Keeping Veterans Fit For Life

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

WELCOME TO KEEPING VETERANS FIT

Thank you for your service!

Keeping Veterans Fit is an organization that focuses on all aspects of wellness and wholeness for those that served in the Armed Forces or First Responders.

ABOUT

Keeping Veterans Fit is committed to helping Veteran's live the healthiest life possible. This is to include physical health, economic health, emotional health and mental health.

MISSION ONE

KVF focuses on finding resources for those that need help with food, medicine, mental health, getting VA benefits, getting back in shape and taking their physical health back in their hands. One program that Keeping Veterans Fit offers is the PTSD Physical Fitness Rehabilitation. This program is where physical fitness routine has been added by the participant's psychologist that has prescribed physical fitness as a part of PTSD rehabilitation

MISSION TWO

Keeping Veterans Fit provides referrals to Veterans and First Responders who need assistance in many different areas. While Keeping Veterans Fit may not be able to fill the need, we will refer the participant to another organization that may be able to provide the needed assistance. 

MISSION THREE

Keeping Veterans Fit also has a PALS program.  This is a Practical Application of Life Skills program for both adults and At-Risk Youth. 

Our Adult Program is to assist Veterans transitioning from Active Duty to Civilian Life. Our Youth Program is for youth that have experienced or witnessed some type of violence or trauma and are suffering from PTSD. Our youth participants are referred to us by an adult community member.

MISSION FOUR

Keeping Veterans Fit is in the process of developing the KVF Village to provide housing for Homeless Veterans and Veterans facing Homelessness. There will be a total of four KVF Villages in the South East that will each be able to support 15 Single Veterans and 10 Veterans with Families of up to 6. 

Keeping Veterans Fit Apparel

Please support our efforts by purchasing apparel or making a donation

Keeping Veterans Fit Apparel

$19 - $97

We have several items to choose from. Please click our logo to be taken to our Apparel and Accessories site.

PTSD Fitness Rehabilitation

For all too many veterans, returning from military service means coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may be having a hard time readjusting to life out of the military.  Our PTSD Fitness Rehabilitation program is a program that was designed because research by Mathew Fetzner and Gordon Asmundson at the University of Regina found that two weeks of stationary biking can be helpful in reducing PTSD symptoms and improving mood. Understanding the benefits of physical activity. Further, researchers at Loughborough University have reviewed multiple studies that looked at the impact of sport and physical activity on combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Their findings: physical activity enhances well-being in veterans by reducing symptoms and improving coping strategies.

Symptom reduction in these studies seems to occur through a renewed sense of determination and hope, increased quality of life, and the cultivation of positive self-identity. The researchers explain that participating in sports and physical activities could help combat veterans gain or regain a sense of achievement.

Exercise also increases respiratory sinus arrhythmia. This naturally occurring variation in heart rate is linked to higher levels of emotion-focused coping—an ability disrupted in those with PTSD.

Treatment adherence is often a problem for PTSD sufferers, given that formal therapy is not always appealing to them, Fetzner claims. Low dropout rates of therapies involving physical exercise make the intervention feasible.


In our program, each participant is assessed by physical ability and a physical fitness program is designed for them.  We also have the option of group physical fitness for the veterans participating in our program. To ensure the success of our program we have partnered with Bob Nitro Fitness. 

Resource Cafe -

Our Resource Cafes are events that are held quarterly and allow Veterans to get the information they need in one location so they can have the resources that they need. Many times resources that Veterans need are hard to locate and even harder to get an appointment. Our resource cafes have provided a solution to the problem that plagues many Veterans that have sacrificed so much.  Each Cafe has a unique theme and the resources that are available are specific to the theme.  Our Resource Themes are:

October 2019 - Health

January 2020 - Mental Health

April 2020 - Financial Health

August 2020 - Workforce Options

October 2020 - Family Support

December 2020 - Emotional Support 


Referral Network


There are many resources available to Veterans, but if the Veterans don't know the resources that are available - it does them no good. 


Our referral network is designed to keep current information for resource contacts. We may not be able to assist all Veterans but we will refer any Veteran to the resources that we have available. 


Keeping Veterans Fit Villages - These villages are a part of a four step program to take veterans from homelessness to home ownwership.

DONATIONS

Thank you for your generous donations!

 We have an immediate need for one of the disabled veterans that we help. This veteran has custody of his two children. He has recently had a stroke and needs assistance with getting his mortgage paid up so he can qualify for forbearance while we work with some other agencies to put some long term support in place. 


Please CLICK HERE to donate to this cause. 

Thank you for choosing to give back to the Veterans that made the sacrifice and served for the benefit of all in our wonderful country. 

Please click HERE to make your donation today. 

Thank you for choosing to give back to the Veterans that made the sacrifice and served for the benefit of all in our wonderful country. 

If you would like to use your Donor Advised Fund to make a donation please click the link below. 

BRONZE

Name listed on the back of the shirt

(If paid 1 month prior to the event)


Name listed on the website


Entry for 1 to the sponsored event


1 T-shirt provided


$200 - $499



SILVER

Name and logo listed on the back of the shirt

(If paid by 1 month prior to the event)



Name and logo listed on the website



Entry for 2 to the sponsored event



2 T-shirts provided



$500 - $999




GOLD

Name and logo listed on the back of the shirt

(If paid 1 month prior to the event)



Name and logo listed on the website



Entry for 4 to the sponsored event



4 T-shirts provided


Sponsorship acknowledgement on all Social Media Platforms


$1000 - $2499




PLATINUM

Name and logo listed on the back of the shirt

(If paid 1 month prior to the event)



Name and logo listed on the website



Entry for 8 to the sponsored event



8 T-shirts provided



Sponsorship acknowledgement on all Social Media Platforms


Name included on all prizes and gifts.


$2500 - $4999 




DIAMOND

Name and logo listed on the back of the shirt

(If paid 1 month prior to the event)



Name and logo listed on the website



Entry for 16 to the sponsored event



16 T-shirts provided



Sponsorship acknowledgement on all Social Media Platforms



Name included on all prizes and gifts.


Name and logo on Step and Repeat


Name and logo on all Advertising and Publicity materials


$5000 - $9999 



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TITLE

Name and logo listed on the back of the shirt

(If paid 1 month prior to the event)



Name and logo listed on the website



Entry for 25 to the sponsored event



25 T-shirts provided



Sponsorship acknowledgement on all Social Media Platforms



Name included on all prizes and gifts.



Name and logo on Step and Repeat



Name and logo on all Advertising and Publicity materials.


Naming Rights for the sponsored event. 


$10000



Please click HERE to submit payment for the Diamond Sponsorship Level.

WE ARE SO PLEASED TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORSHIP PARTNERS

Thank you Bob Nitro Fitness for being a Platinum Sponsor.

Thank you Royal Creations for being a Platinum Sponsor. 

Thank you GAD Dinner and Dialogue Tour for being a Gold Sponsor.

Thank you Special Athletes of Metro Atlanta for being a Gold Sponsor.

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