By Christopher Patrick
My Name is Christopher Patrick. I am a United States Army Veteran. Sergeant/E5, serving 9 years. I received an Honorable Discharge from Service in December of 2014. When I left the service, I believed that it would be an easy transition. Boy was I wrong.
For the first couple of years, I bounced around from job to job. Then I decided to start my VA Claims process. I was awarded 80% disability from the VA.
Now here is my story from the time I left service to the present …
I developed vertigo, which got bad enough that I had to leave the workforce. Along with my PTSD, anxiety, bad back, and bad shoulder. So here I am 36 years old, unable to work, unable to provide for my family of 4 children and my wife. So I withdrew from everything.
I started avoiding going out of the house, mostly because I was embarrassed. My embarrassment quickly turned into depression. I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. My son who attends P2 Personal Training to use the Astro-Durance Bungee System for his Cerebral Palsy, who I have seen dramatic results in, always asked me why I didn’t give it a shot. My response was always the same. “There is no way I can afford to do it.”
Then, Patty Cummings, creator of Astro-Durance heard from my wife that I am a disabled veteran. She approached me about trying out the system. Reluctantly I agreed.
That was when my life went from living a secluded lifestyle to – I AM NOW OPEN FOR ANY CHALLENGE. After maybe two times on the bungee system I was able to do exercises like lunges, push-ups, squats, and even jumping and spinning around with no pain, no dizziness, no vertigo issues. I felt like I was 20 years old again.
Being able to do things that I once wrote off as, “I’ll never be able to do that again,” has had dramatic effects on my life. I am socializing with people again. I am able to drive again, and even ride around as a passenger. These simple things that we take for granted helped pull me out of a dark place. My wife, children, friends, and family have noticed huge changes in me in only a few short weeks. I believe that being able to move around again without pain, being able to be in a vehicle again without feeling sick is a direct result of the movements and weight loss I have experienced in just a few short weeks on the Astro-Durance Bungee System.
I feel so strongly about this product, I have now become a Brand Ambassador for Astro-Durance and am leading the drive to get this out and easily accessible to our veterans. My brothers and sisters in arms who are feeling helpless and hopeless need this product. One thing all veterans have in common is physical fitness. This, I believe, is a huge stepping stone moving forward to help combat veteran suicide. I am living proof that just a few trainings a week can help turn the lives of our veterans around.
Come fly with us!
P2 Personal Training is located in Cape Coral, Florida at 324 West Nicholas Parkway West, Suite F and owned by Patty Cummings, CEO and Creator of Astro-Durance Bungee Systems. Because of Christopher, Patty Cummings has developed a Veterans helping Veterans program called G-Force Fitness. The fitness program is geared toward helping other veterans like Christopher to get the fitness they need to be their best. There is no cost to qualifying veterans.
To find out more about the Veterans G-Force Fitness Program call Chris at 239-574-4291.
Not being able to afford the type of fitness training that will help give a VETERAN their life back is not acceptable. Every veteran who served our country and needs help to improve their overall physical and mental health should get it.
Visit P2 Personal Training and Astro-Durance Bungee Fitness on Facebook to find out more about VETERANS G-FORCE FITNESS. Ask how you can start a program in your community.