As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Backed by the 28 years of dancing experience of owner and director Dawn Brooks, Dawn's Dance Depot offers a variety of boogie-bettering classes for anyone ages 2 and up. Children, teens, and baby-bodied Benjamin Buttons can enlist in any of schedule's dance classes, which incorporate multiple styles and skill levels.
The family gym focuses on building children's strength and discipline, encouraging bone density, growth, balance and coordination through CFC Kids classes for ages 3 to 15. One of the most exhilarating parts of visiting CrossFit Collinsville is the mystery that accompanies each day's workouts. The trainers specializing in creating generalized fitness routines out of exercises adaptable to any skill level or age. Depending on the day, workouts could include flipping tires, performing gymnastics on hanging rings, or running outside. No matter the workouts, the emphasis remains on building strength for any challenge, as well as creating a community of like-minded athletes to offer encouragement for both kids and adults.
At J5 CrossFit, owner Jordan Unfried and a team of dedicated, certified CrossFit coaches motivate students to build strong, healthy bodies through intense exercise regimens based on functional movements. Rather than waste time on a treadmill parked in front of a flat-screen TV, CrossFit athletes tackle a wide range of strength, conditioning, and gymnastic workouts, incorporating moves such as hoisting barbells, leaping onto boxes, and exercising on iron rings.
Fitness and sport. McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness focuses on both with traditional and sport tae kwon do classes. During those classes, students bust boards with fists of fury, master technique, and spar to enhance agility, strength, and balance. As they teach these skills, instructors also infuse students with the values of confidence and discipline. Similar benefits are bestowed during yoga and koryo gumdo—a martial art that employs the graceful use of the long sword.
Club Fitness makes exercise accessible, offering dozens of group classes to participants of all fitness levels at more than 20 locations throughout the St. Louis area. Teams of instructors lead lessons in activities such as cycling, ab-focused exercises, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba aerobics.