Classes in Granite City

Up to 67% Off at PHG CrossFit

Shrewsbury

$179 $59

Instructors lead students of all abilities in ever-changing workouts that work to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance

Up to 80% Off Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

Up to 85% Off Metabolic Strength Training

Brentwood

$120 $29

Both options include a nutritional consultation

69% Off Personal Fitness Program

St. Louis

$275 $85

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Up to 57% Off at CrossFit South City

St. Louis

$150 $65

Instructors motivate students to tone and slim bodies in high-energy workouts of the day; fundamentals course recommended for beginners

Up to 54% Off Indoor Boot Camp

Saint Louis

$60 $29

Indoor, one-hour wintertime boot camp sessions get groups moving with the guidance of an experienced trainer tailored to all fitness levels

Up to 47% Off Arteaga Photos

The Southampton

$19 $10

24" X 36" black and white poster commemorates iconic St. Louis creation and 26-page book details the building process with vivid photographs

Up to 65% Off Pilates Classes

Ladue

$150 $71

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Instructors guide up to eight students through core-strengthening stretches and resistance work aboard the Reformer machine

Up to 86% Off CrossFit Classes at Heavy Metal CrossFit

Kings Oak

$275 $39

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CrossFit classes combine an ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional movements to keep clients in shape

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes

Tower Grove

$100 $29

Expert instructors lead students in jujitsu and Fight Fit conditioning classes

Up to 76% Off Yoga Fusion Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Beginning and ending with yogic exercise, classes also address strength and cardio training

64% Off Yoga Classes

Tower Grove South

$70 $25

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50% Off Services

Ferguson

$100 $50

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Up to 78% Off Fitness Classes or Gym Membership

Central West End

$80 $19

Center located on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus features highly trained, certified fitness pros and top-notch equipment

Up to 55% Boot Camp at HD Fitness

Downtown St. Louis

$100 $50

Resistance and cardiovascular exercises keep participants active throughout the entire workout, raising heart-rates and helping shed pounds

Up to 52% Off Children's Dance Classes

Overland

$90 $45

Experienced instructors give kids a well-rounded dance education with a focus on theory and technique

Up to 53% Off Wine Class at The Vino Gallery

Central West End

$30 $15

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Groups of 10–20 students gain groundwork of recognizing varietals, wine regions, and food pairings as they sample sips

61% Off a Photography Workshop from STLPhotoArt

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

A skilled photographer guides small groups of students through hands-on shooting experiences at a variety of scenic city locations

Up to 73% Off Group Fitness or Dance Classes

Central West End

$65 $19

Spacious dance studio holds variety of classes atop its 1,200 sq. ft. sprung hardwood dance floor

51% Off Boxing Classes

Clayton

$80 $39

Trainers lead more than 10 boxing classes that help athletes get in shape and improve skills such as speed, agility, and coordination

50% Off

Brentwood

$48 $24

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Up to 71% Off Dance Classes

Tower Grove South

$48 $20

Modern dance lessons stress the idea of expression through movement; tunes from Broadway musicals soundtrack jazz dance classes

48% Off Pottery Painting

Oakville

$25 $13

Choose from hundreds of food-safe, functional ceramic items before decorating with paints, brushes, and patterns in a new location

Up to 57% Off Zumba or Dance Packages

The Gate

$60 $30

Afro-Caribbean and Latin beats motivate moves in one-hour Zumba classes; dance classes include salsa and bachata

Up to 57% Off Beginning Knitting Classes

Saint Louis

$45 $20

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Students learn to work with knit and purl stitches during beginning knitting classes in two sessions over two weeks

Up to 53% Off Classes at Craft Alliance in Grand Center

Grand Center

$139 $69

Artistic instructors teach students how to work with digital images, clay, fiber, wood, and metals

50% Off Pottery Painting at Pottery Hollow 

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Paint ceramic mugs, figurines, and platters with colorful pigments inside a studio with an enchanted-forest theme

Up to 81% Off Bikram Yoga St. Louis

Clayton

$127.50 $29

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Beginners are welcome at this friendly yoga studio, which turns the heat up to increase circulation and loosen the muscles

Up to 81% Off at J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

Certified CrossFit coaches lead intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 11,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 81% Off Classes at J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

Trainers use a variety of ever-changing exercises using various equipment and functional movements to prep for all physical activities

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes

Collinsville

$90 $18

Expert instructors create new workouts every day to form well-rounded athletes and keep fitness regimes interesting

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes in University City

University City

$130 $49

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Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

Up to 73% Off at Hot Yoga Edwardsville

Glen Carbon

$75 $20

Hot yoga performed in 95-degree room promotes flexibility, weight loss, and detoxification

Up to 91% Off Yoga or Martial Arts Classes

Maplewood

$200 $20

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Choose from yoga, tai chi, self-defense, and integrative martial arts sessions, which cover dozens of techniques from around the world

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

No Excuses

$125 $35

Burn fat and build muscle in these high-energy aerobic and boot-camp workouts

Half Off Flip-Flop Crocheting Class

Fairview Heights

$35 $17.50

Students revamp a pair of their own flip-flops with crocheting techniques

Up to 73% Off at Webster Yogaworks

Webster Yogaworks

$119 $39

Yoga practitioners find mind/body balance at a brand-new studio with hardwood floors and large windows that let in plenty of natural light

Up to 75% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

St. Louis Gymnastics Centre

$150 $39

Studio's owner uses his 13 years of experience in the fitness industry to lead clients through boot-camp-style workouts

Up to 78% Off Kids Dance Classes

O Fallon

$120 $29

Instructors teach the fundamentals of styles such as ballet, pointe, hip-hop, tap, and jazz dance

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

Belleville

$160 $60

Experienced instructors lead popular, high-intensity Insanity classes or help clients achieve goals through a resistance-training program

Up to 55% Off Turbo Kick Classes

Saint Charles

$50 $25

Instructor combines kickboxing and dance in a routine backed by high-energy music; classes torch calories and improve endurance

Up to 63% Off Group Fitness Classes

Millstadt

$72 $29

Instructors help guests develop strength during boot-camp classes, flexibility with Pilates, and inner calm with yoga

50% Off Services

Maryland Heights

$70 $35

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Up to 59% Off Yoga Classes

Richmond Heights

$120 $49

Experienced yoga instructors guide yogis of all skill levels through classes that range from gentle Hatha yoga to high-energy Vinyasa flow

Up to 67% Off Personal Training at GraceFitness

Saint Louis

$50 $20

Trainer with more than 16 years of experience helps clients meet their fitness goals, whether that's to lose weight or build muscle mass

Up to 60% Off Boxing and Cage Fitness Classes

Fenton

$25 $12

Fitness instructors lead fast-paced boxing, kickboxing, and cage fitness classes that build strength and endurance in an upbeat atmosphere

Up to 76% Off Gym Memberships and Personal Training

Fenton

$320 $99

Enjoy full access to the gym with up to six family members; personal training session included with each option

Up to 55% Off Group Personal-Training Sessions

Maryville

$65 $30

Get all the benefits of a personal trainer while working out with a small group

Up to 55% Off Painting or Mosaics Classes

My Handyworks

$40 $20

Kids complete fun activities such as finger painting; teens and adults learn painting or mosaics techniques during instructional classes

Up to 61% Off Guitar Lessons

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

50% Off Glass Fusion

Saint Charles

$40 $20

Artist-owned studio hosts glass fusion drop-in sessions

Up to 67% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Saint Charles

$68 $29

Preschoolers aged 3–5 work out & learn to dance with hip-hop moves; kids 6 & up develop focus & discipline during ballet, tap & jazz classes

Up to 62% Off Personal Training

Dummy Address

$210 $80

Personal trainers help instill healthy habits and fat-burning fitness regimens

Up to 70% Off Bodywise Boot Camp, Boxing, and Kickboxing

Ballwin

$59 $29

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Trainers blend punches and kicks with pushups, jump rope, and weightlifting for a full-body workout

65% Off Yoga Classes

Ballwin

$120 $42

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55% Off Services

Chesterfield

$100 $45

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50% Off

Chesterfield

$200 $100

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51% Off Drop-In Yoga Classes

Chesterfield

$120 $59

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers sculpting & Pilates mat classes as well as Yin, Vinyasa & hatha yoga classes during the week

Up to 77% Off Yoga or Pilates Sessions

O'Fallon

$150 $39

During yoga classes, students hold a series of flowing poses that enhance flexibility; Pilates classes build core strength

48% Off Fitness Classes at The Fitness Fuzion

O'Fallon

$50 $25.99

High-energy classes include Zumba dance fitness, R.I.P.P.E.D, pole dancing, Piloxing, and Insanity, an intense interval-training workout

Up to 64% Off Dance Classes

O'Fallon

$54 $20

Family-owned business with a 54-year history offers classes such as tumbling, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet for students of all ages

45% Off

Troy

$20 $11

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Up to 67% Off Personal Training Sessions

Troy

$60 $20

Fitness pros help clients shed unwanted pounds and set personal goals in one-on-one sessions

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When asked about their teaching qualifications, the instructors at Finney's HIT Squad—including Jesse Finney himself—all point to their win records. All of them have a competitive fighting history in their chosen disciplines, and several have earned championships or black belts. As full-time employees of the gyms, they school guests on MMA, kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and wrestling. They also access their inside knowledge of the industry for fighter-development programs, which strive to transform beginners into professional combatants without stuffing them into hollowed-out punching-bag cocoons for 5 years. For amateurs and experts alike, they assert that "you fight how you train," and aim to simulate official rounds inside their onsite cages, boxing rings, and matted arenas. In 2011, their professional chops helped Finney's HIT Squad take the title of Best MMA Gym in the Riverfront Times Best of St Louis feature.

Despite their investment in competitions, however, the staffers view the two gyms as all-inclusive spaces. Whether they are instilling confidence in children through kids' jujitsu, orienting a new member to the fitness equipment, or leading a women-only martial-arts class, they mentor students of all backgrounds.

400 A St
Granite City,
IL
US

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure places novice passengers alongside professional drivers for ride-along experiences on Talladega Superspeedway. At 2.66 miles around, Talladega Superspeedway is the largest oval racetrack in the Sprint Cup Series and is well-known throughout motorsports. Passengers circumnavigate the speedy circle at speeds of up to 175 mph aboard real racecars once owned by such drivers as Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, and Bobby Labonte. Before embarking, riders receive safety training and suit up in a full fire suit complete with a helmet with facemask and Hans Device, the same head restraint used by professional heavy-metal guitarists. Talladega Superspeedway is located next to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, which is open daily to visitors.

700 Raceway Boulevard
Madison,
IL
US

Chris and Pam Schmick had spent six months cleaning out the scrap metal from their abandoned silos and just finished drilling thousands of holes in its walls. With little time to spare, they prepared for their climbing gym's grand opening on September 2, 1995—a date on which they had already agreed to hold a regional JCCA competition. The effort they've expended in the nearly 20 intervening years shows: today, climbers scramble on top ropes, lead ropes, and more than 20,000 square feet of lava-free climbing surface.

Instructors prepare visitors to surmount the gym's features in a range of classes, such as Rock Gym 101, which is an introduction to top-rope climbing that covers climbing safety, basic technique, and equipment. Once climbers are equipped with gear from the pro-shop, staff shows them around a multi-level bouldering cave, a main climbing area with 30-foot walls shaped by arêtes, cracks, and waves, and the building's five original silos. Elsewhere inside the gym, six auto-belays safely cradle visitors who wish to climb without taking a class.

326 S 21st St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Having practiced since 1997, training under leaders in the field, and serving as the sole yoga instructor for the Kashi company in 2008, owner Brigette Niedringhaus opened Southtown Yoga with the goal of bringing a unique approach to the city yoga-studio concept. In doing so, Brigette built up a schedule replete with a variety of classes held in a warm and welcoming environment for students of all skill levels. The Riverfront Times recognized her efforts by naming Southtown Yoga its Best Yoga Studio in 2008. The staff that helped earned that award features 11 highly trained instructors who guide students through a series of poses during 45- to 90-minute group classes. Slow-paced Basics courses pave the way for Mixed Level sessions that expand on the fundamental concepts, and rooftop classes enable students to mix up the workout scenery, like lifting weights in a phone booth. Classes are available seven days a week, with some sessions beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m.

3719 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The instructors at YogaSource strive to make yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. To meet that goal, they offer eleven types of classes split between two studios, which are kept at different temperatures to accommodate those who prefer to stay calm and cool during practice, as well as those who like to sweat as they stretch. Yoga basics and intro to Hatha classes lead newcomers from pose to pose to build a foundation for future practice, and may incorporate props such as straps, blocks, and donuts that dangle just out of reach. Advanced options include power Vinyasa, where students flow through rigorous poses in 90-degree temperatures believed to help increase flexibility and promote detoxification, as well as the open-level class—known as The Practice—in which instructors and students attempt handstands and other challenging feats.

1500 S Big Bend Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

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The “authority” in St. Louis Photo Authority comes from the experienced eyes and minds of its staff. On Thursday nights at the company’s West End studio, budding photographers turn to their pedagogues, who instruct groups of 15 during Thursday-evening classes on one of seven subjects. True beginners may wish to sit in on Intro to Digital Photography, wherein apertures and eyes are opened in equal measure as shooting techniques are disclosed. The instructors also cover a class in travel photography that helps vacationers frame the cleanest shots of their visited landscapes, no matter how badly thumbs want in the picture. More advanced students may opt for one of the studio's three-hour Saturday-afternoon seminars, many of which leave the studio to secure shots of cityscapes or local nature.:m]]

858 Hodiamont Ave.
Saint Louis,
Missouri
US