In 1989, I was serving as a USAF Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory specialist. During that time, I received a severe head injury. The injury and extreme conditions from it ended my military career. After transferring to civilian life, the conditions worsened.

I continued to suffer and spiral down, but I struggled through and survived. In 2008, I hit rock bottom—like so many times before. This time I realized I would not make it if something drastic did not happen. So, I decided to use my skills as a metrologist to calibrate myself.

It could not hurt and beats the alternative.

The first thought was, what would I do if I were a piece of equipment? And that began my journey to crawl out of a deep black hole.

I did many things to calibrate myself, some successful and some unsuccessful. One of my priorities was finding a fitness program to calibrate me, but nothing worked for me. That left me with the dilemma of if I cant find something, I will have to produce my own.

With a lot of head pounding, I produced a program two years later, in 2010, a wellness program I called Crulse. I have spent the last decade using crulsing and refining it.

I credit it with part of keeping me alive. But it did more than that. It gave me the freedom to move—move in ways I could not even imagine.

And now I am sharing it in hopes it can help many others out there.