In August of 2004, Jeff Brause returned to work after two months off the job and several hours of rehab needed because of a heart attack he suffered earlier in the year. He began the FIRED UP FOR FITNESS Challenge to stay motivated to work out and eat healthier. After his heart attack, Jeff knew how important it was to stay in shape, and he has continued to maintain his healthy lifestyle. "Because of this, I feel stronger and better than I did before my heart attack," Jeff said. He has encouraged some of the other members of his department to watch their diets and start an exercise program as well.