22Fitness has teamed up with Lift for the 22 and conducting a National Veterans Fitness and Resource Tour. Our mission is to connect veterans with valuable resources to help sustain … Continue reading Our Mission
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.
I’m sorry we had to leave the grocery store. I’m sorry we couldn’t go to the festival. I’m sorry we had to leave the theater during the new blockbuster movie … Continue reading I apologize for my PTSD
I love Fitness! There’s nothing that I enjoy more than putting on a pair of headphones, thumping my favorite tunes, and getting a great workout in. Working out is something … Continue reading Fitness advice that everyone needs.
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The 22 Fitness Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money for service-connected disabled veterans and their families. To provide gym memberships, in-home gym equipment, professional fitness, and nutrition programs. … Continue reading 22 Fitness Foundation Inc
I’ve had some really in-depth conversations lately with perfect strangers that have reached out to me for guidance. There’s been a common theme in each of these interactions. The theme … Continue reading Perception