Why Should you Stretch? Static Stretching Explained.

No matter how you spend your time – being physically active or sitting at a desk – you can benefit from regular stretching. Stretching, when done properly, lengthens your muscles and tendons, which increases range of motion, helps to prevent inquiries and improves physical performance (both in physical activities and regular functional movements and daily […]

Corrective Exercises to Prevent Low Back Pain

Low back pain affects a large number of people – including athletes. Many times this pain can end up preventing its sufferers from exercising and, when severe enough, performing their regular daily activities. These exercises are designed to prevent low back pain by addressing hip mobility, thoracic spine mobility and core stability.

Olympians shine the light on the benefits of cupping

What were those marks on Michael Phelps? Many Olympic athletes are turning to alternative medicine to help enhance their performance. The idea behind cupping is that it will help the athletes heal their strained bodies before their next competition.  Olympic athletes push their bodies to new limits and having access to cupping is helping them […]

The Qualities of Performance

The team of Performance Therapies and Performance Health and Fitness has been working hard to bridge the gap between rehabilitation, fitness, and performance. In doing so, we have been working on creating a common language and philosophy to provide clients with a safe and effective training program for their goals. This also gives our therapy […]

How Physical Therapists & Personal Trainers Work Together to Help You

This is the third blog in a 3-part series. First blog – Second blog The Performance Team In my previous blog, I discussed finding the right movement specialist for you to aid you in functioning at your highest level. We discussed which type of movement specialist, be it a PT or fitness professional might be right for […]

Finding the Correct Movement Specialist for You

This is the second blog in a 3-part series. To read the first blog, click here. According to the National Institute of Health, orthopedic disease affects more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.  In 2011, $874 billion was spent on health care costs and lost wages due to orthopedic diseases, disorders and injuries […]

Two Tips to a More Healthy and Productive Life

1 – Understand your body and how to maintain it It always amazes me when I am interviewing patients how little people know about their bodies and health histories. Imagine if you were given one car when you turned 16, and were told you only have this car for the rest of your life, so […]

Stay strong with physical therapy: optimize your training while preventing pain and injury

When you think of a Physical Therapist (PT) what is the first thing that runs through your mind?  Are they words like injury, surgery, rehab or pain?  Or maybe you think of PTs in the hospital that help patients walk so they can safely return home.  What struck me as I was going through physical […]

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.*

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.”*

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.*

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.*

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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.”*

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!”*

*Results may vary