Wounded Veterans Learn to Train Like the Pros with Wounded Warrior Project

Injured Service Members Visited the Nashville Predators and Received Training Instruction from NHL Coaches

Nov 23, 2015, 08:59 ET from Wounded Warrior Project

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Alumni participated in an inclusive fitness and nutrition summit, hosted by the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL) and offered through the WWP Physical Health and Wellness (PH&W) program. 

Participants took a tour of Bridgestone Arena, home of the Predators, and utilized the same training facilities where the NHL team trains. During the event, WWP Alumni met one-on-one with strength and conditioning coaches to learn about injury prevention and maintenance training. The coaches and staff also educated these wounded service members in areas of weight training, suspension training, and mobility. 

Following these exercises, warriors participated in a cooking demonstration and nutrition lecture by the team's dietitian. The event finished with a briefing on upcoming PH&W programs put on by WWP that the attending wounded service members could participate in.

"The opportunity to see behind the scenes of how these players train and prepare was great," said WWP Alumnus Sandro Navarro. "I really benefited from learning how to prepare for my workouts and prevent injury."

Physical Health and Wellness is one of 20 free programs offered by WWP and is targeted to help reduce stress and combat depression while also promoting an overall healthy and active lifestyle by encouraging participation in fun, educational activities. PH&W events are designed to show wounded service members that, regardless of their physical injuries, they can still maintain an active lifestyle and participate in the same activities they enjoyed before they were injured.

For more information on WWP, its programs and services, and how to give back, please visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

About Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.




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