The Instructors

Stan Appel - Co owner / Lead Instructor

Stan is a 35 year police officer who retired from the Long Beach Police Department and currently works for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office as a Senior Investigator.  Stan has worked numerous details including patrol, Investigations, S.W.A.T, specialized crime suppression, P.A.L. instructor, and as the Long Beach Police Department academy fitness coordinator.

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

Stan was also the captain of the Baker to Vegas running relay team.  He was instrumental in building a team that won their division three years in a row.

Stan has extensive experience in cycling, running and triathlon including numerous Police Olympic gold medals, qualifying for the Xterra World Triathlon Championships and being a top Masters level cyclist.

Stan has a bachelors degree in business from CSULB and received personal training certification from the Cooper Institute.

Steve Fong - Co owner / Lead Instructor

Steve is a 17 year police officer who started with the Long Beach Police Department and currently works for the Huntington Beach Police Department. Steve works in the Special Investigations Bureau and currently serves on the S.W.A.T team.  His past assignments include: patrol, field training officer, bicycle patrol, registered sex offender investigations, warrant detail, and vice investigations.

While at the Long Beach Police Department, Steve assisted Stan as an academy fitness instructor and running coach for the Baker to Vegas running team. 

Steve competed for CSU Long Beach in both cross country and track/field and currently participates in running events and triathlons, including recently completing two Ironman triathlons.

Steve has a bachelors degree from CSULB in Kinesiology and received personal training certification from the Cooper Institute.

About S and S Fitness

We are a unique fitness company specifically designed to prepare future police officers for the rigors of the police academy.

Our instructors are uniquely qualified to train future police officers as we are all current police officers, with backgrounds 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.

Most importantly, our training program is modeled after the California Police Officer and Standards (P.O.S.T.) academy fitness programs. Our curriculum is designed by the former fitness coordinator for one of the largest police academies in Southern California.

We can help you prepare for everything from the initial physical fitness testing process all the way through the specific fitness tests given during the academy. We can provide specific and individual instruction, including diet plans, body fat testing, running analysis for injury prevention, running plans for endurance, and even instruction on how to overcome the dreaded 6 foot wall.

Since our fitness instructors are police officers, we incorporate law enforcement knowledge testing throughout our workouts. You will be expected to learn so much during the academy that we want to help give you a head start. During the workouts, we will have simple discussions and quizzes on important concepts such as the California Penal Code, the California Vehicle Code, and the law enforcement alphabet.

Our training sessions are fun and low key. We hold group workouts, however, they are not paramilitary and there is no yelling. You will get plenty of that in the academy.

Finally, you will have direct access to real police officers who can help answer many of your questions regarding the testing process and what it takes to complete an academy and become a police officer .

Law enforcement is one of the most fulfilling careers around.  Don't let your fitness stand in the way of becoming a police officer.


Welcome to S and S Fitness!

Home of the premier physical fitness training group for those pursuing a career in law enforcement in Southern California.

If you are seeking a career in law enforcement,  currently going through backgrounds, or have an upcoming academy date already lined up, then you have come to the right place.

Our main mission is to provide you with the fitness, nutrition, mental balance and the right attitude that will not only help you succeed at the police academy, but to be successfull throughout your entire career as a law enforcement officer.  A career as a police officer can be difficult and challenging, however, few careers can be as rewarding.  Start your career the right way, the S and S Fitness way!  

Who We Are:  We are cops.  We are life-long athletes.  We are fitness trainers.

We have extensive experience in law enforcement, and fitness.  We know better than any non law enforcement fitness group out there what you need to succeed.  Why?  Because we have been there.   

S and S Fitness is owned and operated by active duty police officers.  With a combined 50 years of law enforcement experience.  We have extensive experience in patrol, field training, academy training, SWAT, investigations and undercover operations.  We know what works, and what does not.  

Please look around the site and make sure to email or call us if you have any questions.

We look forward to working with you,

Stan and Steve