Staff Sergeant Greg Thorpe has put in a requisition twice in the last 10 months for new police uniforms.
He has lost nearly 50 pounds, including nine inches from his waist, amounting to four fewer pant sizes after completing two intense fitness programs.
Thorpe and a group of officers from 52 Division successfully completed the P90X3 Fit Force Challenge, a 90-day at-home fitness program that comprises 16 intense 30-minute workouts developed by Beachbody’s fitness guru Tony Horton.
The challenge took place from October 6 to January 5.
“We loved it,” he said. “Once again, we noticed marked weight and strength improvement. In addition, the challenge was the perfect opportunity to build camaraderie amongst my Division while building fitness levels for personal satisfaction and the demands of my job.”
For completing the challenge, the 52 Division officers were awarded a trophy, Shakeology meal supplement and the latest Beachbody home workout program
This is the second fitness challenge Thorpe and his fellow officers have completed in the last year.
In the inaugural Toronto Police Insanity Challenge, that ended six months ago, Thorpe, and his colleagues Sergeant Dan Sova, Detective Ennis Spencer and Constables Marlowe Feltmate and John Smith lost a combined 81.6 pounds. Thorpe shed 29 pounds, the most by any Service member.
Sponsored by the Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association (TPAAA) and Beachbody, Service members were required to complete five tests and 52 Insanity workouts that are a combination of plyometric drills and nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance ab and core training moves over a 60-day period.
Thorpe said there was a difference between the two fitness tests.
“With Insanity, you lose weight, while the P90X challenge helps you to build strength,” he added.
Thorpe has started the two-month Insanity Max 30 Challenge.
“This is much more intense and harder than the previous two,” he pointed out.