FBI Fitness Instructor- Career Spotlight

FBI Fitness Instructor- Career Spotlight


Narrator: In this episode, we visit the FBI
Academy in Quantico, Virginia. They have the National Academy Training Program, which is
a 10 week course for police men and women from all over the U.S. Meet. E.J. E.J.: A typical day at the FBI Academy for
me would be, probably half the day spent teaching, researching as well as maybe an afternoon
of hands-on activity. Our FBI agent trainees, as well as staff and our National Academy
students, which are our basically our cops and our military, we prepare them and I think
focus more on movement mechanics [how the body moves], working on [using your] basic
body weight: pushing, pulling, squatting, lunging, bracing type activities to prepare
them for any athletic endeavor. Mark: I’m going through the FBI National
Academy, which is an executive leadership course with three main components being physical
fitness, networking and academics [classes]. We have usually four classes a day. Three
times to four times a week, we do physical fitness. E.J. brings out the best in you as far as
wanting to excel, wanting you to bring the best out of yourself and giving you the reasons
why it’s important. I think this is an amazing career for kids
to get into. The health and fitness industry [area] is growing by leaps and bounds. I encourage
them to out work their competition as well as all the habits that they do as a 7-13 year
old kid will produce longevity [a long life] and durability [to perform over a long period]. To stay injury free, is just moving in all
types of directions and really getting better with their body weight is really fundamental. Mark: Keep yourself grounded. 1. Pay attention
in school. Do your studies. You’re going to be judged a lot on by how you speak and
how you write. 2. Stay active, stay mobile. XBox isn’t the answer, get outside and play. Narrator: To learn more about the FBI, visit
their kids page at fbi.gov/fun-games Make a fitness plan and start exercising at
girlshealth.gov And to find out more about fitness and eating
healthy, visit Kids.gov

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