Speciality Yoga and Barre Classes at Performance Health & Fitness

Specialty Yoga & Barre

Get strong, toned, and flexible with our 6-week speciality yoga and barre classes. You’ll be led through movements by certified instructors, and benefit from skills that match your fitness level and abilities.


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Program Highlights

> taught by certified yoga & barre instructors
> access to our on-staff registered dietitian*





Per Session Series







The Barre workout is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body, ensuring no muscle is overlooked. Combining functional strength, dance, pilates, and yoga, we use bodyweight as a resistance to focus on alignment and optimal posture while enhancing body awareness, coordination, balance, and overall strength. Movements are choreographed to high-energy music which results in a fun, intense, and safe workout. Movements can be customized for all fitness levels – no experience necessary! Various props will be used including the barre, light weights, resistance bands, and yoga props.

Session Series:
Sundays 11:30am-12:30 p.m. (Julie Pady)
Mondays 7:15-8:15 p.m. (Marie Rainforth)
Fridays 5:05-6:05 a.m. (Mandi Lockwood)


Gentle flow is a softer approach to Power yoga. While the poses still flow together, the nature of it is much slower in pace and gentle in practice. It is the in between of keeping active while still maintaining that peaceful and enjoyable approach. There is less strain for mind and body. Whether you have limited capabilities, limited strength or flexibility, it can be adapted to suit everyone’s needs.

Session Series:
Mondays 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Katie Buswell)
Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 p.m. (Jennifer Austin)

When paid in advance, each class is $10 for members / $13.75 for non-members (use the download registration form to select which classes you will attend). Drop-ins are welcome if space allows (call to check availability). Each drop-in fee is $15 for members and $20 non-members. Classes are limited to 12 participants. Register today by calling 319-665-2548 or by stopping by our front desk.


*All Performance Health & Fitness members receive a one-time 30-minute personal nutrition evaluation with basic, premium, or speciality program membership. If personalized consultation is desired, nutrition coaching packages are available in addition to speciality Yoga and Barre membership. More details on nutrition coaching can be found on our Nutrition Services page. Class sizes are 5-10 to ensure safety and individualized instruction. No refunds will be issued for missed classes.



Certified Yoga Instructors:  Jennifer Austin
Certified Barre Instructors: Emily Crall, Vanessa Duerksen, Becky Klutts, Mandi Lockwood, Julie Pady and Marie Rainforth



Jennifer Austin, Performance Health and Fitness Yoga InstructorJennifer Austin: In 2012, my oldest son was diagnosed with Epilepsy.  It really made me start thinking about the things I was putting IN and ON my body as well as the things I was exposing myself to as far as chemicals.  Soon after, I started studying and researching health and wellness and getting into essential oils.  I started making my own lotions and detergent because I knew what the ingredients were and felt good about my kids being around them.  It was then that I really started getting interested in Yoga and all of the positive effects it seem to have on the body.  Not knowing much about Yoga, I decided to dive right in and get my 200 hour certification through Serenity in Iowa City.  It was honestly a life-changing event for me and I started teaching Yoga at Performance right away.  I love sharing all the good things Yoga can do for your mind, body, and spirit.  It is truly an essential part of my life and has been wonderful to see my students grow in their practice and share with me how Yoga has helped them in so many ways.


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.*

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.”*

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