Velocity Sports Performance Brings Services to Baptist

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 – Velocity Sports Performance has partnered with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and Mississippi Baptist Health Systems in the new Madison Healthplex Performance Center. The facility is approximately 96,000 square feet and located on the 90-acre Baptist Madison Campus. It’s scheduled to open late in the fourth quarter of 2013.

At the Madison Healthplex Performance Center, Velocity will provide its sports performance services and solutions to a variety of athletes and adults in group, team, and private settings. High school, college, professional, and endurance athletes will benefit from Velocity’s elite training programs and experienced coaches. 

“We’re tremendously excited to be involved in this impressive, world-class facility,” said Peter Barbaresi, president and CEO of Velocity. “Integrating our sports performance solutions with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and Baptist’s existing medical, physical therapy, orthopaedic, and nutritional programs also advances our High Performance model for athletes who require and demand a complete training experience.”   

The features of the performance center include a fitness floor with cardio equipment, indoor and outdoor tracks and turf fields, a weight training area, and locker rooms.

“A partnership like this between Baptist, Mississippi Sports Medicine and now Velocity creates a facility offering services unlike any other offered in this market,” said David Carpenter, Executive Director at the Madison Healthplex Performance Center.

In addition to Velocity’s presence in the new Madison facility, the partnership also includes the implementation of Velocity sports performance training services inside Baptist Health Systems’ existing healthplex centers in the cities of Clinton and Jackson.  

“Expanding this partnership to our other facilities enables Baptist to provide this unique sports performance training to these areas without having to travel too far,” Carpenter said. “We anticipate that this will be a huge value-add to our members.”

About Velocity Sports Performance
Velocity Sports Performance ( is the premiere athletic performance training organization in North America. For more than 14 years, Velocity has helped hundreds of thousands of athletes maximize their athletic potential. Velocity helps athletes achieve their goals by developing strength, power, coordination, agility, speed, flexibility, and energy systems with an additional focus on injury prevention, recovery/regeneration, and nutrition. There are nearly 40 Velocity training facilities across the United States.

About Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
Founded in 1984 Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center ( was Mississippi's first full-service orthopaedic specialty practice and remains the states leading provider of orthopaedic care today. Each of our experienced physicians is board certified and fellowship trained. Our upper extremity, lower extremity, total joint and spine specialist perform procedures of the neck and back, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and foot. In addition to our physicians, Mississippi Sports Medicine has one the highest rated sports medicine fellowships available in the United States, having trained over 75 Orthopaedic Physicians worldwide. We are also heavily involved with our community providing outreach athletic training services to high schools across the state and offering complimentary sports screenings to over 5000 athletes each year.

About Baptist Health Systems
Baptist Health Systems ( in Jackson, Miss. is the parent company of Baptist Medical Center, The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care, Baptist Medical Center Leake in Carthage, Miss. and a number of related healthcare services and programs. For over 100 years, Baptist has served Mississippi and the surrounding states as a Christian-based, non-profit comprehensive medical center. In 2013, HealthGrades, America’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, named Baptist Medical Center as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for general surgery, orthopedic surgery, joint replacement, prostatectomy and gastrointestinal care.


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