About Performance Running
Performance Running was designed to create an environment that is welcoming to all runners. Whether you’re a beginning runner and you’ve never lifted weights, or you’re a seasoned veteran, you’ll fit right in at Performance Running. After all, we’re a gym designed for runners. We know that stepping into a gym for the first time can be very intimidating. We’re here to help take the intimidation away! We want to help you become comfortable with strength training, so you’re able to have strength for the long run.

Performance Running offers general monthly memberships at a very reasonable rate, with no additional fees or contracts. We want to make it as easy for you to get stronger as we possibly can. We also offer Personal Training in a one-on-one or two-person group setting. Need help with coming up with a training plan for your first 5k or trying to PR in the marathon distance? Performance Running offers run coaching to help with any level of racing.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is the owner and founder of Performance Running Gym. In the past 20 years, Mark has completed seventeen marathons, two 50k’s, two 50 mile, and three 100 mile races. Mark started strength training as a way to supplement his running and realized the benefit strength training brought to his running performance. Not only did his endurance and speed improve, but the frequency of his running injuries decreased.  In Performance Running, he wanted to develop a place that other runners could also realize the benefits of strength training in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment. Mark is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Mark is also a level 1 certified coach through the USATF.

Dr. Michael Rodriguez, DPT

Dr. Michael Rodriguez, DPT, is a physical therapist, running coach, strength and conditioning specialist, and owner of Endurance Sports Physical Therapy & Performance. A native of Chanhassen, Michael attended Drake University where he was an NCAA Division I long distance runner on the cross country and track teams. He continues to compete regularly in running events ranging from one mile to the marathon. His areas of expertise includes the analysis of running biomechanics, gait retraining, and the diagnosis and treatment of running-related injury. Michael has successfully helped athletes of all abilities – from weekend warriors, to collegiate All-Americans, to professionals – return to running pain-free.

Aaron Boike

Aaron is the Owner and Lead Trainer for 3CLICK Mobile Fitness, who partners with Performance Running to deliver Personal Training, Boot Camps, and Fitness Assessments to members. Aaron has been running since 2013, completing over 30 races between 26.2 and 103 miles, and dozens of others over the years. Early in his fitness journey, Aaron lost 75 pounds and originally trained as a powerlifter. Aaron has been training clients for over a decade, and brings to the table a deep understanding of how training strength, power, and mobility can dramatically improve running performance and reduce the incidence of injuries. Aaron has a B.S. in Kinesiology and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Ryan Williams

Ryan is a Senior Trainer for 3CLICK Fitness. He has been an athlete all his life having played football at Gustavus Adolphus College. He uses fitness and exercise to maintain an active lifestyle and continues to play softball, volleyball, basketball and golf despite having multiple major surgeries due to injury. He has run multiple half marathons in his life time and is training for his first full marathon in the fall. Ryan has a B.A. in Health Fitness and is a Certified Personal Trainer through NSCA.

Amy Divine

Amy Divine is a nationally certified Personal Trainer through American council on Exercise, she is also a certified Functional Patterns Human Foundations Practitioner, she has her BS in Psychology/Animal Science, and is CPR/AED certified. Her sole method of training is Functional Patterns to correct postural dysfunctions within the system of a body. She focuses corrective exercise that integrates dynamic movement based on each individual’s need, therefore correcting dysfunction and regaining neutrality within overall posture. By applying these techniques, proper biomechanics within the gait cycle can be obtained making every day functioning in life easier and pain free, and maximizing athletic performance. She found this method of training by surviving a life altering experience and was desperate for normal functioning and chronic pain relief. In 2014 she had a blood vessel in her spinal cord rupture just under her brain stem leaving her acutely paralyzed within 30 mins. She had to undergo emergency decompression surgery to remove a 2 1/2 inch blood clot that was compressing her spinal cord. She had a laminectomy from C2 to C5 leaving her with chronic neck, arm, and back pain. Upon finding Functional Patterns and applying posture corrective techniques pain relief was achieved within 2 sessions. She quickly proceeded down the rabbit hole of Functional Patterns and swiftly changed her career from years of animal care as a veterinary technician to a path of helping people cure their chronic pain, regain mobility, and re-tension their body.

Pat Murphy

Patrick started his exercise journey when he was in high school. With chronic Asthma, allergies, and nearly weighing 300 lbs. he decided it was time to make a change. It started slow, but eventually he was able to get from 292 lbs. down to 185 lbs. in just under 2 years and with the help and support of his friends, family, and the guidance of a trainer. He continued on his active lifestyle by absorbing and practicing bodybuilding, powerlifting, olympic lifting, yoga, and functional training while also gathering his degrees in exercise science and physical education. Still having Asthma and allergies, running was never Patrick’s cup of tea. But, he decided that if he was training runners he’d better start working on it. Slowly but surely he was able to work his way from a tough one mile to a manageable 10 mile run while still being able to control his Asthmatic flare ups. With his experience on both sides of the fitness spectrum, he hopes to help you towards your goals. Pat has his A.S. in Exercise Science and Physical Education, and is a certified trainer and weight management specialist through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Ryan Parr

Ryan’s fitness journey began after becoming injured playing collegiate football. In his recovery process, he developed a passion for postural correction and functional movement. He believes in a holistic and individualized approach to fitness and sports performance, combining postural correction and corrective exercise with sports specific movement training. Ryan has a B.S. in Business Admin. from MN State – Moorhead, is a NASM Certified Trainer and Corrective Exercise. Specialist, CHEK institute Integrated Movement Specialist, and Functional Patterns Human Foundations Practitioner.