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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.

Kitchen Organization Tips

Project Organization – Kitchen Edition

This year I have been focusing on being more organized. As a mom of two little kids, life can be chaotic and unorganized. I am someone who thrives off plans, lists, and organization, but since having kids I have learned to let go a little of those. Who else is with me?!

One thing I do know is that life is less stressful when I take time to organize, so I have been choosing different areas to organize throughout our home and putting aside time dedicated to organization. Last month, I started by focusing on our storage room and playroom, and it was rejuvenating. This month I am focusing on tackling the kitchen. Our pantry is relatively organized, but our refrigerator and cupboards have a ways to go. I have started the process with a good cleanout and purchasing storage bins.

If you made organization one of your goals for 2020, I have compiled some tips for organizing your pantry and refrigerator that have helped me get organized, and hopefully, keep it organized!

Pantry

Start by taking everything out of your pantry and clean it (you should try to do this every few months).

  • Throw out anything expired
  • Take inventory of things that need to be used or things you need to purchase
  • Group like products together – i.e. cereals, soups, vegetables, nuts/seeds
  • Wipe down shelves of pantry with a damp towel

Next step: organize with storage containers that fit your space.

  • Purchase varied sizes of storage bins – these are the storage bins I use in my pantry in multiple sizes
  • Put like products in storage bins together – i.e. baking ingredients, canned items, nuts & seeds, nut butters, crackers or snacks
  • Label bins and put back onto shelves in groups that make sense for you and your family – we keep things for the kids on the bottom shelf, like pouches, fruit cups, and Goldfish crackers, but keep things like snacks and canned items on higher shelves.

Colorful Foods Wellness Challenge

Refrigerator & Freezer

Just like the pantry, start by taking everything out and cleaning it (you should try to do this every few months).

  • Throw away expired foods, drinks or sauces
  • Put remaining food in a cooler for food safety
  • Wipe down shelves and drawers of refrigerator and freezer with a damp towel

Next step: organize with clear storage bins that fit your space. These are the storage bins I use in my refrigerator.

  • Purchase clear storage bins
  • Group like products together – fruits, vegetables, drinks, cheese, meat, dressings, sauces, etc.
  • Put foods into storage containers that can be – fruits, vegetables, eggs, drinks, etc.
  • Store foods safely in the refrigerator
    – Top shelves should be for prepared produce
    – Middle shelves should be for things like hummus/dips, yogurt, milk, eggs, or leftovers
    – Lower shelves should be for meats or thawing meats to prevent leakage onto other foods
    – If you have produce drawers under the bottom shelves to prevent leakage place a plate or pan under meat when thawed
    – Drinks, dressings, sauces, and other condiments can be stored in the door
  • Store like foods together in the freezer
    – Meats should be stored on the bottom shelves
    – Frozen fruits and vegetables should be stored on the top shelves
    – Toaster waffles or other prepackaged foods should be stored on the middle shelves

Cupboards

I am taking a very similar approach as the pantry by taking everything out and cleaning everything.

  • Remove all dishes, silverware, pots, and pans, serving platers and bowls, glasses, water bottles, mixing bowls, small appliances, etc.
  • Wipe down all shelves with a damp cloth
  • Regroup like items
    – Daily dishes, silverware, mixing bowls, serving dishes, kids dishes, glasses, etc.
    – Put away grouped items in cupboards near each other
  • Use the same bins as the pantry to keep smaller items organized – i.e. storage containers and lids, water bottles and lids, coffee and tea, spices, etc.

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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