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FOCUS ON HEALTH: Feature Story

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By Robyn Dexter


o matter the age, fitness level or understanding of nutrition, a place in St. Louis can help its clients figure out a fitness plan catered just to them. Since 1997, NutriFormance in Frontenac has been providing nutrition coaching and personal training to help its clients reach their goals, whether they want to be able to walk faster or are recovering from an injury. NutriFormance’s core clientele ranges in age from 10 to 90, but they all have a common theme, says co-founder Dale Huff: They have a performance-based goal. “Our post-rehab work is really taking off,” he says. “We’re a good fit for people who want to get back out on the field.” NutriFormance has a physical therapist on staff who’s able to assess injuries, which Huff calls a “great component.”

“People want to move better and feel better,” he says. “They also want to understand nutrition. These are our goals today and every day.” Some other key aspects of the NutriFormance atmosphere include small-group personal training and massage therapy. The small-group training class consists of two to four people, who participate in a blend of personal training and reformer Pilates. “It’s pretty unique, and you get the best of both worlds for a great price,” Huff says. “It’s ideal for someone who is relatively injury-free and wants a metabolic approach, coupled with core strength and flexibility.” He notes that a trend he’s seeing is people doing metabolic training all the time, with “really intense work-outs all week, but nothing to recover and restore.” Small-group personal training helps clients

find that balance of multiple fitness activities. “Oftentimes, people think they’re not getting a good work-out if the intensity isn’t high,” Huff says, noting that dispelling that myth is the premise of this program. Another thing that makes NutriFormance unique is the advantages that come with a personal training membership. If a client commits to seeing a trainer a set number of times in a month, they also get access to all of NutriFormance’s classes. “We’ve built in more opportunities for people to get fit, and that helps the client acknowledge their goals more,” Huff says. NutriFormance offers a trial membership and complimentary consultations, Huff says. “We want people to understand and see for themselves what makes us unique.”

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