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Athletic Edge Sports Joins The Premier Sports Campus

Friday, July 29, 2011

Athletic Edge Sports is joining the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch with a new, state-of-the-art sports performance training facility on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. Athletic Edge Sports at Premier Sports Campus will help athletes from youths to professionals reach their athletic potential. Programs will be offered for individual athletes and teams of all sports year round. Indoor training will be available at the facility on Main Street combined with field work at the Premier Sports Campus.
The 8,500-sq.-ft. training facility on Main Street will feature a Revolution Field Turf Speed and agility area, Woodway treadmills, Microgate timing systems, Vertimax jump platforms and a room dedicated for yoga and pilates classes. In addition, the facility will house a team meeting and video room, along with an athlete’s lounge where athletes can recover in between training sessions.

“Athletic Edge Sports at Premier Sports Campus will be the training choice of athletes locally, joining athletes who travel from all over the U.S. and abroad to train in Lakewood Ranch, Florida,” said owner Mike Gough.

Gough is a world -class strength and conditioning specialist who over the past 12 years has trained countless elite amateur and professional athletes looking to elevate their sport performance conditioning. This list includes five NFL 1st round draft picks, over 55+ NFL Players, CFL, NBA, NHL and MLB athletes along with Olympians. He is a former strength and conditioning coach for the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Indians Organization, and has owned Athletic Edge in Lakewood Ranch for 9 years.

“We pride ourselves on offering athletes the best in sports performance training, from programs to coaching to training equipment. This combination will allow the athletes to reach their athletic potential physically, while building each athlete’s mental confidence,” said Gough.
Gough will work together with Tim Mulqueen, Lakewood Ranch’s director of sports, to help develop young athletes from the grass roots level to the highest level of their sports.
“This is just another step in providing the community with the most qualified and professional product available,” said Mulqueen. “Mike is at the top of the professional level and to have him as a resource for our athletes will only enhance our teams and our visiting athletes’ performance, helping to grow this area as the regional sports epicenter.”
Gough will work with the Lakewood Ranch Chargers soccer players and the Lakewood Ranch Lightning lacrosse players and all other host tenants at the Premier Sports Campus along with any athlete out there looking for an edge. “Taking my already established business and combining it with what’s happening at the sports campus will allow me to take sports training to the next level in Lakewood Ranch, nationally and internationally,” said Gough.
The training center will have a soft opening Labor Day weekend to welcome soccer players for the Nike Cup tournament, attracting more than 300 teams to the area to compete at the Premier Sports Campus.
The Athletic Edge Sports Performance Training Center provides private and group training for youth, amateur and professional athletes. They focus on strength, speed, agility, power and flexibility training, combined with sport-specific movement instruction, to maximize the athlete’s physical potential, while building mental confidence. www.athleticedgesports.com

The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch is a multi-purpose facility that is home to 22 full-sized, mixed use fields for soccer, lacrosse and other amateur sports, and features Celebration grass and underground irrigation. The complex is used for amateur and professional top-flight and world-class sporting tournaments, events, camps and clinics and is located in Lakewood Ranch-- the 8,500-acre award winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. www.lakewoodranch.com
Athletic Edge Sports Performance Training Center provides private and group training

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