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From the General Manager | September 2020 Facility Updates

From the General Manager | September 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. 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/months.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Hours of Operation for September:

 

Monday-Friday
5:00am-8:00pm

 

Saturday and Sunday
7:00am-3:00pm

 

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.

 

September Group Fitness Classes: Click here to view and/or download our full September Group Fitness Schedule

 

Child Care & Kids Classes: Closed until further notice

 

Gait Analysis

Plagued by injuries or want to improve your running form? Get a gait analysis at Performance Therapies. To make an appointment, call 319-665-2630.

What is a Gait Analysis
IMG_7963 (1024x683)To put it simply, a gait analysis is a way to evaluate your walking or running mechanics.  Gait analysis involves taking video clips, using Bosch cameras, of a patient walking or running on a treadmill.  Clips are taken from the front, rear, and side.  The video clips are uploaded to Dartfish computer software which allows the therapist to manipulate to clips by slowing down the speed, freezing frames, or taking measurements to look for asymmetrical movements, abnormal movement patterns, and/or abnormal motions.  The gait analysis provides information which can be used to diagnose, aid in intervention, and visual feedback for training.

What are the Benefits of Gait Analysis
Running velocity and kinematics are often quicker than the eye can see.  Dartfish allows the therapist to take a clip, slow down the speed to freeze frames and take measurements of various lower extremity angles.  The feedback is instant therefore if the therapist would provide an intervention, the videos can compare and contrast to determine if an intervention is effective.  Also, the feedback can be beneficial for retraining and/or correcting form to prevent future injury.

Who can Benefit from Gait Analysis
Gait analysis can be beneficial for injured runners or walkers as part of a physical therapy evaluation or when a patient is ready to return to either walking or running.  Healthy walkers and runners can also benefit from a gait analysis to provide information on a current injury, for injury prevention, and to improve performance.

Gait analysis is now offered at our Coralville Performance Therapies clinic.  The initial session, which includes a movement screen and the gait analysis, is $90.  Follow up sessions for gait training is $60.

Initial Gait Analysis Includes:

  • Functional movement analysis
  • Slow-motion, frame-by-frame  video analysis
  • Joint angle analysis
  • Multi-angle (anterior, lateral, and posterior) gait analysis
  • Individualized feedback on gait along with recommendations, exercises, and critiques to help improving running performance

Follow-Up Gait Analysis Includes:

  • Re-assessment of functional movement
  • Re-assessment of gait
  • Gait training using cues and feedback
  • Individualized gait specific exercises and drills

 

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