Active Heroes Community Center – New Albany, IN
Located inside – GrayStone Performance
Active Heroes has partnered with Graystone Performance, a Cross-fit and performance gym to establish a Community Center in New Albany, IN. The Community Center will assist hundreds of veterans and military family members every month with FREE programs and activities that help heal, build camaraderie and connect with resources.
10% of all Gym Memberships and Classes are donated to Active Heroes to support keeping programs and activities FREE for Military Families. Additionally, there are discounts for gym memberships offered to military families, police, E.M.S. personnel, and firefighters.
Veterans/Military Family Verification
Many of our community center programs require that you be a service member or military family member. For service members, we will ask to see a Valid DD-214, VA Card, Copy of Active Duty Orders, or Military ID. For family members, we will ask to see one of the above, as well as your photo ID that shows the same last name. Should the last name be different, please also bring a Birth or Marriage Certificate that shows the relationship to the Veteran.
Free Healing Activities, Treatments and Events!
- Acupuncture Treatments
- Reiki and Massage
- Jin Shin Jyutsu
- Yoga & Meditation
- Family Events
- Talk Groups
- Guitar Lessons
- Self Defense Classes
Reoccurring– Limited Sessions (First Come, First Serve)
Acupuncture treatment assists with stress relief and emotional balance through a generally painless process using fine needles on various points of the arms or legs. Treatment will focus on any medical complaint from pain to insomnia to allergies. Stress relief and emotional balance are always notable benefits from nearly every session regardless of the issue being addressed. We offer free acupuncture treatments recurring to veterans and military family members.
upcoming acupuncture appointmentsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Reiki and Massage – Needleless Acupuncture
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
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Jin Shin Jyutsu® Treatments
Jin Shin Jyutsu® physio-philosophy is an art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was dramatically revived in the early 1900’s by Master Jiro Murai in Japan.
After clearing himself of a life-threatening illness, Master Murai devoted the rest of his life to the research and development of Jin Shin Jyutsu, gathering insight from a range of experiences and resources, including the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things). The resulting knowledge of Jin Shin Jyutsu was then given to Mary Burmeister, who brought it to the United States in the 1950’s.
upcoming Jin Shin Jyutsu® appointmentsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Yoga & Meditation
Yoga instruction at the Community Center is provided licensed volunteer yoga instructors.
Yoga is much more than poses, and there are many benefits to yoga beyond fitness. Yoga has been proven to aid in the overall mental health and well-being, including helping to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate,” yoga is a 5000-year-old practice, an Indian body of knowledge.
Yoga is offered reoccurring.
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Active Heroes hosts many free family events each month. Events range from storybook nights for children, family movie events, gaming challenges and holiday themed parties. Space is limited for each event, so we suggest signing up as soon as you can.
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Crossfit & Performance Workouts
Active Heroes in conjunction with Graystone Performance offers Cross-fit workouts at the community center. Workouts range from standard cross-fit exercises to performance based training. These events are separate form the gym membership and offered periodically.
Additionally, veterans, Military families and LEO get discounts to the gym memberships and classes. See Graystone Performance for information.
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We currently have scheduled Talk Groups for Parents of Military Servicemen (and women) if you are interested in talk groups for veterans, spouses or children please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get them scheduled!
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Active Heroes Free Guitar Lessons
Free guitar lessons are available for veterans at the Active Heroes Community Center. Lessons are taught weekly at no cost.
Learning to play a musical instrument in a positive social environment can be a very beneficial way to heal inner wounds that traditional medicine cannot address, as well as providing physical therapy-like aspect, helping to build coordination and dexterity in fine muscle movements and hand-eye coordination.
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self defense classes
This interactive class covers a variety of useful and powerful techniques to encourage empowerment within yourself when faced an unfortunate situation. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing as they will be practicing the self-defense techniques with a partner. Prior to technique practice, there will be a warm-up and discussion period. The class is taught by military and law enforcement veterans.
upcoming self defense classesThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Free Resources Offered to Assist Military Families
The Lobby has information to help military families in a variety of ways. Veterans and family members can find out about many different services:
- Connect with Job Opportunities
- Connect with Banks giving Financial and Investment Advice
- Learn about Veteran and Family Scholarships available
- Connect with Educational classes and Seminars
- Sign up for FREE events and services
- Connect with Peer Mentors
…or come workout with Graystone Performance!
Who We Serve
The Active Heroes Military Family Community Center serves Veterans and Military Families who have served in all branches and wars.
We define Military Family as :
- Service Members
- Active Duty
- National Guard
- Those who have a relationship to Service Member
- Children of Siblings