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WarriorWOD Veteran PTSD Recovery Program


Are you ready to take control of your life and heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and other invisible wounds? WarriorWOD's unique program prioritizes exercise, nutrition, and mentorship to guide veterans towards wellness. Click below to apply and embark on a transformative path to recovery. Your journey to a healthier, happier life begins here.

Empower Your Fitness Journey with WarriorWOD

Exercise is more than just a physical activity; it's a powerful tool in the battle against Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). At WarriorWOD, we understand the transformative impact that regular exercise can have on the mind and body. Every veteran in our program receives a 6-month paid gym membership to any gym of their choice, allowing them to engage in fitness routines that suit their individual needs and goals. Through exercise, veterans can build strength, resilience, and confidence, reducing Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms and enhancing overall well-being. WarriorWOD is here to support you every step of the way on your path to recovery. Embrace the healing power of exercise and start your wellness journey with us today!


WarriorWOD Athlete



The power of exercise and nutrition as therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) goes beyond mere physical wellness. It's a holistic approach that has been well-studied and documented for its transformative impact on reducing veteran suicide rates.

The benefits of this therapeutic approach extend to:

  • Improving Physical and Cognitive Abilities: Building strength, flexibility, and mental clarity.

  • Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem: Fostering a positive self-image and sense of empowerment.

  • Enhancing Social Tendencies: Encouraging connection and camaraderie with fellow veterans.

  • Promoting Well-Being: Creating a sense of balance and overall wellness.

  • Encouraging Accomplishment: Celebrating progress and achievements, big or small.

What makes exercise and nutrition as therapy truly profound is its accessibility. There are no barriers to participation, allowing every veteran to embrace this healing path. At WarriorWOD, we're here to guide and support you on this journey, empowering you to heal your invisible wounds and reclaim your life.

Phil Palmer founder of WarriorWOD talking to a group of veterans
WarriorWOD Dylan Kill leading a workout


PARTICIPANT EXPECTATION: Your Commitment to Recovery

Success in the "Exercise as an RX" program requires commitment and dedication. As a participant, you'll embark on a transformative journey to recovery, and we'll be with you every step of the way.


Here's what you can expect as critical parts of this healing path:

  • Gym Visits: Engage in physical exercise by going to the gym at least twice a week. Embrace the strength and resilience that come with regular workouts.

  • Nutrition Coaching: Meet with your nutrition coach at least once every two weeks. You'll also conduct an Inbody or similar scan at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the program to track your progress.

  • Battle Buddy Meetings: Connect with your "Battle Buddy" at least once every two weeks. Your Battle Buddy, a mentor who has walked in your shoes, will be there to listen, support, and encourage you on your journey.

  • Program Progression Survey: Fill out the Program Progression Survey once a month to reflect on your growth and achievements.


Your responsibilities are more than just program requirements; they're vital steps in rebuilding your life and well-being. Together, we'll work towards healing, recovery, and a brighter future.

    WarriorWOD's Approach to Recovery At WarriorWOD, we recognize that recovery from Post Traumatic Stress and other invisible wounds is a multifaceted journey. While exercise and nutrition are vital components, they are not the only elements of successful recovery. They are, however, critical tools in our holistic approach to healing. Our Commitment to You We're committed to walking with you on your path to recovery. Our approach is rooted in the proven benefits of a healthy lifestyle, focusing on exercise, nutrition, and mental well-being. Research validates that these elements are essential for strong mental health. What Is the "Exercise as a Prescription" Program? Our program consists of three main components: Exercise: You'll receive a 6-month gym membership to the fitness modality of your choice. We'll coordinate the membership based on your preferences, encouraging you to exercise in a way that meets your physical needs. Nutrition: Our virtual nutrition coaching will guide you through healthy eating habits, macro intake, weight management, and body image. You'll also have access to an In-Body machine to accurately measure Lean Muscle Mass and Body Fat Percentages. Mentorship: Connecting with fellow Veterans who can relate to your experiences, our mentorship program fosters accountability, motivation, and ownership. This connection drives results and aids in your PTS recovery. Program Commitments To succeed in our program, you'll need to: Exercise Regularly: Visit the gym at least twice a week. Connect with Your Mentor: Check in at least once every two weeks via phone, virtual conference, or in person. Meet with Your Nutritionist: Engage in nutrition coaching once every two weeks. Complete Monthly Surveys: Fill out the Program survey monthly to help us continue to improve. Remember, humility, patience, and perseverance are key. Setbacks may occur, but don't let them deter you. We're here to support you every step of the way.
    How Do I Apply to the WarriorWOD Program? To apply, please visit the WarriorWOD "Join our Program" page and have your DD-214 ready. Make sure to black out your Social Security Number on the document. Additionally, we encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list so we can keep you updated on your application status. How Does WarriorWOD Decide Who Receives Support? With limited funding, we're unable to support every Veteran who applies. WarriorWOD reviews applications quarterly, providing support based on the severity of the Veterans' needs and available funding. When Are Applications Reviewed? Applications are reviewed quarterly, typically in March, June, August, and November. What Are the Application Periods and Cohort Start Dates? (Subject to change based on the number of applicants and funding) Applications submitted by February 14th will be considered for the class starting in March. Applications submitted by April 1st will be considered for the class starting in June. Applications submitted by August 1st will be considered for the class starting in Sept. Applications submitted by November 1st will be considered for the class starting in December. Am I Guaranteed Support If I Submit an Application? We wish we could support everyone, but our ability to do so depends on funding at the time of review. Your application will be kept on file for 1 year, so you won't need to resubmit every quarter. Do I Need a Disability Rating from the VA to Be Eligible? No, a disability rating is not required. However, if you have one, it will be considered as part of the review process. We assess eligibility based on various factors, including Service Connected Disability.
  • I want to support veterans! How can I help?
    Great, we can always use support. The success of our programs is only possible through your support. There are several ways to support: Donate financially The average donation is a reoccurring donation of $25 however even $10 a month makes a huge impact. Corporate Sponsorships/Donations and Matching Campaigns have huge impacts on our mission. Organize a fundraiser... we are open to all ideas. Become a Battle Buddy Volunteer Of note, we are not set up to pick up donated furniture, cars, or fitness equipment. As much as we appreciate you considering supporting WarriorWOD, logistically we cannot pick up donated goods.
  • I want to donate, how much should I donate?
    We are grateful for any and all donations. Most people set up a reoccurring donation of $25 per month. However, every dollar counts and we can make an impact with a reoccurring donation of $10 a month.
  • How much does it to support a Veteran?
    Due to wide ranges in gym membership prices, on average it costs around $100 a month to support a Veteran.
  • My Company wants to support WarriorWOD.
    There are a couple of ways that your company can support WarriorWOD's mission Corporate Sponsorships and Donations are alway extremely impactful Matching Campaign are a great way to support us while bringing your employees together for a great cause. Hosting a fundraiser where the proceeds go to WarriorWOD. This is a great way to engage your customers and prospect while drive more business for your company. In-kind gifts. If you are a professional service company (i.e. Marketing Agency, IT Company, etc) and would like to donate time and effort, we would love to talk.
  • I am a gym and love what you are doing. How can I help?
    Awesome! We love to hear this. Through your generosity and support, we can help even more Veterans. From local gyms to National brands. most gyms that we work with have donated free memberships or highly discounted rates to Veterans in our program. Two of our National partners are Crunch Fitness and Camp Gladiator. We also have partnerships with dozens of local and regional brands around the country. Gyms have also supported us through fundraisers with their members. This can look like donation classes, cook-outs or even competitions. Your members will love you building the community and also supporting a great cause. You might even get new members by doing it.
  • Can I donate furniture, a car, or fitness equipment?
    Thank you for thinking of WarriorWOD and your willingness to support our mission! Unfortunately, we're unable to accept donations of furniture, cars, or fitness equipment, as our logistics don't allow for the pickup of these items. Your support is still incredibly valuable to us, and there are other ways you can make a difference. Consider helping us build awareness by sharing our mission with friends and family, or make a direct impact by contributing a financial donation. Click here to donate now and join us in empowering veterans on their journey to recovery. Every contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to healing invisible wounds and transforming lives. Thank you for being part of our WarriorWOD community!


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