# 9 Medium Company: Performance

No. 9 Medium Company
Locations in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Kalona


Performance Health & Fitness is a fitness center and physical therapy provider with locations in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Kalona. The company offers personal training, massage therapy, corporate wellness, active aging and children’s programs.

The company formed in 1999 in the founders’ basement to provide physical therapy, athletic training and sports performance-enhancement training services.

“Through hard work and dedicated service, Performance employees have been able to demonstrate phenomenal growth,” Shane Starke, Performance’s spokesman, stated in an email. “In 2008, Performance opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Coralville bringing Performance Therapies together with Performance Health & Fitness.”

According to Mr. Starke, the company is a cool place to work because it offers free gym membership to employees, flexible schedules, employee parties and frequent outings, discounted personal training, educational opportunities for professional growth and a team atmosphere.

One employee wrote about Performance during the application process,
“I love what Performance stands for. They are a family-friendly gym. They are concerned about the fitness off all ages and they provide program for people of all ages. Performance does a great job of giving back to the community and getting their members involved with community events. My life changed when I became a member here, and changed even more when I became an instructor. I do not know what I would do without my Performance family!”

Another employee mentioned Performance’s volunteering in the community and potluck get togethers, fundraising for health-related causes as reasons why the company is a coolest place to work.
-Gigi Wood