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Performance Health & Fitness


Performance Health & Fitness is your next gym home. We have a welcoming and supportive staff, an expansive selection of strength and cardio equipment, unlimited group fitness classes, a program to support members who want to make a change but don't know where to start, and award-winning personal trainers.

Try us out for free with a 7-Day Trial Gym Membership.
Offer for local, new visitors only. Must be 21 or older.

7-Day Trial




Unlimited access to live-streaming group fitness classes (via Zoom).


$49/activation fee + $49/month

Unlimited access to our 25,000 square foot health club.



Everything that comes with FIT but with a little extra – unlimited access to our TEAM Training classes.


As low as $119/month

Every benefit of our FIT and TEAM memberships, plus 4x personal training sessions per month with a certified personal trainer.

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We don’t just want members. We want to see our members succeed in reaching their goals and help them every step of the way. That’s why all of our month-to-month memberships include far more than just a keytag – they include over $240 worth of complimentary personal training and health coaching sessions, unlimited access to group fitness classes, and more. We want every member to feel comfortable and confident about getting the most out of their gym experience. We know that if you have the knowledge and plan to live a healthy lifestyle, you’ll stay committed to your health and wellness, and get the results you’re looking for.

Unlimited Group Fitness Classes

Group Fitness classes are a motivating and fun way to challenge yourself and workout with friends. We offer several classes daily and offer a wide variety of class styles including Les Mills® branded workouts, cardio & strength classes, cardio dance and martial arts classes, spin and cycling classes, flexibility and strength with yoga and Pilates classes, and more.


Initial Consultation

Complimentary initial consultations are your opportunity to meet with our health coaches to discuss and establish specific and realistic goals based on the S.M.A.R.T. principle to start or continue your fitness journey. 


Fitness Assessment

After your complimentary initial consultation, you’ll complete a fitness assessment to establish baseline results for our Five Components of Fitness: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and body composition. 


60-Minute Personal Training Session

This complimentary personal training session is designed specifically for you based on your initial consultation and fitness assessment. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to get guidance from a certified personal trainer on how to best use the facility and equipment to reach your personal goals. 


Nutrition Coaching Strategy Session

Properly fueling your body for an active lifestyle is vital to reaching your goals, and our nutrition coaching strategy session will provide you with insight on how you can make food choices that will accelerate and enhance the results you see and feel from your training.


Body Composition Analysis*

In just 15 second, the InBody 270 gives you a comprehensive breakdown of your body composition into muscle, fat and water. With this information, you are able to see your individual BMR (how many calories you burn at rest) and if your muscle to fat ratio is within a healthy range to be at optimal health. We highly recommend starting your gym membership with a baseline scan to report so you can track your progress over time. *The InBody 270 scan and consultation with health coach is $40. 


Member Rewards Program

Get rewarded for working out with our member rewards program, Perkville. Once your register for your free Perkville account, your club participation is automatically tracked within your account. You’ll earn points for check-ins, your birthday and gym membership anniversaries, referring friends and more. Redeeming points is easy and will earn you valuable items like free guest pass punch cards ,free shake, MyZone products and more.


Access to a Physical Therapist

One of the biggest perks of belonging to Performance Health & Fitness is having direct access to our on-site physical therapy clinic, Performance Therapies, P.C. If you’re experiencing pain that won’t go away, you can request a complimentary injury screening. These appointments are typically 30 minutes or less and are conducted by a Physical Therapist or Certified Athletic Trainer. Screens consist of a hands-on assessment and recommended treatment option.



If you’re looking for a 5-days-per-week program that will improve your overall fitness, Performance Boot Camp is for you. You’ll be lead by a certified personal trainer through workouts that are functional and are guaranteed to make you stronger and healthier. You’ll work hard, but also enjoy a fun and social atmosphere.


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Key elements that apply to all sports are speed, agility, strength, power, and endurance. At Performance Sport & Speed, we train athletes in grades 4-12 in these areas. Having trained over 3,000 athletes throughout the state of Iowa, we have developed a program that works to progress athletes to the next step in their careers, whether it’s high school athletics, college athletics, or professional athletics.


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Our nutrition coaching services help individuals learn what and when to eat. Through nutrition coaching, you will be provided the resources and tools to fuel your body properly for everyday life and physical activity. Our evidence-based approach is individualized to help you form lifelong habits for success.


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Jenny Vens, Personal Trainer


Director of Training Services, Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Health Coach

Jenny Vens, Personal Trainer


Group Fitness Director

Michelle Hahn, Membership Services Director


Personal Trainer & Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jenny Vens, Personal Trainer


Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Health Coach

Mitchell Schumacher, Personal Trainer


Strength Coach &
Personal Trainer

Jenny Vens, Personal Trainer


Certified Personal Trainer, Kettlebell Instructor, Functional Movement Specialist & Senior Fitness Specialist

Jason Moore, General Manager

Jason Moore

General Manager

Stephanie Nelson, Group Fitness Instructor


Group Fitness Instructor

Brendon Panther, Personal Trainer at Performance Health & Fitness

Brendon Panther

Personal Trainer

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Featured Testimonial

Kari Kempf is a client that has seen tremendous success these past few months – on the scale and with non-scale victories. Despite the pandemic, she made a commitment to herself and her wellness goals and found a way to prioritize her health and daily habits. She considered that what she’s done in the past on her own wasn’t sustainable, and reached out to Performance Health & Fitness for help. She has been working with personal trainer, Jenny Vens, and registered dietitian, Ashley Pearson. In addition, she has been utilizing the additional services that come with membership (TEAM Training classes as part of her personal training membership and the InBody 270 body composition scale).

Kari has been an inspiration to us all – a client that shares her goals and personal struggles, trusts our expertise, dismisses cultural misconceptions about wellness, and implements what she learns from Performance in her day-to-day life.

This is her inspiring story.


Jason Moore, General Manager

News & Alerts

Performance Health and Fitness is in the Top 3 for Iowa City Press-Citizen, Best of the Best 2022!

By: Lauren Campbell, Marketing & Communications Director

We are excited to be honored and nominated to be in the top 3 Best Fitness/Health Centers in the Iowa City area. The Iowa City Press-Citizen Best of the Best, is a nominated and voted award, that honors the best local businesses in the Iowa City greater area…

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Jason Moore, General Manager

News & Alerts

The Different Specialties of Your Performance Coaching Staff

By: Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services, Personal Trainer, Health Coach, Nutrition Coach

What sets our coaching staff at Performance Health and Fitness apart from others in the area? Our education and our continued education.

At Performance we hold a high standard for all of our coaches. Each has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Health and Human Physiology, or Recreational Therapy. A few of our coaches have Master’s Degrees!

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Featured Wellness Challenges

Last 90-Day Challenge

Last 90 Days

Goals are attainable. Challenging, but attainable. How do you start? Clearly identify what you’re trying to achieve, then write down WHY that goal is important. In this wellness challenge, we take it a step further and ask you to list out three daily habits you will commit to for 90 days, and track your progress.

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10,000 Step Challenge October 2021

10,000 Steps

For the month of October, we challenge you to run, walk or jog 10,000 steps daily. On the free accountability wellness worksheet, fill in the star for every day you complete the challenge. Optional: write down your total daily steps on the line provided.

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I LOVE coming into Performance to workout! It has all the machines I need to keep myself in as good a shape as a 75-year-old man can be. – D.S.

This is a fantastic gym! Great atmosphere – fun classes – fellow members keep you accountable! Personal trainers, plenty of equipment, friendly staff, and clean gym! – S.W.

Best gym in iowa city area 😊 – R.L.

Routine is changed up each time, and gives me a reason to get up in the morning and get going and instructors are totally awesome! – M.P.

Performance Health & Fitness has the very best instructors – Becky Erin Melissa Meg are all outstanding! – K.H.

Always enjoy my classes at Performance. Each class is different and every instructor is fun and engaging. Always feel like i got a great hour workout. – C.G.

PHF is the best gym in Iowa! All of the staff are friendly and courteous, the instructors are helpful and of the highest quality, and they’re affiliated with a top-notch physical therapy clinic right next-door! The management at both PHF facilities is superb! – K.H.

Performance is not only a gym to workout in. It’s about people, from staff to members caring about one another. – O.W.