Magic’s Unveils New State-of-the-Art AdventHealth Training Center – The Denver Post

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The Orlando Magic has spared no effort when creating its new training center.

Priced at $70 million, the new 130,000 square foot AdventHealth Education Center is a state-of-the-art facility with some of the best amenities in the business. It’s part of a collaboration between the Magic and DeVos family and AdventHealth, which houses an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic inside the building.

“We visited all the other NBA facilities and some NFL facilities; and everything our players need to prepare, rehabilitate, recover and prevent injury is there,” said Magic CEO. Alex Martins. “It’s everything we would have hoped for and more.”

Along with a barber shop and full theater, here’s a look at some of the best amenities it offers the Magic and its staff:

Basketball court

Unlike the current Orlando facility, which includes a full-size basketball court for practice, the new practice facility features two full-size courts and two additional shooting ranges over 21,000 square feet overlooked by a viewing balcony.

“This is the most technologically advanced training center from the point of view that we have proprietary tracking mechanisms in the rafters where our sports analysis team will use all the data to help analyze all movements of our players throughout every part of training,” Martins said. , pointing to several cameras on the ceiling of the practice area.

Strength and Conditioning Zone

Next to the training grounds and through a set of sliding glass garage doors is the Magic’s new strength and conditioning area, which features the latest strength equipment, including weight racks and weight machines. bodybuilding. Facilities include an indoor and outdoor workout area with an incline ramp, workout stairs, grass areas and a lap pool.

“Most facilities just don’t have the space to be able to equip that stuff,” Magic president Jeff Weltman said.

altitude room

The Magic has the luxury of having the NBA’s first custom altitude chamber. Players can train at different levels, increasing the number of red blood cells in the body and delivering more oxygen to the muscles, according to LiveScience.com.

“I believe we’re the only ones in the league with an altitude chamber,” added Martins. “It’s kind of the newest thing that nobody else had.”

Hydroelectric area

Players can now take advantage of a hydro zone that includes hot and cold pools for post-workout recovery. There’s also a small pool that will eventually have an underwater treadmill that’s supposed to help recover from a lower-body injury.

Infrared sauna and hammam

The facility also has an infrared sauna and steam room which the Magic claim will help rid players of toxins. The infrared sauna is equipped to remove approximately 20% of toxins in a body, according to Sunlighten.comwho made the installation, and the conventional sauna removes about 3% of toxins.

Float

The Magic are among the few NBA teams equipped with a sensory deprivation module that helps heal a player’s mind and body. Filled with water and a high dose of Epsom salt, the pod helps decrease anxiety and relieve muscle aches, according to the Magic.

“It’s one of my favorite activities,” Magic forward Wendell Carter Jr. said. “It’s very relaxing for me and I always fall asleep. It’s amazing to have that right in our available in our locker room.

Carter said each player has a different reason for using the pod.

“For me, it’s a mental thing,” he explained. “You’re lying in there, it’s dark and you’re floating in the water. It’s like a mental break for me.

Kitchen and dining room

Players and staff can benefit from a new 8,000 square foot nutrition and wellness space with a full kitchen, staffed cooking stations for on-the-go items and an upgraded nutrition bar. It is also a 1,600 square foot outdoor space that includes several grills and smokers.

“We have a full-time company that will provide breakfast and lunch daily for our players and staff,” Martins said. “We have the outdoor patio with a full summer kitchen with two large grills and a Big Green Egg. The cooks will regularly prepare these meals as lunches, both in the kitchen and in the outdoor kitchen.

“When players arrive in the morning, they will be able to get their specialty smoothie that the nutritionist has prepared for them daily.”

Family living room

With the kitchen and the dining room is a living room dedicated to families. For Martins, this is one of his favorite parts of the new facility.

“I envision a place where staff, players, families will be in a relaxed atmosphere, all integrated,” Martins said. “Part of a setup like this is creating a culture, bringing everyone together and having that team camaraderie.”

Carter added: “It gives us a place where players and their families can come together and create an environment for the team to maybe before games or after they come here to relax and talk. It shows on and off the pitch; we can be a family.

This article first appeared on OrlandoSentinel.com. Email Matt Murschel at mmurschel@orlandosentinel.com or follow him on Twitter at @osmattmurschel.

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