-- Chris Jericho, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, NFL linebacker Derrick Brooks and baseball player Chipper Jones are co-owners of the new D1 Sports Training and Therapy center in Tampa, Florida. Here is the announcement from their official site:
D1 Sports Training and Therapy has officially added Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Pro linebacker Derrick Brooks, Atlanta Braves All-Star third baseman Chipper Jones and pro wrestler Chris Jericho as co-owners of D1's new Tampa facility. D1 Tampa opened January 2nd and features a turf field, first-class weight room and an in-house sports therapy clinic with Westchase Sports Medicine Orthopaedics.
On Saturday, January 21, Jones and Brooks will be hosting a members-only D1 Experience event. On Saturday, January, 28, Jericho will be hosting a D1 Experience event. The date for Tebow's members-only D1 Experience event at D1 Tampa is to be determined.
The facility, located on Gunn Highway in Citrus Park. features an 18,000+ square-foot training space and an additional 10,000 square feet for Westchase Sports Medicine and Patients First family medicine practice.
What they are saying:
TIM TEBOW: "It's so exciting to be a part of D1 in Tampa. When I graduated from Florida I had to find the perfect place to train to get ready for the (NFL) combine. I traveled all over the country in search of a facility that would fit my needs. Of all the places that I visited around the country, I found that D1 had everything I needed and it ended up being the right place for me."
"I love the training philosophy as well as the mentality the staff brings to work every day. They are so passionate about training, getting people in shape and improving their mind along with their focus on life. I was honored when I had the opportunity to become a part of the D1 family."
CHIPPER JONES: "I'm excited to be partnered with D1 in Tampa because I understand the importance of athletes training properly for their sport. Preparation is a key element to success, and I know that D1 will give athletes the opportunity to properly train and make them better across the board. It is an exciting partnership for me."
DERRICK BROOKS: "It teaches you about the different training styles and what kids should put into their bodies and not put into their bodies. There's an emphasis on sportsmanship. And it affords them the same opportunity to be trained by a professional that the pros get. That's something I never had when I was a kid."
CHRIS JERICHO: "It's such an exciting honor to be part of D1 Tampa! After training around the world at an advanced level for over 25 years, I can honestly say this is the finest fitness facility that I have ever been a part of. I'm so stoked to see the city of Tampa become a more physically fit community as a result of D1 and I plan to train here as much as possible!
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