The Athlete Experience
The athlete experience at Blaze of Glory Fitness® includes a diverse range of training from hands on equipment work to resume assistance to oral board preparation. Don't take our word for it . . . see what our athletes have to say about us!
"Fun, tough and relevant to the physically demanding tasks faced by firefighters"
As a late-30s woman who decided to make a career switch to firefighting, I knew I had my work cut out for me physically. I had passed the CPAT, but it showed me I had to get a lot stronger and fitter to make it though a fire academy successfully and injury-free. Luckily, I found Blaze of Glory!
I've been working with Shay for several months now and I can see myself getting stronger week by week. I can even do pull-ups now! The workouts are fun, tough and relevant to the physically demanding tasks faced by firefighters. I've also learned a lot of new exercises and strategies that help me get the most of the workouts I do on my own.
As for Shay and Kristi, you couldn't ask for a better team to push you forward and to encourage you to really give it your all. You also get the benefit of Shay's years of experience as a firefighter: learning about how to handle equipment like hoses and ladders, resume advice and how to make yourself the strongest possible candidate. She's a great role model and inspiration.
The path to becoming a firefighter is steep and challenging. After every Blaze of Glory workout, I leave with a full tank of motivation and the knowledge that I've just taken one more step to get closer to my goal. I can't recommend them enough!
-Sara, San Francisco
"Without them I would not be where I am today."
Blaze of Glory is an amazing program run by incredible people! When I first joined in the beginning of the year, I thought I was in shape... Shay and Kristi proved me wrong! They continue to push and motivate me throughout our sessions and I always look forward to a great workout each week. Without them I would not be where I am today. When I become a firefighter, they will be the first ones I thank!
- Mikey, Walnut Creek
"Shay is there to support and guide you through the process of getting hired. . . and has all kinds of great advice related to the fire service."
If you want to become a firefighter, are preparing for a fire academy, or want to get some exposure to a firefighter fitness program and get in really good shape- Blaze of Glory is definitely for you! I found out about Blaze of Glory about a month before starting fire academy and signed up right away after a consultation with Shay. She will find out what sort of shape you are in and work with you from there. Each workout is one-on-one, so you get her undivided attention and have her there motivating you and making sure you have the correct form for each exercise. I never know what sort of workout to expect with her, but I know I'm always going to be sore the next day (a great sign!), and I know the exercises are all functional, full-body and great for preparing me for a job in the fire service. Shay is also there to support and guide you through the process of getting hired on with a department, and has all kinds of great advice related to the fire service. I feel like she is not only a physical trainer but also an excellent mentor who I can go to with questions as I am pursuing a career in the fire service. Overall I am ecstatic about my experience with Blaze of Glory, and would recommend it to anybody who wants to become a firefighter.
- Jess, Santa Cruz