THERE IS A GUY OUT THERE TRYING WELLNESS PROGRAMS OFFERED TO VETERANS AND HIS NAME IS RICH. HIS JOB, TO FIND THE GOOD AND EXPOSE THE NOT SO GOOD.
I recently started (17 SEP) the Warrior Health & Fitness program at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) offered by Home Base. It is a three month program that is free to Veterans and their spouses and includes exercise and nutritional support.
I decided to participate for my own self-improvement, but also to better understand what the program entails and offers to the military/vets so that I am better able to advise others. The overall goal of Warrior Health and Fitness is to empower Warriors to take control of their physical well-being by utilizing trainers, registered dieticians, and yoga instructors.
Included in the Program
- Custom Fitness Evaluation and Regimen Designs
- Nutritional Consultations and Registered Dietitians
- Group Exercise Classes including Spin and Yoga
- 2 Pilates Sessions and 1 – 25-minute massage
- Health Education and a 3-Month Followup
- Free TRX upon Graduation or Completing the Program
The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They quickly adjust any exercise should you have an issue doing a particular one, like I did with the bent over flys because of my back.
I had been working out regularly prior to COVID, but with the shutdown of the Base Gym, that went out the window. Therefore, I was basically starting over again. While I wasn’t dying by the end of the first workout, I had that good tight (slightly achy) feeling you get afterwards. I have chosen to take advantage of the 2x week personal training sessions, and workout on my own the other three days of the week using the app, either at home or the gym. That’s really the beauty of this program. I definitely feel that I am firming up, and slowly losing some weight.
So far, I would HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of this unique opportunity!