Soldiers Get Helping Hand

by Ryan Halvorson on Oct 01, 2008

Making News

Two former graduates of West Point have teamed up to provide U.S. soldiers a program designed to ease their transition from active duty to civilian life. Called Destination Fitness Training, the 4-day event approaches soldiers in a holistic manner. Creators Nathan Barto and David Swalve offer personal functional fitness plans, goal setting, “personal strengths identification,” myriad fitness activities, and a virtual-trainer program courtesy of Avago Technologies. “We know that our soldiers—especially our wounded soldiers—deserve great service,” says Swalve in a press release. “When their physical abilities change, learning how to functionally work with those abilities is an indicator of future of success.” To learn more about Destination Fitness Training, visit



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