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MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER – APRIL 2, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER – APRIL 2, 2020

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

Performance Health & Fitness will remain closed until Friday, May 1st following the extension of Governor Reynolds proclamation confirmed on April 2nd that closes all fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers through April 30th.

 

If you have any questions, please email membership@perfther.com.

 

In health,
Brock Reed, General Manager

 

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About Mary Brown, Marketing & Communications Director

Mary Brown, Marketing & Communications DirectorMary 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.

The Keys to a Complete Workout Plan

The Keys to a Complete Workout Plan

Here we are in a new decade. I’m sure that some of you have looked back at the last 10 years to reflect on the positive memories but may have also realized that there are things you would like to do in this next decade to improve yourself. Which brings me to the topic of how do I create the best fitness program that is going to help me achieve my goals?

On a daily basis, I consult with new, old, and prospective members about how to incorporate more activity into their daily routine and lifestyle. There is not a one size fits all approach when it comes to programming the perfect fitness program because we all like to do things differently. Some of us like classes while some of us like to work out independently or some of us are great at incorporating cardiovascular training but lack consistent strength or flexibility training. It’s all about finding what you like to do so that you stay consistent as well as establishing a well-balanced program. This means that we need to incorporate mobility/flexibility training, strength training and cardiovascular training consistently to become metabolically efficient but to also live a higher quality, longer life.

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At Performance Health & Fitness, we don’t just care about you having a healthy body composition. We want you to take care of your body so that your body doesn’t become the limiting factor later in life. If you don’t use it, you lose it right? So let’s learn about how you can have a well-balanced program to have optimal health.

Flexibility and Mobility

Flexibility/mobility exercises can be done individually or in a group fitness class (which we currently offer with all of our membership plans). If you would like to do these exercises on your own, I would suggest daily foam rolling or stretching for about 5-10 minutes. PRO TIP: Never stretch a cold muscle as that can create microtears. Rather, stretch after a light warm-up or foam rolling. If you don’t know how to use a foam roller, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our staff members. Yoga, BodyFlow, Pilates or our Stretch and Mobility classes can help you incorporate flexibility training if you tend to skip that or you’d rather incorporate a class to help hold you more accountable.

Cardio

How much cardiovascular exercise you do should be determined by the intensity level of that particular exercise. If you like to run, that’s great! You only need to complete 75 minutes per week. If you like to walk, you need to increase that time to 150 minutes per week and focus on staying within your age-predicted target heart rate range. If you don’t know how your heart rate responds to different cardiovascular exercise I would suggest purchasing a heart rate monitor to help you collect individual data to help see results. PRO TIP: Chest straps tend to be 99% accurate since they are powered by the electrical conduction of your heart whereas wrist trackers are only 85% accurate.

Strength Training

Strength training should be completed two, to three times per week. This helps to increase your metabolism, strengthen your bones, and keep your joints healthy. PRO TIP: Increasing your muscle mass doesn’t mean that you will get “bulky”. It does, however, help to increase your energy level and maintain your strength as you age. It is part of the natural aging process to lose muscle mass but the best way to help it not be such a dramatic change is to complete consistent strength training as well as proper nutrition specific to your body.

I hope that this information helps you to incorporate a well-balanced fitness program. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any of our personal training staff. We are here to help you become the best version of yourselves. If you haven’t taken advantage of your complimentary personal training sessions when you first became a new member I would highly suggest that you utilize these if you need help on coming up with an individualized training program that fits your wants but also your needs. Cheers to the new decade!

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About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight 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.

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.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight 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.

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.”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight 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.

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.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight 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.

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.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight 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.

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.”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight 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.

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!”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight 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.

*Results may vary