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From the General Manager | November 18, 2020 Update

From the General Manager | November 18, 2020 Update

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 UPDATE

With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, as well as across our state we want to do our part in keeping our community safe. On Friday, November 13th, Coralville Mayor, John Lundell, issued a proclamation requiring masks be worn in all businesses open to the public effective immediately. However, there are exceptions within this proclamation as it relates to exercise. With that being said, Performance Health & Fitness WILL REQUIRE MASKS to be worn at all times while not actively exercising, including while entering and exiting the facility, in the locker room and lobby area. Masks may be removed during your active exercise but we ask that you please respect the distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet away from other patrons.

 

As always, we ask that all of our members, guests, and staff to stay home if they are symptomatic or believe they may have been exposed to the virus until they have been cleared by their primary care provider.

 

RESOURCES

 

Hours of Operation for November:

Monday-Friday | 5:00am-9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday | 7:00am-7:00pm
Thanksgiving | 8:00am-12:00pm

 

Virtual Membership: $29/month provides unlimited access to all of our live Zoom group fitness classes. To inquire about changing your membership type, please email membership@perfther.com.

 

November Group Fitness Schedule >>

 

Child Care & Kids Classes: Closed until further notice

 

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.

New Picky Bars

Picky Bars – “Real [Good] Food, Built To Fuel”

I often get asked about what bar I would recommend for quick, on-the-go fuel. One brand I always recommend is Picky Bars. I absolutely love these bars – taste, ingredients, nutritional profile, and their mission:

“Create a real food energy bar balanced for sport.”

Each bar is made from real food ingredients that provide easily digestible fuel. The main ingredients are dates and nut/seeds to fuel your workout, without a bunch of unnecessary additives. Their products were created by athletes {the founders are a pro triathlete & Ironman Champion, pro runner & 5K Champion, and sub 2:30 pro marathoner} for active individuals & athletes to have nutritionally balanced fuel for exercise. One of the founders has Celiac Disease and another with a dairy issue, so all flavors of Picky Bars are gluten, dairy, soy, and GMO free.

I have said it before, so you might already know, your body’s preferred fuel source is carbohydrates.  At Picky Bar, they know how important carbohydrates are for fuel, and formulate their bars to optimize your fuel from good sources. Picky Bars contain fruits and grains for carbohydrates that provide quick energy for a workout. Fruits also contain fiber, which help to slow the release of sugar to your blood stream for a more steady energy. Nuts and seeds provide fats, which slow digestion to aid in satiety, and provide a longer lasting fuel. Nuts and seeds, along with sprouted brown rice protein, provide protein to aid in muscle recovery and repair.

In August of this year, Picky Bar rolled out their new changes. They updated their packaging and reformulated their recipe for a better overall product. They switched from using agave to tapioca as a sweetener, which is lower in fructose and provides a less sweet taste. It also provided a softer and chewier texture than before. Now each bar only has about 4-7g of added sugars. Some individuals may think that the overall sugar content in each bar is high, but keep in mind that the main ingredients are dates and other fruits. Fruits also contain fiber, which doesn’t cause a major spike to your blood sugar, but rather provide sustainable energy for a workout.

Interested in trying one of their delicious flavors?! Stop by our lobby on Wednesday, October 3rd for our Picky Bar tasting event. We will have samples of four of their best sellers:

Lauren’s Mega Nuts – Peanut Butter, Fruit & Honey

Ah, Fudge Nuts! – Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Blueberry Boomdizzle – Blueberries, Almonds & Vanilla

Smooth Caffeinator – Hazelnuts, Chocolate & Coffee

About Ashley Pearson, Registered Dietitian

Ashley Pearson, Registered DietitianAshley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running and nutrition. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races, and understands how to properly fuel the body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to maximize performance.

Ashley has had a variety of experiences from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Prior to joining the Performance team, she spent 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 and daughters, as well as running, cooking, and traveling.

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 Ashley Pearson, Registered Dietitian

Ashley Pearson, Registered DietitianAshley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running and nutrition. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races, and understands how to properly fuel the body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to maximize performance.

Ashley has had a variety of experiences from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Prior to joining the Performance team, she spent 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 and daughters, as well as running, cooking, and traveling.

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 Ashley Pearson, Registered Dietitian

Ashley Pearson, Registered DietitianAshley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running and nutrition. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races, and understands how to properly fuel the body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to maximize performance.

Ashley has had a variety of experiences from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Prior to joining the Performance team, she spent 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 and daughters, as well as running, cooking, and traveling.

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 Ashley Pearson, Registered Dietitian

Ashley Pearson, Registered DietitianAshley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running and nutrition. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races, and understands how to properly fuel the body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to maximize performance.

Ashley has had a variety of experiences from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Prior to joining the Performance team, she spent 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 and daughters, as well as running, cooking, and traveling.

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 Ashley Pearson, Registered Dietitian

Ashley Pearson, Registered DietitianAshley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running and nutrition. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races, and understands how to properly fuel the body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to maximize performance.

Ashley has had a variety of experiences from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Prior to joining the Performance team, she spent 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 and daughters, as well as running, cooking, and traveling.

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 Ashley Pearson, Registered Dietitian

Ashley Pearson, Registered DietitianAshley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running and nutrition. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races, and understands how to properly fuel the body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to maximize performance.

Ashley has had a variety of experiences from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Prior to joining the Performance team, she spent 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 and daughters, as well as running, cooking, and traveling.

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 Ashley Pearson, Registered Dietitian

Ashley Pearson, Registered DietitianAshley has been passionate about nutrition and physical activity since high school, where she developed her love for running and nutrition. Ashley has completed multiple marathons, and other road races, and understands how to properly fuel the body before, during, and after a workout, race, or game to maximize performance.

Ashley has had a variety of experiences from the food industry, to sports nutrition, to inpatient care. Prior to joining the Performance team, she spent 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 and daughters, as well as running, cooking, and traveling.

*Results may vary