Cardio Corner recently opened two new locations in town, a 24/7 gym and a kickboxing studio.
Jennifer Gratzer, co-owner of Cardio Corner, said the new locations will accommodate the growing memberships.
“We were getting more members and we were actually outgrowing the last location,” Gratzer said.
The gym and kickboxing studio are located just a few doors down from each other in the St. Clair Plaza. The square footage of the new Cardio Corner locations combined are more than double in size than the original location, she said.
The 24/7 gym, which opened Friday, includes circuit machines, free weight machines, cardio equipment and more. Gratzer said the gym’s dumbbells will be upgraded and more accessories such as bars and benches will be added. There is also a drink vending machine and cubbies for members.
The kickboxing studio has been open since August. Eventually, Gratzer said she will have more kickboxing bags to accommodate 30 people. This studio is similar to original location with inspirational quotes painted on the walls.
Cardio Corner offers a variety of gym and kickboxing memberships. Gratzer said there are discounts offered to seniors, first responders, veterans, diabetics, cancer survivors, and families.
Additionally, members can also receive free fitness assessments, measurements and weigh-ins. Gratzer said she provides specific workouts for members that are changed every four weeks.
“I keep personal folders on anyone who want a little bite more of an assistance as far as reaching their goals,” Gratzer said.
For more information about memberships and signups, call Cardio Corner at 636-388-5283. Prices and schedules can also be found on cardiocornergym.com and on the Cardio Corner Facebook page.
Gratzer has been a personal trainer for 15 years. She said kickboxing has been a passion of hers since she was 8.
She and her husband opened Cardio Corner two years ago when she was tired of commuting to and from a gym in St. Louis County.
“We wanted to do something for the community and we wanted to do something that would kind of inspire and motivate people to get healthy,” she said.
To be able to teach classes and help clients reach their goals are things she enjoys about her job.
“I love helping others and inspiring people, and motivating people to hit their goals and to be the best they can be,” Gratzer said.
Creative movements for kids, ballet and yoga classes are still being offered at the original location, 15 N. Main St.