Hope For The Warriors® recognizes that pursuing athletic goals and sports is a key component of the physical and psychological recovery for service members and the military families. Program work includes the reintroduction of a loved sport or hobby, or the opportunity to gain new skills with the use of adaptive equipment. Through sports and recreation, Hope For The Warriors® builds a community that embraces the warrior athlete, supporting their rehabilitation and mental health.How does Hope For The Warriors® help warriors pursue these athletic goals? Countless ways. Through our Team Hope For The Warriors® and Run For The Warriors® events, warrior athletes compete across the country on foot and on handcycle. Through our sailing clinics, veterans are introduced to a new, therapeutic sport. Through Outdoor Adventures programming, veterans and their families reengage with the great outdoors by hunting or fishing.
And new in 2014, CrossFit!CrossFit Merrifield, a new training facility in Fairfax, VA, has partnered with Hope For The Warriors®, to provide CrossFit training and coaching to a few service members and veterans in their area. One of the owners, Thomas Tomlo is a retired Marine and avid supporter to our service members and Hope For The Warriors®. He believes strongly that regardless of ability or injury, each veteran will have the opportunity to participate in a full range of programs and classes offered at the gym.
“Developing a strong, empowering community is what we are committed to here. Building a foundation of strength both physical and through our community is the blueprint to our mission. The opportunity to serve our heroes and build this team with them is an honor.”Hope For The Warriors® has identified a few service members/veterans in the area who would benefit from both the physical fitness as well as strong fitness community at CrossFit Merrifield. If you are a service member or Post-9/11 Veteran in the area and would like to be considered, contact SteveBartomioli, Team Hope For The Warriors® Director.
Grand OpeningOr to visit the gym and meet members of the Team, come out to the CrossFit Merrifield location on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM. The evening will include guest speakers, food, and plenty of time to socialize, and tour the facilities. Members of Hope For The Warriors® staff, Team Hope For The Warriors®, service members, and Veterans will attend. This will be a fun night and we hope that you can join us! For more details, visit our event page on Facebook.
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