Eastern Pro Wrestling (EPW) is happy to announce the first Wellness Program Event as part of our new Wellness Program. The event/seminar is still in the works, but has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 18th, and is open to ALL independent wrestlers/wrestling students in the New England area. The seminar will start at 7:00PM and run about two hours. The location will be announced shortly.
I want to make something clear about this event and the EPW Wellness Program in general. This is NOT an anti-steroid campaign or witch-hunt. Of course steroid abuse will be discussed, but it is only one of many topics being covered. Some of the other topics include:
- General health issues for wrestlers
- Alternative pain treatments
- Substance abuse and how to get help if you need it
- Mental health and how to get help if you need it
- Natural bodybuilding
- Dangers of steroid abuse
These are just some of the topics being addressed and ALL are being presented by medical professionals/experts in each field. We here at EPW have put this together NOT because an individual with obvious mental health issues, committed heinous crimes, then took his own life. However, the statistics that have come to the forefront as a result of this act have made us even more aware of something we all already know. Too many professional wrestlers die at an early age. You all know the statistics and probably like most of us, have chosen to push them from your mind. That is until now. From this point forward, we want to try to educate and assist all independent wrestlers and students to all of the pitfalls of this industry and how they can try to avoid them. We’ve always touched on these things with our younger wrestlers/students, but never at the level that we will be from now on.
This is a FREE seminar and all of the panel members have donated their time to this cause. We sincerely hope that every independent wrestler in the area will consider coming. This may be an EPW sponsored event, but it’s not just about and not just for our locker room. It’s for all of us.
Slamtech is also a sponsor of this event. We want everyone to be healthy and pain-free. Too many guys are getting hurt and suffering the consequences of it. This seminar is mandatory for all Slamtech members and we invite anyone from ANY school to this "non-partisan" event. Please come down.
Henry C. Conley