Sanford POWER announces move to new Bismarck location

BISMARCK, N.D. – Sanford POWER, a program that incorporates the latest in strength development, speed, agility and plyometrics to local athletes, will be moving to a new location this fall. The new building located at 3401 N. 14th St. in Bismarck, formerly occupied by Home Depot, will be close to three times the size of the current Sanford POWER building located at 2020 Lovett Ave. in Bismarck.

POWER building rendering_Page_2“We have exceedingly outgrown our current building,” said Mike Salwei, Sanford POWER manager in Bismarck. “This new space will allow us to help athletes improve their performance based on their specific needs and it also gives us the ability to offer POWER to more athletes during the course of the year.”

The new 21,000 square foot building will feature 10,000 square feet of turf, which is larger than the entire current POWER building. This turf will enable POWER to expand the opportunities for more skill based academies for soccer, baseball, girls fast pitch softball and it will also allow room for a future football academy. In addition to the turf, the building will also feature a two-lane indoor track for enhanced speed training, state-of-the-art training modalities and on-site physical therapists. A Return to Performance program will also be added at the new location. This program is an innovative and injury-specific program for athletes recovering from an injury or surgery.

“When you look at all of the activities young athletes are involved in today, a facility like this is much needed in Bismarck-Mandan,” said Dr. Craig Lambrecht, executive vice president of Sanford Health in Bismarck. “This program is instrumental in enhancing youth development in our community. Mike Salwei and his team work with these athletes on an individual level to help them become the best athletes they can possibly be.”

Construction on the new building is expected to complete in October 2017. To enroll in the program or to learn more, visit

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 45 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health’s 28,000 employees, including more than 1,300 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit