Next Edge Performance gets new home, more features

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Kelsey Felch, manager of Next Edge Performance in Fort Dodge, completes a hand-eye coordination drill using the Reflexion system. That system is a new acquistion for the fitness facility, which opened in a new site at 326 S. 25th St. in May.

Kelsey Felch’s hands were a blur as they flitted across a black screen, touching groups of green lights as soon as they lit up.

In less than a minute, Felch, the manager of Next Edge Performance in Fort Dodge, completed the hand-eye coordination drill on the Reflexion system, one of the newest items in the health and wellness center’s new location.

Next Edge Performance opened at 326 S. 25th St. in April, after moving just a few blocks north of its former location at 2419 Fifth Ave. S.

The move enables the center to provide some new services, including free weights and exercise machines, and offer them to members 24 hours a day.

The move is also the first step to bringing Next Edge Performance and Faiferlick Taekwondo, Martial Arts, Self-Defense and Fitness LLC together at the same site. Both businesses are owned by Justin Faiferlick.

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Recumbent bikes and treadmills await users at Next Edge Performance, 326 S. 25th St.

The new Next Edge Performance location is in a former trophy shop that was later a site for laser tag games. The martial arts studio is moving into the former Ridgewood Lanes right next store. Renovations are still being completed there.

Faiferlick described Next Edge Performance as a “complete health and wellness center.” It opened in May 2020.

The new site offers all of the services clients enjoyed at the previous site.

Those services include: cryotherapy, infrared sauna, fitness pod, oxygen bar, red light therapy, pulsed electromagnetic therapy, high intensity interval training, yoga, botox and IV therapy.

The Reflexion machine is one the the new additions Faiferlick said using it improves visual and cognitive skills. He said its use trains the eyes and the brain to make them stronger. He said it is very similar to training a muscle to make it stronger.

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Weight-lifting machine and resistance training equipment lines one wall at Next Edge Performance. The fitness center opened in its new site at 326 S. 25th St. in May.

The machine offers 13 different drills. Each drill addresses eye tracking, hand-eye coordination, reaction time, peripheral awareness and depth perception.

A sensory deprivation system will shortly be added to the center’s offerings.

Felch described it as a “very relaxing experience.”

“It just allows your body to fully relax and reset,” she said.

Also new to Next Edge Performance are exercise bikes, weightlifting machines, treadmills, a climber and free weights.

The new site has received an enthusiastic response from clients, according to Faiferlick.

“Customers love the 24/7 access,” he said. “They love the new facility.”


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