When Lance and Lauren Caron decided to start their own fitness classes, they didn't have a client list, equipment, or even a facility. They just had a few friends over in their living room and a regimen of effective body-weight resistance exercises in their minds. Demand quickly grew, forcing them to move the classes into their roomier basement, and then to a proper studio in Warrenton, Missouri. By May of 2012, the duo had built a community big enough to justify them taking over a large facility on the shores of Lake St. Louis, the current home of Resurrection Fitness.
Inside the 36,000-square-foot facility, exercisers take in scenic views of the lake during Les Mills–certified training sessions such as BodyPump and BodyFlow. The team of seven trainers also works with clients one-on-one during private workout sessions and nutritional counseling, which can help people make informed purchasing decision at the grocery story or shops that only sell sugar cubes and spinach.
The Pilates and Yoga Center's experienced instructors whip clients of all ages and ability levels into shape during yoga lessons, Pilates sessions, and BeyondBarre classes, which blend cardio workouts with ballet moves. To ensure their teaching methods stay sharp and up-to-date, all of these teachers attend workshops each year.
To advance results and help clients reshape their fitness goals, instructors helm metabolic tests, which determine how efficiently each body burns calories when at rest and when working up a sweat exercising or chasing down its spirit animal who accidentally caught a glimpse of a squirrel.
Dr. Borello employs his expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to straighten out-of-line teeth with personal, custom care. During an initial exam and consultation, the experienced doctor compiles a comprehensive diagnostic record, including a thorough exam, oral x-rays, photos of the patient's face and teeth, and a rigorous Q&A session with molars. By paying close attention to the distinct qualities of each client's cuspids, the oral engineer can craft an appropriate treatment to remedy common dental diagnoses. Depending on their needs, patients can opt to use a $750 credit toward any of a plethora of tooth-straightening procedures, from the see-through fine-tuning of Invisalign to the discreet and whisper-quiet Incognito braces.
Led by a native of paddleboarding hotspot Hawaii, Another Board Company's team boasts certifications in personal training and PaddleFit and are also World Paddle Association–certified. These credentials are put to use building custom standup paddleboards and teaching beginners how to navigate them with lessons.
At The Falls Golf Club, lush zoysia grass blankets challenging fairways populated by more than 200 mature trees, saved or relocated onto the course, as well as miniature lakes and fairway-splitting creeks. The doglegs and sand traps were designed by Ed Schultz, Terry Houser, and Bob Saur. Poorly aimed balls splash into placid water or tumble over the course’s half-dozen waterfalls, and the slopes of two-tiered greens can send them rolling away from pins. The course’s PGA professionals await players hoping to perfect their form.
Adjacent to the championship course, the 20-acre recreation center invites golfers to warm up at a practice facility with a buffet of practice options such as bermuda-grass tees, artificial mats, and a 6,000-square-foot putting green. Nearby, an 18-hole miniature golf course beckons putting enthusiasts, and the pitching machines in seven batting cages launch baseballs and softballs with precision in the hopes of one day pitching for the Cardinals.
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Melissa Flores grew up dancing, but ultimately became fascinated with the focused movements of Pilates. After completing a 700-hour training program under the guidance of one of Joseph Pilates's protégés, she felt ready to fulfill her childhood ambition of teaching and opened Pilates For Life in her own home. Three years later, she was able to acquire more space and equipment to accommodate the growing student base, relocating to the studio where she and her team of instructors work today. To ensure students receive the utmost guidance, Flores requires her team of instructors to complete the same rigorous training program she did. Because she emphasizes personal treatment, her staffers also learn how to adjust their lessons for students of all skill levels. This attention to detail allows them to modify exercises on floor mats or Gratz-manufactured apparatuses according to each client's past injuries and specific goals. Relying on hands-on corrections and in-studio polygraph machines, they see to it that participants are truly taking away the maximum benefit from each core-bolstering move. To further flex physical boundaries, they also helm a variety of yoga courses.