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.