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Elite Athletes Performance - Ed Downs

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Lebron and the gang are one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals, and thanks to a SoFlo trainer, the team is in tip-top shape for tip off. But it turns out, you don't need to be White Hot for this work out, you just need to be ready to be a champion.

Dwyane Wade has got skills and Mario Charmers has got moves. But dribbles, dunks and passes don't come easy. They take work and training.

That's when you head to Ed Downs at Elite Athletes Performance in South Miami.

Ed Downs: "My slogan is bring out the athlete in you. Everyone has athletic ability in them, its a matter of what level are you. Are you Dwayne Wade or are you that stay at home guy."

Elite Athletes Performance wants to get everyone in championship shape.

Ed Downs: "It's where all things go down when it comes to being an athlete. If you want to start off from a beginner athlete to an advanced athlete, it's where you come to improve those skills."

Ed knows what he's talking about. His client list is like a who's who in professional sports.

Dwyane Wade: "One thing that I have done with Ed is add to what I've been here in Miami is added to what I was able to do with time. At certain times so he's been great with being there whenever needed. You need that."

D-Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron, Mario Chamlers and the list goes on and on.

Ed Downs: "You got a guy like D Wade, the team is doing all they can do to get him on the court, but he might come to me to make a little bit of difference with the knowledge I have in my field."

Pro teams are stacked when it comes to trainers. Ed sees himself as more of support staff.

Ed Downs: "I'm the 6th man coming in to make the difference and bring some excitement to game."

Dwyane Wade: "He's an unbelievable guy. Whenever you are able to work with someone and you feel like they bring something to you."

This isn't a regular work out, they've got moves.

Ed Downs: "What makes it different you are actually doing sports movements. You won't see us in here doing a bench press or a regular squat. Our bench press maybe doing movement with that pressing motion."

From the fitness beginner to college athlete to Olympians and pros, he's working with everyone

Ed Downs: "We actually have you do what we have the pro athletes do, but at a little bit easier pace."

Want to be like Wade? Wade's got ropes. You've got ropes. Wade's got balance. You've got balance. Wade's got a ladder. You've got a ladder. The only difference is at the end of the season Wade gets another ring and you get in shape.

Ed Downs: "The goal for all of my clients is to get what they are looking for. Get the results they are looking for to make them leave here with a smile."

Ed Downs is the Heat's not so secret weapon. He can get everyone in shape. The only thing he can't help you train for is a prank from your teammates.

Dwyane Wade: "We've had different workouts with my teammates so over the course of time, all of has been in there. Obviously, Rio and Chris has been in there at times with me before. We all have certain guys, certain things that we do and we try to bring our team mates along, and we try to see if they lIke it. I'm out. That's it."

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