Warrior Health and Fitness: New England

Home Base’s New England Warrior Health and Fitness Program is a FREE, six-month program designed to help Post-9/11 Service Members and Veterans—men and women—in the Boston Metro-area improve their physical health and well-being through supervised physical exercise, education about healthy eating, living, sleep hygiene, stress management and the health benefits of physical activity.

Participants will receive:

  • Custom Fitness Evaluation and Regimen Design
  • Professional Athlete Nutrition
  • Warrior Yoga
  • Health Education
  • 6 Month Follow-up

The New England Warrior Health and Fitness Program combines the expertise and excellence of the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medicine Department, the Red Sox Foundation and Home Base with the leading collegiate exercise science program at Northeastern University.

SW FLA WHandF obstacle course 11 (2)The program can accommodate up to 60 participants per session/cohort, with an estimated three sessions per year. Pre-participation screenings and health assessments are required for all participants and are conducted free-of-charge at the MGH Sports Medicine Clinic. All classes and workouts take place at Northeastern University.

The ultimate goal of the New England Warrior Health and Fitness Program is to empower Warriors to take control of their physical well-being, provide tools to help manage stress and provide a portal for more complex care for those in need of treatment for the Invisible Wounds of War. Participants benefit from working in partnership with medical providers to make informed choices that promote lifelong health, while simultaneously forming a new band of ‘brothers and sisters’ through shared experiences designed around positive competition.

Participation Requirements

  • Must be a Post-9/11 Veteran or Active Duty Service Member, including National Guard, and Reserves
  • Must be a resident of the Metro Boston area
  • All able-bodied Veterans, including amputees, are eligible to participate
  • Participants represent a balanced demographic of returning Warriors, including those in colleges, employed, not employed, former enlisted, former officers, male and female
  • Discharge status is not a determination for participation