Fitness is one of the oldest and most revered forms of art.
But it is also a profession, and in the United States, only about 20 percent of Americans hold a degree in it.
In this exclusive video, fitness keeper Claire Camberwell shares her story about her military career.
Claire Cramwell grew up in a small town in North Carolina.
Her father is a retired Air Force colonel who retired in 2013 after 30 years of service.
His wife is a nurse.
Claire is the only child.
Her brother was deployed to Iraq in 2006.
Her mother was born and raised in Georgia.
“I went to school to be a nurse, and I had to be able to do that to stay healthy, and so when I got out, I had no idea I wanted to be in the army,” she says.
Claire started volunteering for her local community health center.
She did a lot of community outreach, helping families and kids, and she helped with social-service outreach.
She worked with people who had mental health issues.
In the army, Claire volunteered with the U.S. Army Reserves for two years.
She says she had to keep working because she had so many other things on her plate.
“You’re not working at your job and you’re doing a lot more than just going to work,” she explains.
And I think it was because I was not getting the amount of support I needed. “
So the last couple of months, I was really feeling like, I’m not really doing what I wanted.
And I think it was because I was not getting the amount of support I needed.
And so that’s when I started to ask myself, well, what am I going to do about it?
“It was like, OK, if I can get my foot in the door, I can help make this happen.” “
Claire went on a mission. “
It was like, OK, if I can get my foot in the door, I can help make this happen.”
Claire went on a mission.
She took a tour of the U, N.C. Army Reserve and learned about how it works.
“They do things to support people in recovery, and they also help with physical health,” she said.
She then learned how to do things like yoga, massage, and swimming.
Claire was also inspired to become a fitness instructor after her experience in Iraq.
She decided to become an instructor at the Uptown Fitness Center, a fitness center in New York City.
“We were all trained as fitness instructors in the Army, and we would just get together and just practice and do exercises and take care of ourselves,” she explained.
“That was the start of my fitness journey. “
And it just kept growing.” “
That was the start of my fitness journey.
And it just kept growing.”
Claire says that she was on the front lines of helping people with mental health, but she also noticed that there was a lot less support from her community.
She began to get in touch with people she knew who had been there, and through her friends and family, she became the face of fitness in the community.
“One day, my wife was like I have to be the one to tell you,” she recalls.
“She said, ‘I just met this lady at the gym.
She said she’s going to be your wife, and you can help her get out of the military.'”
Claire got in touch and was surprised when her new wife and family members were supportive.
“My wife was so impressed, that I started getting letters from her family saying they loved me,” she remembers.
“At first I was like ‘oh my God, this is amazing, it’s so amazing.’
And then it started to get to me.”
Claire started writing letters to local churches, but they were not interested in helping.
So she began reaching out to her community of faith-based organizations.
“What I was saying was, I don’t have a job, I have no income, and this is something that I’m really passionate about, so what do I do?
And what do you do?
What do you say?”
Claire went back to her church and started reaching out and speaking to people in the church.
“Then I started reaching people who were in the same boat I was in,” she continues.
“When I talked to them, it was very inspiring.
I said, I need help, I think I have something that’s going on with my health, and if you’re not there, please