We chose our name after a very common nick name given to military spouses the "Household Six" . This nickname is a play on the call sign signifier "6" used over a radio to identify the commander or the person in charge. The name before the number 6 is usually a units nickname. Since we as spouses are often the ones in charge of the home, our "unit" is "Household" and we the "6". thus.. Household 6.
From there we broke it down to "H6" and then defined six H's that make up a wholly healthy lifestyle for military spouses accourding to our life experiences as military spouses.
Below is a definition of each of our six H's that make up H6 FITNESS.
As a military spouse, you often set the tone for the health of your family and your service member, being the constant in the home. It is our mission to help make health and nutrition, not something intimidating and complex, but rather clear, easy, and adaptable for those long solo- parenting days or those weeks in the hotel during a PCS, we're here to support you.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the basis of our main workout programming. You will find these workouts not intimidating but rather adaptable to your needs and ability. We also support whole fitness with an extensive library of classes to support your fitness in any area - Yoga, HIIT, Running, Hiking, Cross Training & more
The start to any success at anything is in your ability to create things into habit and routine. As a military spouse that is almost an oxymoron to your life however, using our flexible system, accountability & support, you can move as the wind takes you knowing you can stick with your habits,
The environment we create and grow in can vastly impact our health. We focus on helping you create wholly healthier homes from the foods you cook to the habits your family makes, to the routines and day-to-day mental, physical and emotional support a military spouse & family could use.
We believe in the happiness of spouses. We understand your sacrifices and difficulties and we celebrate you & encourage you to dive deeply into pouring into your cup too. That your smile is just as important and achievable during this season of life. Taking care of your whole health, including mental health is so important in this life, and no one understands & encourages that more than this community.
"a group of transient warriors" As military spouses we move often and that can make finding and keeping friendships very difficult. Our community aims to create friendships with connections virtually and in person, events, and community like you've never seen. These are your people. With each move, you can stay connected by cheering on your bestie or having a virtual coffee with her after class.
In 2014, our founder Emily, had just had her first baby and was looking for a way to get moving again but needed to be able to bring her baby with her. She joined a mommy workout camp that was founded by a non- military person and enjoyed the community and ability to bring her baby to the classes. After only 3 months she was starting to feel herself getting stronger and more confident and thats when the Army told them "Time to move!" To Fort Drum, NY they went with a 3 month old baby. It was Emily's first PCS experience, and she realized she needed to be able to keep working out and find a community like hers at Fort Knox that she had just left. Unfortunately, the gyms on post did not allow children, the childcare centers did not offer hourly care, and off post childcare would have been too expensive and too much of a hassle to drive off post, drop off at hourly care and come back to post to use the free gym, SO.. Emily took the problem into her own hands.
Emily started her own workout group where women and moms could come together, workout, find friendships and community in the Fort Drum community. This community served as a healthy outlet for the military spouses though the high opt-tempo of Fort Drum and through deployments. After 18 months, the Army moved Emily's family to Oklahoma where she started a new group but sadly had to leave behind her old group in NY. Just 11 months later, the Army moved her family to Hawaii. Emily had her twin boys and started her third workout group there. This group being the longest run, had over 400 facebook members and 40+ women coming to class daily. When COVID hit, Emily switched to Facebook live classes and then ZOOM. It was then she had the "Ah-ha" moment that her classes and community could totally go virtual! By making H6 Fitness virtual that would help her members stay connected, continue thier health and wellness routine with thier favorite trainers and friends, and it could be just as transient as you are!
In 2020, Emily hired her first coach and over the years has trained and hired over 15 military spouses to become trainers, start business and find the confident to teach!
We now have three in person locations and offer a variety of different virtual class options and times to fit with your ever changing military life.
While we offer a full virtual live & on- demand class schedule, we know in person community is also so important in this military spouse life too ( Horde!). We now offer opportunities for coaches to start a chapter in thier area and make thier own career!
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