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Clinton Sapowsky
Branch: US Army (6 years)

What does fitness do for you?

Fitness does everything for me,I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have the gym or strongman to lean on. It gives me the confidence to walk around in the body I was given and be comfortable. Fitness is not just an outlet but a lifestyle for me, it motivates me to get up every morning and to take the day on. By doing strongman competitions, it sets a goal for where I want my (read more…)







Micah Rupp
Branch: USMC (5 years) & USN (7 years)

What problems did you encounter when separating from the military? (If any)

Depression, anxiety, suicidal ideologies. When I moved into the civilian world I wasn’t able to make the transition mentally. I couldn’t maintain conversations with anyone that didn’t serve. I felt like everything I did lacked importance, because who cares if no one’s dying? Along with that, the only way to cope with the awful things you see is to justify them and make them funny. My sense of humor didn’t carry over to civilian (read more…)

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Rory Zavrid
Branch: USMC (4 years)

What problems did you encounter when separating from the military? (If any)

Social anxiety, depression, financial problems.

What does fitness mean to you?

To me fitness is all about getting out what you put in. There’s not a lot of things in life that have such an equal relationship. If you put in the work your body will change and I (read more…)

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Russell Whittaker
Branch: US Army (5 years, 6 months)

What problems did you encounter when separating from the military? (If any)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury.

What does fitness mean to you?

Fitness is my coping mechanism.  It is what I use to vent.  I can put my anger, frustration, or whatever I’m feeling on the bar and leave it there. It helps me keep things like my PTSD from (read more…)