Warrior Health and Fitness: Florida
This FREE, 90-day program is available to Florida Veterans Warrior Health & Fitness is designed to help Veterans improve their physical health and well-being through supervised physical exercise, education about healthy eating, living, sleep hygiene, stress management and the health benefits of physical activity.
I love the program. I love the idea of the program, getting into the depths of the way exercise and eating right helps with coping mechanisms for PTSD, and bringing us together.” – Theodora ‘Thea’ Ashton, former military police officer and participant.
The overall goal of Warrior Health and Fitness is to empower Warriors to take control of their physical well-being, provide tools to help manage stress and provide a portal for more complex care for those in need of treatment for the invisible wounds. Participants benefit from working in partnership with medical providers to make informed choices that promote lifelong health, while simultaneously forming a new band of ‘brothers and sisters’ through shared experiences designed around positive competition.
Veterans of all eras—including amputees—are encouraged to participate. Discharge status is not a determination for participation.
It makes their mental battles easier…We try to give them things that make everyone more resilient and it gives them an opportunity to meet people going through the same set of struggles.” – Armando Hernandez, Program Manager, Home Base
Program management, recruitment, and exercise programming is being overseen by Home Base Wellness and Community Relations Coordinator, Jaime Fernandez, CSCS, and a Post-9/11 Marine Corps Veteran.