Tactical Human Institute

Online Coaching & Remote Fitness Training


About Us

The Tactical Human Institute ("THI") is an Online Coaching & Remote Fitness Training company based in Middle Tennessee. Initially founded in Denver, Colorado, during the fall of 2020, THI is a product of Coach Benton Lewis' four years of experience working with civilian, military, and first responder athletes. THI's evolving training methodology incorporates health, fitness, and athleticism, with additional consideration for the physical demands of tactical professions. 


Our Mission

Our mission at Tactical Human is to empower military, law enforcement, and first responder professionals to enhance their physical and mental performance through evidence-based training programs. We believe that by providing personalized training and coaching services, we can help our members achieve their full potential and succeed in their chosen fields. We are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the field of strength and conditioning, and we incorporate this knowledge into our members' training programs. We strive to create a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to achieving their goals and improving their overall health and performance.


Benefits of Training

  • Improve Physical Fitness and Athleticism - As your personal Human Performance Team, we design and implement fitness programs tailored to your needs. These programs help improve your overall physical fitness, strength, and endurance, enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injuries.
  • Injury Mitigation and Reconditioning - Your coaches assess and address injury risk factors to help mitigate injury risk. In case of an injury, your team will design and implement reconditioning programs to help you recover quickly and safely, allowing you to return to duty as soon as possible.
  • Improve Tactical Performance - We also provide performance coaching, which includes identifying performance gaps, developing individualized training plans, and monitoring progress. This helps you perform at your best and achieve your full potential.


Training Attributes

  • Health - Our plans meet or exceed the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While not explicit, our training also addresses Anthropometry and Body Composition, Balance & Stability, Flexibility, and Coordination.
  • TAC SEPA - Tactical Speed, Explosiveness, Power, and Agility training with and without Load.
  • Strength - Muscular Strength and Endurance training relative to body weight.
  • Upper Hypertrophy - Upper Body Muscular Hypertrophy training.
  • Work Capacity - High-intensity, moderate efforts (up to 30 minutes) mirroring the physical demands of intense tactical operations.
  • Speed Endurance Intervals - Multiple Endurance intervals to train Speed over longer distances.
  • Endurance - Aerobic and Cardiovascular Endurance via Walking/Jogging/Running, Rucking, Swimming, or an alternative form of conditioning.
  • Chassis Integrity - Typically completed while standing or kneeling, these longer, timed-based efforts emphasize the core, lungs, and legs to prepare the body for movement under Load.
  • Stamina - Longer training events or multiple moderate training events to train mental fortitude and recovery from long events.


Personal Training Plan
Published May 12, 2023 Commission a Personal Training Plan specific to your needs and goals.   Services Performance coaching and consulting for lifestyle improvement. Personalized nutrition guidance and accountability coaching. Individualized physical training programs.   Requirements Access to the Internet and BridgeAthletic app. Ability to complete training as assigned, log progress, and proactively communicate with your performance team through the messaging center. Standard gym equipment and applicable tactical equipment are highly recommended.   Getting Started Subscribe to this Plan. Download the BridgeAthletic app from the app store. Accept your email invite (from BridgeAthletic) and create a password. Log in on the Bridge app with your email and password. Begin training instantly. New to Bridge? Check out this resource page for training with the app.


per month

First Responder Training Plan
Published May 8th, 2023   Tactical Human's 12-week First Responder Training Plan is a comprehensive physical training plan for unfit to moderately fit EMTs/Paramedics to build a solid general physical fitness level.  This training plan assumes the athlete is familiar with Fundamental Movement Patterns through Weight Training, Bodyweight Training, and Bipedal Locomotion. Expect to train 45-60 minutes daily, four days per week, with Day Five building up to 90 minutes for Endurance. Commit to the plan, and overcome each day's challenges. Do not skip days; pick up where you left off.   What types of sessions are included?  Strength Work Capacity Chassis Integrity Endurance   What equipment do I need? Standard Gym Equipment Rack, Adjustable Bench, Barbell, Enough Weight for 1-rep Max Range of Dumbbells or Kettlebells Pull Up Bar Space to Run   How do I get started? Purchase this program Download the BridgeAthletic App from the app store Accept your email invite (from BridgeAthletic) and create a password Log in on the Bridge app with your email and password Begin training instantly New to Bridge? Check out these resources for training with the app.


per 3 months