Physical Health and Wellness Program
Helping warriors improve their health
When warriors commit to making changes to improve their health, the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Physical Health & Wellness (PH&W) team is ready to assist. Through movement, nutritional education, coaching, goal-setting, and skill-building, warriors are empowered to make long-term changes toward a healthier life.
The cornerstone of the Physical Health & Wellness program is the multi-week Coaching Program, which helps warriors develop an active lifestyle and better nutrition habits. Warriors reach their goals through various activities and challenges that help them improve their physical health, mental health, and overall well-being.
What We Provide:
- Begins with participation in a multi-day Physical Health & Wellness Expo to kick off a warrior’s wellness journey
- Educational Resources
- Online videos, in-person cooking classes, and tours of local grocery stores
- Webinars to foster healthy practices like: meal planning, building a workout, and improving sleep
- Fitness & Wellness Challenges
- Learning basic yoga practices and poses
- Shopping smarter to eat healthier and eating more home-cooked meals
- Increasing water intake
- Identifying small ways to incorporate exercise
- And more!
If you are interested in learning more about Physical Health & Wellness:
If you are in crisis or concerned about a loved one, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1.800.273.8255 and press "1" after you call or text 838255 to Veterans Crisis Line to chat live with a crisis counselor at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Physical Health & Wellness Coaching Program begins with a multi-day Expo to kick off a warrior’s wellness journey. After the Expo, warriors will work with a WWP coach to set tangible goals and participate in multiple coaching calls to discuss progress, challenges, and strategies for success and accountability. Through movement, nutritional education, coaching, goal-setting, and skill-building, warriors are empowered to make long-term changes toward a healthier life.
If you are not currently registered with WWP please visit our registration page for details about who is eligible to register with WWP and how to get started. WWP supports veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You may also be eligible for the program if you are the family member or caregiver of a wounded warrior.
As a veterans fitness program, the PH&W program is one of a variety of veteran programs and services to help you take the steps that are right for you, including programs for physical and mental wellness, career transition, and support obtaining disabled veterans benefits from Veterans Affairs (VA).
Our fitness programs for veterans offer offers a variety of opportunities that can be accessed from anywhere. Warriors are also encouraged to check The Post for PH&W activities near their area.
Yes! PH&W promotes family support members participating in activities alongside their warrior. There are some opportunities designed specifically for warrior-only engagement. Participants should be mindful of this when registering for events.
Most PH&W activities are accessible to all warriors. Warriors specifically interested in adaptive sports opportunities should request a program referral to the WWP Adaptive Sports team.
No. WWP’s veteran wellness program does not provide warriors with gym memberships.
The Coaching Program was created to help participants improve their mobility, sleep, nutrition, and overall wellness. However, weight loss is a possible benefit of the program. Wounded Warrior Project’s veterans health and fitness program supports wellness initiatives, educates warriors on proper nutrition, and provides resources to allow them to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.