminar will first learn how to define functional fitness and what the essential fitness components are that our departments should be promoting. Next, attendees will utilize these components and learn how to create an effective crew and team workouts for all levels of fitness. Lastly, attendees will learn strategies and ideas for creating a more fit culture. The session is perfect for those who want to make a difference in the health and fitness culture of their department.