Veterans Meet Up Day

Lift For The 22 is putting out a challenge. And 22Fitness accepts! 💪🏻 4/22/2018 is Veteran Fitness Meetup Day at gyms across the country. on April 22nd The goal is to connect veterans nationwide in gyms. 22 Fitness and lift for For The 22 believe the gym is a much better outlet than the bar, and provides us with a sense of community in what we do best, getting through grueling workouts as a team.

Lift For The 22 provides free gym memberships to veterans to try and fix a piece of the broken transitional system. We aim to provide memberships and connections. This national event should hopefully get some decent traction and get some more gyms joining our program to help local veterans.

Heres the plan:

-Lift for the 22 will post the national workout 1 month before the event on March 22nd.

-Free through the 22Fitness bootcamp

-Look for one another. If you can- go to Liftforthe22.org and grab a tank off the store to identify one another.

-Send in pics to Lift for the 22 of your groups around the country with the hashtag #LiftForThe22Vets

Lets see how many vets are in your local area! The largest group gets a plaque to be hung in their gym!

Author: 22fitness

I am a South Milwaukee native, I graduated from South Milwaukee High School in 2002. Upon Graduating I joined the United States Army as an Airborne Indirect Fire Infantryman. Where I served over 8 years and 2 Combat deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

In June 28th, 2005 I was awarded the Purple Heart. From being wounded in action when a roadside bomb struck our HUMVEE. From there I continued my career and deployed again to Iraq from May 2007 to August 2008 to take part in what has been named “The Surge”. Throughout my career, I achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and received numerous awards and accommodations. 

Upon exiting the service I found myself battling severe PTSD, depression, and anxiety. 
after losing my own brother to suicide in December of 2015. I became an advocate for people suffering from mental illness. In August of 2016, I marched 22 miles across Milwaukee county in an effort to raise suicide awareness. After the walk, I went on to find “22 Fitness” a free fitness program dedicated to helping those that struggle with PTSD and Depression. Throughout the year I host several 22-mile walks, and community workouts, and several public speaking engagements, to continue to generate awareness of the mental health issues within our communities. 

I am currently the Manager of Operations for Commercial Recycling Division, Goodwill industries of southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. 

I am married to my high school sweetheart. Together we have 3 daughters and reside in Hales Corners Wisconsin. 


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