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October 24, 2019

There’s a nice chill in the air which makes for a great environment when training hard outside of the gym.  Our morning programs will certainly benefit from the end of Daylight Savings time on 3 November.  As the weather gets more harsh toward the end of the year, all of our locations do have indoor options.  That said, we are a fitness “boot camp” and although that term has been molested to include programs that are little more than adult day care and narcissistic selfies…Shark Fitness clients take pride in training in a wide variety of climates and conditions without the need of social media gratification.

This is the final week of the evening Shaw Park program.  Monday, the next Clayton M/W/F 6:00am begins and our evening class (5:30-6:30pm) moves to the SLCC Meramec Campus in Kirkwood for the winter.  Sarah’s M/W/F 5:45am class starts a new session on Wednesday morning.  The next series of T/TH Meramec, Francis Park and the last sessions of 2019 are just a few weeks away.  The complete list of classes is below.  This is serious training for people who are serious about their health and conditioning.

I asked one of my classes what they would like to read about in this month’s newsletter.  One client quickly suggested a word or two about being more consistent with training.  Great topic!  Life sometimes has a way of getting in the way of training…kids, work, illness, travel, etc.  Along with scheduling issues is the ebb and flow of personal motivation which is often correlated to the above reasons or related stress.  One key to staying on track is make training a priority instead of a hobby, pastime, social event or something to do when nothing else is happening at the moment.  Schedule appointments around your training.  Some of our most healthy clients travel for work or are on call for their patients…and frequently attend our other locations and times after missing their regular program.  They find a way.  Two current clients are undergoing chemotherapy and several others have significant physical limitations, yet they are among our most consistent when it comes to attendance.  One in particular has a condition that comes with significant pain and exercise exclusions but finds it motivating to be around the other clients and likes to hear what I speak about each day.  Again…they find a way to succeed.  Others who are still trying to make fitness a lifestyle sometimes use schedule conflicts to avoid training.  A group text started this morning and included a photo of a van filled with insulation as the reason why she couldn’t make her 0930 class.  Almost immediately, one of our Sharks responded with, “You can’t pick that up before or after class?”  I often remind clients that we have plenty of alternative programs, including early morning, some respond with, “I CAN’T do mornings.”  More accurately stated…they WON’T do mornings.  The truth is that our early morning classes are filled with clients who once made the same claim but adjusted to the time after realizing that by 0700…their personal commitment to themselves was complete and not dependent on how their day unfolds.  Once more, they found a way.  Spend your time and energy finding a way to succeed instead of creating excuses to fail.  Being healthy is a priority…your life depends on it.

OCTOBER-DECEMBER PROGRAMS
M/W/F 5:45am-STL Community College-Meramec/Kirkwood
M/W/F 6:00am-Shaw Park/Center of Clayton
M/W/F 6:00am-Francis Park/St. Gabriel-St. Louis Hills
M/W 5:30pm-STL Community College-Meramec/Kirkwood
T/Th 5:45am-STL Community College-Meramec/Kirkwood
T/Th 9:30am-STL Community College-Meramec/Kirkwood
Sat 8:00-9:30am-Whitecliff Park-Crestwood

UPCOMING PROGRAMS (in order of start date)

WHITECLIFF PARK-CRESTWOOD-SATURDAY MORNING (8:00-9:30am)-This is an ongoing program.  You may take a single class for $25 or buy a 2019 5 class punch card for $90 ($18 per class).  To register, please email keath@sharkfitness.net for a release form and details.  Do not contact the community center.  The class meets near the sand volleyball court. Class cancellation info may be found on the front page of our website or on Facebook. Instructor:  Keath Hausher, CMFT.

FRANCIS PARK -STL HILLS -MON/WED/FRI MORNING (6:00-7:00am)-Class begins Monday, 21 October 2019. Class costs $78 for the 6-class program.  Please register with dale@sharkfitness.net before to the start of the program.  Outdoor classes start on Donovan near the playground and can go inside St. Gabriel’s gym when the weather is extreme.   This program CAN BE JOINED MIDSESSION.  Instructor:  Dale Bauer, CFT.

SHAW PARK-CLAYTON-MON/WED/FRI MORNING (6:00-7:00am)-Class begins Monday, 28 October 2019. Class costs $156 members/residents/$168 nonresidents (Code 27023) for the four-week program.  You must register with the Center of Clayton in person, call 314-290-8500 or online at:  https://www.claytonmo.gov/government/parks-recreation/recreation-programs to pay with credit card. Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Class meets at the south end of Shaw Park near Forest Park Parkway and can move inside the Center of Clayton gymnasium in the event of severe weather. Instructors:  Keath Hausher, CMFT/Brigit Johnson.

ST. LOUIS COM. COLLEGE-MERAMEC-MON/WED EVENING (5:30-6:30pm)-Session begins Monday, 28 October 2019.  Register by calling the Continuing Education Dept. at 314-984-7777(PEDU 755 F07).  Class fee is $195 for the 15-class program.  Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Please park in lots “P” and “O” off Geyer Rd and meet near the gym entrance. Instructor:  Keath Hausher, CMFT.  Note: The class may inside outside if weather is severe.

ST. LOUIS COM. COLLEGE-MERAMEC-MON/WED/FRI MORNING (5:45-6:45am)-Session begins Monday, 30 October 2019.  Register by calling the Continuing Education Dept. at 314-984-7777 PEDU 755 FO8).  Class fee is $159 for the 12-class program.  Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Please park in lots “P” and “O” off Geyer Rd., the gym entrance faces those lots.  Instructor:  Sarah Jaskiewicz, CFT.  Note:  The class may train inside if weather is severe.

FRANCIS PARK -STL HILLS -MON/WED/FRI MORNING (6:00-7:00am)-Class begins Monday, 11 November 2019. Class costs $221 for the 17-class program.  Please register with dale@sharkfitness.net before to the start of the program.  Outdoor classes start on Donovan near the playground and can go inside St. Gabriel’s gym when the weather is extreme.   This program CAN BE JOINED MIDSESSION.  Instructor:  Dale Bauer, CFT.

ST. LOUIS COM. COLLEGE-MERAMEC-TUE/THU MORNING (5:45-6:45am)-Session begins Tuesday, 12 November 2019.  Register by calling the Continuing Education Dept. at 314-984-7777(PEDU 755 F09).  Class fee is $159 for the 11-class program.  Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Please park in lots “P” and “O” off Geyer Rd and meet near the gym entrance. Instructor:  Keath Hausher, CMFT.  Note: The class may inside outside if weather is severe.

ST. LOUIS COM. COLLEGE-MERAMEC-TUE/THU MID-MORNING (9:30-10:30am)-Session begins Tuesday, 12 November 2019.  Register by calling the Continuing Education Dept. at 314-984-7777(PEDU 755 F10).  Class fee is $159 for the 11-class program.  Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Please park in lots “P” and “O” off Geyer Rd and meet by the softball field.  Instructor:  Keath Hausher, CMFT.  Note: The class may train inside if weather is severe.

SHAW PARK-CLAYTON-MON/WED/FRI MORNING (6:00-7:00am)-Class begins Monday, 25 November 2019. Class costs $156 members/residents/$168 nonresidents (Code 27024) for the four-week program.  You must register with the Center of Clayton in person, call 314-290-8500 or online at:  https://www.claytonmo.gov/government/parks-recreation/recreation-programs to pay with credit card. Participants may use the locker and shower facilities.  Class meets at the south end of Shaw Park near Forest Park Parkway and can move inside the Center of Clayton gymnasium in the event of severe weather. Instructors:  Keath Hausher, CMFT/Brigit Johnson.

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