Summer Performance Training

Summer Fitness ’19 Fitness / Performance Training at MERGE!
Greetings from your MERGE family!   Summer ’19 training schedule and some fun news! Keep reading for how to create your summer plans! AND please pass along to friends, teammates and anyone who might be interested!
We would LOVE the opportunity to work with you on your fitness and performance goals this summer.  As long-time trainer, current Fighting Saints S&C Coach and part MERGE owner, […]

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MERGE T&F Club 2019 Season

Area coaches, former athletes, current Loras TF athletes along with MERGE Performance Institute are excited to announce the 2019 edition of a FUN and comprehensive youth track club in Dubuque, Iowa dedicated to the education and development of Dubuque area youth (boys and girls). The MERGE program will focus on dynamic movements and skill sessions through the season. It is committed to maintaining a positive environment to help build confidence. […]

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“Veteran” Athletes…Age nothing more than a number!

Athletes come in all shapes, sizes and ages. While it is common to think of athletes being different shapes and sizes, from figure skaters to sumo wrestlers; perhaps it is not common place to consider athletes across the lifespan, specifically the second half of the lifespan. However, to overlook these individuals would be a mistake. Whether it was Satchel Paige playing professional baseball at 59 years of age, Gary Player […]

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New Trainer Introduction!

MERGE Performance is please to formally introduce two new trainers to our already experienced staff!
Kelsey Betthauser is originally from Ellsworth, Wisconsin. And while currently still finishing her undergraduate degree (Wellness and Exercise Science) at the University of Dubuque where she is also on the Track and Field team specializing in throws she already has some great experience. In the Summer of 2018 Kelsey with EXOS who provides strength coaching experience […]

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Emotional Fitness – A Three-Week SEL Workshop for Parent(s) AND Child(ren)

March 6, 13, 20 (2019) on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm (Three session workshop) at MERGE Performance Institute (2300 John F Kennedy).
This interactive workshop for children ages 6-10 years* + at least one adult is designed to develop skills in social emotional learning (SEL) which includes understanding and managing emotions, setting and achieving positive goals, and establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. This workshop will include interactive experiential […]

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It’s the Holidays! … Cardio, Weights and Weight Loss.

Cardio, Weights, and Weight loss by Chayse Jackson
With the holidays just around the corner, staying fit is on everyone’s mind. Individuals of all backgrounds rush to the gym to tone up their body, and prevent the dreaded winter weight. Yet, even with this rush, nobody quite seems to know the most effective way to get in shape. At MERGE, we combine various types of training to give you the best […]

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Friday Night Lights

Concussions are no joke! by Jeremy Clausen, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
When you think Fall, what do you think of? The cool Fall air? The changing of the leaves? A pumpkin patch with your family or significant other? How about the screaming of fans at a Friday night football game after a big play or a big hit? Personally, those are just a few of the reasons that Fall is my […]

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