MMA / Yoga / Weight Lifting
San Diego, CA
"Coming home from Iraq on my second deployment, I was exiting the Army and I was lost, angry, and extremely depressed. I turned to fitness as a way to deal with it all. MMA gave me the structure, routine and physical exertion to workout my demons. Additionally, yoga gave me calmness, clarity and stillness in the moment. Lastly, weight lifting has kept me strong and healthy through many injuries and personal life setbacks. After seeing how much fitness helped me overcome my struggles, I started a non-profit organization called POW SD. It is a place where active duty military and veterans can come to practice MMA style fighting and yoga for free and experience the camaraderie most find in the military. I am Virago."