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ATHLETIC REPUBLIC ST. LOUIS

Dale & Ellie founded NutriFormance St. Louis in 1997 and one of the struggles they kept realizing was the need to enhance the way their business was conditioning athletes. NutriFormance was already the best in town at functional and corrective exercise for performance in life and sport, and that aspect was great. But the question kept popping up, “how do we really help athletes reach their potential in terms of speed development?” Dale went to work studying all the programs available in 2004 when sports performance conditioning was really developing a lot of steam. After visiting three different types of sports training facilities, Dale scheduled a visit to Athletic Republic which at the time was headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. The day they arrived it was 17 degrees below zero, but not much was going to prevent this enthusiastic group from discovering the secret of this unparalleled program. The program founder, John Frappier was essentially a researcher who, while completing his Master’s in Exercise Science, went to the Soviet Union to study their methods of conditioning athletes. He studied the principles of Over Speed Training and learned how the Soviets were training. Refining their techniques and making them safe for young athletes, John launched what is now known as the Athletic Republic Sports Conditioning program.

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We were sold after our first day of training (and yes, a little sore!). Because the program focus is on neuromuscular coordination and recruitment we could see benefits with athletes in ½ the time our traditional strength and conditioning programs offered. And, the program is safe for all ages, and from our findings, the younger you start, the quicker the results. The running treadmill allows our athletes to train at inclines not possible in ground based program all while having a coach cue them and allow them to correct their technique right in front of a mirror. This feedback in and of itself can improve an athletes speed, however, the meat and potatoes of the program is the power output that achieved as a result of proper muscle recruitment for speed enhancement.

Now we offer the best of both Athletic Republic and NutriFormance to offer an array of sports conditioning tools and we can gear our approach specific to any athlete’s needs- strength/power development, post-rehabilitative, agility/neuromuscular coordination, sports nutrition for performance, weight gain or loss, etc. We have a lot of fun helping our athletes excel in both their sports and in life. We strive to be good role models to help them stay the course as well.

With 15 years of NutriFormance under our belts providing the best in corrective and performance exercise and now 6 years offering the best sports performance conditioning program in the nation, we are happy to say that our program works tremendously well. We truly have the Athlete Down to a Science. And even more than that, we know how to motivate our young athletes and make them look forward to our conditioning programs. Ultimately our goal is for them to become a lifetime exerciser/sports participant who finds enjoyment in exercise and athletics.

You can trust us with your athlete. You won’t be disappointed.

Dale Huff, CSCS & Ellie Huff, RD, CSCS
Co-owners- Athletic Republic- St. Louis
NutriFormance- Fitness, Therapy and Performance

St. louis' sport performance experts

Speed, AGILITY, Strength training & Sports Nutrition for St. Louis Athletes

jenny marsh
jenny marsh
2020-07-17
My daughters attend classes here, great experience! They do a great job! Frequent hand sanitizing, masks and distancing, feel comfortable!
Stephanie Cross
Stephanie Cross
2020-07-17
I have three teenagers (13,17 and 19) that work out at Athletic Republic and feel completely comfortable with the safety protocols they have in place. My kids really enjoy the workouts and it helps keep them in shape. I was very glad they were able to reopen in June.
Nell Coble
Nell Coble
2020-07-08
I've been going to Athletic Republic for 8 months now, and I have enjoyed every workout! The facility is always clean, and the trainers are awesome. Best gym ever!!!
Ethan Hayes
Ethan Hayes
2020-03-04
Athletic Republic- STL is by far the best workout I have ever done! Not only is the workout awesome but the instructors are so dedicated to their work and knowledgeable. The studios are also beautiful and so organised and clean! I highly suggest trying it out. Superb!!
Willie Floros
Willie Floros
2020-01-25
Best sports performance training in St. Louis. A must for any serious athlete!
Fred Perez
Fred Perez
2019-12-19
The instructors and management are incredible! No matter who you are, they will make you feel welcome and you will notice they actually care about your wellbeing.
Rick Cappaert
Rick Cappaert
2019-12-16
When it came time for my oldest daughter to improve her speed, agility and conditioning for soccer we chose Athletic Republic. Having been a former health club owner I knew this was the facility with the staff to accomplish those goals. That was ten years ago. She trained there throughout high school and college attaining academic All-American honors. Now my youngest daughter is midway through her Division I lacrosse career and is getting similar results. She has improved her speed, agility and conditioning over the last 6 years and will continue to utilize the facility and staff.
Jonathan Johnson
Jonathan Johnson
2019-12-12
Love this location! The coaches are great and I love the workout and the atmosphere.
Elizabeth Dixon
Elizabeth Dixon
2019-12-06
Love this location! The coaches are great and I love the workout and the atmosphere.
Jeffrey Branson
Jeffrey Branson
2019-11-09
Athletic Republic has been instrumental in helping my players and sons become better athletes. The staff is super knowledgeable and does a great job of pushing the athletes to reach their full potential. I refer anyone who asks me how to increase their foot speed,strength, and explosiveness to Athletic Republic.