Owner

David Williams

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.

Administration

Bob George

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.

Administration

Brock Reed

General Manager

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.

Administration

Alisa Young

Member Advisor

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.

Administration

Ashley Pearson

Registered Dietitian

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.

Front Desk

Andrea Vos

Service Desk Coordinator; Spin Instructor

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.

Group Fitness

Becky Klutts

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.

Personal Training

Lynde Weatherford

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 Training

Suzi Albers

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 Training

Shane Crew

Personal Trainer

Shane has 10 years of experience working in the sports industry including helping clients reach their goals, teaching fitness classes, coaching youth sports camps and supervising gym facilities. Prior to joining Performance, Shane was a sports performance intern for the University of Iowa Women’s Soccer program and a volunteer strength coach for the Iowa Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department. Shane also worked at the University of Wisconsin, assisting the Badgers in the Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department. He has had the opportunity to work with a variety of collegiate and professional athletes assisting with program design and implementation. Shane is also working towards becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). In his spare time, Shane is an avid follower of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Blackhawks. He also enjoys tinkering with his motorcycle.

Personal Training

Jacob Dye

Personal Trainer

Credentials: B.S. in Kinesiology; NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Jacob completed an internship at Physiotherapy Associates working with therapy patients and an internship at On With Life working with patients who have suffered from brain injuries and neurological conditions. As a high school athlete he participated in baseball, track, wrestling and football. He then went on to play three years of college football at Grand View University. Jacob enjoys seeing people become the best version of themselves and reaching their goals. He found his passion for exercise through sports and wants to share the the positive impact it has had on his life with others. In his free time, Jacob enjoys fishing, weight lifting, playing sports and being outdoors.

Personal Training

Levi Kirkpatrick

Personal Trainer

Credentials: B.S. in Exercise Science; B.S. in Business Management; NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach

Levi joins Performance after enjoying a 12 year athletic career in the sport of speed skating. During that time, he competed nationally and internationally, racing in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials. Levi is a former Level 2 Speed Skating Coach and has worked with several Olympic Medalists and World Champions. As a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, Levi enjoys sharing the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle and is motivated by helping others achieve their goals. In his time outside of the gym, Levi enjoys working on cars with his father, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Personal Training

Leslie Kos

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.

Personal Training

Kelsey McCrea

Personal Trainer

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.

Personal Training

Brendon Panther

Personal Trainer

Credentials: B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, M.A. in Kinesiology

Brendon took an interest in fitness in high school when he and a friend would go to the weight room every day and write their own programs. For the past three years, Brendon has been a volunteer strength coach with the Waterloo Black Hawks. He believes physical and emotional health can be improved with exercise and he looks forward to each break-through he can help a client reach. In his free time, Brendon loves movies and learning about a variety of topics.

Personal Training

Monte Priske

Personal Trainer

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.

Personal Training

Matt Risch

Personal Trainer

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.

Personal Training

Leah Robertson

Personal Trainer

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.

Personal Training

Mitchell Schumacher

Personal Trainer

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.

Personal Training

Melissa Prieskorn, Performance Health & Fitness
Melissa Prieskorn

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.

Performance Kids

Trisha Dietrich

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.

Massage

Abby Kos

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 two 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.

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.*

Barry C Testimonial
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