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Steven, PTSD, Survivor, Inspiration

Steven’s story is one of inspiration and admiration. Check out how Steven’s struggles and accomplishments are driving him to help others.

First Responder, PTSD, Survivor, Inspiration

Welcome Featured American Mission Athlete @southern_strongman

 

My name is Steven Jirasek and I was born in raised in San Angelo Texas, a smaller West Texas town. I grew up being bullied throughout high school and initially wanted to get stronger to stop the bullying. After high school I realized I had a servants heart. Medical conditions kept me out of the military, but after that door was closed I found law enforcement. My last assignment was a mental health Deputy with our Sheriff’s office, dealing with suicide and homicidal subjects.

It was during this time I realized I found where my heart for people was. Being able to help people get out of these nasty moments in life was very rewarding. Then coincidentally I began experiencing mental health issues in the form of PTSD, anxiety and depression, which took me from the job I loved. Fitness became my main way of dealing with my own mental health, and I realized I could still serve my brothers and sisters by being an understanding ear. I’m able to both reach people through fitness, and show those dealing with mental health issues the psychological benefits of fitness and being healthy.

 

Steven, Supporting Those In Need

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Lorenzo, Veteran, Determination, Driven

Lorenzo’s story is one of inspiration and determination. Check out how this determined patriot achieved his dreams.

Patriot, Veteran, Determined

Welcome Featured American Mission Athlete @lothomas12

Born and raised in the streets of Miami, Lorenzo learned at an early age, how to be a man.  With a loving and disciplined mother as inspiration, her encouragement to pursue his dreams, led to his enlistment in the Army.  Having always wanted to serve his country, he signed up for the National Guard Infantry and was deployed to Iraq in 2009.  It was there where he fought along side his brothers, our heroes, in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

With a focus of convoy security, escort details and raids, it was during the down times when Lorenzo became serious with fitness.  As a result, upon his return from Iraq he obtained his NASM certification and began his career as a Personal Trainer.  It was then when he began helping others achieve their personal goals.  Whether that was to become stronger, faster or leaner, Lorenzo was able to develop a personalized plan to satisfy many.

Today, Lorenzo’s time is precious.  In his constant pursuit of personal development, now as a Sales Manager for a national food company he keeps a busy schedule.  Nevertheless, he continues to pursue his own fitness aspirations and is always willing to provide guidance to others.

Lorenzo, What Lies Ahead

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Brandon, First Responder, SWAT Team, Inspiration

Our affiliates have such great stories. Brandon is another example that despite the course you take, it’s never too late to return to your roots and adopt a life-long healthy lifestyle.

Patriot, Investigator, and Inspiration

Welcome Featured Athlete @blkwtrcreek.

Brandon’s journey with fitness began at the age of 13.  As a multiple sport athlete in High School, he received a scholarship to play football at the University of Virginia College at Wise.

With a degree in Administration of Justice, Brandon began his career in law enforcement in 2005 with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  Due to the demands of the position, fitness took a back seat and his weight climbed to 350 lbs.  In 2012, he joined the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and quickly became aware of his lack of fitness.  Rather than accept defeat, his commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle was unparalleled and his determination was relentless.

To date, Brandon has lost over 100 pounds through nutrition and exercise and currently serves on his department’s Tactical Team.  As a result of his own success, Brandon wants to be able to help others achieve their own goals.  He recognizes the importance of fitness to the everyday demands of life and is confident in his ability to share his experience with others. His hobbies include powerlifting and hunting.

Brandon, His Journey Continues

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Affiliate Spotlight - Gianna

Gianna, Medic, Living Life to the Fullest

Our affiliates have such great stories. Once in awhile we are lucky enough to be able to share an amazing story with our entire team. Gianna has one of these type of amazing stories.

Patriot, Medic, and Living Life to the Fullest

Welcome Featured American Mission Affiliate @giannalanz12. When first talking with Gianna, she told us a little of her background and typically we’d write it up. However, Gianna did such a great job introducing herself, we thought let’s let it roll. Enjoy Gianna’s story:

"G" American Mission AffiliateSorry I’ve been out on the truck all day! But couldn’t be more thrilled for an opportunity to be a part of this team 🙂 I’m in Greenville, SC. I’ve been here for about a year and a half. I was on base at fort Sam Houston before going to the guard here. I have a bachelors in Bio with a minor in religion . I’m studying for PA now which I may be deciding to do in the military active duty. However, a car accident almost killed me a couple years ago.

Instead of letting it hinder all of the progress I’ve made in life, I did not get down. I became stronger and better than ever. Because if being t-boned by a transit bus going 75 in a 35 and my car flipping 3 times couldn’t stop me then I knew there wasn’t any goals I set for myself that I couldn’t reach.

Encouraging, educating and motivating people has become such a passion for me. I personally train people, love reading articles and books on the why behind doing things and really just showing people that there isn’t just one way to become the best version of themselves. I’m huge into outdoors stuff and am a big fan of finding yummy, healthy alternatives for the normal fan faves with foods.

gianna accidentI’m a medic and the 3rd female to be accepted into the infantry unit that I’m currently at with the South Carolina national guard. I work at Greenville county EMS, the largest EMS agency in the state. Train with the swat team and considering becoming a swat medic in the mean time of PA school.

I was attacked earlier in the year and was beaten and had my trachea partially crushed and they said that had it been crushed one more time, I would’ve completely lost my ability to breathe in that moment, would’ve become hypoxic and lost my life. However, due to both of those events, I had no thyroid function anymore.

So I want to show people that despite the odds, you can succeed and live a life of purpose if you so choose. I have a “man made metabolism” (how I like to refer to It) so if I can live a healthy life, I know others can too.

Helping them realize that falling down may be an accident but staying down is a choice is huge for me because I don’t want anyone to accept not trying over accepting failure. If you have any questions or anything that I can help with, absolutely let me know!

Gianna Taking Names… and Targets

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ID.me Authentication Efficient Verification

What Is ID.Me and Why Do We Use It?

American Mission uses ID.me for our login and payment processes. ID.me is an identification solution service provider that also makes it easy for customers to gain access to discounts and other benefits online. Veteran, service member, and first-responders can quickly and easily login using their credentials with this platform. Additionally, the system ensures a speedy purchase experience. ID.me is your passport in providing information about who you are and what you qualify for. The best part, all of your sensitive data and information is protected with AES 256-bit encryption at rest and RSA 2048-bit encryption in transit. These encryptions are stronger than many financial institutions.

ID.me Authentication Efficient Verification

ID.me Makes Online Transactions More Efficient and Trustworthy

When you interact with American Mission, either by logging in or completing a purchase on our website, you use the Identity Gateway. This is also known as ID.me’s Wallet. These methods of identifying you online make for an efficient process. Accordingly, we quickly verify your credentials and obtain the necessary information needed for authentication. This transparent process keeps you in control of your personal data.

Verifying Customers for Discounts and Exclusive Offerings

This identification platform lets American Mission provide special discounts and exclusive offers to our veterans, service members, and first responders. Also, by identifying you through ID.me, we can immediately validate your eligibility, which means you will receive your purchase more quickly. We have custom coded this integration for a smooth and seamless verification process.

An Alternative to Checking Physical ID Cards

It takes a long time to check physical ID cards, and this laborious process can delay your shipment. It might even mean you miss out on special offers. The digital world offers many opportunities to improve customer service and efficiency, and ID.me is one of them. With this identification platform, we can instantly authorize your credentials, leading to fast completion of your transaction.

Contact Us to learn more about ID.me and American Mission. We are here to make your  purchasing experience easy and enjoyable.

Why did we create American Mission?

Why did we create American Mission?

Throughout this little journey called life, there have been a few things that we have been passionate about; our health and our appreciation for those that sacrifice so much for this country. American Mission was born from this appreciation.

Why did we create American Mission? Because we care and we could.

While we have spent countless hours focused on our own health through exercise and nutrition, unfortunately we could not say the same for the later. At a local level, any opportunity we have had to say thank you, we have embraced. Feeling the need and desire to do more, however, we had found it challenging to really understand how best we could show our appreciation.

After spending countless hours evaluating solutions, we arrived at the possibility of taking the two things that we value and creating a platform by which we could express our gratitude. It was then that American Mission was born.
Why did we create American Mission?

The development of American Mission.

Once the framework for the business was developed, we began to assemble an all-star team. After extensive evaluation of suppliers and partners to ensure their values aligned with ours, the team was set. Consisting of the best manufacturer in the business, the best marketing, PR and IT firm, top notch legal along with ancillary suppliers, we are all whole-heartedly committed to the success of American Mission.

What does success look like at American Mission?

Our mission is to provide the means by which active duty, veterans and first responders have an opportunity to earn additional income. In order to do so, American Mission understands that an offering of industry leading nutritional supplements, aimed at becoming the best that we can be, along with a supporting cast of products will enable income generating opportunities for this devoted group.

If American Mission can help those that have helped us, we have succeeded.

Why you?

Why not? After three decades of dedication to our passion for health and wellness, we have learned a thing or two. Having trained 5 – 6 days a week literally for 30 years, in a variety of gyms, aimed at a diverse group of activities, as a consumer, we think we have a pretty good idea of what works. Throughout those 30 years, there is no question that we’ve witnessed the evolution of fitness from the early days of Nautilus to the rise of World’s Gym and to the convergence of technology and fitness along with the evolution of performance apparel.

The industry always amazes me in that when you think that there is nothing left in the space to create, something new is introduced. And this is exactly why we love this space. It’s one filled with bright, creative, ambitious, driven professionals and entrepreneurs who are all focused on the same thing, to create systems or technologies that allow us to become healthier versions of ourselves.

The opportunity for you.

Our affiliate program is a straightforward, no-nonsense, commission structure that allows you to earn extra income. Join American Mission to learn more about this opportunity.