- Age: 38 (2007)
- Firefighter with the Toronto Fire Services
- Originally came to SHAPE in 2004 to rehabilitate his right shoulder and hip which were both restricted from overuse and repetitive strain injuries
- Competes worldwide with the Toronto Firefighter challenge team
- Toronto Firefighter model
- Amateur competitive athlete in hockey and softball
- Decrease chronic right hip, neck, and shoulder pain
- Improve overall muscle balance and core stability to prevent further injuries
- Increase anaerobic threshold for Firefighter World Championships
- Improve to under 2:00 minutes on the Firefighter Combat Challenge course
- Decrease body fat and increase muscle definition for 2007 Toronto Firefighter Calendar
- Stay fit for an active and physically demanding job
- Improve sport performance in hockey and softball
- Physiotherapy and ITT (Integrated Therapy and Training) 2-3 times per week
- High Performance Personal Training 2-3 times per week complemented by a personalized “pushing” and “pulling” program at the firehall during preseason and competitive season
At 37 years of age, I'm in the best shape of my life. I started training with Gregg in January in anticipation of this summer's Firefighter Combat Challenge season. I lowered my personal best time in each successive event around the country, until finally recording a 1:48 time right here in Toronto in late August - down 15 seconds from last year! I never thought I would get that low. This qualified me for the World Championships in Las Vegas in November, and got me an invitation to Dubai for a Combat demonstration there.
In May a friend said to me, "Wow, you're ripped." I had never heard that one before. Not directed toward me anyway. Got me feeling so good, I went and volunteered to compete for a spot in the 2007 Toronto Firefighter Calendar (available at www.torontoffc.ca). With Gregg's fine tuning, I won the chance to support cancer research at the Princess Margaret Hospital by posing as Mr. September.
I also play fire department hockey and am happy to report that my nagging injuries no longer get in the way of my workouts, and I feel fit and strong even after a tough game against FDNY or the Montreal Police (two of our biggest rivals). Shoulders, hips, and hamstrings are all solid thanks to Gregg, and Shape Physiotherapist Danielle Russill. They work together to heal me and keep me in working order for my sometimes very physical job. Shape is a wonderful wellness centre. The people there always make me feel welcome.
I enjoy my workouts with Gregg. They are fun and varied - never feeling like a chore or even much like 'work'. They are something I look forward to. I don't give up on a set when Gregg is around. I don't let myself off the hook, nor do I give myself long rests between exercises. I work hard - because he pushes me - because I don't want to let him down. I never skip a workout with Gregg as he has become my secondary conscience, and because it would cost me money if I did.
Somebody call me a tailor, 'cause (with Gregg's help) I've ripped my abs!
Warren Moore, Firefighter - Toronto Fire Services
Tracking Warren's Progress:
|Weight||194 lbs.||190 lbs.||185 lbs.||185 lbs.|
|Squat||155 lbs. /15||235 lbs. /8||285 lbs. /10||315 lbs. /6|
|Bench Press||95 lbs. /15||135 lbs. /12||-||185 lbs. /7|
|Leg Press||-||360 lbs. /12||-||545 lbs. /8|
|Dead Lifts||135 lbs. /12||225 lbs. /8||275 lbs. /8||275 lbs. /10|
|Lat Pull-Down||120 lbs. /12||130 lbs. /10||180 lbs. /7||160 lbs. /8|
|** Based on a 10 rep warm-up set with 1 min. rest between sets**|
|Combat Challenge Time (min)
|*Qualifying time for the FireFit World Championships in Las Vegas NV USA|