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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.

Progress is Progress

Progress is Progress

“Progress takes many forms. Sometimes, it may not be visible to you.” – Mitchell Schumacher

Progress is something we try to achieve each and every day. Whether we are at work, at home, at the gym, or at play; progress is something we yearn to see. The problem with progress is two-fold. The first problem with progress is tracking it. Do we write it down? Do we simply make a mental note of it? Do we request the help of others? The second problem with progress is progress can take many forms. It can be numerical, physical, mental, emotional, or even bio-mechanical.

As a strength and conditioning specialist/coach and personal trainer, I deal with progress day in and day out. One of my goals as a coach and trainer is to make progress a regular occurrence for my athletes and clients. However, sometimes progress is not as simple as I (or my clients and athletes) want it to be. As I mentioned before, progress can take many forms, especially in a gym/weight room setting. Progress can mean lifting more weight, losing fat mass, adding muscle mass, being more confident at the gym, setting a new personal best in an event, having a more positive outlook on yourself, and finally, progress can mean simply moving better.

Since progress can mean so many things, we can now see that progress happens more often than we think. For example, if we did not “get stronger” in terms of weight lifted, but we move better and feel more confident with that movement, that is progress.

Training is a process that is riddled with peaks, valleys, and plateaus. However, if we take the time to break down our training, odds are we can find progress somewhere. This brings to life the idea of making many small goals in order to achieve one larger goal. So, the next time you feel stuck at the gym, look at other facets of your life or take a closer look at your training. Has anything changed for the better? If so, you are progressing, succeeding, and on the way to better things.

If finding or achieving progress is something that is difficult for you, that is when you need to reach out. Book a session with a health coach, speak with a nutritionist, talk with a trainer, take a fitness assessment, or try a complimentary session. It is my goal (and Performance’s) and my passion to help those who reach out to succeed and progress.

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barrack Obama

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About Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCS

Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCSCredentials: 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.

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 Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCS

Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCSCredentials: 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.

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 Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCS

Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCSCredentials: 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.

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 Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCS

Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCSCredentials: 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.

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 Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCS

Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCSCredentials: 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.

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 Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCS

Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCSCredentials: 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.

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 Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCS

Mitchell Schumacher, NSCA-CSCSCredentials: 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.

*Results may vary