SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A free program is helping San Diego veterans heal through fitness.
The class is through Movement RX, which creates specialized functional fitness programs for adaptive athletes ranging from veterans, first responders to civilians.
"They can come and train with us and do strength and conditioning work, which is essentially important for anyone in their life, whether you're trying to recover from osteoporosis to wanting to train for a sport," said Theresa Larson, founder of Movement RX.
Thanks to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Adaptive Warrior Fitness class held three times a week is free for veterans.
Also, with help from the grant, Larson is now teaching people around the country how to work with adaptive athletes, ranging from healthcare professionals to family members.
"We've seen veterans, adaptive athletes, come off their pain medication, we've seen them smile more, we've seen them make friends," said Larson.
- Civilians interested in the fitness class can also participate at a reduced rate.
To get started, you can:
- Call: (619) 210-0945
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Show up early to a class with your VA ID or DD-214 card