Home Base YMCA


The Home Base program was created to empower local Veterans and Warriors in Southwest Florida to take control of their physical well-being, provide tools to help manage stress and provide a portal for more complex care for those in need of treatment for the Invisible Wounds.

The Home Base Health and Fitness Program is a free, 90 day program for Southwest Florida Veterans. The program is designed to help Post 9/11-Veterans, both men and women, and their families, improve their physical health and well-being through supervised physical exercise, education about healthy eating, living, sleep hygiene, stress management and the health benefits of physical activity.

Through participation in the Home Base program, participants will receive a complimentary three month YMCA membership while they complete the fitness program. Participants who graduate from the Home Base program receive an additional three months of membership.

Offered at the North Campus (Naples YMCA)

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+ Who is eligible for the program?

Veterans of all eras—including amputees—are encouraged to participate. Discharge status is not a determination for participation.

+ What do I need to do?

Program management, recruitment, and exercise programming is being overseen by Home Base Wellness and Community Relations Coordinator, Jaime Fernandez, CSCS, and a Post-9/11 Marine Corps Veteran.

Interested Veterans should contact Jaime Fernandez by calling 305-972-9951 or emailing jfernandez7@mgh.harvard.edu.