Fitness for the Fearless

This website is dedicated to the men and women who serve as first responders and members of the military. TFR provides fitness and health related information for strength and conditioning coaches, unit leaders, department heads, and those preparing to join a department or the armed forces.


We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training. – Archilochus

The difference between going home at the end of shift can be strongly based on our ability to successfully prepare physically and mentally for the mission. As first responders and service members, it isn’t enough to simply go through the motions. Instead, we must strive to establish new and better habits and change ourselves in ways that prepare us for the dangers that await.


The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. – Muhammad Ali

What’s revealed in the workplace or in the field is the result of weeks, months and more likely years of preparation and growth. TFR is here to help ensure you give the fight your all at the time when it matters most.


The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Jim Goodwin

Despite “balance” being a trending topic in our society in recent years, for most dedicated professionals, the reality of achieving that seems unattainable and far-fetched. With that said, to train and fight at your full potential requires the body and mind to rest and recover. Take care of yourself now to serve and protect for many years to come.

Train Fight Recover Podcast



Join Walker and Josh for the TFR weekly podcast!

Each episode features an expert in fitness and health for tactical athletes. Dave Grossman, Matt Wenning, Tim Kennedy, Ben Carter and Guy Leahy are a few of the renowned professionals you’ll learn from and be inspired by in the first few episodes. The TFR podcast guest list continues to grow with no signs of slowing down.

Be sure to subscribe on iTunes or your other favorite podcast audio app to get the latest releases. Also subscribe to the Fearless Fighter Newsletter to get recaps and show notes from each episode.

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TFR Fitness Plans


Be among the first to join TFR’s strength & conditioning online training programs by jumping in during our pre-launch event!

With each program, you’ll receive private membership access driven by TrainHeroic’s innovative platform. This will allow you to receive daily training via phone, computer or tablet. You’ll be able to stay connected to your TFR coach and be a part of our unique and growing community of fearless military members, first responders, and tactical athletes.

Secure your spot today by entering your name and email below. We will help you determine which program will be best for you! Since we know you’re raring to go already, we will also send you a sample workout bonus in the meantime as well as our Fitness for the Fearless Newsletter!

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The Crew

Meet TFR’s founders, trainers, and authors


TFR Founder

First Responder // Firearms Instructor // NSCA TSAC-F


Josh Hockett

TFR Founder

Navy Afloat Fitness Director // TSAC-F // CSCS // CISSN


Ellen Healy

CSCS // TSAC-F // Afloat Navy Fitness Specialist


John Hofman



DeRahn Johnson

NASM-FNS // NASM-CES // Owner of MAVEN Consulting LLC


Don Bigham

CSCS // CPT // TSAC-F // FMS // KFit // TRX

At TFR we pride ourselves on seeking top-notch experts in areas of fitness and tactical training.

Our featured professionals are dedicated to providing knowledge and information for our community that’s both accurate and forward thinking. Are you a TFR Expert? We want to hear from you! Learn more about becoming a TFR expert.


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