advanced strength and performance firefighter workout programs

hero elite

Functional Strength

Being a firefighter requires a different kind of strength. Why? Because we lift, pull, drag, and carry heavy objects in awkward positions. That’s a fundamental part of the job, and you need firefighter workout programs designed with that in mind. Our focus is on making you a well-rounded firefighter so you can handle any task.

Cardiovascular endurance

Supplying your heart and lungs with oxygen-rich blood is essential to health and wellness. That is why cardiovascular endurance is so critical. HERO Elite’s firefighter workout programs will help build your engine while producing stronger and longer work on the fire ground.

Mobility & prevention

Mobility and posture are crucial because they help you perform while supporting injury prevention. Our mobility firefighter fitness sessions will help fix any issues you have as well as prevent future incidents, so you can be at your best and achieve peak on-scene performance.

Mental Toughness

We have a lot more on the line when it comes to fitness. As a result, a strong mind and laser focus are essential when you walk into the gym. We will guide as well as mentally prepare you for each of the firefighter workout programs. Because, above all, we want you to get the most from the experience.

Our Mission

Most fitness programs are designed for those who spend the majority of their day behind a desk. As firefighters, we have a lot more on the line when it comes to health and wellness. Our lives depend on being in top physical shape, so we need firefighter workout programs designed with us in mind.

Our goal is to re-open your eyes back to an old school but very effective approach to health and wellness and give you a solid firefighter fitness game plan that you can implement today. Not next week, not at the beginning of the month, not at the start year. I am talking about right now so you can get results.

Our Process

We have all heard the saying that being a firefighter involves a different kind of strength, so we are here to teach you that kind of strength.

After 10 years as a firefighter and even more in the fitness industry, I have learned that in order to reach elite firefighter fitness you must tame the “4 Headed Beast.”

Mobility, Fitness, Nutrition, and Mindset

Our program

Our daily firefighter workout programs is designed specifically to boost functional strength, performance, and overall health and wellness. The software and training app include:


  • Daily Leaderboard
  • Coaches Notes
  • Mobility Routine
  • Video Tutorials
  • Nutrition Guide
  • And Much More…


“This program is seriously one of the best programs I have ever been a part of! I have been active all my life all the way up to playing college football and this is the best shape I have ever been in! With the direction of Donny and Hero Elite I have learned to be able to push past the pain and past the point where my mind says skip this last set you did good enough or I know it hurts pick it up tomorrow. This program has made me mentally and physically tough, it has also shown me I still have a long ways to go to get where I want to be but I am now WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THERE!

The support from this page and Donny is unlike anywhere else if you have a problem or an issue he will help you through it and give you resources and exercises you can do to make it better. I am not a firefighter but joined because I wanted a program to make me a more functional athlete and this is that program for anyone who wants their body to work as a machine! It did however lead me in a direction of joining the National Guard as a combat medic which will give me the certs i need with the ultimate goal of becoming a firefighter when I get back from training! I will recommend this to anyone!”

Trevor F.

Aspiring Firefighter OKC

“I just need to do a huge shout out to Donny and all the Hero Elite members! From day one this program has tested me physically and mentally, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was worried that I wouldn’t have time to workout and get in better shape since I was working and in Paramedic school, but this program proved otherwise!

The instructions and constant help along the way have increased my performance immensely! To be able to have a plan in place, and workout according to it at the gym is a life saver! As I’m sure some of you know, in paramedic school life is anything but calm and organized. This program has become my go-to stress relief and the one constant thing I can count on while I’m in school. Hero Elite has helped me to become better both physically and mentally which is not only important for me, but also for those I get the privilege of caring for. I’m not just in better shape, I’m a happier and healthier person in general! This program is the real deal! Have a great day everyone, and keep grinding. Thank you for everything Donny!”

Randall T.

Firefighter/Paramedic CO.

“I have to say this is the best fitness product that I have ever come across for our job. All of the workouts fit in perfectly with the movements that we do. I have always worked out but never had any true guidance or plan for improvement, but the train heroic app motivates me every day and i am excited to try out the next days workout. Also seeing the interaction between members, motivating each other, and sending some knowledge each other’s way is another great aspect of this product.”

Oliver K.

Firefighter/Paramedic CA.

“Before trying Firefighter Furnace, I had tried many other programs that were designed for firefighters. None of which I thought quite prepared me for the job. As many of you know firefighting can be very demanding at times and there is an unlimited number of situations to be prepared for. Firefighters need to be athletes, well rounded athletes. Firefighters need to have strength, endurance, and flexibility when it matters most. I truly believe that this program helps prepare firefighters in all these categories. Since I started this program I have noticed a big difference not only in the weight room where I have been able to increase in all my lifts but also in the field when running calls. I have really enjoyed this program. I would encourage any firefighter looking for a program that will prepare you for the job to try Firefighter Furnace. You will not be disappointed”

Nick C.

Firefighter/EMT MD.

“I’ve achieve so much in strength, endurance, weight loss and mobility. I recommend it for anyone who wants to take their fitness level to the next level”

Michael S.

Firefighter VA.

“By far the best workout program I’ve ever done. Being able to keep up with the guys is what keeps me motivated to keep getting better”

Courtney S.

Firefighter NJ.

“Just hit a new PR on push press! This program is a good combination of old school lifting and functional strength” 

Christian B.

Fire Officer SC.

“Started this in January and I’ve seen some awesome gains and losses. I’ve lost 40lbs since January! Fit to fight fire!”

Adam L.

Engineer TX.

What kind of workouts?

Some would say that HERO Elite is the perfect combination of body building, power lifting, endurance and crossfit but only the good stuff. We take the best from each style so that we can deliver you the best. One day you will be squatting and benching and the next you may be running and doing pull ups. 

Insanity – Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results

How long is HERO Elite?

HERO Elite is a series of daily firefighter workout programs that we deliver to you a week in advance. As a result, there is no end. Simply follow along, train hard and commit to the process. We do split the year into 4 12-week cycles so you can test your progress. However, you can join any time. 

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence. 

What equipment do I need?

What separates us from other programs is that we only use basic equipment because we want our approach to be highly accessible and convenient. All you need for our firefighter workout programs is a barbell, weights, dumbbells a place to run and do pull ups. If we program exercises beyond that, we give you alternatives with the basics mentioned above. For example, if we ask you to do KB swings, we will show you how to do it with a dumbbell. 

We don’t use machines, we build them

What fitness level do i need to be in?

All fitness levels are welcome in our firefighter workout programs, but Hero Elite an intermediate to advanced program. Firefighters are athletes, it’s time we start to train like it. If weight-loss is your goal and you need to start at a slow pace, be sure to check out HERO Ignite

It doesn’t matter where you are now, all that matters is where you believe you’re going. 

Join hero elite

For a limited time, we are letting you test drive HERO Elite – the most advanced of our firefighter workout programs – for $1 for the next 30 days. After your trial, membership is only $27/m. You may cancel at anytime.

*After your 30-day trial, you will be charged $27/m. You may cancel at anytime. Your results may vary. Testimonials and examples used are exceptional results and are not intended to guarantee, promise, represent and/or assure that anyone will achieve the same or similar results through our firefighter workout programs.

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