Details for 20 MINUTES TO FITNESS - Ad from 2021-01-03
By Mary Helen Gerst, Age 70 Photo Credit: Gina Grafos I have faithfully worked out at 20 Minutes to Fitness in Clayton since 2006. My workouts mean everything to me. With my doctor’s okay, they helped me recover from multiple joint surgeries, including reverse shoulder replacement. Keeping my core muscles strong also helps ease back pain brought on by scoliosis. The adrenalin rush after my workout makes me feel on top of the world! So you can imagine how devastating it was to learn this past spring that 20 Minutes would be closing temporarily due to Covid-19. Working out on MedX physical therapy machines under supervision is essential to my health and well-being. I rarely miss an appointment. After my studio closed, I lost some joint function. I also experienced debilitating back pain that is ordinarily controlled by my workouts. These sessions make me feel good about myself. Missing them affected both my body and my mental health. How excited and thankful I was when 20 Minutes to Fitness reopened! In addition to being good for my health, 20 Minutes to Fitness is an especially GOOD PLACE TO TRAIN RIGHT NOW. The CDC recommends minimizing the time we spend in public, and you won’t find a more efficient way to stay fit. For one thing, a workout takes just 20 minutes! That’s it! While most people train just once a week, my condition makes it better for me to train twice a week. Plus, it’s all by appointment – so there are no crowded waiting rooms, workout delays or shower facilities to worry about, either. There are NEVER MORE THAN FIVE PEOPLE TRAINING AT A TIME, and each one is accompanied by a personal coach – masked and at an appropriate social distance. Not only do the coaches sanitize and set the equipment, they carefully guide you through your training regimen so you train safely and effectively. If you’ve been hesitant to return to your gym, I suggest you give 20 Minutes to Fitness a try! YOUR FIRST SESSION IS FREE, and it includes a consultation where a physical therapist, exercise physiologist or professional trainer will review your health history and concerns. There are no contracts to sign or membership fees to pay. Gift e h t e v Gi ss this ! e n t i F of ason e S y a Holid If you’re anything like me, you’ll be hooked. It’s great to be back! All 20 Minutes to Fitness staff and guests follow CDC safety guidelines, including wearing masks while training. Just 20 minutes. Just once a week. For more information on 20 Minutes to Fitness, call its local studios in Clayton (314-863-7836), Chesterfield (636-536-1504), Sarasota or Tampa, or visit 20MinutesToFitness.com.