Owner of Performance Therapies and Performance Health and Fitness; Physical Therapist
Performance Therapies – Coralville
Credentials: B.S. in Athletic Training; Iowa Athletic Trainer License; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist; Master of Physical Therapy; Iowa Physical Therapy License; Ph.D. in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science; Associate – University of Iowa Graduate Program in Physical Therapy
When David was 14, he tore his ACL and since there was no physical therapy in his area he found books on it and rehabilitated himself. From that point on, he knew that was the only career he ever wanted to pursue. He believes that if you place the well-being and concern of your patient/client as the focus of your treatment, everything else will take care of itself. In his free time, David enjoys attending his kids’ activities, helping coach their teams and doing almost every outdoor activity.
CFO and Director of Administration
Credentials: Certified Public Accountant; B.S. in Business Administration
Bob has broad experience as director of finance for medium and small employers in a variety of industries. With his strategic vision and financial background, Bob is excited to help take Performance to new horizons. On a personal note, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 9-month-old grandson, jogging, traveling and refereeing high school football.
Credentials: B.A. in Business & Sports Administration
Brock has always loved the idea of working in a field that influences others’ decision to live a healthier life. His favorite aspect of working at Performance is getting to know members and seeing their commitment to achieving their goals. In his spare time, Brock enjoys golfing, home improvement projects, auto detailing and spending time with family and friends.
Marketing & Communications Director
Mary Brown has a bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and has over 15 years of marketing, advertising, and project management experience. Prior to coming to Performance, she spent several years working a with Boston-based CrossFit Equipment company in their marketing department, which is where she gained valuable working knowledge of brand management, website design and maintenance, and search engine optimization.
When she’s not working she loves to run the trail system by her house in Iowa City, Olympic Lift and spend time with her family.
Alisa has always been interested in fitness and a healthy lifestyle. As a Performance member two years prior to working here she thought “I love this place, this environment, I should just work here!” So here she is loving what she does, loves people and loves to help people get on the right track as far as their goals and what they look for in a gym. In her free time, she is a busy mom of four boys.
Service Desk Coordinator
Andrea has always had a passion for staying active. She was a member at Performance for 3 years before starting her job at the front desk. Now she enjoys getting to know the members, and interacting with them on a daily basis. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike, golfing, traveling, cooking and playing with her two dogs.
Credentials: B.S. Dietetics – Iowa State University; MBA – Dominican University; Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – Commission on Dietetic Registration, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) – IDPH Board of Dietetics
Ashley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running. She has been an avid runner since. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races. She understands how to properly fuel your body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to improve performance. Ashley uses factual, evidenced-based information to provide individualized plans to help you understand your nutritional requirements and reach your personal goals. She has had a variety of experiences in her internship from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Ashley spent the past 5 years in the Chicago area specializing in weight management, and medical nutrition therapy for chronic diseases. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and daughter, Madelyn, as well as cooking and traveling.
Group Fitness Manager
Credentials: B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies; Certified in BodyPump, BodyVive, CXWorx, Spin and Pilates
Sports, exercise and being active have always been an important part of Becky’s life. She loves motivating participants during class and enjoys encouraging people to try new activities and achieve their goals. Working with kids has been a part of her life since she was 9 years old. She loves watching them learn new skills, conquer their fears, and grow and progress daily. Becky enjoys teaching both adults and kids, encouraging and motivating in every class! Outside the gym, she loves reading, doing triathlons, running, tennis and spending time with her family.
Director of Training Services; Personal Trainer; Health Coach
Credentials: NSCA Certified Personal Trainer; AFPA Nutrition and Wellness Consultant
Lynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them. She looks forward to speaking with Performance members to develop an individualized plan of action for achieving health and fitness goals.
Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletic Trainer, Health Coach
Credentials: B.S. in Athletic Training; Certified Athletic Trainer; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; Certified Health Coach
Suzi’s life-long desire to help others led her to her roles in health and fitness. She enjoys helping clients progress correctly and meet their goals. Outside of work, Suzi enjoys biking, kayaking, running and spending time with family and friends.
Personal Trainer; Health Coach
Credentials: B.S. in Movement and Exercise Science; ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
Leslie enjoys having a career in which people’s lives are changed and they are pushed beyond what they thought were their limitations. Through personal training, she is able to prove to clients that they are able to do more, both physically and mentally, then they thought. In her free time, Leslie exercises, goes fishing, plays all kinds of sports and loves to laugh and enjoy life.
Credentials: B.A. Health and Human Physiology- Exercise Science, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Kelsey has always had a passion for sports and helping people growing up with an athletic background. She combined her passion at the University of Iowa where she graduated in 2016 with an Exercise Science degree. Since then she has gained experience through rehabilitation internships at hospitals, working with the University of Iowa football team and personal training. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, motivating and pushing them to new fitness limits while building relationships. In her free time Kelsey loves spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, traveling, playing volleyball and going to sporting events.
Credentials: B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, M.A. in Kinesiology
Brendon grew up in Iowa City. After writing his own programs in high school, he learned technique of Olympic weightlifting under coach Jianping Ma as well as how to write strength programs under UNI’s head strength and conditioning coach Jed Smith. Brendon gained more experience working with the Waterloo Black Hawks as well as multiple teams at UNI. Brendon is currently at Iowa City West High School working as the strength and conditioning coach as well as working with the students in Performance PE. In his free time, Brendon enjoys music, relaxing with his family and supporting his athletes whenever possible.
Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2
Fitness and exercise have always been a passion for Monte. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training and yoga.
Two years ago he became a certified kettlebell instructor. As he started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.
Credentials: B.S. in Exercise Science; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Matt has been around the strength and conditioning world ever since high school where he played baseball. He continued his baseball career at Carroll University located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. There he became the career saves leader as well as single season saves leader at Carroll. During his senior year he completed a fall internship with the strength and conditioning staff at the University of Iowa. While at Iowa he assisted with Baseball, Softball, Swimming, Diving, Tennis, Track and Field. Matt loves to spread his knowledge and love for fitness with clients of all ages and is very excited about joining a great staff at Performance Health and Fitness. In his spare time, Matt loves playing all kinds of sports and staying active.
Credentials: M.S. in Exercise Physiology; B.Ed.S. in Exercise Science; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified; USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach; Eleiko Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified
Leah has been involved in strength and conditioning since high school when she started strength training for softball. After high school she played softball for the University of Kansas. While at KU she interned with her strength staff as well as completing a summer internship at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Headquarters in Colorado Springs where she got to assist with training the local Police, S.W.A.T. and Fire departments as well as assisting with pre-season testing for the Colorado Avalanche. After graduating from KU she continued at Auburn University as a graduate assistant and assistant strength and conditioning coach working with the Softball, Diving and Gymnastics as well as assisting with Baseball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Track and Field. Leah enjoys sharing her education and love for fitness with others and is excited to be a part of the Performance Health and Fitness team. Outside of work, Leah loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking for family and friends.
Credentials: M.A. Kinesiology; B.A. Exercise Science; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); United States Weightlifting Certified (USAW)
Bryan attended the University of Northern Iowa for undergraduate and his masters from 2008-2015. While there he was a member of the top 25th ranked Men’s Track and field team. After Track and Field Bryan got involved with Olympic Weightlifting with coach Jianping Ma, Coach Ma was a member of China’s first Olympic Weightlifting team at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. After learning from Coach Ma, Bryan began interning with the UNI Strength and Conditioning department working with Track and Field and Football. In 2015 Bryan began his masters and became the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for UNI Track and Field while also assisting with UNI Football. After finishing his masters, Bryan became the Sports Performance Director for Sioux City East. After 2.5 years at East Bryan returned to UNI to become the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for UNI Women’s Tennis while assisting with UNI Track and Field. Bryan joined Performance Health and Fitness in May of 2018.
Credentials: B.S. in Human Performance and Fitness, NSCA-CSCS, BOEE Certified Coach
Mitchell received his Bachelors degree in Human Performance and Fitness from St. Ambrose University in 2016. He has always been interested in sports and staying active. Since the age of 5, Mitchell has played tennis; his sport of choice. Mitchell enjoys working with people on the “little things” in the gym that can lead to BIG differences in performance and functionality. When he is not with clients or doing his own training, Mitchell enjoys being outside, fishing, and catching up with friends and family.
Certified Personal Trainer
Credentials: B.A. in Psychology; ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Jenny has always had a passion for staying active. She has played Tennis since she was 7 and was involved in weight training throughout High School. Jenny enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of fitness with others and is excited to work with Performance members. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and motivating them to achieve their goals. In her free time Jenny enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family, and just being outdoors.
Kettlebell Conditioning Instructor
Certifications: StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; NETA-Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Melissa Prieskorn has been teaching at Performance Health & Fitness since 2013. She has a StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Certification (SFG1) and has been teaching kettlebells since 2015. Melissa also has received her group fitness instructor certification from NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association).
In addition to her contributions to Performance Health & Fitness, she also has a BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) and worked in that field prior to becoming a stay at home mom. She loves helping others and discovered her passion for fitness once she joined a gym and began working with a trainer. She learned it was very empowering to lift heavy weights, and decided to get a group fitness instructor certification. She now gets to combine her passion for fitness with love for helping others.
Kids Care Coordinator
Credentials: B.A. in Elementary Education, Emphasis in Early Childhood Education
Trisha has always been passionate about working with and educating young children and has enjoyed working in various daycare and preschool settings over the past several years. She believes that every child is unique and special in their own way and enjoys making connections with each individual family and child and learning about them on a personal level. In her spare time, Trisha enjoys cooking, reading, attending Iowa Hawkeye sporting events with her husband, and spending time with friends and family, especially her daughter.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Abby is a graduate of the 1,000 hour program at East-West School of Healing Arts. Right now she focuses on Swedish and Deep Tissue/Sports massage. Abby has been in the massage therapy profession for several years, and truly enjoys her work more every day. In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family, reading, fishing, and playing with her puppy, Millie.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Becky Hall is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is a graduate of The Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness in Davenport, Iowa with special training in cupping and hot stone massage. Becky is also a Licensed Practical Nurse who is honored to serve Veterans in her job with the VA. She enjoys spending time with her family that includes her husband and three children. Her family activities include kid’s sporting events, church, fishing, and gardening. Becky is enjoying pursuing her passion for massage therapy with the Performance Fitness community.