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On-demand webinar: Peak performance for protectors: How to rebuild, upgrade and sustain your tactical athleticism

Dive into an eye-opening exploration of how physical fitness isn’t just a benefit — it’s a necessity for law enforcement. Part of First Responder Wellness Week

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Moving one millisecond second too slow. Running out of breath one millisecond too fast. Turning toward the suspect one millisecond too late. It only takes one devastating millisecond for an officer’s noble, selfless, courageous life to be taken. Physical health and fitness can make a powerful difference in that millisecond, and that is why it’s so important to prioritize training. It’s not easy, but using practical, evidence-proven strategies will pave the way for your success.

During this exclusive Policing Matters live podcast — part of First Responder Wellness Week — Lexipol Editorial Director Greg Friese discusses with Lexipol’s Sr. Strategic Wellness Director Mandy Nice about how to rebuild fitness levels after an injury or gym hiatus, how to upgrade fitness levels using trusted training methods instead of trends, and how to realistically sustain tactical athleticism through various stages of life.

Attend this on-demand event to:

  • Unlock the power of tactical athleticism: Discover the lifesaving impacts of tactical athleticism and identify the hurdles that officers often face in maintaining peak physical condition throughout their careers.
  • Transform your fitness with our five-phase program: Embark on a dynamic, science-backed journey through our specially tailored five-phase fitness regimen. Designed to amplify your job readiness, resilience, and overall quality of life, this program is your blueprint for a long and healthy career in law enforcement.
  • Energize your routine with expert wellness tips: Gain exclusive access to invaluable tips and tricks for boosting your sleep quality and nutritional habits. Learn how to supercharge your energy levels every day, ensuring you’re always ready and able to tackle the physical demands of your crucial role.

Thank you to HeartStart Powered by Sigma for sponsoring this event.

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“Hit the key points well, provided tools to build a program, relevant and not off-topic.”

“Lots of great tips on physical health and fitness!”

“The amount of information that was provided will assist us in setting up a wellness program at our department.”

“Great topic and great instructors!”


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L - R: Mandy Nice, Joe Dulla, Greg Friese

Mandy Nice has over 18 years of experience developing and implementing national award-winning physical fitness and wellness programs that measurably improve the health, strength, quality of life and resilience of first responders. Her work has been featured in the highly esteemed International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Police Chief Magazine and the FBI National Academy Associate Magazine. She has served as an SME and professional speaker for industry-leading organizations including the U.S. BJA, National Justice Clearinghouse, National FOP and the IACP. As the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Tactical Program Manager, Mandy teamed with world-renowned subject matter experts to create educational resources that have continued to advance law enforcement wellness nationwide. Mandy is Lexipol’s Senior Strategic Wellness Director and Chair of the IACP Physical Wellness Working Group. Her greatest motivator is helping first responders optimize their health so that they can enjoy strong, rewarding careers and long, healthy retirements.

Joe Dulla has over 40 years of experience in first responder roles, including emergency medical technician, lifeguard, mountain rescue, & law enforcement. He served for 31 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) in various sworn ranks & positions including academy director overseeing the training of over 5,550 recruits. Joe also served as the Operations Section Chief for the Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center responsible for all fire, law enforcement, medical, mental health, and Public Works assets for over 10 million residents during major events and disasters. Joe’s expertise includes physical fitness, wellness, and human performance optimization for public safety personnel across numerous domains. He managed the LASD’s “Fast Track Injury Care” program that used cutting-edge sports medicine approaches to rapidly return injured personnel safely back to duty. Joe served as Interim Associate Dean of Fire Technology at Santa Ana College serving the wellness needs of over 30 member departments across five Southern California counties. He holds TSAC-F certification with distinction, has presented locally, nationally, and internationally, and authored or co-authored over 30 articles on public safety and law enforcement physical demands, wellness, injury, and human performance. Joe is a PhD student at Bond University, researching recruit attrition, success factors, physical abilities, injuries, costs, and human performance optimization.


Greg Friese, MS, NRP, is the Lexipol Editorial Director, leading the efforts of the editorial team on Police1, FireRescue1, Corrections1, EMS1 and Gov1. Greg has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree from the University of Idaho. He is an educator, author, paramedic and runner. Greg is a three-time Jesse H. Neal award winner, the most prestigious award in specialized journalism, and 2018 and 2020 Eddie Award winner for best Column/Blog.