The Andrews Institute is Home to the Fourth Athletes' Performance Training Facility


The Andrews Institute is Home to the Fourth Athletes’ Performance Training Facility.

Tempe, Ariz, and Gulf Breeze, FL (April 5, 2007) -- Athletes’ Performance (AP) announces the opening of its fourth facility, Athletes’ Performance-Florida (APFL), as part of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in coastal Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Opening in April, APFL will be the fourth campus in the AP portfolio, joining the current facilities in Arizona, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. APFL will focus its training and rehabilitation on athletes from the eastern United States. It will also be part of a completely integrated team with renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and exceptional surgeons, physicians and therapists. Over 400 elite athletes per year are expected to undergo surgery with Dr. Andrews at the Andrews Institute. The Andrews Institute and Athletes’ Performance are all committed to utilizing their respective expertise to produce optimal outcomes for all patients and clients.

APFL will reflect the world-class refuge environment that Athletes’ Performance is founded upon. The new facility features a 10,000-square-foot performance center with equipment from all of our top partners (such as Keiser, Power Plate, GoFit and Woodway); a performance testing lab; a performance cafe with complete nutritional and hydration support from our partners EAS and Gatorade; pro style locker rooms complete with saunas; Hydroworx Performance Pools; an Athletes’ lounge and recovery area; classroom education space; an internet and video game lounge; and a full set of outdoor facilities including a 70-meter sprint track, turf field, outdoor covered agility and court area, pitching mounds and a batting cage.

"World-class integration is the heart of Athletes’ Performance, and we have always been very interested in partnering with a best-in-class orthopaedic group to collaborate closely together to create a revolutionary impact for the athlete," said Athletes’ Performance Founder and President Mark Verstegen. "Dr. Andrews is one of the people I have long admired most for how he has led and advanced the field of sports medicine. He and the other physicians at the Institute care deeply about its athlete patients while unselfishly giving back to the field to create an even wider impact. I am as excited about this partnership as anything we have ever done at Athletes’ Performance."

In addition to APFL, the Institute is home to a number of clinical departments in order to provide convenience and improved continuum of care for patients. Departments at the Institute include rehabilitation, outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging -- utilizing the most powerful MRI in clinical use today in order to diagnose and treat conditions faster than ever before.

There are also more than 40 doctors at the Institute who provide consultations and surgery in the following medical specialties: ear, nose and throat; executive physicals; general surgery; neurosurgery; optometry; ophthalmology; orthopaedics; pain management; physical medicine; plastic surgery; podiatry; primary care sports medicine; retinal care; and vascular care.

The Andrews Research and Education Institute (AREI) is also located on the campus. Athletes’ Performance and AREI will work closely together on research and development to advance the science of sports medicine, therapy and performance training. This joint initiative will benefit a wide range of populations ranging from youth and student athletes to the elite athletes of professional sports and the military. This effort will compliment current Athletes’ Performance research being conducted with the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute and companies such as adidas, Abbott Laboratories and Gatorade.

“Teaming with Athletes’ Performance solidifies our mission at the Andrews Institute,” said Dr. Joe Story, President of the Andrews Research and Education Institute. “Our partnership will make available to everyone the same level of surgical, rehabilitation and performance enhancing techniques previously reserved for Olympians and professional athletes.”


About Athletes’ Performance
Athletes’ Performance, created by Mark Verstegen in 1999 as a refuge for elite athletes, is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. with additional world-class facilities at The Home Depot Center, outside of Los Angeles, Las Vegas (just off the Vegas Strip), and at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Athletes’ Performance is recognized as an industry leader offering the highest level of integrated performance training and performance physical therapy and the most fully integrated training system in the world. Its systems have helped to produce the best of the best in sport: Green Jacket winners, Grand Slam Titles, World Series Winners, Stanley Cup Champions, Super Bowl and NBA Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists and All-Stars from every major sport. Mark Verstegen, in addition to his role as president of Athletes’ Performance, serves as Director of Performance for the NFL Players Association, and is a consultant to high-performance companies such as Adidas, EAS, Keiser, Power Plate, Gatorade and GoFit.

More information about Athletes’ Performance, including its line of breakthrough consumer products, is available at with integrated online performance training available through

About the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D.

The Andrews Institute is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care, located in Pensacola, Florida. Baptist Health Care is the proud recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s premier award for performance excellence and quality achievement. For six consecutive years, Baptist Health Care has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work. It is the only locally owned health care system in Northwest Florida that has placed on the list that recognizes the nation’s most employee friendly organizations. For more information, visit:


Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s mission is to provide the best medical care for the musculoskeletal system through orthopaedics and sports medicine, utilizing innovative clinical and surgical technologies, and to improve patient care through research and education, emphasizing prevention. Legal info.