Physical activity and regular exercise is an essential component of living healthy and happy. Oftentimes, people just need a little extra motivation to get themselves into a solid workout routine. Many St. Louisans have found exercise success in various group fitness classes. Working out with a bunch of other people around is not only fun, making the exercise feel less like work, but it also can be way more affordable This, in and of itself, is a motivating factor, as it eliminates a major excuse from the equation. With that in mind, here are the top budget fitness classes in St. Louis.
957 Woodcrest Executive Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
As it states on its website, “Club Fitness was founded 25 years ago in St. Louis with one simple concept: create an affordable, friendly, fun and welcoming fitness environment that encourages, educates and motivates clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.” Twenty-five years later, this is certainly still the case. With nine St. Louis-area locations, as well as locations in St. Charles and Illinois, Club Fitness has become the local place to workout for less. This is because it offers members a fantastic bargain. For just $19.95 a month, anyone who joins has access not only to its state-of-the-art gym, but also to its diverse, popular and free fitness classes. The class schedule, always posted online, is filled with fun, fantastic instructors teaching everything from spinning and zumba to step express, yoga and many others. Just go to the main homepage and find a Club Fitness near you.
All N 1 Fitness
9744 Watson Road
Crestwood, MO 63126
All N 1 Fitness, conveniently located in Crestwood and Granite City, offers dynamic group fitness classes targeted toward those who desire to get in optimal shape in a fun, positive environment. Its class schedule includes all kinds of varied workouts such as TRX, pilates, core conditioning, boot camp, zumba and circuit training. All N 1 Fitness offers complimentary daycare, which is an invaluable service allowing mom and dad to get to the gym with no excuses or added expense. It always gives prospective members a free seven-day trial, but just one workout will have you coming back. Call now to sign up and find out about other rates and packages.
11771 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
Perhaps a high-impact group cardio fitness class isn’t the right fit for you. Not to worry. Prana Yoga has a phenomenal offer that’s perfect for new students looking for a more balanced approach to working out. It offers something called “The First Timers Special” which affords two full weeks of unlimited classes for just $39. This is a fabulous bargain, especially for yoga classes, which can often be pricey. Yoga is a great way to not only get your body toned and strengthened, as well as build stamina. It offers participants peace, calm and often much-needed balance in their lives. Gain all of this and still stay within your budget.
Solera Health Club
811 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
For all city dwellers and urban professionals downtown looking for a great place in the area to workout without paying expensive “city” prices, look no further than Solera Health Club. Located on Spruce Street inside the Westin Hotel, Solera’s format sets it apart from the rest, as it offers unlimited monthly group training classes to all members for only $10 a session. Non-members can take advantage of the deal by paying $25 a month for training classes. This makes having a personal trainer truly affordable for everyone. This gym is downtown St. Louis’ best-kept secret. Don’t miss out on the chance to get in shape before work, after hours or during lunchtime.
St. Louis Fitness Club
3525 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
For about $1 a day, members at St. Louis Fitness Club can enjoy all of the amenities this fantasic gym has to offer, including free access to many of its challenging and varied exercise classes. Its weekly schedule offers everything from zumba to cycling to circuit strength training and more. There are several different membership options and its specialists will make sure to enroll clients in one that’s just right for their fitness needs and goals. St. Louis Fitness Club is so confident that you’ll want to join that it offers a one-week-free trial for anyone interested. Give the club a call and get started before summertime.
Meredith Johns is a freelance writer covering all things St. Louis. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.