Fit First Responders Non Profit Foundation was founded by Jonathan Conneely (Coach JC) and empowers first responders to be their BEST through fitness, nutrition and creating the winning mindset.
Coach JC is the visionary of FIT First Responders. Coach JC’s 25 Week FIT for Duty. FIT for Life. Body Transformation “Fit First Responders Program” is so much more than just the physical body. He is transforming lives through fitness, nutrition and the winning mindset. Coach JC has transformed thousands of people’s lives by giving them the tools they need to succeed in life. He has helped clients lose weight, build confidence, improve their marriage, improve their career, build businesses, get out of debt, overcome limiting beliefs and addictions and overall WIN in life!
Through Coach JC’s life coaching service, winning mindset program, books, products, fitness and nutrition programs and 4 businesses and FFR has hundreds of life changing testimonials.
Coach JC’s vision is to serve those that serve us every single day by keeping our streets safe. The FFR program was started in Tulsa Oklahoma and will be implemented in all 50 states across America and will be the conduit for First Responders to WIN more in life while helping build community and growth in cities.
Coach JC started his career as the youngest Div. 1 Director of Strength & Conditioning in the Nation at Oral Roberts University training athletes and later launched Tulsa’s first outdoor fitness program for women, Bootcamp Tulsa and Tulsa’s premier sports performance facility, Dynamic Sports Development. Coach JC is also the founder of The WIN ALL DAY Academy, a personal development and business coaching company.
Coach JC’s team is made up of individuals that embody what Coach JC stands for and combined bring together the passion, the drive and the expertise to make this vision become a reality. Each individual understands the importance of WINNING in their own life and is in full unity with Coach JC in what it takes to help others WIN.
FFR Dream Team
This is the FFR team that will train you and your certified FFR facility to run a successful FFR program in your city and run our FFRonline.tv program.
Coach Erin Harris
Coach Erin has a keen ability to connect with women and athletes on all levels. Her passion is to help people grow in all areas of their lives. Her classes are sweat-inducing, challenging, safe and fun! Through her coaching, she promotes not only athletic success and reaching weight loss and nutrition goals, but also confidence and self-love. She coaches a wide range of people from youth athletes to Fit First Responders and beginning Bootcampers to weightlifters. Before coaching for Fit First Responders, she was a client who made personal transformations of her own. Don’t be surprised to mix in some dancing and laughs to help you break through those fitness barriers! Erin is married to a firefighter and resides in Tulsa OK with her husband and daughter.
- American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
- USAW Certified Sports Performance Coach
- Bachelor of Science in Business from Oklahoma State University
Dr. Cameron Maynard – Team Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Cameron Maynard serves FFR as our Team Doctor of Chiropractic. He is the Chair of the Wellness Advisory Council for the USA Wrestling, Judo, Martial Arts, and Powerlifting teams. After receiving his degree in Chiropractic Medicine from Life University he trained in three of the largest natural health care clinic in the United States specializing in cancer, scoliosis, geriatric and post surgical patients respectively.
His practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma is transforming the delivery of health care through nutrition, burst exercise, spinal correction, toxicity, and faithful mindset. Outside of the office he is the director for multiple corporate and community wellness programs focusing on reducing health care costs while avoiding surgeries and medications.
Dr. Cameron runs Tulsa’s #1 Chiropractic Clinic Maximized Living Health Center .
Christina Walker – Mental Health Representative
Christina Walker severs FFR as our team mental health representative. Bringing a face to mental health she is challenging the negative stigma associated with mental health. She contributes to the four pillars of the FFR program by providing you and your family with quick and easy access to a professional therapist who is knowledgeable in the daily lives of first responders. By giving useful tips and skills as well as sharing her years of knowledge to help members excel beyond their expectations. Her therapy practice is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where she is transforming the lives of countless individuals and families. Outside of the office she is active in improving the lives of families through multiple volunteer events like leading marriage workshops, leading children groups at the Tulsa FFR gym, or various other speaking engagements. Christina is passionate about improving the lives of others through respect and trust. Christina routinely focuses on improving her own knowledge by engaging in over 80 hours of continuing education a year. Christina has past work experience as a probation officer in Tennessee, a rape victim’s advocate in Tennessee, a psychiatric technician at Laureate Psychiatric Hospital, and therapist in the local school system. She is licensed through the state of Oklahoma and takes her ethical code seriously.
BS- In Clinical Psychology with Criminal Justice minor from East Tennessee State University
MS- In Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University
Trained EMDR therapist
Certified CBT therapist
Trauma informed and crisis trained therapist
Jodi Conneely serves FFR as the Administrative Director.
Board of Directors
Dan Newberry (Emeritus)
First Responder Advisory Council
Major Travis Yates
Captain Paul Fields
Paul Fields is a Captain and 21 year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. He joined Fit First Responders (FFR) in April of 2015 with the goals of getting back in shape, decreasing his prescription medications and serving as an example of proper nutrition and exercise for people suffering from Diabetes. At the completion of his first 25 weeks in the program, he lost a total of 25.8 lbs., 11.1% of body fat, 31.3 lbs. of fat, gained 5.5 lbs. of muscle, and decreased his prescription medication to a fraction of what he was taking at the start of the program. He is continuing the program and has dedicated himself to help other first responders decrease their prescription medications through proper nutrition an exercise.
During his career with the Tulsa Police Department, Fields has worked in patrol, undercover narcotics/vice, and the Special Operations Team (SWAT). He has served as a patrol supervisor and has commanded the department’s Internal Affairs Unit and Special Operations Team. He currently is the Shift Commander for 3rd Shift, out of the Riverside Division
- BS Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
- Graduate Certificate – Criminal Justice
- Graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 235
- Instructor for Less-Lethal, Chemical, and FSDDs through the NTOA and the FBI
- Instructor for Basic and Advanced SWAT operations, Active Shooter Response, SWAT Supervision and Decision Making, and Basic and Advanced Hostage Rescue Techniques.
David Weakley was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended and graduated from Memorial High School and played college football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern State University. David also played 3 years Semi Professional Football in the NAFL for the Springfield Missouri Rifles. He is currently a corporal with the Tulsa Police Department and serves as a patrol supervisor. He has been a member of the Tulsa Police departments special operations Team (SWAT). His wife, Heather Weakly is also a corporal with the Tulsa police department and a member of the Incident Management Team. David has been with the DSD team since 2013 and enjoys spending time with his wife and their 4 year-old son, Brock.
Sergeant Jerrod Hart has been with the Tulsa Police Department since graduating the academy in 2003. Formerly a part of the Special Operations Division, Corporal, and fitness coordinator at the Tulsa Police Department. He is currently Supervisor Sergeant at TPD, a member of Church on the Move, head coach for little league baseball and football coach for the Owasso Rams. Hart has been involved with various community events such as Tulsa’s Special Olympics, Safe Kids walks, and varies safety presentations. He has been awarded the Medal of Valor, Chief’s Unit Award; various Buckle Down awards and many others.
Corporal Heather Weakley has been with the Tulsa Police Department for 10 years. She worked seven years as a patrol officer and three years as a child crisis detective. Weakley received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology from Central Missouri State. She is married to fellow FFR Corporal David Weakley, the two have been married for 8 years and have four-year-old son, Brock.
Dave Pyle has been training in various martial arts since 1995, and mixed martial arts since 2006. He specializes in boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which he holds a purple belt. He has worked as an instructor and as a role player for force-on-force training for citizens, law enforcement, and military, including Navy SEALs. He is employed as a patrol officer for the Tulsa Police Department.
Ben Brandt is a veteran officer with the Tulsa (Okla.) Police Department. He currently serves as a patrol officer, defensive tactics instructor, Special Operations Team member. Ben is a instructor with Sheepdog Combatives. Ben has a B.A. from Oklahoma State University. Ben has extensive experience wrestling, and mixed martial arts. Ben teaches on various topics, including: combatives, defensive tactics, use of force reporting, and SWAT tactics.
James “Brandon” Bennett
James “Brandon” Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Northeastern State University, with 2 Minors in Psychology and Philosophy. Bennett joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1992. His assignments have included directed patrol, detective, special operations team (SWAT) and others. His commendations include a Medal of Valor for participating in a Special Operations Team hostage rescue mission where the hostage was rescued while the team was being actively fired upon from high ground. He is currently an Inosanto Martial Arts Instructor Association. He is certified in two systems that include all ranges of unarmed conflict and numerous contact weapons, primarily influenced by martial arts from Southeast Asia. He also owns Relentless Training Concepts, started in 2010, teaching martial arts and self-defense from 6 years up and women’s self-defense courses.
Brian Wilson is a veteran officer with the Tulsa (Okla.) Police Department. He currently serves as a patrol officer, field training officer, defensive tactics instructor, and Special Operations Team member. Brian is the creator of Sheepdog Combatives (SheepDogCombatives.com) a real world fight training program for law enforcement integrating mixed martial arts and police tactics. Through his program, instructors can be developed and agencies certified in Sheepdog Combatives.
Brian has a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and has extensive experience in martial arts, mixed martial arts, and wrestling. Brian is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and frequently competes in grappling competitions and has cage fighting experience. He currently trains with many former and current professional fighters. Brian teaches on various topics, including: combatives, defensive tactics, use of force reporting, and SWAT tactics.