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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.

Trainer Pick | Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Dr. Henry Lodge

Trainer Pick | Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Dr. Henry Lodge

If you haven’t heard, I recently completed my Senior Fitness Specialist Certification.

There are many reasons why I felt compelled to further my expertise in working with older clients. The following highlights a few of the most important reasons:

  • Between the ages of 65-75, we all lose 15% of our muscle. This fact contributes to the startling statistic that 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 will have a fall that results in a trip to the emergency room. A majority of these falls, as well as other “age-related” conditions, can be prevented with proper strength and cardio training.
  • I have observed in my two-plus years at Performance Health & Fitness, many seniors coming to work out and doing the same exercises and movements each time they come. Oftentimes, people don’t have the necessary knowledge to provide an effective workout, combining balance work with functional strength, in addition to the pillars of cardio work and strength training.
  • I’ve always had an interest in working with seniors. I’ve spent the past 25 years working with adults over the age of 65, helping them to maintain an independent lifestyle. As an older adult myself, I personally understand how health challenges can affect fitness and knows how to adjust and adapt workouts so they match my client’s physical abilities.

Colorful Foods Wellness Challenge

I have also been inspired by the books Younger Next Year and Younger Next Year for Women written by Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge. Both books explain that while aging is inevitable, the decay of the physical body is not.

If you sign up to train with me, I will make sure you get a copy of your own, to inspire you as embark on your own fitness journey. For those of you who aren’t quite there yet, this book still offers valuable insight on health and wellness.

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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