Avera Announces Plans for Human Performance Center in Aberdeen
Avera announces plans for the Avera Human Performance Center, which will be developed in current clinic space at Avera Dakota Medical Square in Aberdeen.
Avera also announces that it has purchased Tempo Training in Aberdeen, founded by Certified Athletic Personal Trainer Tanner White. White will serve as Director of the Avera Human Performance Center. He and his team, including a strength and conditioning coach and two personal trainers, will also join Avera.
“The new Avera Performance Center will offer services found nowhere else in the region,” said Todd Forkel, CEO and Regional President of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen. “This center will focus on the needs of people who want to improve their health, their resiliency and/or their physical performance in an environment of respect, integrity, perseverance, inclusion, balance and enjoyment.”
“Avera takes a holistic approach to human performance, caring for the mind, body and spirit,” Forkel said. “Not only will this new facility help us better serve athletes of all ages and ability levels; it will promote overall health, wellness and balance throughout a lifetime.”
Avera’s Athletic Republic sports training program, personal training and post-therapy services will be housed at this center. Future programming also being considered includes a nutrition and weight loss program, sports psychology and more. The center will feature leading-edge equipment.
“This is a center where all individuals – whether they consider themselves an athlete or not – can improve their strength and endurance, or recover from injuries. Anyone from a basketball player to a gardener, or people who just want to move around more comfortably, can benefit from these services,” said Donald Frisco, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Avera Orthopedics in Aberdeen.
The existing space at Avera Dakota Medical Square is being remodeled in phases. The first 2,000-square-foot phase will be completed in November. In the future, the Avera Human Performance Center will comprise nearly 17,000 square feet.
Until the new space opens, White and his team will be continuing training in Aberdeen and will move to the new location when it opens in November.
The Avera Human Performance Center will be continuing and looks to expand the strength and conditioning partnerships of Tempo Training, including Presentation College, Ellendale Cardinals and Roncalli Cavaliers.
“With the opening of the Avera Human Performance Center and the addition of Tanner and his team, we are bringing our entire continuum of wellness and sports performance services to a new level,” said Forkel. “We are excited to increase the depth of our wellness services that will help people stay healthier and continue doing activities they enjoy.”