At Fitness Together, getting fit involves getting focused and fired up to achieve. Here, certified personal trainers guide clients of all skill levels through motivating programs designed to meet goals loftier than a giraffe’s basketball hoop. To help their charges torch calories and tone muscles as efficiently as possible, the trainers incorporate evidence-based training methods, such as intervals, tempos, and fartlek, into each fitness regimen. Filled with cardio challenges and resistance training, workouts are tailored to individual needs and paired with nutrition tips that help the body build lean muscle. These sessions take place in a private, spa-like studio, flush with energizing red walls and functional training tools such as medicine balls, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings.
Dr. Steven J. Ryan ventured into chiropractic medicine after experiencing its healing effects firsthand, overcoming a slew of athletic injuries that didn't improve with conventional treatments. Today, he takes a holistic approach with each patient, often combining chiropractic care with services such as acupuncture, cold-laser therapy, and nutritional counseling. In addition to his work helping clients overcome pain, regain function, and restore alignment, Dr. Ryan takes a great deal of pride in his supervised weight-loss program.
The vertebral virtuosos at Mid-America draw from a physical-therapy mindset to remedy sources of spinal discomfort and boost patients’ overall health. During the hydro-table massage ($35 value), water jets volley aqua streams to relieve back muscles of tightness and improve general joint mobility without wetting patients' shirts or temporary tattoos. Back repairees are then free to enlist one of Mid-America's trained professionals to perform an optional digital analysis of their spine, which peeks at patients’ bone buttress for mechanical faults, potential health issues, or missing Jenga pieces.
The professional massage therapists at Omni Physical Therapy adjust muscles with a variety of soothing modalities to ease chronic aches and recuperate from injuries. Body menders can draw on deep-tissue techniques to retool lower layers of musculature and fascia to unravel the sources of pain and swelling. Fingers and hands channel the long, Swedish-style strokes to gently stimulate surface-level tissue and send oxygenated blood rushing through the body, energizing clients and thrilling speed-obsessed hemoglobin. The prenatal massage employs custom bodywork techniques to encourage deep breathing and ease joint tension in expectant mothers. Therapists foster flexibility during sports massages with a combination of stretches and percussive fight-song tapping to improve athletic performance or recover after a strenuous event.
Trek Bicycle Store's team of passionate cyclists outfits customers with the same brand-name clothing, accessories, and bikes they know and use themselves. Firsthand knowledge of road, mountain, and city bikes from top industry brands such as Trek, MirraCo, and Gary Fisher means cycling specialists can fit each client with gear that best suits their needs. They help protect riders with helmets from Bontrager and guard them against inclement weather or hitchhiking bugs with jackets and gear from Pearl Izumi.
Trek Bicycle Store also offers repairs, tune-ups, and free maintenance services during the first few months after the purchase of a new bike. Driven by all things cycling, they also host in-store events such as socials and tech clinics.
St. Louis Fitness Results Boot Camp for Women busts up gym monotony and promotes healthy lifestyles with outdoor sessions of body-trimming cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises. Each four-week camp begins with an initial fitness assessment, in which instructors take before photos and body measurements, appraising general fitness levels and offering opportunities to voice concerns or hummed renditions of Beethoven's Fifth. Then, hard-bodied fitness friends employ progressive programming over 12 one-hour sessions to ensure every participant is safely challenged no matter what her starting level of muscle mojo.
Dr. Justin Short, voted by Incisal Edge magazine as one of the country’s Top 40 Under 40 Dentists, maintains and beautifies teeth with a range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Short stays current on up-to-date smile enhancement techniques, such as whitening procedures, gum contouring, and covering teeth in tenderly written haikus.
He and his staff at Des Peres Dentistry believe in personalized care, ensuring each patient receives thorough attention throughout cleanings, examinations, and root canal therapies. The office's digital x-rays examine teeth with less radiation than their older counterparts, and inside each operatory, TVs and computers keep patients entertained.