If you're a New Year's resolution-maker, that means it's time to jump on a plan to keep those commitments in 2013, whether you're looking to better a trait, take up a hobby, or hit the gym to get in shape. Patch can help with that one.
Patch has a list of area gyms and fitness centers you can check out to find the best one for you and your resolutions. If you're already a fitness fan and keeping to a work-out habit, which places do you recommend?
Blue Ocean Fitness in Chesterfield has personal trainers to help individualize a work-out routine, specializing in weight loss and corrective exercise. Their average clients are men and women 35-55 years old.
24 Hour Fitness is located in Chesterfield at the corner of Baxter and Clayton roads. In addition to personal training options and exercise classes, there's also a lap pool for quick swims. You can easily check out the gym by taking advantage of their free three-day passes.
If you're looking to shake up work-out routines that have failed to stick in the past, then consider trying Bikram Yoga Chesterfield at 16231 Baxter Road. Bikram is the original "hot yoga" and the studio is offering a new student special with $49 for an unlimited one-month membership.
Ballwin's fitness and recreation center is offering a 13-month membership for the price of 12 during December and January. An open house is set for Jan. 12, with free admission all day and a special membership package with free activation and waived first payment. The Pointe offers spinning, TRX, yoga, Pilates, and water aerobics classes to name a few. Visit the Ballwin city website for a schedule of classes and programs. The Pointe is open to all with a special rate for Ballwin residents.
The Curves program is oriented for women looking to lose weight and get healthy, combining a meal plan, exercise and coaching. A free consultation is offered and the Curves website says women can join the program for $12.95/week with a 6-month commitment. Curves has area locations in Ballwin, Ellisville and Manchester.
The Boxing Gym in Ballwin focuses on intense exercises from mixed martial arts to kickboxing or personal training. The website is offering an online-only special for a 14-day cardio fitness program for $19.95.
This gym in Manchester has a variety of enrollment options and offers classes as well as training space, boasting the latest equipment to get and stay in shape.
Anytime Fitness locations are open 24/7, making it convenient for awkward schedules. The Ballwin location has a free 7-day trial pass and an offer through Dec. 31 to get started for $10.
The Bar Method is a full body work-out program that incorporates dance conditioning and interval training. Classes can be purchased starting at $10 for a single class with other packages available. The nearest Bar Method location is in Town and Country.
PerforMax Fitness in Town and County emphasizes one-on-one training for your body type and needs. Contact the location to set up an assessment.
This location specializes in Zumba fitness classes, but offers a variety of programs, starting at $8 per class with special packaging options available.
The Y locations in Wildwood and Chesterfield have a variety of programs for all ages. From swim teams to a run on the track, the Y has a few types of memberships available as well as scholarships for those looking to get fit on a tight budget.
Connie's in Eureka boasts a small gym feel for those just looking for a work-out. Contact the location for membership information.
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