Wounded Veterans Visit "The Big House" and Learn How to Train Like Champions with Wounded Warrior Project

Injured Service Members Visited Michigan Stadium and Received Training Instruction from University of Michigan Coaches

Nov 30, 2015, 09:57 ET from Wounded Warrior Project

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, 45 Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Alumni and family members participated in a strength and conditioning and nutrition seminar hosted by the University of Michigan and offered through the WWP Physical Health and Wellness program. 

"It was great to get one-on-one training on how to work with my specific injuries," said Josh Griscavage, WWP Alumnus. "This event really kick-started my drive to get healthy."

Participants took a tour of famed Michigan Stadium and utilized the same training facilities where the nationally ranked University of Michigan football team trains. This seminar focused on teaching lessons on how to fuel properly for workouts, setting fitness goals, and the basics to any weightlifting program: squat, bench, and deadlift. Participants also took home a six-week program so they continue to work toward the goals they set for themselves.

"Mentally, it meant a lot to have something for all of us to work on together," Griscavage said of the workouts. "Being able to address both the physical and mental sides of what we all were dealing with was amazing."

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. To learn more about 2015 Annual WWP Alumni Survey, the largest collection of data on this generation of injured service members ever collected, visit woundedwarriorproject.org/survey.

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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