Our Founder on VOC Radio in Houston, TX

A huge thanks to Rob & Doc of VOC Radio for having me on the show last Sunday! I really enjoyed sharing my story with your listeners. 

Rob & Doc are two Navy Veterans, Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, Consultant/Advisers, Public Speakers and now Media Personalities. Their Houston, TX based radio show focuses on Veteran Community achievements, accomplishments and advancements. If you're making an impact within our Veteran community then Rob & Doc want to speak with YOU! Check them out on Facebook to learn more.

Have a listen!

Virago Awards Scholarship to Army War Veteran Attending EMU

This past weekend, with the help of Nate Church of On Track Wellness, Virago awarded it's first ever Scholarship to a very deserving nominee. Chris Veldman is an Army War Veteran now attending Eastern Michigan University. He is studying to become an advisor for higher education students. He was nominated for the strength he has shown in the face of adversity, and for his constant encouragement to his brothers in his Fraternity, Phi Sigma Phi, and all others around him. 

Chris, we are honored to award you this Scholarship, and we hope it helps. Virago Fitness is forever grateful of your service to America, and your community. We wish you nothing but success in your future endeavors. Stay Strong!

Virago Fitness Featured on Stronger Project

Remy Haynes contacted Virago Fitness a few months ago about having our founder, Brittney Hogan, be a part of her new project "Stronger" - a photography project highlighting women for their strength in the face of adversity. We are so honored to be a part of this project, inspiring women to keep pushing on no matter what may be in their way. Remy Haynes is a talented photographer with several inspiring projects under her belt. Check out her site here: www.remyhanynes.com 

Thank you, Remy, for putting this awesome video together for Virago Fitness.

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Virago on The Strong Women's Club Podcast

Virago was honored to be contacted by Edie Berg of The Strong Women's Club based in Israel. It is so exciting to find out our mission has reached people outside of the US!  

After reading about Edie Berg's impressive background and mission, we knew we had to be involved. Edie Berg has done it all -- Physical Therapist (in Australia, Canada, and Israel); chef/caterer/culinary instructor (In Israel and the British Islands); Intelligence specialist looking for cyber bad guys. She has a strong passion for finding fulfilling work and empowering others to do the same. Her mission with The Strong Women's Club is to build a tribe of strong, assertive women who help each other reach the top. On her podcast she highlights successful women from many different fields.  

This week, she interviewed our very own Brittney Hogan, Founder of Virago Fitness. 

Listen to the podcast here:

Building Jobs for American Vets

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It's no surprise that a large amount of the goods we purchase in America are actually made overseas and imported. To our generation, that is the norm. But it didn't always used to be this way. Statistics show that in 1960 only 8% of American's purchases were foreign goods. Today almost 60% of our purchases are made overseas. 

I believe that being the owner of a small business in America today is a huge responsibility. When I began planning my new venture - Virago Fitness, I was faced with several important questions relating to manufacturing. Naturally, being the surviving spouse of a United States Marine, I was extremely adamant about choosing wholesale products that are manufactured here in the US. 

My military affiliation and patriotism was the driving force behind that decision, but when I really started looking into it, I found that not only am I supporting my country, but by selling products manufactured in the US I am potentially creating jobs. According to Economy.com, "If every American spent an extra $3.33 on US made goods, it would create nearly 10,000 new American jobs." Can you imagine? $3.33. That's it. 

As Virago expands, we plan to build a manufacturing facility in the United States and employ mainly American Veterans and their families. All Virago apparel and products will be manufactured in-house. We have to take care of the men and women who fight for our freedom. The opportunities we have in America, such as the opportunity to start your own business, are because of them. Let's support our troops, and AMERICA, by buying American-made products. 

Please help us with our mission to create jobs for veterans by sharing this with your friends. 

                                                                                                - Brittney Hogan (Founder of VF)