COOPERSBURG, Pennsylvania – Are you deciding to live a more active life in 2023? A new fitness center in Coopersburg might be just what you need.
Perfect Touch Sportsoffering a variety of athletic and fitness training programs, is nearing completion of a 2,400 square foot facility at 112 Springfield St. near the Saucon Rail Trail.
Owner Matt Baker, a former professional football player, established Perfect Touch nearly a decade ago and rented facilities throughout the Lehigh Valley to conduct his football practices and other programs.
Services include private, small group and team training for soccer and lacrosse, as well as a cross-training program, SportFit, which improves the speed, strength, agility and overall performance of athletes from all the sports.
“We’re excited to continue helping people in important ways,” Baker said. “We love what we do, and what we do hasn’t changed much. However, this new facility gives us a home base and another space for the community to develop their fitness and skills.”
Baker, who lives in Coopersburg, purchased the old pole barn in July and has spent the past few months overhauling the structure with new concrete and grass flooring, insulation, lighting and more.
He has painted on one of the walls a company motto, “hustle every day,” and he plans to complete a lobby with bathrooms in the coming weeks. Equipment such as kettle bells, medicine balls and push sleds will also arrive in time for the facility’s official opening in January.
“Our goal is to help change lives through sport and fitness,” Baker said. “We’ve been blessed to do what we love for almost 10 years now and we can’t wait to see the impact we can have in the future.”
Baker has been playing football since he was 3 years old and has been a member of several local traveling and top teams including Lehigh Valley United.
After playing Division 1 soccer at the University of Pittsburgh, he continued his professional playing career with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USLPRO.
He later joined other teams such as Cardosa Moriera in the Brazilian 2nd Division and the Philadelphia Union reserve team of Major League Soccer, but a torn ACL forced him to change course and pursue his passion by developing Perfect Touch Sports.
Along with his wife, Brielle, Baker also operates Refinery Fitness, a three-year-old fitness studio offering personal and small-group training, on Station Avenue in Coopersburg.
“Perfect Touch Sports has a team of about 12 coaches, and we all love what we do,” Baker said. “Now we will have the opportunity to do more. By having coaches here and continuing to rent space in other venues, we could run programs in multiple locations on the same night.”
The new venue, which has a garage door that can be opened in good weather, can also be rented out for team practices, birthday parties and other functions.
To stay up to date with Perfect Touch Sports events, including a grand opening announcement, follow the company’s social media pages, facebook.com/perfecttouchsoccer and instagram.com/perfecttouchsoccer. Info: 610-442-5039; perfecttouchsports.com.
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