Personal Training

Movement and exercise are critical to maintaining good health, strength, balance and vitality.

Are you interested in living life to the fullest?  If you have a “body issue” that needs resolving or if you’re just looking to improve your overall health and wellness, our specialized care can help you. 

Often, physical therapy ends when insurance coverage and/or Medicare are no longer available, yet many people aren’t ready to resume all of their normal activities, jobs and sports. We‘re committed to helping you return to the activities you want to do as quickly as possible.

Call the Integrative Medicine office at 636-256-5200 to make an appointment or inquire about fees.

Our personal trainer is also a licensed physical therapist and certified personal trainer, with more than 25 years of experience. She has a unique approach to help you overcome your pain and create a healthier and happier you! She blends fitness, wellness and personal training, while considering your physical challenges and medical conditions. Your individual needs and goals will be met with a custom-designed program and specialized attention.

  • A personalized and unique training program will be developed, based on the results of YOUR analysis, individual needs, medical and orthopedic conditions, body mechanics and alignment.
  • You will be taken through every step of the process and provided education, guidance, motivation and appropriate follow-up for home use.
The benefits of working with Mercy include:
  • A functional approach helps you feel better, move better, have more energy and less pain.
  • You will receive ways to improve your balance and give you confidence to move about.
  • The program will help rehabilitate injuries and heal your body from the effects of injury and illness.
  • We’ll help you exercise safely by ensuring proper form, adequate rest and proper exercise progression.

Philosophy

We believe:

  • Regardless of your ability or current fitness level, you can feel better, move better, get stronger and have more energy and less pain.
  • Proper alignment of your body is a key factor in the well-being and quality of life.
  • Including core stabilization, flexibility, balance, coordination and overall strengthening into fitness and training programs promotes long- term benefits.
  • Learning to breathe correctly is a cornerstone for exercise, health, fitness and vitality.

About our Personal Trainer

  • Karen Schmidt is a state- licensed and registered physical therapist with over 25 years of experience working with a variety of orthopedic conditions. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University. Karen has treated all ages of patients from teens to mature adults with orthopedic, sports and neurological conditions. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
  • Throughout her career, she has kept u –to-date on current techniques and procedures. She is constantly striving to learn the best methods to help her clientele.

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