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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Santé Fitness & Wellness at the Chase Park Plaza (Up to 70% Off)

Santé Fitness & Wellness at the Chase Park Plaza

Chase Park Plaza

Fitness classes include boot camp, yoga, cycling, Zumba, TRX, and other cardio and stretching classes

$150 $49

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

Czech Us Out

Springfield

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$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

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

$300 $20

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$246 for $447 Worth of Martial Arts — American Um Yang Kwan Five Element Martial Art Association

Um Yang Kwan

Columbia

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$447 $246

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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

Lee's Summit

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

$44 $20

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10 or 20 Indoor Circuit Classes at Edstrom Elite Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Edstrom Elite Fitness

O'Fallon

Students burn calories atop stationary bikes during high-energy group circuit classes

$100 $42

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Martial-Arts Package with Uniform and 10 or 15 Classes at Monroe's ATA Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Monroe's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts packages help students of all ages gain confidence and self-respect with tae kwon do classes

$185 $25

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Five Fitness Classes at Recalibrate Fitness (65% Off)

Recalibrate Fitness

St. Charles

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

$125 $44

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$54 for $120 Worth of Services at Pure Performance Training

Pure Performance Training

Blue Springs

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$120 $54

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$45 for Women's Self-Defense at Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center (Up to $90 Value)

Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center

Saint Peters

Women practice striking padded instructors with hands, feet, knees, & elbows & learn to correctly deploy mace & tasers during 4-hour course

$90 $45

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 77% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

No Excuses

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

$125 $29

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$45 for $100 Worth of Services at TEAM Z MMA FITNESS

TEAM Z MMA FITNESS

Chesterfield

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$100 $45

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One or Three Months of Gym Membership at Anytime Fitness - Cape Girardeau (Up to 52% Off)

Anytime Fitness - Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau

Build muscle and burn fat at your own pace with 24/7-access to a gym outfitted with top-of-the-line machines and equipment

$60 $29

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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

Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

$130 $49

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One Month of Boxing or Kickboxing Classes with Optional Bodywise Boot Camp at The Boxing Gym (Up to 70% Off)

The Boxing Gym

Ballwin

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

$59 $29

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One Month of Martial-Arts Classes or Kids' Birthday Party at Pride Martial Arts / Karate For Kids (Up to 81% Off)

Pride Martial Arts / Karate For Kids

Multiple Locations

All-ages training center helps students hone self-defense skills, discipline, and fitness through classes in karate and tae kwon do

$125 $28

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Private or Group Lessons at Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc. (Up to 77% Off)

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc.

Wentzville

Lessons are available for students of all skill levels; both options include one uniform

$350 $79

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One-Month Cardio or Cardio and Krav Maga Membership with Personal Training at The Proving Ground (Up to 72% Off)

The Proving Ground

Fenton

Members enjoy one personal training session plus unlimited classes in boxing, kickboxing, Zumba, and boot camp, with optional krav maga

$144.98 $39.99

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$35 for $70 Worth of Services at Pro-Fit Personal Training

Pro-fit Personal Training

Maryland Heights

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$70 $35

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$21 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Sogo Ryu World Arts/ Capoeira of St.louis

Sogo Ryu World Arts

Hazelwood

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$60 $21

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$23 for $50 Worth of Martial Arts — NTA

Nta

Gladstone

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$50 $23

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Five Fitness Classes at Chaos Course, LLC (65% Off)

Chaos Course, Llc

Belton

From the merchant: KC’s ONLY Ninja Warrior Gym. Train for fun, or train competitively. Young and Old welcome. Karate & Self Defense too.

$75 $26

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Two-Week or One-Month Fitness Class Package at ATT Evolution (Up to 86% Off)

ATT Evolution

Rock Hill

Students learn MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through fitness classes which run by UFC star Tyron Woodley

$204.50 $29

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

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

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

$99 $29

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10 Fitness and Conditioning Classes at Unearth Strength (75% Off)

Crossfit Unearth

Affton

From the merchant: Double nationaly certified person traniner Mandy Oglesby will be hosting five-week-long boot camp; workouts twice weekly

$100 $25

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Two Weeks of Membership and Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Studio

The Studio

Nixa

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$40 $14

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

Fit or Fight

Valley Park

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

$30 $15

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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

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

$79 $10

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Ernie Moore Program (65% Off)

Ernie Moore Program

Ozark

Enthusiastic instructor helps patrons reach their fitness goals in a supportive environment

$125 $44

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Shanti Yoga (Up to 67% Off)

Shanti Yoga

Maplewood

Choose from three levels of yoga, plus one class with modifications for all levels

$150 $59

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

Team Patterson Muscle, Fitness, & Nutrition

Multiple Locations

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$280 $140

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14-Day Boot Camp, or One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Sessions at Resurrection Fitness, Inc. (Up to 69% Off)

Resurrection Fitness, Inc.

Lake Saint Louis

30-minute boot-camp sessions build endurance and lean muscle through high-intensity interval training

$79 $39

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

CrossFit Cerberus

Grain Valley

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

$100 $49

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$40 for $80 Worth of Services at Woosop's Taekwondo

Woosop's Taekwondo

Fenton

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$80 $40

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$44 for $145 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Hahn Extreme Fitness & Martial Arts Center

Hahn Extreme Fitness & Martial Arts Center

Festus

From the merchant: Package includes one hour of personal training, martial arts, or fitness training. Intro class, t-shirt, and handwraps.

$145 $44

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

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

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

$55 $27

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes with Gloves at Hockman's ATA Martial Arts (Up to 82% Off)

Hockman's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

In a gym run by decorated martial-arts masters Jeff and Jade Hockman, clients enhance physical fitness and learn combat moves

$250 $45

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

Breathe Deep

Kearney

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$89 $49

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Four or Eight Small Group Training Sessions at Fitness Together - Des Peres (Up to 71% Off)

Fitness Together - Des Peres

Saint Louis

Trainer motivates group to reach goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises that improve stamina, tone muscles, and burn calories

$258 $79

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

All You! Studio & Party Place

Troy

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$20 $11

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One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes for One or Two at FitPossibilities (Up to 77% Off)

FitPossibilities

Branson

Boot camp, Pilates, and Power-Plyo Blast join hip-hop dance and sessions geared toward seniors or kids on a packed schedule

$75 $19

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10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at ABsolute Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

ABsolute Fitness

Bolivar

Instructors lead a variety of classes, including yoga and weightlifting, to help students burn calories and build strength

$50 $25

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One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Kansas City Ballet (Up to 71% Off)

Kansas City Ballet

Multiple Locations

Trained dance instructors teach students the fundamentals of a variety of dance styles including ballet, tap, yoga, and hip hop

$120 $35

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$19 for Fitness Classes at St. Louis' Original Spinning ($50 Value)

St. Louis' Original Spinning

Brentwood

Cycling-centric fitness studio with 40 bikes hosts heart- & leg-pumping stationary rides as well as core classes & yoga for adults

$50 $19

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5 or 10 Women's Fitness Classes at Fusion Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Fusion Fitness

Springfield

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

$50 $25

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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Eight-Class Kickboxing Training Punchcard with Optional Gloves at Hockmans ATA Martial Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Hockmans ATA Martial Arts

Hockman's ATA

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

$40 $19

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited GloryFit Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Glory MMA & Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Glory MMA & Fitness

Glory MMA & Fitness

Intense 45-minute classes combine elements of kickboxing, self-defense, and body-weight exercises to help students burn up to 1,000 calories

$60 $29

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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Edstrom Elite Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Edstrom Elite Fitness

O'Fallon

Set fitness goals and learn how to best achieve them with up to six sessions with a professional personal trainer

$120 $36

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$55 for 20 Classes at Dudas Fitness ($200 Value)

Dudas Fitness

St. Charles

Build endurance during boot camps, increase your flexibility during hatha yoga, or have fun and work out with musical Zumba classes

$200 $55

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Five 90-Minute Strength and Conditioning Classes from CrossFit Blue Springs (49% Off)

Crossfit Blue Springs

Blue Springs

From the merchant: CrossFit Blue Springs On-Ramp program is 5 sessions of high intensity and high fun conditioning and movement basics!

$99 $50

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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

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

$99 $39

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Vitality Spa and Studio - Leisure (Up to 56% Off)

Vitality Spa and Studio - Leisure

Florissant

Group fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, and cardio jam

$100 $59

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$20 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids Aged 6–13 at S2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ($75 Value)

S2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chesterfield

Brazilian jujitsu classes instill self-discipline and martial-arts skills in kids aged 6–13

$75 $20

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10 or 20 Martial Arts Classes at FastKick Martial Arts (Up to 61% Off)

FastKick Martial Arts

Northland

Black-belt taekwondo instructors teach students of all ages self-defense skills while increasing self confidence

$100 $43

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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

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

$25 $12

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions at Pure Fitness-STL (Up to 74% Off)

Pure Fitness-STL - Kelly Porter

Maryland Heights

Boot camp sessions provide well-rounded workouts in an encouraging environment free of yelling and screaming

$180 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit North County (65% Off)

Crossfit North County

Hazelwood

Level-one CrossFit trainers teach students the principles of the constantly varied, functional movements

$120 $42

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes at AKKA Karate USA (Up to 80% Off)

AKKA Karate USA

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes such as kenpo karate and MMA promote fitness and skills such as discipline and self-confidence

$150 $39

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

CrossFit of the Ozarks

Union Chapel

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

$190 $49

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

Your Wellness Element

Dummy Address

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

$210 $80

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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Studio Element Personal Training (Up to 82% Off)

Studio Element Personal Training

Brentwood

Clients work toward their fitness goals during one-on-one sessions that are completely customized to their needs and fitness ability

$128 $29

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Fitness Classes at The Pilates and Yoga Center of Lake St. Louis (Up to 85% Off). Three Options Available.

The Pilates and Yoga Center of Lake St. Louis

Lake Saint Louis

Monday–Saturday, studio offers Pilates, yoga, and BeyondBarre classes for beginners and all experience levels

$129 $29

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

Crossfit 816

Liberty Area

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

$155 $59

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Two, Four, or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Complete Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Complete Fitness

Crystal City

Trainer motivates clients, helping them achive fitness goals through cardio and abdominal workouts that increase endurance and burn fat

$140 $39

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3, 5, or 10 StimuLight Workouts at E2 Fitness Studio (Up to 67% Off)

E2 Fitness Studio

Town & Country

During StimuLight workouts, infrared rays bathe exercisers to help accelerate fat burning, increase HGH production, and hasten recovery

$45 $19

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$13 for $50 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Excel Martial Arts

Excel Martial Arts

Warrenton

From the merchant: Five Taekwondo martial arts classes

$50 $13

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

Crossroads Bootcamp

Hospital Hill

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

$300 $39

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Six, Eight, or Month of Unlimited Adult Dance and Fitness Classes at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (Up to 53% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

Central Studio

Zumba, Sexy Fit, Flexibility, and Modern dance movements taught by a talented troupe of dancers

$72 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 12 Drop-In Yoga Classes at Essential Yoga (Up to 83% Off)

Essential Yoga

Springfield

Experienced yoga instructors lead a collection of more than 10 different classes, with sessions available every day of the week

$58 $20

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15 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at US Tae Henrichs Kwon DO (46% Off)

Henrich's U.s. Taekwondo

Randall

From the merchant: Our class consists of low/medium/high impact cardio, full body muscle toning, strength building, and stress relief.

$50 $27

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

Curves

Keene Estates

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

$167 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Classes or 6 Drop-in Classes at Core Balance Yoga Center in Lee's Summit (Up to 65% Off)

Core Balance Yoga Center

Lee's Summit

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

$85 $30

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes or 10 Classes at The Fitness Fuzion (Up to 51% Off)

The Fitness Fuzion

O'Fallon

High-energy classes include Zumba dance fitness, R.I.P.P.E.D, Crazy Buns and Core, and Piloxing

$45 $22

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes for One or Two at Yang Masters United Taekwondo Center (Up to 83% Off)

Yang Masters United Taekwondo Center

Multiple Locations

Tae kwon do classes teach students to defend themselves with powerful punches and kicks and gain an inner calm

$120 $30

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Two Classes Per Week or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CF2 Premium Crossfit (Up to 67% Off)

CF2 Premium Crossfit

Saint Charles

Forgo boring cardio machines for a functional-movement workout that engages muscles throughout the entire body

$110 $39

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

Assault Fitness LLC

Chesterfield

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

$300 $59

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$99 for Month of Women's Fitness Classes and Four Personal-Training Sessions at TeamCurnow ($300 Value)

TeamCurnow

Liberty

Cross training, Zumba, Pilates fusion, adult ballet, and boot camp classes for beginner and advanced levels at a women-only fitness studio

$300 $99

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10 or 15 Boot Camp Fitness Classes at GSG Fitness Studio (Up to 79% Off)

GSG Fitness Studio

Hazelwood

Fitness trainer with PhD in molecular biology leads intense twice-weekly fitness classes designed to tighten and tone bodies

$250 $59

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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

While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.

Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.

2764 S Campbell Ave
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

Named by Inside Columbia magazine as the best place for yoga in 2011 and 2012, alleyCat Yoga's serene yoga sanctuary hosts daily classes for students of all ages. One of the studio's teachers, Susan Mathis, draws on the teachings of Swami Kripalu, a celebrated yogi often associated with the insightful practice known as "meditation in motion." To apply the practice, students progress through stages of relaxation, physical postures, and meditation to establish connections between the mind, body, and spirit.

The well-rounded team of certified instructors also leads classes rooted in their respective specialties, including Hatha yoga, the more intense Vinyasa tradition, and gentler yoga classes for students who've only interacted with downward-facing dogs while pet-sitting. Susan's branch of kid-friendly yoga, called Yoga to Grow, helps children as young as 20 months stretch their rapidly growing bodies and sparks imaginations with stories, games, and songs.

23 S 8th 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 ZenBarre, 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