Benjamin Bunn is a retired Special Forces Green Beret and Army Infantry Officer with over 17 years of service, who became a CrossFit gym owner. Ben owns Cigar City CrossFit based out of Tampa, FL, and spends most his time training others in the gym. He is also working towards competing as a master in the CrossFit games and becoming a certified Yoga instructor.
As a former Special Forces Operator, Ben places value in functional fitness and mitigating the risk of injury. He is a strong believer that people should be able to run fast, lift heavy and throw a punch. Although he is no longer in uniform, service is still an important core value to him. Ben regularly volunteers with Team RWB, Exalted Warrior, and Companions for Heroes.
In this episode, we dive into how to transition out of the military in a healthy manner, the importance of community for veterans, organizations that are great to join as a veteran looking for community, war stories, how things get twisted by the news in regard to reporting war and how the news is now more interested in entertainment than being accurate, why Landmark Forum is a good idea for veterans, Viewing cannabis as a supplement more than a drug, and how cannabis can be beneficial for those who are suffering from various types of trauma (PTSD), and much more.