MIRAMAR, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading nutritional supplement company Top Secret Nutrition is partnering with 5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness, Inc. to provide nutritional supplement and grant funding support for the “Strength Is Our Foundation” grants, and to help support the effort to improve the overall functional fitness of fire fighters across the country, Ewa Hlebowicz, program director of 5-5-5 Fitness, and Tanya K. Bhatt, Director of Marketing at Top Secret Nutrition announced.
Robert Piparo, lieutenant of the New Brunswick, New Jersey fire department, vice president of 5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness, Inc. and a certified CrossFit coach, describes the mission of the organization as “Fire fighters helping fire fighters…on duty, off duty, across the country.” Up to half the firefighters killed in the line of duty have died not due to hazards of the job, but because of heart attacks, according to Piparo. (http://www.extremephysiolmed.com/content/2/1/6) 5-5-5 Fitness began in April 2013 when a group of firefighters started providing free workouts and fitness advice to others through a Facebook page. “I wanted these workouts to be from 5-20 minutes,” said co-founder Larry Manasco, a fire captain in Fort Worth, Texas and a CrossFit certified Level 1 Coach. “On 99% of the fires you’re on, your work is done in that time period. Many of the workouts on the market go for 45-60 minutes, but we wanted to mimic fireground operations.”
Top Secret Nutrition is making its health and sports performance products available at a discounted price for the 555 Fitness community, and contributing a portion of the proceeds to help fund grants. Additionally, Top Secret Nutrition will provide informational resources, fitness tips and free product to the organization for its members. “As a company, we support functional fitness at every level. When we learned about this organization, we felt it was a terrific opportunity to do good in a meaningful way for people who have our backs in communities across the country,” said Bhatt. “We’re honored to be part of this terrific endeavor.”
ABOUT TOP SECRET NUTRITION
Top Secret Nutrition, established in 2011 and based in Miramar, Florida, is a leader in the design, development and distribution of scientifically advanced, safely sourced, high quality and effective nutritional supplements. Top Secret Nutrition sells through two divisions, the branded Top Secret Nutrition line via wholesale and retail channels globally; and the private label and licensing division. All of its products are manufactured in the United States using Good Manufacturer Practices (GMP) certified labs.
ABOUT 5-5-5 FIREFIGHTER FITNESS, INC
5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness, Inc. is a 501(c)3 with goal to have a tangible effect on the reduction of line of duty deaths among firefighters by encouraging them to work out regularly, and providing needed fitness equipment. The Our Strength Is Our Foundation fitness equipment grant program provides fitness equipment that totals over $3,000 worth of equipment and coaching.
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