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Personal Training

More Than Just a Coach - Someone to Help you Benefit from the Science of Fitness

Striving for optimal health can be a full-time job. Whether you want to gain muscle, lose weight, rehab an injury or just try to live a healthier life, J Personal Training can help. Our nationally certified personal trainers will customize a program (in 55-minute sessions) to meet your needs, creating a safe and effective way to reach your goals. Your trainer might recommend cardiovascular exercises,  or resistance training and stretching to increase flexibility, strength and overall health, or a combination.

We offer personal training in several forms and formats:

  • POLAR BodyAge®
    • FREE Assessment tool, available twice a year to all members:
    • Shows you your true body age in terms of fitness and health - not just your chronological age
    • Builds you a plan to improve your fitness with a realistic time frame
  • Personal Training Session(s)
    • 55-minute session, $58-$71
    • 30-minute session, $35-$45
  • Semi-Private Personal Training
    • 2-3 people, 55-minute session, $39-$48 per person
  • Group Personal Training
    • 4-6 people, 55-minute session, $20 per person
    • One or two sessions per week over four weeks
  • Package discounts available for all training.

    Specific Personal Training Programs

    To get started with a JCC personal trainer or to schedule your free fitness assessment, contact:

    Patrick McKee314-442-3293 (SFC)
    Bernie Suddarth314-442-3452 (Fox)


    Success Stories

    Our certified personal trainers are tops in the field and have helped many individuals with weight loss, health and performance goals. Between our two locations, the J has 20 trainers with the combined education of 24 bachelor and master degrees, 42 national certifications and 219 years of experience. Our personal training staff works with everyday people to understand their individual needs and develops the most effective plan to help them reach their health and fitness goals. Trainers are committed to your success. The proof of their dedication and the quality of their work is in the success seen by so many who have worked one-on-one with our nationally certified trainers.

    "Look at me now!"
    JCC staff member, Linda Gatton, age 56, never exercised before starting to train at the J. Feeling the effects from a sedentary occupation of working in a busy accounting department and living a sedentary lifestyle, Linda decided to that it was time to take advantage of the fitness center…just seconds down the hallway from her workspace. Linda quickly turned things around. She enjoys the exercise so much that she trains with a trainer twice a week and works out at least three other days on her own. Early in the program Linda learned it would take 3500 calories of expenditure or deficit (from less food intake) to lose one pound of fat. Immediately, the math of monitoring calories in and out was perfectly suited for someone in accounting. Linda began to understand that any extra calories from “unplanned” snacks or meals could be detrimental to reaching her goals. She still enjoys certain foods for special occasion; however, she’s learned to reduce the portions to stay on top of her calorie “deficit.” Linda has also been influential for her office-mates as she now encourages everyone to bring fruit and veggie plates for office treats. Overall Linda has lost 33 pounds and is more vibrant with energy and confidence since she found the fitness center.

    "I'm strong and so are my bones!"
    JCC member, Sandra Sokolik age 68, was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the severe risk level and was unable to take medications due to stomach discomfort. Sandra began working with a JCC certified personal trainer to help improve her bone density through exercise. After several weeks of working with weights and on her fitness, her osteoporosis has reversed to the stage of osteopenia. Her workouts include an intense focus on posture. Now, Sandra is self-motivated, but continues to train with her trainer once every few weeks for workout updates.

    "I feel great!"
    JCC member Sharon Taylor, age 56, lost 12 ½ inches and 15 pounds within six weeks of working with Brettany Hayes, a JCC certified personal trainer. To get a jump start on her goals, she decided it was worthwhile to train three days per week. Sharon altered her eating habits by incorporating more structure to her meal plans to control portions and calorie intake. During her workouts, she performs a combination of weight training and cardio. Additionally, she strives to stay active on her own, including taking yoga. To keep the exercise interesting and useful for Sharon, Brettany incorporates many concepts related to balance, body control and posture so that the exercise compliments her participation and enjoyment in yoga.

    • Weight Management
    • Sport Conditioning
    • Golf Conditioning
    • Stand Strong (for seniors)
    • Assisted Stretching
    • Small Group Training
    • Wedding Bells
    • TRX-Battlerope Boot Camp
    • Box Your B.E.S.T.
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