How many pounds can this 90-year-old woman leg press?

You may find out when you watch these three Charlie’s Angels look-a-likes when they  appear LIVE (on tape) on Show Me St. Louis at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan 20. That’s Channel 5 for our St. Louis friends. If we’re lucky, we’ll even get to see Shirley (the Farrah Fawcett clone in the middle) demonstrate the workout. Can you guess how many pounds she can leg press? You will be amazed. Feel free to make a guess in the comments below. And be sure to tune in!

Watch how this 67-year-old woman (yes, she really is 67) improved her bone density by as much as 20% — AFTER she stopped taking medication. All it took was our ONCE-A-WEEK, 20-minute strength training program.  You can watch it by clicking right here.

Worried about Osteoporosis?

Tune in to Show Me St. Louis on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10 am. That’s Channel 5 in St. Louis. You’ll meet a physical therapist from our Chesterfield studio named Jamie Boswell, along with a long-time 20 Minutes to Fitness client who saw her bone density increase by 10 and 20 percent over a two-year period — AFTER she stopped taking medicine to prevent osteoporosis.

Hey, but building bone density is just ONE of the many benefits of our strength-training regimen. Watch Show Me St. Louis if you want to learn others. Or, just visit our website:

Trying to lose weight, but need a little help with the nutrition part?

We get it. And 20 Minutes to Fitness Nutrition Specialist Lizz James is here to help!  On the next two Sundays — January 11 and 18 — she is scheduling New Year Nutrition Consultations in our Clayton, Mo., location. She’ll work with you one-on-one, where you’ll learn to make lifestyle changes you can live with and get RESULTS.

Sign up today for one of two specials:

$99 — Nutrition Consultation and Metabolic Testing with Meal Planning — In this private one-hour consultation, you’ll undergo complete body composition testing, a diet analysis and receive customized meal planning services.

$49.50 — Metabolic Testing — In this half-hour session you’ll undergo complete body composition testing to determine how much of your body is fat vs. lean tissue.

Learning about your body composition is key to your optimal health because it can help you strategize nutrition and exercise plans for losing fat and building muscle, and allow you to track changes over time.


Lizz James is a Certified AASDN Nutrition Specialist and manager of our Clayton studio.

Need another reason why “getting fit” should be your #1 resolution for 2014?  Strength training provides benefits, no matter what your age, according to new research:

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, an improvement in their balance, a significant reduction in the incidence of falls and a significant improvement in muscle power and mass in the lower limbs. These are some of the outcomes of the study published in the journal Age of the American Ageing Association…

Read the entire article here.

Dr. Stacey Smith is today an active and fit psychiatrist in private practice, allied with  Washington University’s Department of Psychiatry.  But that wasn’t always the case in the years after the former U.S. Ice Dancing Champion and Olympian hung up her skates.  You can read her whole story, including how 20 Minutes to Fitness helped her get back on the road to fitness, right here in this story from the St. Louis-Post Dispatch.

Let’s see: he’s a busy guy, with little time to exercise. His job calls for him to do a lot of heavy lifting for hours on end, which takes a lot of endurance. And he hopes to live a long and healthy life, despite a diet that puts him at high risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Yes, it’s fair to say that Santa would really benefit from the kind of high-intensity strength training we offer at 20 Minutes to Fitness. We think the authors of this article would agree.

So Mrs. Claus, if you’re still looking for that perfect gift, give us a call today.

Is there a golfer on your holiday shopping list?

If so, how about giving him or her the gift of fitness this holiday season?

The fact is, many golfers spend hundreds — even thousands — of dollars on golf equipment and lessons, hoping to improve their game.  And then they throw out their backs and can’t play anyway. And why?  Because most golfers have invested next to nothing i the most important piece of equipment used in golf. We’re talking about their BODIES.

If you strengthen and stretch the right muscles, you can add yards to your drive, improve your control and minimize your risk of injury. That’s what we do with our special golf fitness regimen. Called 20 Minutes to Par, this program targets the muscles used in golf.

Interested in learning what 20 Minutes to Par can do for you — or the golfer in your life? Just ask.

Be sure to check out our newest print ad, featuring Dr. Stacey Smith, a practicing psychiatrist who, in her earlier days, was co-captain of the U.S.’s 1980 Olympic Figure Skating team.  For the past five years, Dr. Smith has trained at 20 Minutes to Fitness in Clayton.  You’ll love hearing her inspirational story!

Read it here.