First Responder Health, Wellness and Fitness – Peru PD, Peru, IL

First Responder Health, Wellness and Fitness – Peru PD, Peru, IL

10-14-2022 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Peru Police Department Training Room
Address: 2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354
2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

First Responder Health, Wellness and Fitness

 Instructor: Steve Petrilli, Normal PD

October 14, 2022

 8am – 4pm


Class will meet at: Peru PD, Training Room, 2650 N. Peoria, Peru, IL


Enrollment Deadline: October 7, 2022

Course Size:  Maximum – 25

Course Objective

This class will provide fact-based information and debunk the numerous nutrition, health and
wellness “fads” that exist. I will empower attendees with science-based information to make
positive changes to their nutrition, fitness, and overall health. Attendees will leave this
training session with the knowledge and resources to have better informed conversations
with their personal physicians and ultimately become the best advocates for their own health
This course is designed for administrators/supervisors as well as line staff.  This program is
interactive and will take a commonsense approach to explaining the subject of health,
wellness, and fitness. The training will cover in detail – not vague suggestive terms – how to
build a successful wellness/fitness program for individuals as well as organizations.

Course Content

Topics include:
1) Insulin Resistance, Inflammation, Heart Health, Disease Prevention and how they are
2) Guidance to help attendees understand their own blood work and how it relates to overall
3) Employee Wellness Program development with a focus on Nutrition, Supplements,
Fitness Training, Financial Planning and Mental Health Awareness.
4) How to gauge success in wellness/fitness programs to include pre- and post-testing
options and how to fund them.
5) Nutrition instruction that will discuss in detail what to eat for reduction in bodily
inflammation and health optimization. Macro nutrient based nutritional protocols will be an
area of emphasis during class instruction.
6) How proper nutrition protocols directly relate to improved blood health markers, disease
prevention, insulin response and reduction of bodily inflammation.
7) The importance of adequate sleep, stress reduction, hydration and recovery.

The fitness programming portion of the class is appropriate for beginners as well as
experienced practitioners. The topics covered include fitness best practices, workout
programming, breathing exercises and how to begin a safe, effective workout routine
immediately regardless of current fitness or skill level.

 About the Instructor

Steve Petrilli has been with the Normal Police Department for 23 years and is currently the
Assistant Chief of Police. He has been a Recruiter, FTO, SWAT Operator and K-9 handler.
Steve has held supervisory roles in Patrol, VICE, SWAT, Pro-Active Gang Crimes Unit and
for the Town of Normal Employee Wellness and Insurance Committees.  He is a graduate of
Illinois State University (B.S.), Northwestern Police Staff and Command #250 and the FBI
National Academy Session #264.  Steve is a former college athlete, a Certified Physical
Preparation Specialist (CPPS), a CF-L1 Trainer, and has successfully completed L-1 Power
Athlete Methodology Training, CrossFit Law Enforcement Application Specialty Training and
Lee Taft Speed School. Steve is currently a part-time Strength and Conditioning Coach at
The Athlete Factory in Bloomington, Illinois and has extensive experience training first
responders, youth, high-school and collegiate athletes.

Steve is a current Senior Faculty Member and Director of Officer Health and Wellbeing
Education for the National Command and Staff College. Steve instructs on the topic of
Officer Health, Wellness and Fitness nationwide. Steve is a Senior Executive Advisor and
Director of Strategic Implementation for the metabolic health technology company ELEXR.
Steve is also the founder of First Responder Health and Wellness LLC.

Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Procedural Justice 2 hours & Officer Wellness/Mental Health 6 hours

First Responder Health, Wellness and Fitness – Peru PD, Peru, IL