What is H2F?

Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) is focused on improving Soldier readiness and lethality. It seeks to optimize physical and non-physical performance, reduce injury rates, and improve rehabilitation after injury, ultimately increasing the overall readiness of the total Army. H2F empowers and equips Soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness, and well-being to optimize individual performance while preventing injury and disease. The system encompasses five domains, mental readiness, sleep readiness, nutritional readiness, spiritual readiness, and physical readiness.

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Meet the tribe

Mr. Andrew Hargus, 193d IN BDE H2F Program Director

Work Highlights: Active Duty Coast Guard (MK/Diver) 2000-2004. From 2006-2013 Andrew served as the Exercise Specialist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Columbus State. During that same time from 2009-2013 he worked under the guidance and mentorship of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Mark Watts at Denison University where he progressed to be the Teaching Assistant while pursuing his graduate degree. In 2013, Andrew took a contract position as the Strength & Conditioning Coach with Naval Special Warfare Group Three. From 2015-2018 he took over as the NSWG-3 Human Performance Program Manager for SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One. Andrew accepted the Deputy Director position at the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School (USAPFS) in the summer of 2018 and served in that position until February of 2023.

Education/Training: Master of Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention, PennWest California (2013); Bachelors, Health and Physical Education / Fitness (2012); Strong First KB Certification (2022); USA Weightlifting Level I (Recertification 2022); Kill Cliff Weightlifting Coaching Certification (2019); Owens Recovery Science – Blood Flow Restriction (2016)

NSWG-3 / TD-3 iWaterman MRV Tactical Watercraft Certified (2016); National Incident Management System ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System (2016); Weightling Certification – Coach Mike Bergner (2016); Postural Restoration Institute – Myokinematics Restoration (2014); NASE – Level 1 Speed Coach (2012); NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (2012); NSCA – Certified Strenghth & Conditioning Specialist (2010); USA Weightlifting – Level I Sports Performance Coach (2009); NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer (2007)

Goals: PhD.

Hobbies/Interests: Boyscouts, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Traveling


bower.jpgLt. Col. Ben Bower, Injury Control Director

Work Highlights: While deployed to Iraq 2007-2008, LTC Bower served as brigade physical therapist, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). From 2016-2018, LTC Bower served as Director, US Army Physical Fitness School, where he worked closely with the Center for Initial Military Training to develop the H2F System. LTC Bower served in a variety of leadership positions within the Initial Entry Training (IET) environment. He commanded the Fitness Training Unit, Fort Benning, GA from 2014-2016, and served as Chief, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Moncrief Army Health Clinic 2018-2021.

Education/Training: Master of Physical Therapy, Gannon University (2004); Doctor of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University (2013); Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (2009); Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (2016); National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2007) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (2016); Master Fitness Trainer / Master Fitness Trainer Instructor (2016); USA Weightlifting Level 1 (2017)
Accomplishments: First Place (Coed Team Category) Race Across Georgia (2015); First Place Fort Moore, GA Chester Puller (Team Category) Challenge (2016); Fort Jackson Army Ten Miler Team Captain (2016 and 2017); Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Goals: Half Ironman

Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, reading, strengthening and conditioning



Capt. Jane Marshall, Mental Readiness Lead
Work Highlights: CPT Marshall’s graduate research explored effectiveness of using weighted blankets to decrease anxiety and insomnia in a medical inpatient eating disorder treatment center. She worked as Occupational Therapist at a level 1 trauma center in both acute and inpatient rehab settings. Prior to H2F, she worked at Moncrief Army Health Clinic.
Education/Training: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, The Ohio State University, OH; Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, Huntington University, IN; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Dry Needling Level 1
Accomplishments: RYS 200-hour yoga teacher, 1 Full Marathon, a handful of half-marathons, a few of sprint triathalons, published poet (circa 3rd grade), 1st place painting (displayed at the Louve).

Goals: Half-Iron Man, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Hobbies/Interests: Drafting dad-jokes, coaxing her dog to paddle board, getting crushed surfing, trail running, and listening to podcasts on improving bio-writing and human performance


Chaplain (Capt.) Scott Lovejoy, Brigade Chaplain and H2F Spiritual Domain Lead

Work Highlights: Chaplain (CPT) Scott A. Lovejoy arrived at the 193rd Basic Training Infantry Brigade in February 2023. Prior to this, he served as the Battalion Chaplain of the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, NC. Following five generations of military service, Chaplain Lovejoy enlisted in the Army in 2003 as a Combat Medic (91W). That same year, he was ordained an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon completion of his initial active duty service obligation, Chaplain Lovejoy transferred into the Individual Ready Reserve and served as a service and humanitarian missionary in São Paulo, Brazil. At the conclusion of this two-year ministry, he continued his military service in the Army Reserve and pursued a college education, receiving an ROTC scholarship at Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He commissioned in the Chaplain Corps as a Chaplain Candidate and subsequently completed his academic and theological formation at Vanderbilt University where he focused on pastoral care and counseling, earning the Master of Divinity degree. Chaplain Lovejoy next completed a year-long Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency at the Tennessee Valley Veteran’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee and then returned to the active component as a Chaplain in 2016.

Education/Training: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Brigham Young University (2011); Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt University (2015)

Accomplishments: His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3OLC and “C” device), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC and “C” device), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1OLC), the National Defense Service medal, the Operation Inherent Resolve Medal (2 CS), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge and Chilean and Thai airborne wings. He holds the 7S additional skill identifier (ASI) as a Combat Medical Pastoral Care Specialist. Chaplain Lovejoy is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and a native of Gaithersburg, Maryland.  

Goals: Half Marathon; 20-year anniversary trip to Brazil

Hobbies/Interests: Golfing, DC-area sports, Finding new restaurants to try.



1st Lt. Jewel Ory, Nutrition Program Director
Work Highlights: 1LT Ory currently serves as the H2F Nutrition Program Director for the 193d IN BDE at the US Training Center at Fort Jackson, SC. 1LT Ory commissioned into the Army in 2022. From 2020-2022, 1LT Ory worked as a clinical dietitian at a level trauma II hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center. While in this role, she worked with different populations including ICU and oncology. From 2018-2020, she worked at Piedmont Hospital, in Columbus, GA. At Piedmont, she worked with patients in the rehabilitation setting. Currently 1LT Ory is working on the Board Certification Specialist in Sports Dietetics.

Education/Training: Bachelor of Science with a focus on Nutrition, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (2017), Dietetic Internship, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan (2018).

Goals: Masters in Nutrition, EFMB, half marathon.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Hiking, Camping, Trying new foods, and attempting to not kill plants in gardens.



Kimi Maines MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Performance Dietitian                                               Work highlights:  Kimi Maines is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist Sports Dietitian (CSSD). She has been working with athlete populations for over 5 years, including collegiate and professional athletes, as well as warfighter athletes in the Army and Air Force population. As a CSSD, Kimi works extensively with athletes of all levels, helping them achieve optimal performance through personalized approaches. Her fueling philosophy is that all foods fit, and she aims to help athletes make goal-oriented choices that fit their unique training and lifestyle needs. Her favorite part about being a sports dietitian with the military is getting to teach classes specifically geared towards the unique challenges that the tactical environment poses.

Education/training:  Bachelor's of Science at University of Idaho (2017), Master's of Science in Nutrition and Physical Performance from St. Louis University (2019).

Accomplishments: In the early stages of her career, she developed a meal-prep cookbook which she has continued to expand into a comprehensive meal-prep guide geared towards tactical athletes.

Goals: Run a Spartan race and marathon. Write an air-fryer friendly meal prep cookbook.

Hobbies/interests: In her free-time, she enjoys creating nutritious and delicious meals at home, and going on fit-foodie adventures to locally owned gastropubs and restaurants. Kimi is also an avid hiker and loves being outside any moment she can be.



Katie Kramps, MS, EP-C
Work Highlights: Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Charleston Southern University. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. While completing her graduate studies, she worked as a research assistant in the Clinical Exercise Research Center and taught labs as a teaching assistant. After completing her MS, she worked as an exercise physiologist at Prisma Health, a Level 1 trauma center.

Education/Training: Katie would like to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is passionate about helping individuals use nutrition and fitness to improve their health and enhance their quality of life.
Accomplishments: Kinesiology Award (Charleston Southern University); Outstanding MS Student Achievement Award (University of South Carolina)

Goals: Katie would like to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is passionate about helping individuals use nutrition and fitness to improve their health and enhance their quality of life.

Hobbies/Interests: Outside of work, Katie enjoys being involved in her church, running, strength training, baking, playing piano, and watching movies with family and friends. She grew up in a Navy family, so she’ll cheer for both teams in the Army-Navy game. She spent a few years in Guam, but otherwise has lived in the Southeast US, and considers South Carolina her home state.



Tabatha Baker, MSHEP, Pn1, CDC-DLC, CHC, CPT
Work Highlights: Tabatha is a Health Educator for the 193d IN BDE. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has worked in a variety of settings throughout her 20+ year career in healthcare. She has helped many achieve their health goals through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle management. She not only specializes in all components of wellness (mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical), but also in health behavior, nutrition, fitness, natural supplementation, and disease prevention. She describes wellness as “being more than just disease-free, as it is an active and dynamic process of personal growth and change.” Lastly, Tabatha has written two cookbooks showing others that tasty and healthy can coexist.

Education/Training: Tabatha holds two academic degrees from Purdue University (Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion and Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness). Additionally, she holds numerous professional certifications from organizations such as Precision Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clinical Health Coach, and more.

Goals: Complete Doctoral degree, continue to assist others in removing socioeconomic and health illiteracy barriers so they may achieve a healthier self.

Hobbies/Interests: weightlifting, fitness modeling, creating healthy recipes, spending time with her dog and family, and enjoys promoting all things health and wellness through local outreach events and social media.




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Who We Work With

We serve the cadre, trainees, civilians, and family members of the Bayonet Brigade.

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Our newly renovated Soldier Performance Readiness Center  is located at 12-650 Jackson Blvd.,  Fort. Jackson. Our 40,000+ sq. ft. facility features two gym spaces with state-of-the-art equipment, physical assessment and treatment areas, rehabilitation rooms, education classrooms, and a nutrition hall.

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Our Soldier Readiness Performance Center is currently open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    193rd H2F Team

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  • Basic Combat Training

    Basic Combat Training

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    Basic Combat Training

  • Drill Sergeant Academy

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    Drill Sergeant Academy

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  • Cooking Competition

    Cooking Competition

  • Body Composition Testing

    Body Composition Testing

  • Marriage Retreat

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