06/08/2015 11:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: How Are America's Heroes Staying In Shape This Summer? Time To Get Firefighter Fit!


For most guys, fitness is about keeping in shape so they can play sports, or retain their physique from their college days. But for some -- like firefighters, for example -- staying fit can be a matter of life and death. Despite the grueling nature of fighting fires, recent studies showed most American firefighters were overweight or obese. For this new episode of Thrive, we spoke with Robert "Pip" Piparo of 555 Fitness at the New Brunswick Fire Department about a new fitness method that's having a real impact on the lives of American heroes -- that you can get involved with, too.

Thanks to 555 Fitness for their help with this episode.

This video was originally posted on AskMen.

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