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From the General Manager | December 23, 2020 Update

From the General Manager | December 23, 2020 Update

DECEMBER 23, 2020 UPDATE

 

We understand that outdoor or home exercise can be difficult for many who may be immunocompromised, in particular during winter months in Iowa. Our hope is that we can provide a healthy outlet for those individuals to continue to maintain their health and fitness this winter while creating an environment where they can feel safe to do so.

 

In an effort to accommodate those in our membership family who may be immunocompromised or those who have requested the full use of masks within the facility, Performance Health & Fitness will implement mask required hours during the month of January.

 

These hours will be reserved from 1:30pm-3:30pm each day, Monday through Friday for the duration of the month of January. We will monitor these hours and will review them for any continuation or changes that may take place beyond January 31st.

 

Outside of the hours of 1:30pm-3:30pm Monday through Friday, we will continue to follow the guidance found in the governor’s proclamation which requires of the use of masks/face coverings at indoor businesses with the exception to remove them while actively exercising. We just ask that you please utilize a mask or face covering while entering/exiting the facility and while in any common areas where social distancing may be difficult such as locker room, stairwell, and lobby areas.

 

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 December:

 

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

 

Holiday Hours

 

December 24 | 5:00am-5:00pm
December 25 | Closed
December 31 | 5:00am-5:00pm
January 1 | 8:00am-12:00pm

 

Holiday Group Fitness Classes

 

December 24 + 31
5:05am RPM
5:35am BodyPump
9:15am BodyPump/CXWorx
10:30am Stretch & Mobility
12:05pm BodySculpt

 

January 1
9:00am BodyPump
10:00am Spin
10:15am BodyAttack

 

Keep in mind – all Group Fitness Classes (included with ALL Performance membership types) require pre-registration to ensure proper social distancing. If you haven’t tried out a class yet, email membership@perfther.com and we’ll help you with the steps to reserve your space.

 

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.

 

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.

Senior Fitness Workout of the Week #04

Senior Fitness Workout of the Week #04

Monte Priske is back with another Senior Fitness Workout of the Week video.

If you understand the value in movement, strength training, and keeping your body healthy, watch these videos and follow along – or share them with someone you care about who could benefit from these workouts.

WORKOUT #04

3 sets of 10 repetitions for each exercise

OPEN BOOK

MARCH WITH A HOLD

CRUNCH

GLUTE BRIDGE MARCH

Watch the video tutorial of this workout on our YouTube Channel >>

Senior Fitness Workout of the Week

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About Monte Priske

Monte Priske is a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist. He has a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation, is a Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 & 2, and is also a StrongFirst-Certified Kettlebell Instructor + Barbell Instructor.

At Performance Health & Fitness, Monte trains a wide variety of clients with different backgrounds, health and wellness goals, and capabilities. He has also adapted in a variety of ways to meet his client’s needs, including using the space shown in this video to train clients that want an extra level of social distancing and safety precautions. This space has a separate private entrance and is the perfect location to get a high-quality personal training session while limiting exposure to other individuals. *Monte wears a mask and maintains adequate distance while training clients.

Want more Workout of the Week videos? See our full workout video archive >>

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About Monte Priske

Monte PriskeMonte has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training, and yoga.

As Monte started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.

Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor; NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2

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 Monte Priske

Monte PriskeMonte has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training, and yoga.

As Monte started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.

Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor; NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2

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 Monte Priske

Monte PriskeMonte has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training, and yoga.

As Monte started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.

Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor; NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2

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 Monte Priske

Monte PriskeMonte has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training, and yoga.

As Monte started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.

Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor; NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2

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 Monte Priske

Monte PriskeMonte has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training, and yoga.

As Monte started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.

Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor; NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2

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 Monte Priske

Monte PriskeMonte has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training, and yoga.

As Monte started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.

Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor; NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2

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 Monte Priske

Monte PriskeMonte has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. Throughout high school, he participated in many sports and weight training. In college, he played rugby at the University of Iowa. Monte’s adult fitness interests have included running marathons, half marathons, strength training, and yoga.

As Monte started training others, he knew assisting others to become strong and reach their fitness goals was his calling. He has since become certified as a personal trainer and functional movement specialist. His goals as a trainer are to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to assist clients in maximizing their fitness and improving their quality of life. His special interest is in helping middle aged people like himself reach their fitness goals while making strength training an integral part of their personal fitness and wellness program.

Certifications: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation; NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; StrongFirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor Level 1; StrongFirst Certified Barbell Instructor; NASM-Certified Senior Fitness Specialist; Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 and 2

*Results may vary