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Derrick S. Johns

I have prescribed to a regular exercise program ever since I started playing sports in high school. I have continued exercising because I discovered the benefits a fitness program provides in my life, on and off the job.

Being a police officer, I find that being in the best physical condition is a must to perform my job. Not knowing from day to day what you might encounter on this job is enough to give you the mindset that you need to be in the best shape you can.
Exercising is one of the best stress relievers known. A stressful day at work or home is easily forgotten with a good workout. I find that when I feel good about myself and like the way I look everything else at home and at work falls into place and my stress level is a lot lower.

Derrick S. Johns
University Police Officer
Police Department