POLICE FITNESS TRAINING 
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ABOUT THE TRAINING 

Code 5 Fitness started as a grassroots training program for law enforcement officers. Current physical fitness standards for police, sheriffs, corrections, fire and even the armed forces mean specific training for a unique job description that most gym programs don't meet.


Code 5 Fitness founder Tricia Dong, a former VPD officer, knew what kinds of physical demands would be asked of police recruits during their application process, Academy training, and day-to-day duties once they graduated. So she focused her training on functional movement, not muscles, to get her clients "Fit For Duty!" Her experience, combined with fitness training knowledge, make her an invaluable resource for those serious about a career in law enforcement and public safety.


Eventually, word got out about the fun and effective training methods Tricia employed during her clinics, and more and more 'civilians' started coming out. Now, Code 5 Fitness classes are a mix of sworn members, police and fire applicants, army reservists, athletes, and every level of the general fitness population from beginners to advanced! The meaning of "Fit for Duty!" has now expanded to encompass all definitions of duty - whether it be accountable to yourself as an individual, your family as a parent or spouse, your career, your country... what is your duty?

Code 5 Fitness is for those people who are serious about training for a career in law enforcement and public safety.  Whether you are contemplating applying to police, sheriffs, corrections, fire, military, or other public service agency, need to train for an upcoming fitness assessment or testing, or wish to maintain your current fitness level with a challenging exercise program, we have a workout for you!

 2020 SPRING PROGRAMS 
 & EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE 


Code 5 Fitness classes offers clients the most comprehensive and balanced functional training programs focussing specifically on real-life issues and scenarios. Choose from a structured progressive 6-week training program, challenging drop-in classes, or one-on-one coaching.


Code 5 Fitness is for those people who are serious about training for a career in law enforcement and public safety.  Whether you are contemplating applying to police, sheriffs, corrections, fire, military, or other public service agency, need to train for an upcoming fitness assessment or testing, or wish to maintain your current fitness level with a challenging exercise program, we have a workout for you!

 FULL POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM 

6 weeks = 12 classes, or drop-ins


This is a 6-week comprehensive program incorporating 6 consecutive Mondays and Thursdays as described below.  It is the best way to monitor improvements and track results, under the watchful supervision of Code 5 staff. In our opinion, the most improvement and gains come from a steady program which holds you accountable to consistent training, a solid work ethic, and positive attitude. At Code 5, we pride ourselves on creating excellent candidates.This program will be your best bet for success! Drop-ins are welcome. This course is also available as a recreational challenge for those simply curious about police training!

Police Training Class - Physical Test Practice
(POPAT, PARE, COPAT, SOPAT, etc)
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00pm, YWCA Vancouver
 


Police Met-Con Fitness Class
Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:45pm, YWCA Vancouver


Current Program: January 6 - February 13


Upcoming for Spring: 

Drop-in Thursday Feb 20

Full Program: Feb 1 - April 2

Full Program: April 6 - May 25 (no class April 13 or May 18)

Drop-in Thursday May 21


Location: YWCA Health & Fitness Vancouver, Studio 2
535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8

Phone:  (604) 895 5777 - Cost: Program fee - $300 + GST
Drop-ins: Mondays - $35.00 + GST and Thursdays - $25.00 + GST
How to register: At YWCA or call (604) 895 5777 . 

 SKID ROW WALKING TOUR 

A client favourite, the Skid Row Walking Tour is an essential and invaluable life and career lesson for police hopefuls and civilians alike.  Shocking and saddening, yet profoundly eye-opening and inspiring, we take a 2-hour stroll through the most notorious neighbourhood in North America for a first-hand glimpse of what life is like in the DTES – from a local perspective. What you see in sanitized media stories is often quite different than the stark reality of everyday life in Canada’s poorest postal code. Each tour yields different experiences, from honest talks with addicts, long-time residents, outreach workers, to tours of S.R.O.s, emergency shelters, detox, community resources, and more.

Contact us for more information on dates, times, and locations.

***Cancellation Policy*** 

 

All clients agree to provide Code 5 Fitness with 24 hours cancellation notice of the scheduled date and time of training, or will pay for the session in full. In case of sickness or injury AND with a doctor's note, the missed session(s) can be made up within 30 days from the original scheduled session. Code 5 Fitness reserves to right to alter posted class dates and/ or times with a minimum of one week notice.

  TESTIMONIALS 

"Code 5 is more than just preparation for a tough career. You meet lifelong supporters and family with this group. I took part in PARE prep over 3 years ago and I cannot express how awesome it was. Tricia, even to today, checks in on me and my career (3 yrs CBSA). If you’re considering a law enforcement career you need to do this program. I had no idea what the physicals were and when I left code 5 I felt prepared. Even ran at training as one of the "done this" crew. Not to mention friends for life. Stay safe out there."

K.S., CBSA Officer