Bringing Veterans Together

Brian Tunney
Brian Tunney
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November 11, 2022
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At Restore, we care about Veterans’ stories, and because we’re a veteran-owned brand, we’re continually dedicated to the health and wellness of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Recently, we were approached by a Florida-based Restore about a Veteran initiative that truly inspired us.

Gaby Rodriguez is a regional educator at Restore Hyper Wellne in West Delray, Florida. As the daughter of a colonel in a service family, Rodriguez realized a need for Veterans in her community to optimize their health and wellness through Restore’s modalities.

So she reached out to a Veteran friend and asked “How can I help?”

Enter Wade Waddick, Marine Corps Veteran and owner of Evolution Fitness in Boca Raton, Florida. Every Saturday, Veterans from all over the area descend on Evolution Fitness to attend “Savage Saturdays,” a Veteran-only workout.

“We opened it up and tried to impact as many Veterans' lives as we could through fitness,” said Waddick. The workouts, the teamwork, the positive impact it produced; all of it provided a transformative roadmap of support for the Veterans.

“It’s not about the workouts; it’s about bringing veterans together,” added Waddick.

To recover from Savage Saturdays, Rodriguez opened up Restore Hyper Wellness in West Delray to all Veterans that participated in the workout, offering free core services (Cryotherapy, Red Light Therapy, Infrared Sauna, Compression) to optimize their recovery.

“I was a little girl waiting at home for my dad, and I knew that every time he came home from a deployment, it would be a little more of a change,” says Rodriguez. “Through the modalities we offer at Restore, I know that a little boy or a little girl waiting for their parents to come home from deployment can have a better version of their mom or dad.”

Gaby’s “do more” not only offered mental and physical wellness, but also provided hope to an extended community of Veterans in her area.  

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