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Naval Surface Force: Military Spotlight

Every week HYLETE shines the spotlight on certified trainer, gym owner, or service league member. We do this to show our appreciation for leaders in the HYLETE nation and the functional fitness community.

COMNAVSURFPAC: TrevorWelsh

Why you joined the military: "I decided to join the Navy to create a better life for myself. When I was 18-years-old, I was 6'5" and 350 pounds. I was sedentary and morbidly obese. When I decided to join the Navy after graduating from high school  [read more]

Wild Geese Fitness Training Spotlight

Every week HYLETE shines the spotlight on a leader in the HYLETE nation and the functional fitness community.

Wild Geese Fitness Training: Dave Hedges

Why you opened a gym: "Back in 2005, my training partner and I were dissatisfied with the types of training available, so we were discussing the options of starting our own gym. It was 2007 when this finally came to fruition when I lost my job and needed to generate an income. Opening our own place and making it a success seem  [read more]

Go Day | Team Rubicon

January 12, 2010. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands are injured and in dire need of medical care and sheltering. The world waits to see who will help. January 13, 2010. Go Day. The first eight members of Team Rubicon deploy to Haiti to provide immediate medical care. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has responded to nearly 150 disasters across the country and world. By uniting the skills and experiences of military veterans with firs  [read more]

Run As One | Team Rubicon

Run As One  |  April 1, 2017

Team Rubicon is holding it's Sixth Annual Run As One 5k. Run As One is held in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon and avid sportsman, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. Clay was an active participant in many veteran organizations and the event serves as a celebration of the networks that empower, unite, and enrich the lives of veterans.

Why Run As One?

With thousands of participant  [read more]

Five Essential Bodyweight Exercises with Al Kavadlo

Al Kavadlo is one of the world’s leading experts in bodyweight strength training and calisthenics. The author of several books, including the Amazon bestseller Street Workout, Kavadlo is also known for his appearance in the popular Convict Conditioning book series. Famous for smiling while performing some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises imaginable, Al has racked up millions of views on his YouTube channel.

We all need to sta  [read more]

Mitch Rapp: Off Book | Andy McDermott

HYLETE fitness model, actor, and former Phoenix PD SWAT officer Andy McDermott, is set to star in the independently-produced short film “Mitch Rapp: Off Book” based on Vince Flynn’s bestselling novels about macho, All-American counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. 

McDermott recruited Phoenix-based filmmaker and Hollywood VFX artist Paul DeNigris to lead the effort. McDermott and DeNigris had previously worked together on   [read more]

volunteer spotlight | Scratch My Belly

about Scratch My Belly

Scratch My Belly is a nonprofit organization, saving animals from high kill shelters in Southern California and the streets of Mexico. They take dogs from dangerous situations and give them the love and attention they need to be happy and healthy. Without the help of the volunteers at Scratch My Belly, the rescue would not be able to take in and help the dogs it currently does. Its volunteers are what makes Scratch My Belly tick. They are the heart of the organization, a  [read more]

volunteer spotlight | Team Rubicon

about Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon aims to "bridge the gap" between military and civilian life by providing our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, community, and self-worth. Without the help of the volunteers at Team Rubicon, they would not be able to deploy emergency response teams. Its volunteers are what makes Team Rubico  [read more]

Thomas DeLauer | Food For You and Fido

Normally, Executive Body and Performance Coach, Thomas DeLauer, discusses techniques for optimizing the human body and mind. In this video, Thomas will apply the same nutrition techniques used for humans, to our pets.

Learn more about Scratch My Belly and how to get the exclusive Scratch My Belly tri-blend tee at HYLETE.com/scratch-my-belly

RedShed CrossFit spotlight

Every week HYLETE shines the spotlight on certified trainer, gym owner, or service league member. We do this to show our appreciation for leaders in the HYLETE nation and the functional fitness community.

RedShed CrossFit: Patrick Neill

Why you opened your gym: "I was working as a contractor for a major communications corporation, who was experiencing major financial distress due to the 2006-2007 economic downturn and my job was cut. I became an Affiliate Owner in 2008, star  [read more]

The Abolitionists | the movie that started a war

Have you ever wondered what it is like to go on a mission to save children from sex trafficking rings? O.U.R. Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving children from sex trafficking, has taken the cameras with them to show you exactly what these missions entail. Watch the trailer below and visit The Abolitionist Documentary to get your copy. Each copy sold, through this link only, helps raise money for O.U.R. Rescue and their missions.

 

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Endurance For Veterans

Many veterans struggle to find their place professionally, personally and spiritually when transitioning out of the military. Endurance for Veterans (E4V) was founded in 2015 by Robert Estrada, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who found solace, healing and comradery in physical fitness after leaving the service. E4V provides veterans the opportunity to improve their state of mind through physical fitness. “We believe that physical fitness is a valuable component of a comprehensive menta  [read more]

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