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HEALTH CLUB HOURS & OPERATIONS UPDATES TAKING EFFECT JUNE 1, 2020

HEALTH CLUB HOURS & OPERATIONS UPDATES TAKING EFFECT JUNE 1, 2020

To Performance Health & Fitness Members & Future Guests:

 

On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020, Governor Reynolds announced the expiration of the original COVID-19 proclamation that was signed on March 17th, allowing Performance Health & Fitness to reopen on Friday, May 15th with modifications and restrictions, such as limiting our capacity to 50% and ensuring patrons follow proper social distancing guidelines while in the facility.

 

Based on what we’ve experienced so far and the feedback we’ve received from members, we will be making the following changes to our hours and operations as of Monday, June 1st, 2020.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

 

Our extended hours of operation will be:

 

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

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

 

We will continue to review hours of operation throughout the month and will make an announcement if they will change again on or after July 1st.

 

Hours today through May 31st will not change:

 

Monday-Friday: 6:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Sunday: Closed

 

LOCKER ROOMS AND SHOWERS

 

Members and guests will continue to have access to restrooms and changing areas. As of June 1st, members and guests will also have access to showers but are asked to be mindful and maintain adequate social distancing and cleaning/sanitation policies.

 

GROUP FITNESS

 

We will be offering a limited number of group fitness classes for the month of June (more class options than we had in May). We will continue to limit our attendance for each class to 9 participants and require advance registration (within 48 hours of the class) through myiclubonline.com. If you have questions about how to start or manage your myiclubonline.com account, please email membership@perfther.com or visit/call the Service Desk.

 

VIRTUAL MEMBERSHIP

 

All Performance Health & Fitness members will continue to have unlimited access to in-person and virtual (Zoom) group fitness classes. For any member or non-member that doesn’t feel comfortable visiting our facility at this time, we now have a membership option that will allow you to attend unlimited Zoom classes. Dues for this Virtual Membership is $29.00 per month billed month-to-month. To enroll or change your membership type, please stop by the Service Desk, email membership@perfther.com, or call us at 319-665-2548.

 

CHILD CARE

 

Childcare services and kid fitness programs will not be available in the month of June. Again, we will review these services and will announce any changes prior to July 1st.

 

SCREENING

 

These policies and procedures took effect when we re-opened our doors on May 15th and will continue to be required throughout the month of June:

 

When you arrive at Performance Health & Fitness you will be asked health-related questions by a team member who will also scan your body temperature with a touch-free infrared forehead thermometer. Although this should be a relatively quick check-in process, we ask for your patience with these new procedures and help us maintain the guidance of our health professionals.

 

Once a team member has completed your health screen, you will be provided cleaning and disinfecting supplies (EPA-certified solution) that you will use throughout your visit and return prior to leaving. With these personal cleaning supplies, you will be required to thoroughly clean all equipment and surfaces you come in contact with before and after use. In addition, our staff will continue additional cleaning and sanitation procedures to ensure the cleanliness of our facility.

 

Numerous hand sanitation stations will be installed throughout our facility and we encourage practicing good hygiene before, during, and after your visit by washing your hands thoroughly and using our sanitation stations regularly.

 

In addition to screening all of our members, guests, and patients, our team members will also be screened and will not be allowed to come to work if they are experiencing any illness or symptoms consistent with the CDC and IDPH guidelines.

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

To allow credit for the time we were closed, memberships were not billed in April or May. Regular billing cycles will resume beginning June 1st. If you have questions about your membership dues, please email membership@perfther.com.

 

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From all of us at Performance Health & Fitness, thank you for your patience and understanding these past few weeks and months. We have enjoyed seeing your faces again and look forward to the brighter and healthier days ahead.

 

In health,

Brock Reed

 

p.s. if you have any questions about membership, re-opening procedures, etc. please email membership@perfther.com.

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.

Strength Training Tips for Runners

Strength Training Tips for Runners

Attention Runners!

It has been a goal of mine to raise awareness about the benefits of strength training for runners as a personal trainer but also as someone who has witnessed the benefits first hand when I completed my first half marathon 2 years ago.

When it comes to competitive athletes who incorporate consistent strength training, runners are still living in the stone ages.

They haven’t quite dabbled in the world of strength training because of the common misconceptions that it is going to slow you down and add bulk.

Wrongo!

There are many benefits to adding strength training when you are a runner. When you start to incorporate strength training you will notice that your running efficiency improves, your posture stays upright instead of collapsing as you get tired, you become less fatigued, your risk of injury decreases, running will feel easier, your metabolism increases and you will be able to run faster rather than slower.

Without boring you too much with the exercise physiology … when you put on more lean muscle tissue it actually allows you to exert more force in order to help you run faster and puts less pressure on your joints as it strengthens your bones.

Colorful Foods Wellness Challenge

The first order of business when I asses a runner is that I look at their posture.

Posture Corrections

Typical bad posture is the head is jutted forward, shoulders are slumped forward and your pelvis tilts forward rather than a perfectly upright position to run more efficiently.

By taking a look at their posture, it allows me to see what we need to work on together in order to achieve their goal of running more efficiently and faster.

There are three main things in order to change your running posture which increases:

  • your flexibility or mobility with regular stretching or by incorporating a yoga class every week.
  • your shoulder stability.
  • your back strength, core stability, as well as strengthening your glutes and hamstrings with lower body exercises to correct for the pelvis tilting forward.

You may even need to go and work with a physical therapist first before we start strengthening your muscles. If your goal is to run faster then we definitely need to be putting on lean muscle tissue without putting on mass which can be done, so no bulking here!

Click the exercise links below to see a demonstration video (YouTube).

Common Upper Body Exercises

Open Book Chest Mobility Exercise
Seated Row
Lateral Raises
Reverse Flys

Core Exercises

Plank Hold
Crunches
Double Leg Raises
Deadbugs

Common Lower Body Exercises

Squats
Lunges
Deadlifts
Hip Bridges
Prone HS Curls

The type of strength training program that you complete is dependent on your weaknesses and current fitness level. If you would like to be put on a strength training program I would suggest that you meet with a trainer in order to establish your current goals, do a fitness assessment, and see what your current issues are so that they can help you correct for them. They can also help you to understand why you are doing the exercises that they prescribe to know that it will only help you rather than hurt you to achieve your running goals this year.

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About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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 Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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 Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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 Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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 Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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 Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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 Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health Coach

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services & Certified Health CoachLynde has been a personal trainer for over eight years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

*Results may vary