If you are a veteran, you should try to get connected with the Veterans Administrations at Jefferson Barracks. They provide a wide variety of very useful services for amputees. They maintain a wide variety of exercise equipment as well as facilities for golf, bowling, swimming, etc. Talk to Alex Grippo in our group or contact Nicole Longabach, DPT Amputation Rehabilitation Coordinator (800-652-4100 ext.63292) at Jefferson Barracks.

First Baptist Church of Arnold   FREE
2012 Missouri State Road Arnold
(636) 296-2703 ext. 145
The fitness center includes a cardio area and a three room weight room. The cardio area contains equipment from True and Sports Art; this includes two bikes, four treadmills, four ellipticals and one stair stepper. Most of the cardio equipment also contains heart rate monitors as well and there is a heart rate chart posted in the cardio area for your convenience. The three weight rooms contain equipment from Nautilus, Cybex, Bodymasters and Maxicam that will allow you to work all body parts. The rooms also contain free weights including dumbbells and barbells with benches, a leg press, curl bench and smith machine available. There is also a variety of auxiliary equipment available such as physioballs, medicine balls, weighted bars, step boxes and even a punching bag. A short fitness orientation gives you access to all of this with no membership fee. Call (636) 296-2703 ext. 145 for more information and for orientation dates and times.

Christ Memorial Lutheran Church   FREE
5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
On the left menu click on Fitness Center and REHAB.
Ages 14 and older are eligible to use the free fitness center upon completion of a one hour orientation. Please call the church office at 314-631-0304 for current orientation schedules and information.
They operate a free fitness center and R.E.H.A.B. service.
R.E.H.A.B. stands for Rehab, Energy, Health and Blessings.
Weekdays between the hours of 11 am to 3 pm the fitness center transforms into a Rehabilitation Center staffed by a specially trained Registered Nurse. This service is available by appointment only and can be accessed by calling 314-722-2106. R.E.H.A.B. is Christ Memorial's response to a growing number of people in the community unable to access rehabilitation services through traditional means. Some have exhausted their insurance or medicare benefits for rehabilitation and some are uninsured.
R.E.H.A.B. is partially funded by Wheat Ridge Ministries and operates in partnership with St. Anthony's Medical Center.
Four videos about the center are presented on their website.

Paraaquad's Health and Wellness Center
EMC    The Health and Wellness Center

The Health and Wellness Center features more than 40 pieces of accessible exercise equipment.

The Center, located at 5200 Berthold Ave. in St. Louis, is a unique venue with an expert staff of physical and occupational therapists where people with disabilities can exercise, receive assistance continuing their post-rehabilitation training and participate in recreational activities.

Participants can utilize the Center for as long as they want and build a lifetime of health and wellness.

South County Family YMCA   Membership required
12736 Southfork Road

  • Two Indoor Pools
    • large pool with lap lanes
    • recreational shallow pool
  • 6500 sq. ft Comprehensive Fitness Center
    • Free Weights
    • Treadmills
    • Lifecycles
    • Precor EFX
    • Crosstrainers
    • Stairmasters
    • Concept II Rowers
    • Cybex Circuit
  • Double Court Gymnasium
  • Indoor & Outdoor Track
  • Co-ed Exercise Room
  • Heavy Bag and Speed Bag
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Cycling Room
  • Children’s Center (for gymnastics)
  • Steam Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Child Watch service
  • Towel Service
  • Guest Passes
  • Adult Locker Rooms
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Special Features
  • Interactive Family Hub
  • Equipment Checkout
    • basketballs
    • gloves for punching bags

Carondelet Park Rec Complex  Membership required
930 Holly Hills Ave
St Louis, Missouri 63111
(314) 768-9622
This is a brand new YMCA facility. It probably has about the same features as the South County YMCA. More details in future.

St Louis County Recreation Complexes
The Afton White-Rodgers Community Center
is one of five Recreation complexes operated by The St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Dept.
Each complex seems to maintain an exercise room.
Fees vary depending on services used.

Afton White-Rodgers Community Center
9801 Mackenzie Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
They share the building with a Senior Center operated by Mid-East Area Agency On Aging. You have the opportunity for some exercise followed by a low cost nutritious meal.

Arnold Recreation Center  Membership required
1695 Missouri State Road
(636) 296-0475
Seems to have quite a bit of equipment. I will get more information in the future. The staff told me they do not have a website.

The Arnold Senior Center is located in the same building as the Arnold Recreation Center. You have the opportunity for some exercise followed by a low cost nutritious meal.

24 Hour Fitness in Arnold  Membership required
215 Arnold Crossing

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Circuit Training
  • Free Weights
  • Full Sized Basketball Court
  • Group Cycling
  • Group Exercise/li>
  • Indoor Lap Pool
  • Kids' Club
  • Personal Training
  • Pro Shop
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


Club Fitness  Membership required
4438 Lemay Ferry
Many other locations around the city.

Golds Gym  Membership required
(314) 842-6550
653 Gravois Rd
(636) 326-4111
A video presents the facility