The state-of-the-art Sorenson Legacy Foundation High Performance Center, a two-story, 20,000-square-foot structure located northwest Jon M. Huntsman Center, opened in the summer of 2015.
The facility provides everything a student-athlete needs to achieve their peak level of performance—ranging from nutrition, strength and conditioning, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and sports psychology—all within close proximity to maximize time efficiency.
The ground floor features a 9,500-square-foot sports medicine facility and a 500-square-foot fueling station, while an expansive 10,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center resides on the top floor. Two exterior entrances are located off the southeast corner of the building, while a refurbished tunnel system connects the performance center to the existing HPER complex, the Jon M. Huntsman Center and the new Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility.
The new sports medicine area features 18 treatment tables—including one traction table—six taping stations, a hydrotherapy area, a functional rehabilitation space, cardio area, and three exam rooms.
The rehab area features Optojump, force plate, and a Delos postural proprioception system. The cardio area is highlighted by two Alter-G treadmills, which use air pressure to alleviate body weight so that athletes can start conditioning earlier after injury. Two Wattbikes were also added. The treatment area offers several modalities, including Game Ready, Dynatronics stim machines, a ThermoStim probe, Diathermy, Hivamat, and NormaTec recovery systems.
The expansive hydrotherapy area includes a plunge pool in the shape of a block U, half containing cold water and half hot water with a capacity of 20 people per side. It also houses a Hydroworks 2000 underwater treadmill equipped with cameras and television monitors, allowing athletes to watch their subsurface work.
Six offices for the full-time staff and one office for graduate assistants are also included, as well as an area to make custom orthotics, mouthpieces and splints.
The second-floor strength and conditioning center has 12 work stations, allowing athletes to train efficiently in a sport-specific program. It also includes a PLAE turf running surface, measuring five yards wide by 35 yards in length. Agility and plyometric sprinting drills performed in this area allow athletes to enhance movement patterns that transfer to their sport.
Keiser air pressurized equipment has been installed, allowing for greater training variation while providing instant feedback of athletes’ movement power. The strength and conditioning center also includes Woodway treadmills, a Hammer Strength line, and a variety of other means to maximize athletes’ performance.
The fueling station, located adjacent to the lobby area on the ground floor, offers a variety of snacks to help athletes intake the necessary levels of carbs and proteins within the critical 30-minute window after a workout to help their bodies recover.