Trident House, a Sebastian respite for Navy SEALs

The view from Trident House, a Sebastian residence that serves as a respite for Navy SEALs and their families.

VERO BEACH - Vero Fitness is partnering with the Navy SEAL Museum on May 25 to raise funds for the Trident House Charity Program.

Beginning at 8 a.m., Vero Fitness will host a “Murph” fundraiser. A Murph is a strenuous (for most) workout created to honor Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2005. Murph events are usually held on or around Memorial Day.

Participants will complete a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, followed by a second one-mile run. The winner will receive a $100 gift card.

“While the workout is challenging, you do not need to be an American Ninja Warrior to succeed,” said David Puglisi, Personal Training Director at Vero Fitness. “Partitions will be permitted to ensure completion of workout.”

The name “Navy SEAL” comes from “Navy Sea, Air, and Land Teams,” the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force.

Proceeds from the charity workout will benefit the Navy SEAL Museum Trident House Charity Programs, a way for individuals to support Special Operations forces and their families. Funds donated to the program cover medical needs for wounded SEALs and their families, a scholarship program for children, the Trident House respite home, and the Canine Project for veterans.

Trident House is a waterfront residence in Sebastian that serves as a respite for Navy SEALs, their families, and other military personnel. The home includes a riverfront dock where guests can de-stress while watching dolphins, pelicans, and other wildlife.

For more information about the Trident House Charities Program, visit

For more information about the Murph fundraiser at Vero Fitness, call (772) 567-1400, email, or visit

Mention that you saw this in Hometown News when you register to receive a $20 discount off the $50 registration fee.

Vero Fitness is located at 1060 6th Ave., Vero Beach.

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