Starting a journey can be difficult, so we attempt to make it as easy as possible by accumulating a variety of resources in one place. On this page you will find free exercise programming, race sign-ups for all skill levels (it's always great to set goals), as well as books and important numbers to know. If you have any recommendations for resources we should add please visit our contact page.

Important Phone Numbers

  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Suicide Prevention LifeLine:

    • 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)​

  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)​

  • USA Crisis Text Line: Text "home" to 741-741

    • UK Crisis Text Line: 85258​

    • Canada: 686868


  • Department of Veteran's Affairs​

    • Veteran Text line: 838-255​

  •  (Confidential chatting)​


    • For Active, Guard, or Reserves​

Free Strength & Endurance Resources Online

  • Strength Training

    • CrossFit (Functional Fitness, Daily Workout)​

    • CronusFit (Tactical Strength & Conditioning programs)

    • CrossFit Invictus (Beginner, Advanced, Competitive level of training involving Functional Fitness)

    • Muscle & Strength (General Physical Preparedness Training)

  • Obstacle Course Racing Training / Mud Race / GoRuck Training

  • Endurance Training

    • Beginner Triathlete (Triathlon Training Programs from beginner to expert)​

    • Meet Up (A place to find a fitness club in your area)

    • Active (Running, Cycling, and Triathlon programs)

    • Map My Run (Running programs & tracking)

    • Map My Ride (Cycling programs & tracking)

  • Free Printable Training Log            Click to download .pdf​

Book Recommendations

  • "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" ~ Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

  • "Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain" ~ Sebern F. Fisher

  • "Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 core competencies for evidence-based treatment" ~ Dr. Mike Dubi, Dr. Patrick Powell, & Dr. J. Eric Gentry

    • This book is more focused on practitioners and gives approaches to building relationships and working with individuals.​

  • "The Exercise Effect on Mental Health: Neurobiological Mechanisms" ~ Edited by Henning Budde & Mirko Wegnor​

  • "The Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion: Psychological and clinical implications" ~ Edited by Mustafa al'Absi & Magne Arve Flaten

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