Category: Clayton

St. Louis Magazine reporter Jeannette Cooperman visited 20 Minutes to Fitness’ studio in Clayton and tried about our 20-minute, once-a-week strength training workout herself.  Then she wrote an article about what she experienced.

You can read it all here. Or here. Or here.  It’s all the same. We just don’t want you to miss it!

Have you been wanting to learn more about 20 Minutes to Fitness? Here’s your chance! Show Me St. Louis recently stopped by our studio in Clayton and spoke with Megan Arney, PTA, one of our fitness coaches, as she led a training session.

Worried about osteoporosis? Then you should read what 20 Minutes to Fitness client Dorothy Menetre has to say!

I came to 20 Minutes to Fitness because I was bored with the routine of a “regular” gym. It had become monotonous, and I was totally “burned out.”

I enjoy the fact that I can now do 20 minutes, once a week, and I am finished. The benefit I was not expecting is that a recent bone density scan showed a slight improvement in my bone density over the past two years. That is really exciting for me, and it will keep me returning for my 20 minutes.

Thanks very much, 20 Minutes to Fitness!

Dorothy Menetre
St. Louis, Missouri

“I’ve been training with Darrell at 20 Minutes to Fitness for almost a year and a half, and I love it.  He tracks my progress and adjust my workouts to keep me safe and challenged.  He encourages me and helps me push myself to work harder.  I know I’m getting fitter by the things (outside of my workouts!) that I’m able to do with a lot less effort.  Also my clothes fit better!! Working out at 20 Minutes to Fitness has really helped me to stay motivated with my other activities too.”

Connie Palmer
Trains at 20 Minutes to Fitness Clayton, MO

Can you actually rebuild muscle mass after age 60?

At 20 Minutes to Fitness, we’ve been answering “YES” to this question for almost 15 years. And we’re not alone.  According to the doctor quoted in this New York Times article,

“…men and women in their 60s and 70s who began supervised weight training developed muscles that were as large and strong as those of your average 40-year-old.”

You can read the entire article by clicking here.

Bouncing between managing the desk at our Clayton studio and training clients at our Chesterfield studio, Vicki Antes plays an important role in keeping 20 Minutes to Fitness operations running smoothly. Her kindness, generosity and dependability shine through as she expertly juggles her many responsibilities. Providing us with snacks, hugs and hard work, Vicki makes an enormous positive contribution to our team. We’re grateful to work with her!

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.”