May 1, 2019 — FDNY Brass and leadership from the FDNY Foundation met with representatives from Integrity Square and Crunch Fitness at Engine 16/Ladder 7 in Manhattan to offer a hearty “thank you” for teaming up to provide fitness equipment for Fire and EMS Companies throughout the City.
To date this partnership has raised $40,000 and they have donated spin-bikes, treadmills, rowers, elliptical trainers, steppers, recumbent bikes and a variety of universal machines and weight equipment valued at over $300,000. In addition to these donations, Crunch Fitness is offering a special enrollment price for all FDNY members.
Already, the fitness equipment provided is being put to good use in Firehouses and EMS Stations in every borough, providing increased opportunity for members to stay healthy and fit. The effort is ongoing, and is expected to result in additional equipment and funds to support the health and wellness of FDNY first responders.
Firefighters and EMS personnel face extraordinary physical demands and require ongoing, consistent conditioning to overcome physiological stressors. Whether it’s climbing multiple flights of stairs loaded with gear or carrying victims to safety, FDNY members operate with a heart-pounding urgency to save lives.
The FDNY Foundation and its partners are proud to support the FDNY’s health and fitness program so that the dedicated men and women of the FDNY remain in peak physical condition and are ready to respond when the alarm sounds.
The FDNY and FDNY Foundation thank Mike Neff from Crunch Fitness, Peter Moore and David Ganulin from Integrity Square and the effort which was implemented by Chief Regan, Chief Spillane, Lt. Kosak and Lt. McKeon from the FDNY.
Members of FDNY E16/L7 were the recipients of gym equipment for their firehouse.