Endurance Coaching

Whether you are prepping for your first 5k or training for you next Ironman, Performance has a custom training plan for you.  Eric Bockelman, our Registered Dietitian , USAC and USAT certified coach will evaluate your needs and develop a program to suit your athletic aspirations.  This includes careful management of lifestyle, psychological impacts of training, nutritional goals and training stress to develop a program tailored to your specific needs.
Services Include:

  • Custom Coaching Plans
    • Running Plans – 5K, 10K, ½ marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathon
    • Triathlon Plans – Sprint, Olympic, ½ Ironman, Ironman
  • Run Analysis
  • Swim Analysis
  • Bike Fits


Please email Eric Bockelman to get started or for more information.

Eric-BockelmanEric grew up in North Liberty and graduated from Iowa City West High School.  At the University of Northern Iowa he played offensive line and threw the discus/hammer and at time he weighed over 300 lbs. After a few years pursuing his aspirations in track and football he made the decision to focus more on his academics and transferred to the University of Iowa to complete his degree. He focused on losing the weight and getting healthier. He accomplished this through diet and making a hobby out of his exercise in endurance sports, specifically triathlons, ultramarathons and competitive cycling. Over the course of time he has been able to lose more than 100 lbs. This is what sparked his interest in wellness and nutrition. After completing his bachelor’s degree he chose to pursue the dietetic program and internship at Iowa State University. He has extensive experience in clinical nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management. His goal is to provide the highest quality of nutritional information and consultation for the members of Performance and the surrounding area. Eric is a competitive cyclist and rides for an elite amateur/professional development cycling team called Above and Beyond Cancer Powered by Scheels. In his spare time both he and his wife run ultramarathons, fly fish, camp, rock climb and they love spending time with their Dog Mav.

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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!”*

*Results may vary