Classes in Missouri

10 or 20 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest (Up to 70% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest

St. Louis

$150 $49

Instructors guide students through 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises in a heated studio; benefits include increased strength and well-being

One-, Three-, or Six-Month Fitness Membership at Git Fit Headquarters (Up to 51% Off)

Git Fit Headquarters

Springfield

$54 $27

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Members make use of top-of-the-line cardio and exercise equipment during a calorie-burning, 30-minute circuit workout

Concealed Carry or Basic Pistol Class for One or Two at Tactical Simulation Solutions (Up to 54% Off)

Tactical Simulation Solutions

Independence

$125 $59

Police officers cover the state requirements for Kansas and Missouri, including classroom modules, a written test, and range qualifications

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$67 for 2 Personal Training Sessions and Nutritional Guidance at Xtreme Personal Training ($149 value)

Xtreme Personal Training

Downtown Lee's Summit

$149 $67

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One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (55% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

$165 $75

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

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

Six Drop-In Group Classes or One Private Lesson at Just Dancing West (Up to 60% Off)

Just Dancing West

Saint Charles

$60 $30

Customers can enjoy learning ballroom, swing, and Latin dancing

BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at The Mona Lisa Fine Arts Studio (Up to 46% Off)

The Mona Lisa Fine Arts Studio

Bonner Springs

$35 $19

Artist, world-traveler, and entrepreneur Suzanne Hern invites guests to her studio to sip on wine, get creative, and have fun

Five Personal Training Sessions at Craig Grimm Fitness (65% Off)

Craig Grimm Fitness

Florissant

$125 $44

Certified personal trainer specializes in developing weight-loss and goal-orientated training programs

Six Group Beginner or Intermediate Simply Music Keyboard Lessons at A Joyful Noise Music Studio (Up to 73% Off)

A Joyful Noise Music Studio

College Skyline

$149 $40

Students learn and improve their keyboard prowess during hands-on lessons, and receive a DVD recording of each class

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Assault Fitness LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Assault Fitness LLC

Chesterfield

$300 $59

Students build strength and stamina in challenging, varied 60-minute boot-camp classes

Two Private Music Lessons from Jefferson City Music Academy (53% Off)

Jefferson City Music Academy

Jefferson City

$40 $19

From the merchant: Professional teachers give you a taste of what you can accomplish with music lessons.

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga in Columbia (Up to 68% Off)

Yoga In Columbia

Yoga in Columbia

$120 $40

Gain strength and flexibility in these Vinyasa-style yoga classes in a spacious studio

10 Yoga Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at D's Yoga Home in University City (Up to 62% Off)

D's Yoga Home

University City

$130 $49

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Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

14-Day, 21-Day, or Six-Week Boot-Camp for Beginners from St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Unlimited one-hour workouts held six mornings a week, plus a choice of e-book, a T-shirt, and access to meal planning and online support

One Month of Ballet Classes for One or Two Children at Luzicka Ballet LLC (Up to 55% Off)

Luzicka Ballet LLC

Northland

$50 $25

Children aged 4–10 participate in classical-style ballet classes, separated by age; instructors with extensive ballet careers

One, Three, or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at GraceFitness (Up to 67% Off)

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

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at B-Fit CrossFit South (Up to 79% Off)

B-Fit CrossFit South

Smithville

$150 $47

CrossFit students torch calories in ever-changing workouts that use functional movements from daily life

One-Year of Online Acting Class Membership from iActingStudios.com (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

iActingStudios.com

Blue Valley

$479.90 $199

Top Hollywood Master teachers lead online acting classes, covering acting technique, auditions, monologues, and scene study

Two- or Three-Hour BYOB Painting Class for Two at Pinot's Palette (Up to 50% Off)

Pinot's Palette

Webster Groves

$70 $35

Students follow instructor's lead as they recreate a painting in two- or three-hour painting classes

$140 for $280 Worth of Services at Team Patterson Muscle, Fitness, & Nutrition

Team Patterson Muscle, Fitness, & Nutrition

Multiple Locations

$280 $140

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$20 for One Intro Pole Fitness, Chair Moves, Polga, and Double Play Fitness Class at FIMB the Stiletto Gym ($44 Value)

FIMB the Stiletto Gym

Multiple Locations

$44 $20

Flirty fitness classes incorporate classic burlesque props and costumes, poles, and chairs in the quest for total-body fitness

Three or One 50-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Your Wellness Element (Up to 62% Off)

Your Wellness Element

Dummy Address

$210 $80

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

One Week of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One with Loaner Hand Wraps & Gloves at Title Boxing Club (87% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$79 $10

Trainers teach how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags, helping students burn up to 1,000 calories per class

5, 10, or 20 Group Classes at ZFit Studio(Up to 50% Off)

ZFit Studio

Fenton

$35 $17.50

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Instructors lead energetic Zumba, yoga, and R.I.P.P.E.D. sessions, as well as high-intensity workouts focused on toning abs and glutes

One-Month CrossFit or Sports Performance Package at CrossFit Lemont (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit Lemont

Lemont

$250 $99

CrossFit workouts encompass weightlifting, cardio drills, and gymnastics; sports performance classes improve athletic abilities

Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Cerberus (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Cerberus

Grain Valley

$100 $49

An ever-changing array of functional movements and interval training exercises push students to their limit, improvimg strength and stamina

6 or 12 Women's Fitness Classes at Foxy Fit Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

$55 $27

Skilled instructros lead classes ranging from pole-dancing and yoga to stiletto fitness to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Breathe Deep Naturals (45% Off)

Breathe Deep

Kearney

$89 $49

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$11 for $20 Groupon — All You Studio & Party Place

All You! Studio & Party Place

Troy

$20 $11

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Three-Hour Cooking Class for One or Two with Chef Amber Digiovanni (Up to 54% Off)

Chef Amber Digiovanni

Kansas City

$70 $35

Chef Amber guides you through her beloved recipes, sharing techniques that cut down on time and ingredients that make dishes shine

Four- to Six-Week Classes in Clay, Fiber, Graphics, Woodturning, or Metals (Up to 55% Off)

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

Grand Center

$168 $75

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

$250 for $500 Worth of Personal Training at Czech Us Out

Czech Us Out

Springfield

$500 $250

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

One- or Two-Month Membership or 10 Zumba Classes at Curves (Up to 75% Off)

Curves

Keene Estates

$167 $49

30-minute circuit workouts for women intersperse weight-training with 60 seconds of aerobics; 30-minute Zumba classes teach aerobic dance.

One Month of Unlimited Classes or 6 Drop-in Classes at Core Balance Yoga Center in Lee's Summit (Up to 72% Off)

Core Balance Yoga Center

Lee's Summit

$85 $24

Students of all fitness levels are welcome to build strength, flexibility, and endurance, while learning to relieve stress

Yoga or Pilates Classes or Private Lessons at Pilates & Yoga for Life (Up to 77% Off). Three Options Available.

Pilates & Yoga for Life

O'Fallon

$150 $39

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

BYOB Mosaic Class for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Art Classes at My Handyworks

My Handyworks

Saint Charles

$60 $29

Build your own mosaic, creating everything from a lighthouse to mountain ranges

$59 for Wine Tasting, Professional Dance Show, and Private Lesson for 2 at Dance Pizazz ($159 Value)

Dance Pizazz

Saint Peters

$159 $59

Enjoy variety of wines as pro dancers tango, salsa, cha-cha, and swing; couples then take the floor for private 30-minute lesson

CrossFit Classes or Station-Based Training at CrossFit Fig and Fig Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Fig and Fig Fitness

Blue Springs

$169 $59

Students learn the basic movements of CrossFit during on-ramp class, can attend unlimited fitness classes for one or two months

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 76% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

$125 $35

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

5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Pilates + Yoga Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Pilates + Yoga Studio

Chesterfield

$183 $75

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers reformer Pilates classes, which focus on underused muscles with Pilates exercises on machines

One or Two Months of Kids' Art Classes at Orange Easel (Up to 54% Off)

Orange Easel

Liberty

$60 $29

Kids learn how to express themselves through myriad artistic modalities, including painting, sculpting, and collaging

12 or 24 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Cage Fitness Classes at Kelly's Championship Martial Arts, Inc. (Up to 60% Off)

Kelly's Championship Martial Arts, Inc.

Fenton

$25 $12

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

Healthy Lifestyle Workshops for Fitness and Weight Loss or One 8-Week Boot Camp at Bikini Mindset (Up to 63% Off)

Bikini Mindset

Smithville

$40 $15

Work with personal trainers and nutritionists during workouts or workshops to work toward healthy, sustainable weight-loss

One or Three Months of Fitness Classes with Introductory Course at CrossFit of the Ozarks (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit of the Ozarks

Nixa

$190 $49

Army veteran and CrossFit enthusiast leads groups of all fitness levels through intense, though scalable, full-body functional exercises

Five or Ten Group Dance Classes at Just Dancing (Up to 62% Off)

Just Dancing

Manchester

$50 $19

Experienced instructors help students of all ages and skill levels to learn the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, salsa and swing dance

$59 for a Month of Introduction to CrossFit Classes and Four Yoga Classes at CrossFit 816 ($155 Value)

Crossfit 816

Liberty Area

$155 $59

Students build muscle and flexibility with high-intensity, functional CrossFit workouts and yoga classes

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Countryside

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

2-Hour Simulated Space Mission for Two or Four at Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson (Up to 52% Off)

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

$30 $15

Visitors play the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers through a two-hour simulated space mission to the Moon, Mars, or a comet

$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($39.50 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Springfield

$39.50 $19

One-hour workouts that focus on strengthening the core, honing balance, and burning fat and calories

10 or 15 Yoga Classes at The Zen Zone (Up to 69% Off)

The Zen Zone

Lee's Summit

$120 $39

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Instructors help students of all levels balance their physical and mental well-being with heated, gentle, and athletic yoga classes

One or Three Months of Weekly One-Hour Dance Classes at The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet (Up to 72% Off)

The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet

O'Fallon

$54 $15

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

Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Dance Classes at J5 Center of Contemporary Arts (Up to 67%). 5 Options Available.

J5 Center of Contemporary Arts

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

21 Days of Boot Camp for One or Two People at Lit Fitness (74% Off)

Lit Fitness

Kingsridge Shopping Center

$79.99 $21

Participants shed unwanted pounds in challenging group workouts that are scalable to all ages and fitness levels

One or Two Month Gold Membership Packages for Up to Six People at The Proving Ground (Up to 76% Off)

The Proving Ground

Fenton

$320 $99

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

$39 for 12 Foundation Classes at NKC CrossFit ($120 Value)

NKC CrossFit

Gladstone

$120 $39

CrossFit coaches lead students of all ages and abilities through the program's foundational skills and functional movements

One or Two Months of Unlimited Cardio or Adult MMA Classes at Fit or Fight (Up to 58% Off)

Fit or Fight

Valley Park

$30 $15

Whether clients are looking to get fit or pick up some self-defense skills, the gym offers an array of classes to harden bodies

Private and Group Pilates Classes at Kansas City Ballet (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Kansas City Ballet

The Bolender Center

$110 $49

Led by trained instructors, Pilates classes use proprietary Reformer machine or a mat to tighten cores and lengthen muscle

Two Beginner Needlepoint Classes or $20 for $40 Worth of Supplies at The Needlepoint Clubhouse

The Needlepoint Clubhouse

Saint Louis

$50 $20

Experienced instructors teach needlepoint students the ins and outs of creating beautiful, intricate designs and embellishments

$29 for Eight Weeks of Adult Keyboard Lessons at Piano Craft ($60 Value)

Piano Craft

Springfield

$60 $29

Adult students learn to play nine songs in eight one-hour group classes with two one-on-one 30-minute sessions

Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions or One Month of Training at Limitless Strength Solutions (Up to 85% Off)

Limitless Strength Solutions

Limitless Strength Solutions

$200 $39

Personal trainer with more than eight years of experience specializes in weight loss, athletic and strength training, and nutrition

Five Fitness Classes at Recalibrate Fitness (65% Off)

Recalibrate Fitness

St. Charles

$125 $44

We offer an effective & structured workout that will include strength, cardio, and core-strengthening movements.

10 or 20 Yoga Fusion or Get Fit Fusion Classes at Get Fit St. Louis LLC (Up to 76% Off)

Get Fit St. Louis LLC

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Six Strength-Training Classes or One Month of Strength-Training Classes at Faster Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Faster Fitness

Brentwood

$120 $29

Both options include a nutritional consultation

Kids' Group Art Classes or Private Music Lessons at Pellegrino's School of Music & Art (Up to 63% Off)

Pellegrino's School of Music & Art

Springfield

$57 $21

Kids learn drawing, painting, and mixed-media art techniques; private lessons for voice, guitar, drums, piano, violin, and other instruments

$35 for $75 Worth of Boxing — Glory MMA & Fitness

Grind House Mma

Lee's Summit

$75 $35

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Guitar Lessons with Optional String Change or Guitar Rental at Dave's Guitar Instruction (Up to 61% Off)

Dave's Guitar Instruction

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

BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Hook Gallery & Framing (Up to 51% Off)

Hook Gallery & Framing

Kansas City

$50 $25

BYOB painting session encourages students to create original masterpieces with expert instruction, free-flowing brushstrokes, and wine

$85 for $275 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Sports Medicine and Training Center

Sports Medicine & Training Center

St. Louis

$275 $85

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30 or 60 Days of Unlimited Women's Fitness Classes at Fusion Fitness (Up to $86 Off)

Fusion Fitness

Springfield

$60 $19

Fitness classes such as piloxing blend Pilates, boxing, and dance while burning calories, toning torsos, and increasing endurance

$39 for 12 Boot-Camp and CrossFit Sessions at Crossroads Bootcamp ($300 Value)

Crossroads Bootcamp

Hospital Hill

$300 $39

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One-hour boot-camp and CrossFit sessions and 30-minute CrossFit Express classes offered weekly present varied workouts

12 CrossFit Classes or 1 or 2 Months of Unlimited Classes at Heavy Metal CrossFit @ The Lab Gym (Up to 86% Off)

Heavy Metal CrossFit @ The Lab Gym

St. Louis

$275 $39

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

$29 for a Gymnastics Package with Four Weeks of Classes at Ozark Mountain Gymnastics ($72 Value)

Ozark Mountain Gymnastics

Springfield

$72 $29

Students of all ages and abilities learn tumbling and gymnastics techniques in classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels

10 Pilates Mat, Cardio, Flow, or Zumba Classes or 8 ON Ramp Intro Classes at Pilates 1901 (Up to 80% Off)

Pilates 1901

Kansas City

$199 $39

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Exercisers in Pilates mat, cardio or flow sessions tighten cores, while intro to equipment training readies them for reformer or chair

2 Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions from Hilltop Fitness Studio, LLC (50% Off)

Hilltop Fitness Studio

St. Louis

$500 $250

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One-Month CrossFit Basics Membership for One or Two at CrossFit Provision (Up to 57% Off)

CrossFit Provision

Springfield

$150 $69

Basics classes introduce exercisers to CrossFit; access to childcare, facility, and Workouts of the Day

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Even as a 4-year-old growing up in Honolulu, Vee Osborne was drawn to Hawaiian shamanism and the Huna philosophy, which stresses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit through one?s actions. Her early passion for healing others led her down the path to becoming a hypnotherapist, reiki master, and ordained minister before she funneled her devotion to creating harmony and guiding others toward wellness into Plaza West Massage & Day Spa. Here, clouds of gentle music and the scent of essential oils greet her guests, who slip into robes and sip wine as they unwind. And Vee?s Hawaiian roots remain readily apparent, inspiring the spa?s potted palms, bamboo massages, pi?a-colada scrubs, and wall-sized pictures that bring Pacific beaches to Kansas.

Vee?s healing services go beyond relaxation, though. Her team of massage therapists kneads aching muscles with Swedish, trigger-point, and deep-tissue modalities, deepening their knot-fighting effect with volcanic stones and essential oils. After a body wrap with Dead Sea salts or a glycolic peel, guests can visit the two-tiered sauna or extend their rejuvenation with an energy-balancing reiki session. The spa also delves into treatments that rely on electronic frequencies, such as a tri-phasic resonator, which fights cellulite, or quantum electro-ionization, which aims to diminish blemishes rather than cover them up with white-out. Before heading home, clients can pick up body and facial products from Vee?s eponymous line, such as Island Essence hair products, complete with tropical scents.

1505 Westport Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Above all else, Bikram Yoga emphasizes personal growth and development?not competition and comparison. That means newcomers are welcome to attend alongside experienced practitioners. Although the sessions at Bikram Yoga St. Louis may seem like a more physical challenge at first, the goal is for students to recognize and strengthen the connection that exists between the mind, body, and spirit. This progress does bolster physical fitness, but also creates a restorative and relaxing experience.


####What is class like? Every 90-minute session consists of the exact same sequence of [two breathing exercises and 26 standing and seated asanas](http://yogastlouis.com/class-info/bikram-yoga-postures/). These physically demanding postures use deep bends and twists to work muscle groups and organ systems throughout the body, pushing oxygenated blood where it's needed most and building strength and stamina. If you're having trouble with any pose, that's no problem: the instructors can recommend slight modifications. For more advice, [visit the studio's website](http://yogastlouis.com/new-students/faq/).


####Why is the studio so hot? The instructors heat the practice space to sweat-inducing levels for each class, increasing circulation and aiding in the release of toxins. In addition to loosening tight muscles?which allows students to sink deeper into each stretch?this heat also has profound mental benefits. The extra challenge encourages attendees to focus on each posture's alignment and orientation while learning how to accept the heat, concentrate on breathing, and practice a calmer mental state. After class, separate changing rooms with showers are available for those looking to refresh themselves.
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6614 Clayton Road #188
Saint Louis,
MO
US

At any of the 15 Great Life Golf and Fitness locations, guests are encouraged to invent their own triathlon of gusto, switching from swimming in the pool to getting a total body workout to playing a round of golf. Great Life has facilities scattered throughout Kansas and Missouri, including golf courses such as the National Audubon Society–certified River Oaks and the links at The Oaks, which were designed by Tom Bendelow and opened in the 1920s. Golfers looking for quick rounds can drop by the nine-hole courses at Maple Creek, Abilene, and CedarBrook. Gyms such as the 14,000-square-foot fitness center at Berkshire allow members or guests to pump iron or run on treadmills when they aren’t helping their golf balls safely reach the greens by paying golf carts to drink all of the water hazards dry. Although amenities vary at each club, all of Great Life Golf and Fitness’s venues boast a pro shop, and the courses at Berkshire and Prairie View maintain driving ranges where golfers can make golf balls practice flying without their parachutes.

5544 W State Highway 266
Springfield,
MO
US

Greg Beitling refused to stay idle while Americans' lifespans shortened due to obesity-related diseases. Instead, he founded Lit Fitness to help the community retool its approach to eating and exercise. The studio specializes in what they call Large Group Training, or LGT, which challenges students to intense regimens of calisthenics, weightlifting, and short bursts of cardio. Beitling draws upon certifications in personal training and strength-and-conditioning instruction to build workouts that maximize calorie burning and increase lean-muscle mass to help jump-start metabolisms. In addition to increasing their strength, endurance, energy, and flexibility, participants can win prizes such as cash and skinny jeans by tackling the goals they set along the way. Like a trip to the beach with a very modest mermaid, each camp lasts about 50 minutes and requires an ample supply of water and towels. Many of the studio's programs also include nutritional components, which range from healthy-eating workshops to meetings with a dietitian.

4420 S Noland Rd.
Independence,
Missouri
US

When a school of music also contains a live-performance venue, it’s an indicator that the lessons stick. Such is the case with the Columbia Academy of Music, where private practice rooms sit just steps from The Bridge, a club accustomed to welcoming musical talent from down the street and around the country. A stage within range of instruction can inspire even the most stage-frightened students to step into the spotlight, where they’ll get the hands-on, feet-on stage experience that renders books worthless.

The academy’s tuneful staffers are no strangers to this kind of public performance—some instructors have shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Sting, and Hank Williams III—but many also are experts in what goes on behind the music. In lessons tailored for all ages, skill sets, and music-making manners, the school strengthens the confidence of budding musicians in once-a-week sessions. Instrument instruction infuses students with techniques across a range of musical genres; audio-production and engineering courses teach students how to make solid records and tolerate most singers’ misguided requests for more Steak-Umms in the monitor.

1020 E Walnut St
Columbia,
MO
US

When Ruthann Zentner began studying yoga, she soon realized that its focused breathing, emphasis on enhancing flexibility, and core-strengthening poses could help people of any age achieve mental and physical wellness. Throughout her yoga journey, she spent time working with Shakta Khalsa, a renowned children's yoga instructor, which inspired her to educate children through engaging stories and kid-friendly yoga classes as a certified yoga storyteller. Within the teal-green walls and dark wood floors of the studio, kids limber up while having fun during yoga-centered games, working off the stresses of filing lemonade-stand taxes. Adult students learn the basics in beginner-level yoga classes, or strengthen their cores and improve their balance in PiYo, which merges elements of Pilates and yoga into high-intensity routines. For her older students and those unable to do floor work, she partners poses with four-legged props in chair yoga.

Ruthann also trained under Sadie Nardini, an empowerment speaker, yoga and anatomy expert, and Healthy Hedonism lifestyle leader, and received training in Bootybarre, which combines strength, flexibility and cardio. At The Zen Zone she strives to share the latest trends and practices in yoga and Pilates with her students.

413 NW Murray Rd
Lees Summit,
MO
US