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Bootcamp helps achieve firefighter fitness

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From carrying heavy fire equipment to responding in a hurry, firefighters have to be in shape to perform their job.

Now, a company called Fire Athlete Bootcamp provides a way for you to be just as fit without ever having to go off to the fire academy. The fitness program was founded by Ryan Vacek, a firefighter with the Westlake Fire Department.

"People enjoy it that doesn’t work in the fire service because they're actually able to grab a hold of a piece of fire equipment and work out right alongside other firefighters," Vacek said.

The group even uses authentic fire hoses for some of their exercises. Check out YNN’s Bonnie Gonzalez trying out the workout in the video above.

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