Fitness FAQs

Learn more about Performance Physical Therapy and read our FAQs Below to view our Frequently Asked Questions!

[su_spoiler title=”Benefits of Joining our Fitness Center” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]• Convenient Hours
• Free & Easy Parking
• NO Big Crowds
• No Skimpy Outfits
• No Hidden Costs or Fees
• Science Based Workouts
• Results that Matter to YOU
• NOT Intimidating
[su_spoiler title=”What Are Our Hours?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]Monday through Thursday: 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Closed Sunday (day of rest!)[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What Makes You Different From Other Fitness Centers?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]Let Us Count the Ways!!!

• We cater to regular people! No one is in skimpy outfits, no one is shouting or yelling out, no one is
preparing for a best body competition!
• We are experts in how the human body works! When we give you a workout, you won’t get hurt!
• Smaller is better! We know our members, and they know us. It’s a cool thing when everyone is here
to help you succeed!
• You don’t pay for things you don’t need/use! We are here for people who want to get healthy, stay
healthy, and feel better. We are not a mini country club, and we don’t try to up-sell you things you
really don’t want! No pro shop, no café, no botox offerings!
• When you have a question, we have staff to answer! We reserve the right to come up to you at any time. Come and say hello, ask how things are going, and ask if you have questions. We also reserve the right to nicely correct your form, give you a few new exercises to try, or even stretch you out if you look like you need it![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What’s A Fitness Evaluation And Why Do I Need It?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]Our Fitness Evaluations are Science Backed, and are designed to test your body in ways that are meaningful
to YOU! Our fitness test may be different for a 30-year-old weekend warrior versus a 75-year-old retired
chemist. By tailoring a meaningful test according to YOUR needs, we can decide what program is best for
YOU! Because we do a customized fitness evaluation, you get a customized workout program. You wouldn’t
want a standard workout program any more than you would want a one size fits all suit or dress![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do You Have Personal Trainers?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We are very proud that we have smart, motivated, and caring trainers who give one on one attention for those who value it. Our trainers work side by side with our physical therapists to make sure your program is
perfect for YOU![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What’s A Personal Trainer And Why Do I Need One?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]A personal trainer is someone who has specialized education in exercise prescription. Some reasons our members schedule appointments with a trainer:

• Needs to be held accountable. (‘She’s waiting for me at the fitness center, I’d better get there.’)
• Needs One-on-One Attention (‘I am so new to exercising, I’ll never remember how to do anything!’)
• Needs frequent changes to program/doesn’t like routine.
• Has a certain body area that has been injured, and is not confident that safety is present on own.
• Likes social interaction and feedback

People use personal trainers for different reasons. Some of our members choose to use a trainer because it helps them make an appointment to make sure fitness is part of their busy schedule. When working with a trainer, they will put you through a workout, customized to you, to help you reach your goals, or simply stay fit and active.

Many folks like the one on one attention they get with a trainer, forming a partnership for their long term health and wellness. A trainer is alike having a personal coach, focused on helping you be the best you can be. Having trainers who know how to help push you to make the most out of your workouts without feeling like a drill sergeant at basic training is important to us.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How do you set Fitness Goals?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”] Fitness goals vary per individuals. We have members who have specific goals in mind- getting in shape to run a 5K, or go on an adventure vacation with family, where others are trying to lose weight or keep in shape to avoid joint replacement surgery. Some folks are trying to make sure their new joints function as best as possible, and they stay active. Whatever your goal, our trainers will work with you to help you achieve realistic goals, in and out of the gym.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”I Already Have A Gym Membership Somewhere Else. Can I Still Take Advantage Of Your Fitness Evaluation Or Trainers?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]You sure can! Our evaluation results and programs are designed specifically for you, and can be ‘taken’
anywhere! Some people even belong to more than one fitness center.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do You Have Towel Service?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We offer free towels.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Are There Lockers?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We have plenty of lockers for you to use, as well as locks( small fee for the locks!)[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do I Need To Bring My Own Water?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We offered unlimited filtered water. Feel free to bring your favorite bottle and hydrate to your heart’s content![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How Do I Track My Fitness At PPT?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]Tracking fitness is a big deal. The key to reaching your goals is knowing what to measure! We make our measurements functional, meaningful, and backed by research. Once you have a baseline, regular re-tests that make sense for YOU will let us know how to make any changes.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How Do I Schedule A Visit To The Gym?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]When you are ready to start feeling better, call 234-2288 to schedule your first visit![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do You Have A Trial Membership?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]In a word—NO! It’s not necessary, because you can just drop by and pay a daily fee, or join for one month.

That said, if you do sign up for a fitness evaluaMon or personal training, This is a labor intensive program! We put a lot of effort and energy into YOUR program. Therefore, there is no way to ‘try’ it! You are already in it! However, if it turns out to be less that you expected, you are not charged for anything beyond the month or training sessions you have already paid for.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do I Need A Long Gym Orientation?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]That depends on you! We do insist that you know what you are doing for safety and results. Most people get it in just a few visits, but we are ALWAYS there to help out. In fact, we are all trained to look for a member who seems to not know what they are doing, and to give help! That’s just the kind of fitness center we are!! Will someone show me how to use all the equipment? What if I forget?

You will be shown exactly how to use everything at your orientation. We expect that you won’t be 100% perfect the first. We are always here! Ask! And if you don’t look like you know, we will be there anyway!![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is Any Equipment Off Limits?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]If someone else is using the equipment, you can’t use it! No sharing of equipment!! And since we have lots of couples who work out together, no hand holding while on the treadmills!! (It could be dangerous and we ask all members to keep it PG rated in the gym please!)[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Are There Showers?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We have 2 complete and separate showers (one in each bathroom, just like home!) We personally do not enjoy showering in public, so we designed it for privacy![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Other Gyms Have Things Like Massage Services. What Do You Have?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We do have a wonderful massage therapist on staff, because we believe that massage is NOT a luxury, but an important part of feeling better! DO you deserve a regular massage? Heck yes![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Guest Policy?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]Guests are welcome to join you for only $10/per visit.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can I Put My Membership On Hold?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]You can put your membership on hold for a minimum of one month at a Mme. Just let us know in writing (keeps everyone on the same page!), and winter in Florida, or summer in Italy, or just take care of the in laws for the month!![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do You Have Family Memberships?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We offer discounts for family members who join. You get 5% off the second and third membership, and the fourth family member gets to exercise for FREE!!![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How Can I Pay For Memberships? How Do You Bill Me?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]You can pay by check or auto payment of your credit card, which is securely kept on file. We also accept good old fashioned cash, but we do NOT accept live chickens, or garden produce as payment! My company offers reimbursement for gym memberships. Do you participate in these programs? Just let us know the program, and we can let you know quickly and easily![/su_spoiler]


We understand that you may have a lot of question as it relates to the Coronavirus.  We are monitoring the situation very closely, and will work as hard as we can to answer all of your questions in a timely manner.  We will continue to update our FAQs as needed.

[su_spoiler title=”Has your fitness center closed?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]

Yes. Our fitness center has been closed until April 1st, 2020.

[su_spoiler title=”What happens if I have a monthly membership?

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All monthly membership payment dates have been pushed back 15 days.

[su_spoiler title=”What happens if I have a bi-annual or annual membership?” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]Your membership has been extended 15 days.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”My membership dues payment is coming up, but the fitness center is closed. Will I still be billed?

” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]No fitness dues will be processed during our closure of the fitness center

[su_spoiler title=”What if I still have a personal training/massage or stretch and go package?

” style=”fancy” icon=”arrow”]We are still offering personal training, massage and stretch and go session at a limited capacity to abide by the CDC guidelines.

[su_spoiler title=”What precautions is PPT taking to help with the prevention of their members contracting the coronavirus inside the clinic?

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  1. We are increasing the time scheduled between physical therapy patients to decrease volume of people in the building.
  2. Visitors that accompany patients will be discouraged from sitting in our waiting room.
  3. We will have a dedicated staff member to clean our fitness center every hour to wipe down all equipment and focus on “touch points”
  4. We have added disinfectant wipe stations between mat tables



Got any more questions not answered here in this FAQ?

You can send your questions to our Director of Wellness Services, Matt Phifer at

Thank you!