Brendon Panther, Personal Trainer and Strength Coach

Brendon Panther

Personal Trainer

B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, M.A. in Kinesiology

​Brendon grew up in Iowa City. After writing his own programs in high school, he learned the technique of Olympic weightlifting under coach Jianping Ma as well as how to write strength programs under UNI’s head strength and conditioning coach Jed Smith. Brendon gained more experience working with the Waterloo Black Hawks as well as multiple teams at UNI.

Brendon is currently at Iowa City West High School working as the strength and conditioning coach as well as working with the students in Performance PE. In his free time, Brendon enjoys music, relaxing with his family, and supporting his athletes whenever possible.

Brendon was an absolute delight to work with. He’s very good at putting his clients at ease and not making them feel like fools if they don’t know what they’re doing. He’s excellent at explaining everything including what muscle you’re working out. His also good explaining to you how to prevent injuries while working out.


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Initial Consultation with Brendon






Brendon is an excellent trainer that uses evidence based science to train . He makes sure proper form is used to prevent injury and maximize results.


Usefully guidance from Brendon! I am beginning to have more energy.

Performance is a terrific gym. Staff always friendly and helpful. Appreciate the cleanliness and continued COVID precautions. Personal trainer, Brendon, is outstanding and am impressed with his knowledge!