Using the same discipline he applies to his job as Ingham County’s Sheriff, Scott Wrigglesworth, 48, of Holt, makes sure he stays fit.
“I feel the need to work out to stay healthy, keep the uniform fitting, and to be able to perform the essential functions of a police officer,” he said. “It is important to set a good example for my children and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office.”
Wrigglesworth lifts and does cardio three times a week. He said he’s completed three half marathons and two Tough Mudders.
“I really want to run a full marathon someday, but I’m not sure I have the time to train properly,” he said. “As I approach the age of 50, I would like to keep feeling like I am 40 and be able to compete with people that are much younger than I am. I work out with each police academy held at Lansing Community College. Being able to hang with the young kids in this profession says something about my dedication to fitness. First impressions are important in my line of work, and how you look and carry yourself matter, big time.”
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He said his diet is very strict, even though he does splurge occasionally on Mexican food.
“A steady mix of good workouts and healthy eating habits is the key to staying fit,” he said. “I have a smoothie almost every day for breakfast, and try to pack my lunch as much as I can at work.”
He said it’s never too late to start getting into shape. “The first two weeks is always the toughest. Get through those two weeks and it should be smooth sailing. Find someone to push you. Not wanting to let him, my buddy, down is what pushed me into better fitness.”