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From the General Manager | August 2020 Facility Updates

From the General Manager | August 2020 Facility Updates

Like many industries both small and large, the fitness industry has been drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic suppression. At the time of writing this statement, Performance Health & Fitness has been open for exactly 10 weeks since the shutdown to slow the spread of the virus. While we’ve certainly had challenges and will likely continue to experience bumps along the way, we’ve been encouraged by our members, clients, and staff over the last several weeks.

 

Although we’re seeing nearly 50% fewer weekly visits than our average pre-shutdown average, we have seen approximately a 25% increase in weekly visits since June 1st. Additionally, we have been very pleased with everyone’s level of adherence and patience with our screening, sanitation, and distancing protocols. We’re also encouraged by the participation in our virtual membership options and at-home programming we are providing. They have served as a great tool for us to stay connected to many of our members who have chosen not to return to in-person fitness classes or training at this time.

 

Our staff should also be commended for stepping up as needed and providing guidance and leadership where needed. While we do understand that there are always areas that can be improved, we want to thank you all for helping us maintain safety standards here at Performance.

 

Currently, we do not anticipate major changes to our operational hours, services, or programming in the coming weeks. We will continue to promote distancing both in and outside of our facilities, as well as continue to improve our cleaning effectiveness and consistency. We also encourage all to adhere to personal hygiene standards as well as the use of PPE, including masks and/or shields. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we will continue to ask that all of our members, guests, and staff to please 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.

 

We certainly appreciate your patience as we navigate the ever-changing business and social environment that we are all encountering. We are hopeful to be able to increase our operational hours, services, and programming in the near future as we continue to strive to recover from some of the changes to our business that have taken place over the past 100 days.

 

As always, please follow our social media and website for the most up to date information about any changes that could be made.

 

Sincerely,

 

Brock Reed
General Manager, Performance health & Fitness

 

RESOURCES

 

Hours of Operation for August:

 

Monday-Friday
5:00am-7:00pm

 

Saturday and Sunday
7:00am-1:00pm

 

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.

 

August Group Fitness Classes: Click here to view and/or download our full August Group Fitness Schedule

 

Summer Shape Up 8-Week Exercise & Nutrition Program: Learn more about this complete digital download package

 

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