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From the General Manager | July 2020 Facility Updates

From the General Manager | July 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 6 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

 

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.

 

July Group Fitness Classes: Click here to view and/or download our full July 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.

Monte's Workout of the Week #46

Workout of the Week #46

Need some workout inspiration? Give this workout a try! Feel free to modify as needed based on your ability and available time, and reach out on social or at the health club if you have any questions about the movements.

THE WORKOUT

4 sets of each group | 8 reps of each movement (unless otherwise noted)

Group A
Push-ups
Dumbbell Front Raises (vertical grip)
Dumbbell Lateral Raises
Upright Row
Shoulder Presses

Group B
Wall Squats (x10)
Reverse Lunges
Goblet Squats
Kettlebell Swings

Group C
Plank (1 minute)
Russian Twists
Leg Lowers
Reverse Sit-ups (x12)

Pause and rest as needed.

Want to ask me a question about this workout, personal training, or Performance Health & Fitness’ Boot Camp? Email me at mpriske@perfther.com or call 319-665-2548.

You can also watch the video tutorial on our YouTube Workout of the Week Channel >>

Monte's Workout of the Week #46

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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