Brand-Wide initiative helps local veterans combat depression and anxiety through fitness
The Workout Anytime in Morristown, Tennesse. is partnering with Lift for the 22 to provide free gym memberships to area veterans. The local gym is part of the bigger brand-wide initiative that helps thousands of veterans each year throughout the country. Lift for the 22 founder, Carter Davis used fitness to combat the depression and identity less he experienced after returning home from active duty. After realizing the power of exercise, Davis founded the charitable organization to help thousands of fellow veterans who were in the same boat.
“I had some buddies who wanted to take me to the gym, so I went,” he said. “That’s where I found companionship and learned to value myself again, to make goals and to go out there and make sure those goals were achieved. After that personal experience, this all started.”
The Workout Anytime in Morristown is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, May 27 benefiting local veterans. The event will feature a fitness competition and lunch.
“I’m expecting this to be huge,” Edie Rhoads, Morristown manager, told the Citizen Tribune. “I’ve heard people from Ohio are coming. There is a whole gym in Gatlinburg coming. And we had a member here sponsor give spots in the competition just to support the cause.
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