Meet Darrell Conner, a personal fitness coach at 20 Minutes to Fitness’s Clayton studio. Darrell competes in Physique Bodybuilding competitions in his spare time. It’s a big commitment.
“Preparing for the competitions means no missed workouts and a strict meal plan for 12 to 14 weeks,” says Darrell, who has shared his story on KMOX radio at the request of station host and longtime 20 Minutes to Fitness client Charlie Brennan.
Bodybuilding may be Darrell’s hobby and fitness goal. But he understands it’s probably not what drives his clients to work out at 20 Minutes to Fitness. “The people who train here work hard every week to attain their personal goals,” he says. “This is why the staff and I enjoy coaching our clients through the process. It is motivating for me to see people of all ages get stronger, lose weight, overcome orthopedic issues and live a healthier lifestyle.”
“Our clients, staff and management have been very supportive during my preparations for competitions,” he adds. “All these things inspire me to stay focused and train to best of my ability.”
As people age, lean muscle decreases precipitously and is naturally replaced by fat. A targeted and effective strength training regimen like the one at 20 Minutes to Fitness helps reverse the process, building back the lean muscle and contributing to improvements in nearly every element of health. Check out this article to learn more about what strength training does to promote total body health and fat loss.
We’re back to business as usual in Clayton!
We’re happy to report that the streets of Clayton have returned to normal and 20 Minutes to
Fitness is back to business as usual.
GOOD NEWS: Our Clayton studio is open today!
From all accounts, the demonstrations taking place in the area surrounding our Clayton studio are peaceful in nature. So we will be open for business today.
If you are scheduled to work out today, your trainer will be in touch to discuss some special parking arrangements we’ve made that, as an added precaution, will enable you to enter our studio from our building’s underground garage without ever stepping foot outside. If you’d prefer to train in our beautiful Chesterfield studios, we are happy to accommodate you.
Please call 636-536-1504
to schedule an appointment. Directions are available here
If you’ve never been to our Chesterfield studio, by the way, you are in for a treat! You’ll find
some different equipment to try. Parking is easy, too. And we’re offering a $5 discount to our Clayton clients for making the trip.
Over the past 10 years I realized that my bone density needed some help. I always said I was 5’8 1/2″ and when I was measured five years ago I was 5’6 1/2″. On further investigation a bone density test indicated that I had entered the Osteopenia range, heading toward Osteoporosis. I have always walked, taken calcium and Vitamin D3. I needed some new activity to help my bone density.
I decided to increase my exercise at 20 Minutes to Fitness to twice a week. And this month I repeated my bone density after two years. I still was five 6 1/2, and my bone density had improved in both my hip and my spine. Thank you 20 Minutes to Fitness!
Some of our greatest success stories at 20 Minutes to Fitness are the clients who come in with advanced bone loss and are able to bring their bone scores up, just by adding our workout to their lives. We have countless clients who have come out of osteopenia and osteoporosis, often times able to stop taking medication, by incorporating the safe and efficient resistance training at 20 Minutes to Fitness. Check out this article to read more about the importance of strength training in rebuilding your bone density.
We’ve always looked at our workout as a form of “preventative maintenance” that helps fight the effects of aging through increased strength and improved balance, stability and lean muscle mass. Check out this article on the New York Times that shows how critical exercise is for everyone, through every stage of life.
Come on, admit it! You loved to tune into CBS on Friday nights back in the late 60s to see Dick and Tommy Smothers push the boundaries of television comedy. Well, younger brother Dick Smothers is still pushing something these days — the weights at 20 Minutes to Fitness in Sarasota, where he is now retired.
Let’s see how good your memory is today. Take a good hard look at the fellow in this photo and see if you can identify him. Then, tell us what you think he is doing here on 20 Minutes to Fitness’ blog. We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.