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James Herrera is the Physical Health and Wellness director for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). He is an exercise physiologist and professional coach who helps drive the organization’s Soldier Ride®, adaptive sports, and health and wellness programs. These programs connect warriors with training, skills, and techniques that empower them to reduce stress, combat depression, and live an overall healthy and active lifestyle.

James holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he also served as instructor in the departments of Exercise Science and Professional and Continuing Education. His content, programs, and training guidance have been featured in publications including “Bicycling” and “Cycle Sport.”

He is also an international presenter and worked as an adjunct faculty member with the Center for Creative Leadership for over a decade. In 2011, James served as the national team coach for USA Cycling BMX and was selected as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s coach of the year for cycling. He later coached at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has enjoyed training numerous world-class athletes and executives for high performance and leadership around the globe. James is active in a variety of cycling disciplines, skydiving, ultra-trail running, Olympic weightlifting, surfing, and rock and ice climbing. He thrives on adrenaline and plays outside daily.

To see how James connects, serves, and empowers warriors in his role as physical health and wellness director, click here.

See Articles by James Herrera:
How Adaptive Sports Are Uplifting America's Wounded Warriors
Veterans Charity Connects Warrior With Health and Healing
Adaptive Winter Sports Equipment Empowers Injured Athletes
Wounded Warrior Project Empowers Injured Veterans Through Adaptive Sports 
What I Learned from the Paralympics
Cycling To Heal The Body And The Mind
Football: An American Tradition For Soldiers At Home And Abroad
Wounded Warrior Project Can Help Your Wallet and Waist Prepare for the Big Game
Get Over It: A Guide To Shaping Your Fitness Goals From Wounded Warrior Project
4 Ways Wounded Veterans Can Get Healthy Again With Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project Provides Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Body
3 Things You May Not Know about Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride
Versatile Vegetables: The Sneaky Power Of Cauliflower
Wounded Warrior Project Empowers Veterans To Live Heathier
May 2017 Homeland Magazine: "Breaking The Cycle Of Pain"
5 Blendable Recipes from Wounded Warrior Project to Celebrate National Beverage Day
Time To Get Rolling: Foam Rolling Tips from Wounded Warrior Project
Riders Reflect: Stories From Veteran Cyclists Served By Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project Empowers Veterans To Identify Emotional Eating Triggers



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