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Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and APEX Performance Team Up to Provide Mental Performance Training to Wounded Warriors

September 12, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, Fl., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and APEX Performance have teamed up to provide wounded warriors with mental performance training at WWP’s new TRACK center. The TRACK program is the first and only facility in the country to address the unique educational needs of wounded warriors. The TRACK approach is an integrated one, designed to address long-term needs for education, focus training, memory enhancement, goal setting, and rehabilitative care for the mind, body and spirit.

“Life after a serious injury, a life-altering injury, has many, many challenges,” stated Wounded Warrior Project Founder and Executive Director John Melia. “When your body has been compromised, your mind has to get stronger.”

APEX Performance is based out of Charlotte, NC and headed by the founder COL (RET) Louis Csoka. The program is based on a similar peak performance training developed by Dr. Csoka at The US Military Academy at West Point. The program consists of systematic training in key mental skills that elite athletes and soldiers rely on — focus, concentration, confidence and resilience. APEX Performance uses the latest performance psychology concepts, plus biofeedback technologies, that have proven to improve anyone’s performance — students, athletes, soldiers, and business executives.

“Whether it’s special forces units, pro athletes, business executives, or wounded warriors seeking new careers, we all need to train our brains,” stated Dr. Csoka. “We need to change how we think and to develop those mental skills that build confidence, resilience, focus and concentration. It is all about performing at your best when it matters the most.”

More than 30,000 service men and women have been physically injured although many more have been injured in mind and spirit. While wounded warriors receive excellent care as inpatients at military medical facilities, the care does not address these individuals’ continuing needs for coaching, training and support as they begin to build a new life to accommodate a disability. Injuries like traumatic brain injury, combat stress along with amputations and blindness create challenges that last far beyond the battlefield. TRACK is a pilot program, with additional facilities to follow throughout the country.

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call (904) 296-7350 or visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

About APEX Performance

APEX Performance is based in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Csoka and his team help train military units, police forces, pro and college athletes, and senior executives who need to build mental agility and mental toughness. For more information contact Brian Hackett at 704-831-5614 or 914-562-6812 or bhackett@apexperform.com. Visit http://www.apexperform.com/.

Wounded Warrior Project

CONTACT: Ayla Hay of Meridian Group, +1-800-294-3840,ayla@themeridiangroup.com

Web site: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/http://www.apexperform.com/




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