Colorado Springs

New program helps veterans get back in shape

New program helps veterans get back...

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Wounded Warrior Project and Lifetime Fitness are coming together to help wounded veterans improve their health.

The fitness center held a special group workout session for about 20 local veterans.

The group's latest numbers show more than 80 percent of the warriors are obese or overweight, which is why this new program is so important.

"The camaraderie is the most important part I think. That's why we've started doing this big expo where we're bringing 20 warriors together. They really get to meet their other brothers and sisters and feel like they have a community of support around them, and they're not just doing this on their own," said Dani Larson with Wounded Warrior Project.

Warriors are also learning about nutrition, goal setting and proper sleep habits.

The program lasts three months at a time and is running at Wounded Warrior offices across the country.

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