Fitmark Athlete, Casey Johnson, stays fit to keep safe.
Keeping an active lifestyle keeps me safe as a SWAT officer both physically and mentally.
When I workout I feel better. There are times during the course of my daily duties where
I must go hands on while taking suspects into custody. During these times suspects often
attempt to fight or flee but being in shape is a visual deterrent which often times will
protect me from harm and injury. On days when I’m tired or don’t feel like working out,
I often think of the benefits that a fit lifestyle has in all aspects of my life.
During the course of my swat day when I’m fully kitted up, I’m wearing an extra 60
lbs of gear on my body. With this gear I must still be able to run, jump, shoot, and take
suspects into custody. Being fit only helps carrying gear easier for me and gives me a
slight advantage over those who don’t stay fit.
When my life is on the line, being fit is the only option.
Fitmark Athlete Casey Johnson