Law Enforcement Preparation and Fitness Training


Our program offers specialized training in:

  • Excelling during the application and hiring process

  • Presenting yourself in the best possible way during the Oral Interview

  • Avoiding pitfalls during the Background Investigations and Interview

  • Comprehensive health and fitness for maximal performance on the Physical Assessment Test

  • Building comprehensive Pre-Academy Fitness

  • Surviving the Academy

Important information about becoming a police officer:

  • Only the Top 1% of applicants are selected for the academy.

  • Poor performance on the Physical Assessment Test leads to non-selection or instant disqualification.

  • Candidates routinely fail background investigations unnecessarily.

  • 25% of qualified academy recruits will fail out of the academy due to lack of proper preparation.

  • The academy is designed to break you down physically and mentally.


If you want to be a Police Officer, you must be prepared BEFORE you start the process.  

Don’t fail before you start!


Your success starts with S2 Performance Training's Proven Results:

  • 99% pass rate for the Long Beach P.D. Oral Interview

  • Approximately 25% of the last Long Beach P.D. Academy was comprised of S2 clients

  • Police Agencies who have hired S2 clients: Long Beach P.D., Los Angeles P.D., San Diego P.D., California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, and California State Parks.

  • 100% of clients stated they were better candidates as a result of S2 training.

Our Certified Fitness Instructors are Police Officers with vast experience in all aspects of law enforcement. We know what it takes, and how to prepare you, to be a successful candidate and academy recruit! 


What We Do

We are a unique company specifically designed to prepare our clients for a career in police work, including specialized training for success in the hiring and testing process, as well as preparation for the physical and mental rigors of the police academy.


This is not just an exercise-based program like CrossFit. We not only focus on functional fitness, but more importantly we provide mentoring for a successful career in police work. 


Our instructors are uniquely qualified to train current and future police officers. We are all police officers with backgrounds and experience in every aspect of law enforcement including: Patrol, Field Training Officers, Detectives, Bicycle Patrol, Undercover Investigations, S.W.A.T., Emergency Response Teams, and Academy Instruction.


The interview and background instruction we provide will give you insight on how to best present yourself to potential employers, including specialized training in verbal and non-verbal presentation skills, material and concepts to know, as well as interview pitfalls to avoid.  


Our fitness program is modeled after the California Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy fitness program. Our curriculum is designed by one of our Lead Instructors, who is the former fitness coordinator for one of the largest police academies in Southern California. Our group classes are composed of highly motivated, like-minded people, creating an encouraging and high performance environment.


We provide diet plans, body fat testing, running analysis and technique correction for injury prevention, running plans and training for endurance, comprehensive full-body strength training leading to high performance in push-ups and pull-ups tests, as well as instruction on overcoming the dreaded 6-foot wall.


Finally, and most importantly, you will have direct access to real police officers who can answer many of your questions regarding the hiring and testing process and relate extensive experience on what it takes to complete a police academy as well as develop and maintain a successful career as a police officer.


Law enforcement is an exceptionally fulfilling career. Don't waste a year by testing without proper preparation! Don't let your fitness stand in the way of becoming a police officer!


Oral Interview Class



  • 1 - 2 hour group class

  • Preparation for the Oral Interview

  • Tips on how to be successful

  • Materials and concepts to study

  • Tips on presenting yourself

  • Material and phrases to highlight or to avoid

  • Private Q&A time for personal questions



Academy/P.A.T. Group Fitness Class


CURRENT SPECIAL:  $100/month


  • Three 1 to 2 hour classes per week

  • Body composition testing

  • Diet and Nutrition guidance, programming, and monitoring

  • High intensity group training classes modeled after the P.O.S.T. academy fitness program

  • Proper running and exercise technique

  • Training in endurance running

Current class Schedule:

Mondays:         7:00 PM -  Academy/P.A.T. Group Fitness Class

Wednesdays:  7:00 PM -  Academy/P.A.T. Group Fitness Class

Fridays:            7:00 PM -  Group Running Class 

Location:  Long Beach P.O.A. Park, next to the Long Beach Police Academy (See below for map and address) 

Please come out and join us for free trial workouts before you pay.

We are month to month only and do not use contracts.  We like to meet and talk with our prospective clients in person to help give us a better idea of what your future goals are and how we can best serve you.  You do not need to call ahead for any appointment.  You can simply show up to a scheduled workout to watch or bring your workout clothes and join us for a class.  Payments are not accepted until you join up then it will simply be month to month.    


Our Instructors

Stan Appel

Co owner / Lead Instructor

Stan has been a police officer for 37 years. After retiring from the Long Beach Police Department he joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office as a Senior Investigator.

Stan has worked numerous details, including Patrol, Investigations, S.W.A.T, Specialized Crime Suppression, Police Athletic League, and as the Long Beach Police Department academy fitness coordinator.

As the department fitness coordinator, Stan organized one of the most extensive police officer wellness and fitness programs in the State of California. His program consisted of yearly testing for officers in strength, aerobic capacity, flexibility, body weight, body fat, and blood chemistry.

Stan was also the captain of the Baker to Vegas running relay team, where he was instrumental in building a division-winning team three years in a row. Stan has extensive experience in cycling, running and triathlon. He has won numerous gold medals at the World Police and Fire Games, qualified for the Xterra World Triathlon Championships, and has consistently competed as a top Masters level cyclist.

Stan has a B.S. degree in Business Administration (Management) from California State University, Long Beach and has been certified by the Cooper Institute as a personal trainer and fitness specialist.


Steve Fong

Co owner / Lead Instructor

Steve has been a police officer for 17 years. He started with the Long Beach Police Department and currently works for the Huntington Beach Police Department. Past assignments include:

Patrol, Field Training Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Registered Sex Offender Investigations, Warrant Detail, Vice/Narcotics, Firearms instructor, and S.W.A.T.

While at the Long Beach Police Department, Steve held the record for the 1.5 mile run at the Academy with a time of 7:34. Steve also assisted Stan as an academy fitness instructor and running coach. He was instrumental in the success of the Long Beach Police Department Baker to Vegas running team.

Steve ran competitively for California State University, Long Beach in both cross-country and track and field. He currently participates in running events and triathlons, including completing two Ironman triathlons, several Spartan obstacle course races, and 16 Baker to Vegas races.

Steve has a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach and has been certified by the Cooper Institute as a personal trainer and fitness specialist.


Greg Ford

Lead Instructor

Before his career in law enforcement, Greg was an undefeated California State High School Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and an All State football player. Greg went on to play football for UCLA as a true freshman, but later suffered a back injury that ended his sports career.

Greg started his career in law enforcement in 2001. He worked as a police officer for 9 years before suffering a career-ending back injury, which required a fusion of the last four vertebrae of his lumbar spine. Greg was medically retired in 2010 from the Newport Beach Police Department.

While working as a police officer, Greg was a Use of Force Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and the Agitator for the K9 Unit.

Greg’s experience with his own career-ending injury motivates him to help both current and future police officers avoid the potential health pitfalls associated with the job. He is dedicated to helping others understand the importance of fitness for general health and career longevity. Greg accomplishes this with instruction on proper exercise mechanics and daily functional movement patterns, as well as development of one’s own body knowledge.

Greg has always had a passion for health, fitness, and helping others perform at their best. He is currently getting re-certified as a Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with an emphasis on spinal health.


Mike Stovall


Mike has been a police officer for 37 years. He retired from the Long Beach Police Department as a Narcotics Team Sergeant and is currently a Senior Investigator with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

As a police officer, Mike has worked numerous details including Patrol, Juvenile, Vice, Sexually Exploited Children Unit, and as a Sex Crimes Detective. Once promoted to Sergeant, Mike worked Patrol, Detectives, and Narcotics Investigation.

Mike has participated in numerous oral interviews as both the interviewee and as the interviewer. He is a product of Long Beach public schools and a graduate of Long Beach City College with a Major in Administration of Justice.

He has always been involved in physical fitness and is an avid cyclist and trail runner. Mike enjoys seeing the progress and successes of future police officers he helps coach during the testing and selection process.


Contact Information


(562) 754-2452





Long Beach P.O.A. Park  

7390 e. Carson st. 

Long Beach, CA 90808

United States


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