AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 08: Plant protein workout with Alpha Foods at F45 Westlake #UnleashYourAlpha #AlphaFoods on February 08, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

Looking to get in a good workout while doing good in the community Charlotte? You’re in luck. This Thursday, June 9th, F45 Training and Tim Kennedy are set to host a free workout class.  The class is benefiting local Veterans served by The Independence Fund.  This is all a part of ongoing efforts to recognize PTSD Awareness month (June) and to prevent Veteran suicide. Everyone is invited to participate in the class alongside Kennedy as well as local Veterans representing The Independence Fund.

“My time in the military has been transformative for my life, to put it lightly. Being surrounded by heroes every single day has given me renewed purpose to honor their commitment and sacrifice while also equipping them with the best resources when they face crisis,” explains Kennedy. “The work of The Independence Fund is exactly that. I am fanatical about my mission to preserve life, and I love partnering with The Independence Fund to prevent Veteran suicide. As we’re in the midst of PTSD Awareness Month, my hope is to bring hidden wounds to the surface and address them with dignity, urgency, and responsibility, so that we can underscore and bolster the legacy of American combat heroes across the nation.”

F45 is a high-intensity interval training workout.  To participate in the free workout class, individuals must register ahead of time for the event here.

  • WHAT:  

    Free workout class at F45 Training

  • WHEN:  

    Thursday, June 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • WHERE:       

    F45 Training Harrisburg South

    13521 Plaza Road Extension

    Charlotte, NC 28215


    Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund (501c3) is committed to empowering our nation’s  

    catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill Veterans and their caregivers.  The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their families through tangible programs. The Independence Fund believes in fairness and equality for all Veterans and families irrespective of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, and will continue to uphold these American values.


    Tim Kennedy is an active Special Forces master sergeant and sniper with combat deployments throughout the middle east as part of the most elite counter terrorism and hostage rescue unit within the U.S. Army Green Berets.

    He is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter and two-time title challenger. Having fought for the largest organizations in the world to include the UFC, Stirikeforce, and the WEC.

    He has been featured on the HISTORY Channel’s show, ‘Hunting Hitler’, as well as the Discovery Channel’s series, ‘Hard To Kill’.Kennedy cofounded crisis-response rescue organization Save Our Allies as a result of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban in August 2021. The group has evacuated more than 17,000 Afghan Allies as well as provided humanitarian and medical relief and evacuations in Ukraine. His first book, Scars and Stripes is being released in June 2022.


    In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy describes how these failures shaped him into the successful businessman and devoted husband and father he is today. Through unbelievably vivid, wild anecdotes Kennedy reveals all the dumb, violent, embarrassing, and undeniably heroic things he’s done in his life, including multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, building a school in Texas for elementary students, and creating two multimillion-dollar businesses. You will learn that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.

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