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Warrior Fitness Program

For Life Beyond the Wounds

HISTORY

Since 9/11, there has been an unprecedented demand for Special Operations Forces around the globe. SEALs and SWCCs have been on the front line and sacrificed so much in defense of our nation. But many of these warriors who have spent decades in sustained combat are experiencing significant and sometimes long-term physical and mental challenges. It is our duty to help them heal.

PROGRAM

In 2017, the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) created the Warrior Fitness Program (WFP) to provide a holistic, evidence-based recalibration for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel. The program serves as a “hard reset” for SEALs and SWCCs before leaving the military and for NSW veterans following separation from active duty. In recent years, NSF has expanded the scope of coverage to assist those still in the fight in recovering from injuries as well. Our goal is to optimize human performance for these warriors wherever they find themselves – on the battlefield, transitioning to civilian life, or retired from service.

PROGRAM

In 2017, the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) created the Warrior Fitness Program (WFP) to provide a holistic, evidence-based recalibration for Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel. The program serves as a “hard reset” for SEALs and SWCCs before leaving the military and for NSW veterans following separation from active duty. In recent years, NSF has expanded the scope of coverage to assist those still in the fight in recovering from injuries as well. Our goal is to optimize human performance for these warriors wherever they find themselves – on the battlefield, transitioning to civilian life, or retired from service.

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METHOD

WFP tackles issues like chronic pain, cognitive decline, poor diet, sleep disruption, and others with the assistance of a multi-disciplinary team of licensed professionals. Participants in the 4-6 week program spend each day under the care and guidance of strength and conditioning coaches, performance dietitians, speech-language pathologists, chiropractors, and myofascial release and breathing experts. By incorporating the latest technological breakthroughs along with the expertise of these specialists, WFP is leading the way in recovery for our nation’s most elite team.

CHALLENGE

On average, NSF currently invests over $1.9M per year in WFP. As we expand the program to the West Coast, we anticipate an increase of over $1M annually to our budget. East Coast attendees cost roughly $12K each. That amount will be around $16K for participants on the West Coast.

We hope you will consider joining us in support of this critical program. SEALs and SWCCs are unwavering in their commitment to keeping this country safe and secure. We must be equally resolute in our dedication to helping them heal and live their best lives beyond the wounds.

EXPANSION

NSF prides itself on listening to the feedback from the NSW community and adapting to their needs as they change. Historically, WFP has taken place in Virginia Beach, VA but this presented a logistical challenge for many of those we support on the West Coast. As a result, NSF is now building a San Diego-based WFP facility. The construction of this space is underway with an anticipated completion date of October 2022.

“I can’t express enough how grateful I am to have attended this program. After 31+ years of service, every bit of my body was beaten up and broken. I lost my ability to workout because of pain and I was relying on prescription pain medications to get through the day. I feel like I have gained my life back and once again feel positive about doing the things I loved to do.”

- NSW VETERAN