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.
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.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations offer cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
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.
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.