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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.




Brock Reed
General Manager, Performance health & Fitness




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


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Weightlifting Seminars and Mock Meet


Have you been looking to make improvements to your Olympic lifts – or – been thinking about learning to Clean & Jerk and/or Snatch? In the next few months, our very own Leah Robertson will be hosting two free lifting technique seminars, and a mock-meet (not sanctioned) right here at Performance Health & Fitness. There are limited spaces for all three events, so to reserve your spot, you need to register via Facebook or Eventbright – first come, first served.




[FREE] Snatch Seminar, April 27th 2019 10:30am-12:00pm
This seminar is for beginners and advanced weightlifters alike. We are going to introduce the snatch movement while going over training variations, tips, drills and ideas to help introduce it into your regular routine or give you some new drills to help improve your overall technique. We will troubleshoot some of the more common and widespread issues of the snatch as well. The last half hour will be the hands on coaching part where Leah will watch and evaluate you and your groups technique, offer advice and coaching cues to help with your training. We will also discuss the Mock Weightlifting meet that will be held at the gym on June 29th.


[FREE] Clean and Jerk Seminar, June 1st 2019 10:30am-12:00pm
This seminar is also for beginners and advanced weightlifters. We are going to introduce the clean and jerk movements, while also going over some training variations of both the clean and the jerk movements. We will offer some training tips and drills that might help if you are new to lifting or just at a training plateau. We will also troubleshoot some of the more common and widespread issues of both the clean and the jerk. The last half hour will be the hands on coaching part where Leah will watch and evaluate you and your groups technique, offer advice and coaching cues to help with your training. We will also discuss more in-depth what to expect from the Mock Weightlifting meet that will be held at the gym on June 29th.


Competition (Mock Meet), June 29th 2019 9:30am until TBD [$25.00]
Come out and see the fun competition side of Olympic lifting instead of just the training aspect. Have fun with other members, compete with friends and push yourself! This meet will only be a mock meet and is not a sanctioned event, so it cannot be used as a qualifier.


Seminar Coach: Leah Robertson


• M.S. in Exercise Physiology
• B.Ed.S. in Exercise Science
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator
• Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified
• USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
• Eleiko Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified


Leah has been involved in strength and conditioning since high school when she started strength training for softball. After high school she played softball for the University of Kansas. While at KU she interned with her strength staff as well as completing a summer internship at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Headquarters in Colorado Springs where she got to assist with training the local Police, S.W.A.T. and Fire departments as well as assisting with pre-season testing for the Colorado Avalanche. After graduating from KU she continued at Auburn University as a graduate assistant in the Olympic Sports Weight room and then full time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working with the Softball, Diving and Gymnastics as well as assisting with Baseball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Track and Field. Leah competed in Olympic lifting for 3 and a half years while down in Auburn, she qualified for the University Nationals and the American Open. Leah has been at Performance since Dec. 2015. She runs the Performance Sport and Speed in house program. She is also the strength coach for City High Little Hawks, and she has assisted at schools all over Iowa including, West High, Solon, Mount Vernon, North Fayette Valley, Northeast Gooselake and more.

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