If there's anyone who knows about endurance, it's Daryl Doran. Over more than two decades, Daryl chalked up 827 professional indoor soccer games?the most of any player in the sport's history. Now retired from playing (but still coaching with the St. Louis Ambush), Daryl hasn't stopped sprinting toward his ambitions. Together with his wife, Barb, Daryl runs Doran Fitness as a non-intimidating, low-pressure center where people of all ages and fitness levels can discover their own physical fortitude.
Along with individual or group personal training, the gym's instructors can help people train for everything from high-school sports to marathons. To help with the variety of training, the clean, upscale facility includes both basic circuit-training equipment and functional training machines that help athletes train for specific sports.
Though their 4,000-square-foot gym is filled with barbells, squat racks, and gymnastics rings, the coaches at St. Peters CrossFit are more likely to tout the mental and interpersonal benefits of their program. The staff believes in CrossFit's ability to build perseverance, confidence, and even a sense of community forged through overcoming mutual challenges. Of course, none of this would be possible without the rigorous physical tests in their Workouts of the Day. This ever-changing lineup of functional movements?pushing, pulling, lifting, sprinting?forces exercisers to work toward a high degree of all-around fitness with every muscle in their bodies and even some that only exist in their minds.
CF2 Premium Crossfit leaves behind the treadmills and weight machines, instead opting for workouts blanketed with powerlifting, gymnastics, and functional movements. During custom workouts, guests can swing a kettlebell, flip a giant tire, or spin an airplane wing on one finger. The coaches oversee each group of CrossFitters at the new facility.
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.
Premier Fitness, a private-training facility is located in Saint Charles. Serving the greater St. Louis area, Premier Fitness educates individuals on physical wellness and promotes fitness through a foundation of core strength and balanced nutrition.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable fitness-focused members to improve their physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, prospective perspirers don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features TVs with cable and other media diversions. Today's Groupon includes an initial consultation and equipment orientation with a personal trainer and full access to all club facilities, including cardio and strength-training equipment. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced. New members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations and a waived enrollment and orientation fee (a $49 value).