THE OFFICIAL TRAINING FACILITY OF THE
where our athletes compete
MORE THAN JUST SPORT.
There is so much more to being an athlete than simply sport itself, and that's why we provide HEAT athletes with the ultimate well-rounded athletic experience with a science-based approach.
Our athletes gain access to state-of-the art high tech equipment, turf, elite training programming, motivated and enthusiastic trainers and coaches, NINE Nutritional Bar, a Shooting & Stick-handling Room, Skating Treadmill and a gorgeous Massage & Recovery Room (yes, parents, that's for you too!).
We provide training programming for athletes of all ages and calibers, including youth hockey players and figure skaters, all the way up to Junior level, collegiate and professional athletes.
There's something for everyone! We're open to the public and also provide private and group training for all levels.
AMENITIES FOR EVERYBODY.
Hey there! We're Miranda and Ernie Hartlieb, founders of HEAT (Hartlieb Elite Athletic Transformation Facility).
Ernie retired from his professional career in 2010 after five years with the Florida Everblades, but despite his playing days being over, his love for the game is unmatched. He has always been committed to not only the team, but to the fans and youth programs at Hertz Arena. I have watched him dedicate many hours, behind the scenes volunteering his time to many charities hosted by the team well into retirement. He literally bleeds Blue and Green. Hockey has never been about the money, his passion is unmatched. He believes everyone should experience the game!
I share that same passion and belief! Hertz Arena was my second home as well in college while commentating FGCU hockey games. We both share a strong love for the game; strong is probably an understatement! Our children, Hunter 8, and Jax 6, do as well. They have been on the ice since 1.5 years old and have loved the game from the minute a stick was in their hand. It literally is in there blood! We live at the rink, which is why it made perfect sense to open HEAT.
We look forward to creating positive change so that the entire program, all youth and professionals will flourish! We are honored and look forward to watching our athletes grow as individuals and player/athletes. We believe in developing an athlete by providing all the important elements for success; On and off ice training, nutrition and recovery! We are beyond grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with you all!
Conveniently located at Hertz Arena, the facility is just minutes from Naples and Fort Myers off of I-75 at Exit 123 in the growing Southwest Florida community of Estero.
Hertz Arena is home to the Florida Everblades, and boasts two 200’ x 85’ twin rinks dedicated to the development of hockey players and figure skaters. HEAT is centrally located on the recreational side of Hertz Arena, directly between the two recreational rinks.
11000 Everblades Parkway,
Estero, FL 33928
MONDAY - FRIDAY
7:30AM - 10:00PM
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY