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Focus on Fitness

Take it to the Mat

Tighten and tone your way to a fit you this year. The Downtown and West Clubhouses offer Mat Pilates to help you shape up. at Pilates works your powerhouse, back, legs and arms using exercises that will lengthen your muscles as they strengthen. Pilates improves your core strength, flexibility, coordination and muscle control. The Downtown Clubhouse will have a new session of Mat Pilates on Wednesdays at noon beginning on Feb. 2. The 8-week session costs $10 per class or $50 for the session. Jeanna Jackson is the instructor. She has over 20 years of experience in personal training and fitness education. For more information or to sign up, call 314-539-4482. Mat Pilates is also taught at 7:30 a.m. on Fridays at MAC West. Christi Gleason instructs the class. She is certified in Scott Pilates: Intensive Mat Plus and Did you know? also has Yoga Alliance certification. Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates, For more information, contact 314a physical-culturist born in Germany 539-4433. in 1883. He developed a system of exercises during the first half of the Pilates Improves: 20th century which were intended to • Core strength strengthen the human mind and body. • Flexibility Joseph Pilates believed that mental and • Coordination physical health are inter-related. • Muscle control


Self-Defense Clinic


rotect yourself with skills you will learn in a self defense class at MAC West. Hidden Fist is an exciting four-week course that will teach you the fundamentals of striking, grappling and disarming in order to protect yourself. You will also learn to improve your awareness to foresee a threat and avoid conflict. Hidden Fist is instructed by Dennis Manginn. Dennis is a martial arts expert and certified fitness coach with 20 years of experience. By the end of the class you will develop the confidence to protect yourself. This clinic is fun, exciting and a life-changing experience for people of all fitness levels. The self-defense clinic will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $80 for the 4-week session. To sign up, call 314-539-4433.



Sweat & Sculpt


ork up a sweat in a new hour-long class that incorporates both cardiovascular and strength exercises for a great workout. Sweat & Sculpt will Lisa Banotai. use a variety of equipment to perform calorie burning moves. Participants of any fitness level are encouraged to attend. The class will take place in the group exercise room at MAC West on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 3. The instructor, Lisa Banotai, is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and group fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise. She is also an instructor for BJC and personal trainer for the City of Fenton in addition to the MAC. Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolution. Sign up today!

Train with Christine


tick with your New Year’s goals with the help of new Downtown Personal Trainer Christine Elsesser. Christine will help you reach your goals Christine Elsesser. by making exercise enjoyable and interesting. She is a certified personal trainer through W.I.T.S. Christine grew up playing competitive golf and tennis. She is an avid runner and race participant. She currently coaches running at the grade and middle school levels. Christine has also taught physical education in primary and middle school. She enjoys incorporating fitness ideas into mainstream gym class. If you need that extra push in your fitness routine, schedule an appointment with Christine. She will tailor a fitness program specifically for you to meet your individual and unique goals. She can motivate anyone at any fitness level. To set up a training session with Christine, call 314-497-7182.

Saturday Spinning


he Downtown Clubhouse is offering a spinning class on several Saturdays a month. The class is from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes will be held Feb. 5 and 19 and March 5 and 19. Pedal your way to a more fit you in 2011. Join the Saturday morning spin class. For more information, contact Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434.

February Cherry Diamond  

February issue of the Missouri Athletic Club monthly magazine.

February Cherry Diamond  

February issue of the Missouri Athletic Club monthly magazine.