First Responder Health, Wellness & Fitness, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

First Responder Health, Wellness & Fitness, CIPTC, Peoria, IL

12-06-2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Phone: 309-690-7355
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director

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

Heather Grove:


First Responder Health, Wellness & Fitness


Instructor: Steve Petrilli, Normal PD

December 6, 2024


8am – 4pm


Class will meet at CIPTC, ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Poplar P101, Peoria, IL 


Enrollment Deadline: November 30, 2024

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 optimization.

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 related.

2) Guidance to help attendees understand their own blood work and how it relates to overall health.

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 & Fitness, CIPTC, Peoria, IL