Reach Higher Athletics opens new training facility after four years of growth in St. George – St George News

Reach Higher Athletics opens new training facility after four years of growth in St.  George - St George News

ST. GEORGE — An 11-year dream became a reality at Reach Higher Athletics Friday afternoon.

Sports radio personality Devin Dixon interviews Reach Higher Athletics CEO Dylan Adamson, St. George, Utah, Sept. 2, 2022 | Photo by E. George Gold, St. George News

The athletic training company opened its brand new performance center at 1094 West 1600 S and displayed some fancy new digs.

“It’s a dream come true. It’s something we’ve worked on literally for the last 11 years, actually,” CEO and athletic trainer Dylan Adamson told St. George News in the weight room at the new facility.

“Started in Atlanta, Georgia, we’ve been here in St. George for the last four years, building our clientele and reputation around here and getting ready for a building like this,” Adamson added.

As reported previously in St. George News, Reach Higher formerly housed its local training facilities in a large warehouse on Industrial Road just north of East Red Hills Parkway.

The newly expanded facilities off Dixie Drive is spread out over 30,000 square feet of space. It includes 9,000 square feet for turf and 2,500 square feet for the weight room.

Two batting cages drop down from the ceiling, making the facility ideal for baseball and softball training along with basketball, volleyball, pickleball, indoor soccer and a variety of other recreational activities.

“The weight room we’re in now will allow us to serve big groups and it’s a full weight room,” Adamson said. “And we have a full court and a half court for basketball, which turns into three volleyball courts as well as six pickleball courts.”

Adamson added that Reach Higher will host pickleball tournaments and will have open indoor pickleball courts for the general public to play what has been called the fastest-growing sport in America.

The facility has a smoothie bar, Adamson said, which already has proven to be popular.

“It’s called Vital Smoothie,” he said. “And that really helps all our athletes and anyone throughout the building to be able to get their pre- and post-recovery nutritional options. Everything is all natural with no preservatives and nothing frozen. It’s been a good hit.”

A customer at the Vital Smoothie Bar at the new Reach Higher Athletics performance center at 1094 West 1600 S, St. George, Utah, Sept. 2, 2022 | Photo by E. George Gold, St. George News

Sponsors of the facility include Prime IV Hydration and Wellness, STG Soccer Skills and 435 Elite Volleyball Club. Adamson said three full-time athletic trainers staff the facility along with a team of interns.

“It’s a full performance facility,” Adamson said. “Reach Higher trains for speed, agility, strength and sport-specific type movements”. We have some skill training as well. We do all that to make the most explosive, most efficient athlete possible.”

As well as sports teams and local athletes, Reach Higher appeals to families and children of all ages.

“We’re here to help every athlete in general,” Adamson said. “All our programs are backed with character building and kind of a mindset training throughout. It’s a Reach Higher family here, no matter what school you go to.”

Rivalries exist on the playing field for sure, but at Reach Higher, everyone is on the same team.

“Some of the best moments we have is when they send us pictures from after a game,” Adamson said, “and you’ve got a Crimson Cliffs player and a Desert Hills player hugging each other and taking pictures after they’ve battled each other for 40 minutes.”

“So it’s a big reason why we do what we do,” he added, “is to help kids not only athletically, but to strive for better characteristics and values ​​and morals in life.”

Adamson encourages individual athletes, teams, clubs, families and children to go out and see what the new Reach Higher facility has to offer. A variety of membership options are available.

“We’re really excited to be here. It’s still pretty surreal, to be in this building,” Adamson said. “It was a blessing being in the facility we were at before, it allowed us to grow to where we’re at now. We definitely outgrew it, so it’s a blessing to be in here now.”

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