Specialty Yoga Classes

Stay strong, toned and flexible this summer with 4-Week Specialty Yoga classes!
4-Week Session July 17th-Aug 11th
4-Weel Session is $40 for Performance Members/$70 for non-members. Classes limited to 12 participants. Register today by calling 319-665-2548 or by stopping by our front desk.


Gentle Yoga – Mondays with Katie Buswell 9:00-10:00am (July 17-Aug 7)
A slow-paced class, open to all ages and abilities. Gentle stretching and foundational balance postures will be explored. Modifications, variations and props will be offered.


Intro to Yoga – Tuesdays with Jennifer Austin 6:45-7:45pm (July 18th-Aug 8th)
New to yoga and want to stick to the basics? This class offers an introduction to the basics of yoga. Fundamental postures, breathwork, and relaxation techniques are introduced. Expect a slow pace and detailed instructions. No yoga experience necessary.


Stretch & Relax – Fridays with Joe Baumann 6:30-7:30pm (July 21st-Aug 11th)
A class synchronizing breath with postures. Focused on stretching, geared to a relaxing experience. Options will be given for those wanting more of a challenge.



Certified Yoga Instructors: Jennifer Austin, Joe Baumann, Katie Buswell, Shelly Horswill


Certified Barre Instructors: Emily Crall, Vanessa Duerksen, Becky Klutts, Mandi Lockwood, Julie Pady and Marie Rainforth

joe-b-circleAbout Joe:
I decided to try yoga after reading a few articles about the physical and emotional benefits. I fell in love with yoga part way through the first class I took. A feeling of bliss overcame me, and I realized I was right where I was meant to be. I would often stay after class to practice poses, talking with my teachers and other students about any tips they had to improve my yoga practice. Over time, I was being asked by others for advice. I wanted to share the joy I found in yoga with others and enrolled in the teacher training program at Downward Dog. I have taught at local gyms and studios, and privately as well. I have passed the halfway point of my 200 RYT course, and will be certified by the Yoga Alliance in February of 2017. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to share the passion I’ve found in yoga with you all!



About Katie: Katie took her first yoga class in 2004 and fell in love with it. Since then, she has focused on her own practice and also brought yoga to lots of people who found it to be a great workout. She was so impressed with the benefits of yoga that she decided to get her 200 hour certification and share it with as many people possible. Students who take her class find that it helps with their endurance and flexibility, both on and off the mat. Staying flexible in your body, as well as your mind, is one benefit from yoga that she is grateful for and hopes to share with others.


shelly-headshotAbout Shelly:  I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years now, but it wasn’t until I took my first class in a studio that I fell in love with yoga. There was something about that serene space and the collective energy in the room that hooked me. As my passion for yoga grew I sought out training and have been teaching since 2006. In an effort to deepen my training, I completed my 200 hour RYT in 2011 through Serenity Yoga here in Iowa City. I enjoy helping people find that sacred, peaceful, joyful place within no matter what their outer circumstances may be like. I think yoga should be accessible to everyone and enjoy teaching a wide variety of classes from more gentle, meditative classes to power yoga classes and everything in between; always offering modifications so that everyone in the class can feel successful. Yoga is more than just the physical postures you do on your mat. My teaching hopes to inspire body, mind, and spirit so that you carry a sense of balance, peace, and joy from your mat into your daily lives!



Must have a minimum of 6 registered participants. Drop-ins welcome if space allows – $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Call 319-665-2548 to check availability.

Tom P

Since joining Performance, I have made huge gains. The process of recovering from knee surgery has been much easier because of the expertise of the Performance staff in helping me get back to full strength. I would recommend this gym to anyone.*

Kim C

Performance Fitness Member

“I joined Performance and it has changed my life. Gone are the days when I dreaded trying on clothes at the store, Thanks to Performance, I feel like a super fit mom.”*

Seth D

Performance Fitness Member

Under the guidance of trainers, I have been able to decrease my 5K time from 28 minutes to under 20 minutes in just 2 years.  I have also lost 30 pounds while increasing strength, endurance and power.*

Connie R

Training over the last few years at Performance has been the best health decision I have ever made.  Leslie, my current trainer, keeps me on track to stay fit and strong, makes our sessions interesting and challenging, and is always positive, even when I have setbacks.*

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Barry C

Performance Fitness Member

“I am a competitive cyclist and have been in personal training at Performance for 6 years. The best part about the trainers is that they know our medical histories very well.  Leslie is great at modifying a training session specifically to each individual person’s limitations so as to avoid injury.”*

Pat S

Performance Fitness Member

“I’m retired and enjoy a full, active life. This is due, in no small part, to the time I spend at Performance. The group classes provide a great workout and lots of variety. Plus, a fun way to meet new friends!”*

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