Exercise » St. Louis, MO

Exercise in St. Louis, MO

Tired of the treadmill? Want a break from the elliptical? Check out these alternative ways to exercise in St. Louis to keep you on top of your game while renewing your focus.
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Xtreme Krav Maga & Fitness St. Louis

 You don’t have to travel overseas to learn the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. You can stay right here in St. Louis! Head down to south county to study and learn the preferred hand-to-hand combat system for U.S. Military and law enforcement. This martial art is straight-up self defense based on simply principles and instinctive movements. It’s perfectly suited for women. Study krav maga, and you’re guaranteed to will find yourself in fighting shape faster than you ever thought possible!

Bumbershoot Aerial Arts Studio

Can it get much cooler than this? It’s not yoga, it’s not bellydancing, it’s not pole dancing and it’s not rock climbing, but rather a fascinating combination of these more popular fitness mediums! With aerial art, you’ll be sure to use muscles you never even knew existed. What better way to fulfill a childhood fantasy and get a supreme workout at the same time? It’ll put your everyday challenges back into perspective when you climb atop that 30-foot rope and start swirling and dancing midair.

Sleek Boot Camp

Based outside St. Louis in Swansea, Illinois, Sleek Boot Camp provides fitness training to the St. Louis metro area. It’s a compelling option for those who aren’t satisfied with the general membership gym but can’t fork out the dough for a private trainer. Group personal training is the answer! In small groups, you’re more likely to form those personal connections and bonds that will keep you accountable and keep you coming back. No class is ever the same, which helps keep motivation high. Sleek’s workouts include speed and endurance, partner resistance, cardiovascular and strength training. A wide range of classes are offered to accommodate all fitness levels.  

Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym

You don’t need to head to the mountains to learn how to climb them! The Midwest’s premiere rock climbing facility is located right here in St. Louis. Upper Limits gives you more than ten thousand square feet of climbing surface conveniently located downtown in a historic railroad factory near Union Station. The central location means lots of transportation options—including MetroLink—as well as free parking. You’ll find a variety of classes for all skill levels. With four autobelayers, no experience or belayer is required. Plus, a fully stocked pro shop means you can get everything you need to climb right there onsite.

Alpine Shop

 Yes, the Alpine Shop is a retail store. It’s been named one of Outdoor Business Magazine’s Top 25 Independent Outdoor Specialty Retailers in America more than a handful of times. But it’s much more than a store. It’s a gateway to outdoor adventure. The Alpine Shop runs educational programs designed to help adventurers of all ages— hikers, backpackers, campers, paddlers, cyclists, skiers and more. Locally owned and operated, the Alpine Shop has been serving the St. Louis community for more than thirty-five years. Give them your support—who knows what new passion you might discover?