Dr. James Mullen, Marshfield Clinic Woodruff Center, will again offer an athletic enhancement program to encourage middle and high school students to be at the top of their game. The six-week class will be from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays, from June 18 to July 26.
“This program is designed to help student athletes improve speed, strength, agility, acceleration, power and balance,” Mullen said. “It’s a sports performance program designed to improve athleticism and fitness and is appropriate for all sports.”
Mullen, who leads this program at the Woodruff Center, is a physiatrist who has special expertise in sports medicine. He’s a UW Madison lead soccer scorer, a six-time member of the National Speed Skating Team, a 15-year elite wave placement skier in the Birkebeiner ski race and medical director for the Team USA Soccer program.
“We feel that it’s important to help our young athletes excel in whatever sports they wish to pursue,” he said. “Today, so many of our teens are becoming overweight due to poor habits and inactivity, so we want to celebrate and support those kids who are focused on fitness. They can be role models for their peers to encourage health, wellness and physical activity.”
The six-week athletic enhancement program costs $125, if participants meet the early registration deadline of May 31. After that date, the cost for the program is $150. Registration forms will be available at Lakeland area school offices or at the Marshfield Clinic Woodruff Center on Hwy. 47.
For more information, call (715) 358-0610.