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OptumHealth Opens Triathlon Training Center in Eden Prairie, MN


optumhealthperformanceimg.jpgOptumHealth, a business unit under the UnitedHealth Group Inc. umbrella and one of the nation's largest health and wellness companies has opened a brand new training facility in Eden Prairie, MN in November The new OptumHealth Performance Center is a state-of-the art training facility for multisport coaching, performance testing, swimming, cycling, running, strength training and shopping. It features 7,000 square feet of training space and a 13-lane pool. The new facility builds and extends the coaching and training services SCS Multisport previously provided.

The new training center is open to the public and offers personalized athletic coaching, performance testing (VO2 Max, lactate and RMR, Run Gait Analysis), group training classes (swim, indoor cycling, functional strength and yoga), training equipment, and a pool.

Frank Blackstock, senior vice president of OptumHealth and a full-fledged triathlete stated that the training center idea had been in the works for a while.

The new concept falls in place with OptumHealth's mission to "help people stay healthy, get healthy, or live with health conditions"

The basic principal, to build a "one-stop-shop" facility for endurance athletes in Minneapolis; to train in, shop and network with existing and new athletes. They hope to introduce the concept to their corporate clients, so that they may offer a healthy option to their employees who have a passion for endurance sports.

For the shopping portion, they partnered with the premier and well known triathlon shop in Minnesota, Gear West Bike & Triathlon for an in-house store, so athletes could have everything they need under one roof.

optumhealthperformanceimg2.jpgOptumHealth solved a unique situation, athletes using a variety of coaches and training facilities for certain aspects of triathlon training here in and around the Minneapolis area. They reached out to the great and exiting coaching community in the area and invited many of them to join the new facility, so they could build on the services they already offered with this new facility. This helped them open and offer 12 coaches and 2 instructors when then opened. Everything from specific triathlon coaching to individual swim, bike, run training personnel, even a yoga instructor.

A little of something for everyone is what they have, from Personalized coaching packages to Monthly memberships which include access to the facility, pool, and unlimited classes for a monthly fee.

OptumHealth Performance
6545 Flying Cloud Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN, 55344 USA
Phone: 952-746-4442
www.optumhealthperformance.com