The Plex Fitness Report
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Dear Members and Guests,
On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to welcome you to The Sportsplex by HealthCARE Express. We are Texarkana’s largest family-oriented health, fitness and sports complex. Our goal is to make your fitness experience a very positive one, and I want to personally thank you for giving us the opportunity.
To better acquaint you with The Sportsplex by HealthCARE Express, I’d like to share a brief background of our facility. In 1986, The Sportsplex by HealthCARE Express started as a small fitness-only center on Richmond Road and Interstate 30. Since then, we have expanded numerous times and relocated to our current location: 5610 Richmond Rd. Today, we occupy six acres and employee over 200 staff members that are ready to service your individual needs.
Our physical facility is the newest and most comprehensive of its kind in the Ark-La-Tex. We boast a world class 31,000 square-foot adult fitness center equipped with the most state-of-the-art fitness equipment, such as Precor, Nautilus, FreeMotion, True Fitness, Magnum, Matrix Fitness, TechnoGym and more.
Our family recreation center is one of a kind in a health club setting. It spans 15,000 square feet and includes indoor basketball and volleyball courts, a four-floor contained play structure, arcade, youth fitness and redemption and concession areas. In addition, we have a 70-yard combination natural turf football and soccer field.
Our aquatics and sports complex is 40,000 square feet, and the top highlights include a 25-yard lap pool, themed water park recreational pool, beach volleyball courts and basketball courts.
For families with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, we have a new 12,000 square-foot. facility. The After School Program is one of the fitness industry’s most renowned and award-winning programs. Visited by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to compliment the work with Obese Children, highlighted in 2005 TIME Magazine article The Politics of FAT, Sportsplex After-School Program received the 2008 Reader’s Choice by Four States Living Magazine. Most recently, Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro awarded us with Best Children’s Program in the Fitness Industry. Please visit the CHILDCARE Section to get more detailed information!
What separates us from all the other’s, though, is our “team” at the Sportsplex. Our highly educated staff is here to assist and serve you with an outstanding experience each time you visit.
Once again, I want to welcome you to the Sportsplex family! Thank you for making a healthy decision that will prove to be a life changing experience.
In Good Health,
The Sportsplex by HealthCARE Express
The Sportsplex by HealthCARE Express is propelling itself to the forefront of the Texarkana fitness community with a newly formed strategic partnership with Xcelerate Athletix. Formerly located in the Nash Business Park, XLR8 will be located at the all new Sportsplex Campus on Moore’s Lane this coming April. XLR8 brings a new layer of dynamic programming to the already extensive offerings of the new Sportsplex. John Clack Jr. has been chosen as Chief Operating Partner of the Sportsplex. The addition of his unique training facility, combined with his 20 years + of industry experience will lead Texarkana fitness to new levels.
XLR8 is an all-sport athletic performance enhancement program. It is the ultimate leader in speed, agility, strength, and conditioning training to develop athletes, raising them to the next level of performance. In addition to the indoor training facility already offered through the program, XLR8 will now offer an outdoor athletic training field and an outdoor lap pool for underwater resistance training.
“I have so many emotions about it,” John Clack Jr. said, when asked how he felt about this new venture. “I now have the opportunity to influence the lives of significantly more people than what I’ve been limited to. It’s the entire reason over the last five years I’ve been building a world-class training center for all athletes to call home. Now, that dream is closer to a reality.”
The current XLR8 facility encompasses a training space of 6,500 square feet. By partnering with the Sportsplex, the physical space available to train will expand exponentially. The field house at The Sportsplex boasts over 9,000 square feet plus an additional outdoor training area. With this expansion and growth potential, XLR8 is currently seeking new team members. They are already actively recruiting an additional performance coach and two assistant trainers.
The electric and energetic environment of XLR8 is one of the key selling points for new clients and athletes. Clack explains that the program, “is not only physically training young athletes, but also shaping character, determination, and leadership ability, instilling confidence into these young men and women. Our philosophy is to build relationships. We provide inspiration and encouragement along with the building blocks of science based athletic performance training.”
Enrollment for an incredible summer program with XLR8 kicks off on March 6. The 10 week program begins on June 5th and runs through August 11th. This elite training system is open to athletes entering 3 rd grade and extends through the collegiate and pro level. For more information on The Sportsplex, XLR8 or the XLR8 summer program, please call 903-908-7105 or come by our location at 5610 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503 between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.