Welcome to InDependent. We are so glad you are here. Our team of military spouses designed this space specifically for you -- a place where like-minded individuals can interact socially and provide positive inspiration. InDependent started as a far-fetched dream -- a what if -- among five spouses who believed we could make a positive impact within our military community. With over 40 years combined military spouse experience, we understand firsthand the burden of frequent relocations, mission-related stress, deployments/long-term field rotations, and isolation/loneliness. While we spouses are proud to support our service members, our own goals and aspirations are often sacrificed, with fitness and well-being neglected as a result. This makes us that much more susceptible to obesity and its related illnesses – cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, and type two diabetes. (View our infographic.) For the longest time these issues seemed bigger than us, and were deemed someone else’s problem to solve. We realized that if we wanted to see real change, we had to take matters into our own hands. Using our professional backgrounds and innovative technology, our team of volunteers set out to develop a social, supportive, and informative community where military spouses could connect and inspire each other to make health and fitness a lifestyle priority. OUR MISSION InDependent’s mission is to connect military spouses to local health and wellness resources, as well as offer virtual and in-person programs in support of their wellness journey. We are fiscally sponsored by Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation’s leading 501(c)(3) non-profit fiscal sponsors, serving communities across the nation since 1968. WHO WE SERVE InDependent represents military spouses from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the attached reserve units. WHAT WE OFFER Wellness Blog — Military spouses share their expertise on fitness, nutrition, and wellness as it relates to military life on in-dependent.org. Learn more about contributing to our blog. Communities — Volunteer Community Ambassadors spark discussions, answer questions, and lead group-based challenges virtually and in-person. Join a community. Virtual Programs and Events — The MilSpo’s Guide to Self-Care is a free monthly program offering expert guidance on balancing military life. The Military Spouse Wellness Summit is an annual event designed for spouses to attend virtually. Register for one of our programs. Resources — Recommendations from the InDependent team on personal training and fitness advisors, health and nutrition coaches, career and family counseling resources, lifestyle brands and so much more. Check it out. E-Newsletter — Join us and receive weekly inspiration and perks that we only share with our subscribers. Sign me up! HOW YOU CAN HELP Click here to learn about the multiple ways you can help us with our mission. We can't do it alone and every little bit helps - whether it's sponsoring one of our programs, volunteering to be a community ambassador, spreading the word, or donating even as little as $1. WANT MORE INFO? Visit our Press Info page or email us.