January 20, 2009 // Franchising.com // Fargo, ND: Athletic Republic CEO Charlie Graves announced today the Grand Opening of the first Athletic Republic performance sports training center in Tempe, Arizona. The new facility is located at 8270 S. Kyrene Road, B106, in Tempe.
"This marks the beginning of another fantastic year for Athletic Republic, and we are proud to have Kristopher Birkeland become part of our team," said Graves. "Even in a sour economy, we have good forward momentum in terms of opening new training centers."
Athletic Republic Tempe owner and Sports Chiropractor Kristopher Birkeland stated: "Our market has been waiting for a performance sports training program that is guaranteed to get results at an affordable price. We had athletes, coaches, athletic directors and parents from across the valley attend our grand opening, and they were blown away with the technology and level of services offered in the new facility."
As the Phoenix area continues to become the ultimate sports destination, Athletic Republic is preparing for many more training centers to open in the metropolitan market to service the demand.
According to Kevin Barker, Athletic Republic's Vice President of Business Development: "The Phoenix market will allow us a fantastic platform to showcase our results oriented programming and technology. Our business model is designed to accommodate the demands that the business owner and athletes have every day. Not only do we have the best technology in our facilities, but our trainers can now take our technology out into the community and become a resource for all levels of athletes. Our success is tied directly to the results our centers can guarantee. I am excited to say Arizona will become a showcase for Athletic Republic and leader in the community for affordable, results-oriented sports training."
Athletic Republic is the industry leader in performance sports training, with science-based programs appropriate for athletes of all ages. Since 1990, over 570,000 athletes have taken advantage of individualized, sport-specific training programs, to enhance their speed, power and agility to gain more than just a step up on their competition. Athletic Republic's expanding franchise network now totals over 160 facilities throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Russia and Japan.