Determination > Age

Just another day at the gym with 68 year old Mary G. She is a perfect example of not letting your age determine what you can and cannot do. We have been training for well over a year now and day by day, week by week, month over month she has gotten stronger, leaner, more stable, And more confident with what her body can do. Today she made 80 pounds worth of dumbbell lunges look effortless. Keep it up Mary G!!

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Emerge with SmartFit

It’s time.
SmartFit cross training.
Friday @6am
Saturday @8am13394_10153296689699824_7579874955310834517_n


Summer is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get ready for your upcoming season in the fall. Don’t miss out on your chance to build a foundation of strength and conditioning!

– Kathryn BS, CSCS, CES, PN1, USAW-L1

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Be Extraordinary!

Do the “little bit more” it takes to be extraordinary. Usually, the difference between mediocre and something much more is a relatively small amount of effort.

It’s Your Turn. Emerge.


Inside Emerge: Meet Corey!

*Name: Corey Parr

*Job Position: Intern/Front Desk Representative/Prospect Trainer

*Hometown: Fenton, MO

*How Long Have You Worked at Emerge: 1 1/2 years

*Favorite Exercise: Bench Press

*Least Favorite Exercise: Running

*Biggest Gym Pet Peeve: Not cleaning up your weights when finished

*Best Part About Working at Emerge: The environment and the trainers- all great people that are really focused and motivated.

*Most Memorable Thing That Happened at Emerge: Meeting David Backes at the Trail for Tails. And training Orlando Pace.

*Favorite Healthy Meal: Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad

*Something Random About Me: I am an Eagle Scout


Emerge is now on Instagram!

Follow us at: EmergeFitnessTraining


Shout out to Emerge client Dinal!

Dinal went through intensive abdomen surgery a few months ago in order to donate over 65% of her liver. As soon as her body had recovered enough to train, she came to Emerge to regain strength in her core and improve her overall fitness and health.

In just a few short weeks, Dinal’s combination of personal training and boot camps has led to a huge improvement in her core and overall strength and an increase in energy levels! Her hard work is such an inspiration to her family, friends, and myself! Keep it up Dinal!

-Coach Kee


What is true strength?

You may remember Jessica from a previous post. She rehabbed from hip dysplasia surgery at Emerge. From learning to walk again to deadlifting 165 pounds, to conquering difficult exercises like this one, she’s come a loooooong way.

Jessica has gotten seriously strong.

Here, she performs a full body, multi planar stability exercise.

The first part of the exercise involves stabilizing with movement, the second part requires a hold with a change in resistance.

It’s Your Turn. Emerge.


Emerge at Karen 4 A Kause!

Great morning with cool weather for a 5k, 1mile, and Kids Mad Dash at The Karen 4 a Kause, at St Charles Frontier Park. Emerge represented well with PR’s and 1st and 2nd placing in age groups from Corey Parr, Beth Pirtle, Kathryn St George, Dorothy Holtzwarth, and Nan Lammers.

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First 5K ever for emerge client John!

Words cannot even express how proud I am of my client, John! He finished his first 5k ever, ran the entire time, AND finished 5 minutes faster than his goal time! John and his wife Theresa, also an emerge client, completed today’s race with their 3 daughters to promote exercise and healthy self image in today’s young women! What an amazing event! I couldn’t be more proud of you and your family John, such an inspiration!

-Jess Baker