A SAFE PLACE FOR VETERANS

FIGHTING THE WAR AT HOME

"American Legion was formed to give those who serve our country a community where they can transition back into civilian life," said Koshaba. "THREE60fit is doing its part in promoting health and wellness for these veterans, and providing them with a space to connect, rebuild, and grow together."
Daily Herald Newspaper

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Three60Fit opened its doors to veterans of all ages as it became a modern American Legion Post. our focus is facilitating the growth, repair, health and wellness of veterans.

we are focused on giving those who serve and have served our country a community where they can transition back into civilian life.

Through a combination of workout sessions, Bible studies, resources, veteran-specific events/groups and referrals for therapy and job placement, our unconventional post is an outlet to bring ex-and current military back into the fold.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION OR WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER of the team, PLEASE CONTACT CHRISTIAN AT christian@three60fit.com.

“Being a veteran myself, coming back, there really was no landing spot especially for people my age,” said Koshaba, 32, owner of THREE60fit, which opened four years ago. “You walk into an average American Legion to 60- to 80-year-old men in a bar, and a lot of times, it’s not the wellness oriented type of place for our veterans to come home to.

“They cater to a certain demographic where I want to cater to young veterans coming home,” Koshaba said referring to soldiers who served in more recent conflicts, including Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. “It’s just a matter of how we can give these young veterans not only a landing pad but a launching pad.”

“The key connection with fitness is pushing myself, remembering those guys and remembering how they would want us to live our lives, they would want us to be healthy and push hard. So I’m not just doing it for myself, but also doing it for them,” said Novotny, 32, of Bensenville... “It’s a way to release PTSD and it creates solace.”

 “Here, there’s so many different levels of involvement, you can come for fitness and nutrition, the spiritual sense or a sense of belonging.

“These guys come back from the service and they lose their purpose after being part of something bigger than themselves, then they start to isolate themselves and that’s when things go downhill and get dark for them,” Monson said. “Now, they have an option."

Chicago Tribune Newspaper