Tactical Fitness with FDNY Firefighter James Lopez


The spectrum of fitness genres continues to expand. So, in this saturated—and often overwhelming—fitness market, how should you go about attaining a high-level of physical and tactical fitness while maximizing your enjoyment and quality of life? FDNY Firefighter James Lopez has dedicated his life to answering this question. Lopez joined the FDNY in 1997 and currently is assigned to Rescue Company 2 in Brooklyn. He also serves as a tactical fitness advisor for both Leadership Under Fire and the FDNY’s Mental Performance Initiative. Jimmy majored in Physical Education at Hunter College where he also competed as a collegiate wrestler. He left Hunter to join the FDNY prior to his last semester and finished his degree with Kaplan University studying Nutrition. Lopez also operates a gym in Staten Island, New York where he lives with his wife and two children.