On January 24th, 2019
Join us on day 4 for a powerful talk presented by The Stay Safe Foundation. Do you use fitness to improve and stabilize your emotional health? How do you spread the message of fitness to those around you who are struggling emotionally or physically? How much do you depend on your fellow gym members for support and motivation?
Join three inspiring and influential veterans to hear their journey firsthand from representing and protecting our country to how fitness and community became critical components to their health. WOD on the Waves is honored to support The Stay Safe Foundation and we are so thrilled to present you this impactful event on the ship.
Meet Our Speakers
Lloyd M Briggery
Lloyd served two tours in Iraq during his six years of Active Duty, following his four years in the Reserves. He was a Captain in the Armor Branch of the U.S. Army. Lloyd is currently a freelance illustrator and the Events Coordinator at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art. He is also the CrossFit Program Director at Blue Titan Fitness & Self-Defense.
Brendan is a retired Sgt with the US Army Rakkasans. Brendan fell victim to a suicide bomber on his second combat deployment in an attack that took the lives of two very close friends. Post-injury, Brendan met his wife, began coaching adaptive athletes and opened his own CrossFit Box in Massachusetts. A skilled coach, he is an even better mentor and will be surviving as both Cadre and Peer Mentor for the Stay Safe Foundation.
Guy Valentino is a US Marine Corps veteran and current world record holder for pull-ups in 24 hours (5,862 in case you were wondering!). One who struggles with post-traumatic stress himself, Guy offers a unique perspective and has an uncanny ability to mentor other warriors struggling with inner demons.
Stay Safe Foundation Mission
The Stay Safe Foundation is the brainchild of Eric Basek. Eric is a former police officer and is currently a law enforcement instructor and owner of Blue Titan Fitness in Rockaway, NJ. He founded The Stay Safe Foundation:
- To Support Police Officers through peer mentoring, advanced education and training grants.
- To Support the Recovery of Wounded Warriors through Peer Mentoring, Fitness Grants & Training.
Education is crucial to delivering world class service to your community and providing lifesaving support to your fellow brothers and sisters in Blue. Fitness can be the absolute strongest tool in your arsenal when recovering from injury, illness or depression.
With his growing national cadre of law enforcement instructors and his team of world class wounded warrior mentors, the Stay Safe Foundation hopes to change and save the lives of American Heroes all over the country.