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Located in the heart of Florida, Polk State’s Winter Haven Health Center features a gymnasium floor unrivaled by any team in the country, and all the necessities for training athletes on the rise.
The nearly 30,000-square-foot Health Center is a focal point for not only Polk State, but Polk County as a whole. This quality, multi-purpose indoor facility accommodates NJCAA and high school athletics, and serves as a general-purpose assembly space for a variety of special events.
It is home to Polk’s elite men’s basketball and women’s volleyball programs, both of which have won many championships since the Winter Haven Health Center opened.
The Health Center recently underwent renovations to its gym floor to reflect the College’s rebranding, which meant the adoption of an Eagle logo and black and red color scheme. Upgrades were also made to the men’s basketball locker room area, including the installation of custom lockers for each player and a player’s lounge.
Polk’s weight room, also housed in the Health Center, offers a positive, safe, challenging, and properly equipped training environment. The weight room allows coaches and athletes to work together to develop athletes’ full physical and mental potential.
The weight room offers all of Polk’s student-athletes free weights, weight machines, and cardiovascular machines —everything they need to improve their functional strength-training, sport-specific speed and agility, and sport-specific conditioning and flexibility.
The Health Center also has an official’s locker room, an athletic training room, coaches’ offices and meeting rooms. For the past six years, the Health Center has been the home of the Josh Giles Pre-Season High School Classic. On the NJCAA level, the gymnasium quickly grabbed the attention of the nation when it hosted the 2010 NJCAA District/Region 8 Volleyball Tournament.
The Health Center is one example of how Polk State provides the
finest facilities for its student-athletes, and thanks to its ample
parking, high-quality sound system and scoreboard, and vibrant
atmosphere, it also provides a wonderful experience for individuals
who attend events as spectators.
The Winter Haven Health Center is located at:
999 Ave H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
From Orlando: Take I-4 W towards Tampa. Take exit 55 to merge onto US 27 S. Turn right onto Dundee Rd/SR-542. Turn slight right onto E Lake Elbert Dr NE. Turn right on 10th St NE, then take first left onto Avenue H NE.
From Tampa: Take I-275 N. Take exit 45B to merge onto I-4 E toward Orlando. Take exit 27 to merge onto FL-570 E toward Lakeland/Winter Haven. Take exit 17 for US-92 E. Turn left onto US-92 E. Slight right onto Havendale Blvd. Continue onto Ave T NW. Turn right onto 1st St N. Turn left onto Ave K NE. Turn right onto E Lake Martha Dr. Turn left onto Ave H NE.
From Miami: Take Florida’s Turnpike North to exit 193 and merge onto SR-60 W toward Lake Wales. Merge onto US-27 N toward Haines City. Turn left onto Dundee Rd/SR-542. Turn slight right onto E Lake Elbert Dr NE. Turn right on 10th St NE, then take first left onto Avenue H NE.
From Jacksonville: Take I-95 S. Merge onto I-4 W via exit 260B toward Orlando. Take exit 55 to merge onto US 27 S. Turn right onto Dundee Rd/SR-542. Turn slight right onto E Lake Elbert Dr NE. Turn right on 10th St NE, then take first left onto Avenue H NE.