Treadmills replaced jogging in place and standing in front of the fan as runners' method of choice to get fresh, windblown hair indoors. Workout without working around the elements with today's Groupon.
$20 for 20 drop-in group fitness classes (a $200 value)
St. Louis Workout's instructors lead more than 25 classes available seven days a week, helping students of all skill levels to singe calories and tone muscles. During the cardiovascular Step & Sculpt class, participants perform lively choreography with an adjustable bench, and similar Zumba sessions set calorie-burning dance moves to a fast, Latin-inspired soundtrack. Students in Body Works enlist such tools as workout balls and resistance tubing to sculpt muscles, and blossoming kickboxers can flex their fists during two classes that include gloves, mitts, and punching bags shaped like elementary-school bullies. Gentle yoga focuses on relaxing poses that stretch and strengthen students' bodies, and power yoga's energizing postures are held for five breaths.
Saint Louis Workout
Saint Louis Workout helps members get fit with a fleet of weightlifting equipment, high-tech cardio machines, and more than 30 weekly classes. Elliptical machines assist in bouts of calorie singeing, and free weights tone muscles more efficiently than replacing one's hands with bowling balls. A full roster of classes includes Zumba, yoga, and interval-training sessions, and the brigade of seasoned certified personal trainers customize workouts, drawing from experience in such fields as running, health science, and bodybuilding. With onsite showers and a whirlpool, the gym helps workouts and relaxation fit into busy days.