Our Story

Warrior Wellness Solutions was shaped at the time-honored U.S. Marine Corps institution of Parris Island, S.C., where Elijah Sacra and Alvaro Matta started on their Warrior Wellness journey. Elijah and Alvaro met in 1991 while serving on active duty in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

While serving in the Persian Gulf War Alvaro’s berthing area was hit by a chemical Scud missile resulting in years of struggling with neurotoxicity. In addition, he suffered from intestinal parasites from his deployments to East Africa.

Elijah left the Marine Corps struggling with injuries sustained from training and a tactical vehicle accident resulting in chronic sciatic nerve pain, neck pain, lower back pain, and tendinitis in both arms. Two weeks after leaving active duty, he ended up in surgery at a VA hospital to repair torn muscles and a hernia. The surgery wasn’t performed properly and for two years he struggled with chronic pain, in and out of the VA pipeline. A common story many veterans know all too well. Fueled by their own experience, self exploration, excellent mentorship, and thousands of hours of continuing education, Alvaro and Elijah’s passion became the foundation to develop Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness on November 10, 2009.

 

Several months later, while attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Elijah met a holistic healer,personal chef, and integrative nutrition health counselor, Clarissa Kussin – The Warrior Wellness Solutions team was complete. Together, they started helping one warrior at a time to regain their health. Their first client was a double amputee US Army Veteran who had gained en excessive amount of weight and could no longer fit into his prosthetics or move well.

 

In 2010, Elijah, Alvaro, and Clarissa were invited into Wounded Warrior Battalion – East (WWBN-E), Camp Lejeune, N.C., to teach a workshop and a year later Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In 2015, Elijah and Clarissa joined the Special Operations Forces Health Initiatives Medical Advisory Board, spearheading the delivery of their services to WII Special Operations Forces veterans and service-members.

In 2015 Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness was rebranded to Wellness Warrior Wellness Solutions (WWS).  

 

Since our inception, the WWS team has provided integrative health and wellness education and training to thousands of wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and their caregivers. Their curriculum has been delivered as professional military education for thousands of clients under the medical care of the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration and has been delivered as professional military education and pre and post-deployment human performance and resiliency training to active duty war fighters.

 

Elijah has served on the Executive Roundtable and Vision Sharing Board for Non-Profit and Community Participation in Achieving World Class Standards of Care and Services for Wounded Warriors at the New Joint Services Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as a coach for TEAM Marine Corps for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, and as Board Treasurer for the North Carolina Veterans Business Association. Elijah currently serves on the Veteran Research Engagement Panel -VA Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care and as a Subject Matter Expert / Veteran Research Engagement Panel for National VA study on the “Comparative Effectiveness of Patient-Centered Strategies to Improve Pain Management and Opioid Safety for Veterans.

OUR LOGO *

The lotus flower or Nelumbo Nucifera is sacred to many cultures. For thousands of years, it has symbolized enlightenment and healing. The green lotus in these cultures signifies a transformation from within. Its five points represent the five senses.  The flower grows from the mud at the bottom of ponds and rises to the water's surface. At night, the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again, and because of this, it is a symbol of the sun, of creation and rebirth.  It is the only flower to fruit and flower simultaneously. Its extract is still used as a remedy against illness. The flower’s essence is also used to accelerate spiritual evolution and enhance healing on every level within the system.

* We are extremely grateful to Elijah's sister Alta Marie for her volunteer efforts during our initial inception phase where she worked with Elijah to design our Logo and contribute to our branding and marketing.

If you are an individual, organization, or corporation interested in services, information, donating in-kind support or making a charitable contribution, please contact us via the form below.

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

© 2018 - Warrior Wellness Solutions

dba Warrior Wellness Solutions Semper Fit Incorporated  is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation incorporated in the State of North Carolina.  Our Federal Tax Id # is 27-132-0064

Disclaimer

Semper Fit Incorporated DBA Warrior Wellness Solutions is inspired by the USMC’s Semper Fit Program, however the USMC has not approved, endorsed or authorized this activity, and no official connection exists between the USMC’s Semper Fit program and Warrior Wellness Solutions.

 

Warrior Wellness Solutions’s programming is aligned with the DOD philosophy of Total Force Fitness or TFF (pronounced TuFF).  TFF is not a “program” but rather a doctrine that espouses the simple truth that all of our Services embrace: people are more important than hardware and are the cornerstone of our Nation’s defense.   Several features of TFF need to be made clear. First, it encapsulates the tried and true principles of leadership that have served to keep militaries strong, disciplined, and peaked in their Warfighting abilities. Total Force Fitness is a leadership doctrine not a medical manual. It starts with the simple proposition that it is every leader’s responsibility to set the conditions for fitness at all levels and in all situations. Furthermore, while improving TFF the leader must be aware that fitness, total fitness, is holistic and encompasses both the mind and the body.

 

The opinions expressed by Semper Fit Incorporated DBA Warrior Wellness Solutions are published for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Please consult a physician or other health care professional for your specific health care and/or medical needs or concerns. It is important that you talk to your doctor so that you can gather all the information about your health (ex. age, health history, symptoms, etc.) to determine your status. The information provided through Warrior Wellness Solutions is not intended to substitute for consultations with your doctor, nor medical advice specific to your health condition.  Warrior Wellness Solutions and any of their  Representatives, Staff and Officers disclaim any liability arising from your use services or for any adverse outcome of your use of this information provided by Warrior Wellness Solutions for any reason, including but not limited to any misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the information provided here.