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Tom Brady bringing TB12 Sports to Boston has A-Rod, other celebs excited

Tom Brady bringing TB12 Sports to Boston has A-Rod, other celebs excited

As Tom Brady gears up for his 20th season on an NFL field, he's expanding his business empire off it.

The New England Patriots quarterback officially opened the doors of his TB12 Sports Therapy Center on Boston's Boylston Street on Tuesday, adding a second location to complement the original TB12 facility at Patriot Place.

Brady plugged the new facility in an Instagram post Tuesday night while sharing plans to add several more TB12 Centers across the country as he spreads his "TB12 Method" of improved fitness through pliability across the country.

And judging by the replies to Brady's post, there's serious interest in more TB12 Sports.

Here's retired New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez in the comment section:

"Love it. Can’t wait to attend a bunch of them!!💥 Looks great!!"

And FOX television personality Erin Andrews, who wants a TB12 Sports in Los Angeles:

"Congrats guys!! Come to La!!!!"

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones, a Southern California native, chimed in by pushing for a San Diego location:

Actor Mark Wahlberg also showed support for his long-time pal in the comment section, as did several of Brady's current and former Patriots teammates, including James White, Benjamin Watson, Willie McGinest and ex-running back Stevan Ridley.

"Talk about expanding... Sheeesh!!" Ridley wrote. "When your good, your good! Congrats to you and the team!"

Brady's TB12 brand has taken off in recent years, as athletes and celebrities alike have seen how he and training partner Alex Guerrero have kept the QB in incredible shape into his 40s.

Brady has no plans to retire anytime soon, but it sounds like he has a healthy business to fall back on when that time comes.

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Report: Sony Michel 'progressing quickly' after knee surgery, spending time TB12 facility

Report: Sony Michel 'progressing quickly' after knee surgery, spending time TB12 facility

There was a bit of reason for concern surrounding Sony Michel this offseason. The second-year running back out of Georgia missed New England Patriots minicamp after having minor arthroscopic knee surgery.

Considering that Michel had dealt with a knee injury that cost him a few games in 2018, this certainly was something a bit unsettling. However, it seems that Michel is doing just fine. Per NFL Network's Mike Giardi, Michel is "progressing well" and "running at full tilt."

This update seemingly indicates that Michel should be more than fine by the time the regular season rolls around, though his knee will still need to be watched closely.

The Patriots will have options to limit Michel's workload if they do become worried about his knee at any point. The team drafted Alabama's Damien Harris in the third round, and he could factor into the running back rotation. Elsewhere, the team still has pass-catching specialist James White and Rex Burkhead on the roster, so those three can handle the workload if Michel's knee gives him trouble.

It is intriguing that Michel is spending time at the TB12 facility. And Giardi offered an explanation for what Michel's goals were in spending time at TB12.

We'll see if it ends up having a positive impact on Michel. But clearly, Brady's program is having an influence on some of the Patriots. Rob Gronkowski notably worked out at the TB12 facility last offseason and other players like Malcolm Mitchell, Chris Hogan, and Julian Edelman have also tried out the TB12 method.

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Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has added yoga and pilates to his regimen

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Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has added yoga and pilates to his regimen

Pliability sure is a hot commodity in Foxborough these days.

Apparently, New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has added "yoga and pilates" to his offseason regimen, citing "flexibiity" as the reason:

While almost all NFL players engage in extensive training and conditioning, pliability is heavily emphasized in New England, and for good reason.

By now it's no secret that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady espouses being flexible, and his controversial trainer, Alex Gurrero, helps him to remain in shape at his old(er) age.

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Brady will be 42 by the time the 2019 season kicks off.

Burkhead on the other hand will only be 29.

Brady, who is basically a living marvel at this point, having just won the Super Bowl at age 41, and showing few, if any, signs of slowing down at his age, may well be influencing his teammates to adopt some of his habits.

Yoga, pilates, and trying to remain lithe, certainly fall under this category.

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