Lift For The 22 is an organization designed to provide free one year gym memberships to the veteran community in order to reduce veteran suicide. By partnering with fitness facilities across the country who donate gym memberships to Lift For The 22, our program can redistribute thousands of gym memberships to the veteran community every year. More gyms = more memberships available. Lift For The 22 aims to provide fitness as a new transitional tool for the veteran community.
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
We place veterans from any era into one of our partnered gyms with a free gym membership.
Please CLICK HERE to see if we have a gym near you. We have partnered with over 200 gyms in the country.
Our goal is to provide fitness as a service for veterans upon transition from military life. We believe that providing a free gym membership allows the veteran to have an outlet during one of the most stressful times of a service members life- Transition.
Long term, Lift For The 22 aims to form fitness support networks in gyms across the nation, where veterans can workout and network with one another in a place of positivity.
Keep pressing forward towards new goals, achieving in the gym results in achieving in your life.
Our program began as, and maintained a core mission, of veteran suicide awareness and prevention. This will never change.
We are currently undergoiing some exciting changes to our mission, and are taking a strategic pause to better serve the veterans that are in the program nationwide. Don't worry, we are not going anywhere!
While we are not currently taking new applications, we still plan to process all the curret applications that are queued prior to the end of June.
Please go to our Facebook Page for updates and more info regarding 2019 Nation Fitness Tour!
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams
Lift for the 22 gives me and my fellow brothers and sisters connection, the type of connection that we lose when we integrate back to the civilian world.
Lift for the 22 reminded me that I am not alone. It gave me a place to feel comfortable knowing that there are other like minded veterans out there who need a little more motivation to get back into fitness. Just like me.
Lift for the 22 gives us vets that security and reliability to help each other out when times get tough. It reminds us of who has our back when u think you have no one.
I too almost became a statistic of the 22/day, but Lift for the 22 was there when I needed something, and someone. They have been a HUGE support, the veterans in the program have been helping me to find a better job, loaning me a vehicle so I can continue to support my family after losing ours, & most of all, by helping me crawl out of the dark hole I was in. One of the biggest aspects of this program, is the camaraderie & support that is there between the veterans. I had that while serving, but I thought it was gone. They have connected me to thousands of other Vets, that I never knew were there. I am feeling like I do belong to my missing brotherhood/sisterhood again, and I am forever grateful to this organization and I will never forget them or their mission.
Lift for the 22 has given me a sense of purpose that I haven't had in a long time. Helping my brothers and sisters makes me feel better about myself. I also know that if I'm ever in need I have a support system that I haven't had since I was in the military. None of us feel alone and there is no greater feeling than that.
Lift for the 22 has helped me find the drive inside of me to do better and improve myself like I know I can. Everyone in this group is working to improve their lives and the lives of other veterans. Feel proud to be a part of it.
Lift for the 22 showed me that regardless whether my blood family is around or not I will always have my brothers and sisters who served the same as I. It's helped me set a better place for my mind and family.
Lift for the 22 has given me the sense of service, and camaraderie that I struggled to find for years after separating from the Corps. We hope to end this senseless epidemic.
Lift for the 22 has shown me that the esprit de corps we value is still strong. Support to better ourselves, and watch over our own.
Lift for the 22 brought me into an outstanding community of veterans that provides support for our brothers and sisters in need and a great network for those transitioning out of service, as well as those that have been out for some time. It is unfortunate that it is tragedy that has brought us together, but it's our purpose that solidifies our bond.
Lift for the 22 should be a Standard Operating Procedure. It makes too much sense not to be in every gym. It has helped me personally in facilitating healthier ways of dealing with things instead of a bottle or isolation. My LFT chapter is my new home. WoA Beaverton. Best in the West!
Lift For The 22
18580 SW Shaw Street
Beaverton, OR 97078
Feel free to contact us with any questions. If you are interested in partnering with us, with your gym, please contact us below or on Facebook!