BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) – Two Detroit Lions are teaming up as co-owners of a new Bloomfield Hills gym and it’s not for those who don’t like a challenge.

Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh said the D-1 Sports Training facility will put adults and budding child athletes through the same drills that pro athletes do.

“It’s an opportunity for me to be able to show the kids what I went through and things that I did when I was younger. I was fortunate enough to be able to have a similar situation, but not as advanced as D-1 is, when I was growing up,” Suh told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill.

Watch a video of Suh performing drills you can do at D-1:

“Not only for kids but for all ages, it’s an opportunity to get to do the same things that I get to do down at the facility with great trainers, trainers actually that we work out with,” he continued.

Tight End Tony Scheffler is also a partner in the gym. So, who’s in better shape?

“You can’t ask me that,” Scheffler said with a laugh. “We play on different sides of the ball and we’re different weights and all that, so I’ll take the political way out of that one.”

Suh said the gym is a sign that he wants to stick around for a while.

“I look to win many championships here so, I want to make it known that I look to be here in Detroit, whether it’s down in the city or up here,” said Suh.

The gym is located inside the Bloomfield Tennis and Fitness Center.


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