The Catch A Lift Fund enables post 9/11 combat injured veterans all over the U.S. to recover and rehabilitate both physically and mentally through physical fitness, motivation and support.
Since our founding in 2010, the Catch A Lift Fund has helped thousands of post 9/11 combat injured veterans regain their mental and physical health through gym memberships, in home gym equipment, personalized fitness and nutrition programs and a peer support network. Catch A Lift vets are seeing and feeling results including dramatic weight loss, reduction in medications, improved sleep patterns, and strengthened relationships with family and friends, thanks to their healthier lifestyle. Our veteran testimonials attest that CAL has "saved their lives"; the greatest impact of all.
The stories they share will inspire you.
Everything we put into our bodies affects this magnificent machine. Nutrition is a science that examines the relationship between diet and health therefore, it is the 1st principle pillar that needs to be addressed in order to maintain a healthy future.
You may or may not be able to deadlift 400 lbs but behind the scenes of fitness for everyone the benefits are extraordinary:
- Improve your memory and brain function (all age groups)
- Protect against many chronic diseases
- Aid in weight management
- Lower blood pressure and improve heart health
- Improve your quality of sleep
- Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
- Combat cancer-related fatigue
- Improve joint pain and stiffness
- Maintain muscle strength and balance
- Increase life span
Emotional wellness encourages self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the growth of inner strength. It is critical to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions. Emotional wellness also includes the ability to learn and develop from experiences. It is a critical pillar for overall wellness.
A group of people existing in a place that shares a purpose, a sense of belonging and will communicate with each other. The culmination of all 4 pillars resonates with finding your place within a positive community where you feel safe and can thrive.
CAL was founded in memory of Army Cpl. Chris Coffland, who lost his life in Afghanistan, while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, November 2009. CAL's mission is rooted in his lifelong belief that through fitness, one can reach their highest potential both mentally and physically. CAL believes fitness is a personal choice, individual as each member. Choosing how and where to workout, offering options for coaching, accountability and mentors assures that each veterans unique needs are met.
Read Coff's Story