Empire Fitness Academy

Empire Fitness Academy


Thank you, Namaste, Empire Fitness Academy, and YSA Wellness, for helping us make the Holidays a bit brighter for the families and people we serve impacted by disabilities! 🎄🎁
Thanks to the generosity of our clients and the clients at Empire Fitness Academy and YSA Wellness the deserving people of Easterseals Midwest will have a brighter holiday season! #givingtree
We had a great time meeting Tyler and Andrea Hixson of the Strangers Worth Meeting Podcast. Tyler is on a journey to tag his first whitetail this fall and we had a blast meeting him and talking hunting, fitness, nutrition and more!

Check it out by clicking on one of the following links:




Shout out to 18STRONG and Empire Fitness Academy for allowing us to use their space!
Confession: sometimes I (Andrea) just want to climb into bed at the end of a long work day. I adore my job, but there are days that just wear me out!
Enter Dave Winfrey (Empire Fitness Academy) - this guy knows that all he needs to do is feed me and get me outside to help me reset. We do yoga together too, but nothing beats these long walks!
How do you recharge after a long day?
#movementismedicine #getoutside #walk #lovehim #workoutbuddy
Workout/Photoshoot with Coach Leo
Empire Fitness Academy
Wilderness Athlete

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Empire Fitness Academy, Personal trainer, 10036 Manchester Road, Glendale, MO.

Operating as usual


Updated Summer Hours. Closed on Sundays! Get outside, go to a game, hit the pool, grill your dinner, and enjoy your family. We will see you the rest of the week.


Meet the client: Stephanie Woodcock - 1/3 of a EFA trifecta that consist of 3 beautiful, hard working, and amazing women. (@boyer_destroyerj @hnikodem) Stephanie brings an incredible personality and a strong work ethic each and every time she’s in the gym.
The energy always seems to be taken up a notch or two when she’s around. We like that! 💪🏽

“EFA is the ‘gym home’ I wish my real home was more like - clean, new, organized, streamlined & efficient?! Dave is never far away…organizing or welcoming someone new - all to make his members feel even more appreciated than we already do. What a breath of fresh air it is to walk into this home away from home. Not to mention, my favorite trainer (by far) is there. It’s truly a win-win in my world. I love going to this gym!”


Happy Easter! 🐰

Closed for the holiday and maybe even a few small facility upgrades.


Meet the client: Jen Ponath - EFA’s Saturday morning jolt of energy and positivity. When looking for new clients and members, you hope to fine the person who can light up the room, work hard toward their goals, and help create a positive atmosphere. Jen checks all those boxes. Be like Jen. Jen is awesome.

“I’ve followed my incredible trainer @jcorefitnessstl to several gyms and EFA is by far my favorite. From the friendly faces who greet you when you walk in to the variety of extremely clean equipment to use, there are so many reasons to love EFA. Owner @badgerdave_efa and the other trainers will make starting or continuing your fitness journey a wonderful experience. Come give EFA a try! I promise you’ll love it as much as I do.” - @jennypony


Stay safe!


Hey Podcasters! If you are looking for a new outdoor topic to discuss, we got you!

Our mission from day 1 was to help people prepare for the hunt of a lifetime or just hunt for a lifetime and build a community of outdoor men, women and children who are motivated and empowered to take action for their health!

If you are interested in having us on your show, shoot us a DM. You could help grow the community one listener at a time!

Podcast pic above: Wild Hixsons
Studio location: 18STRONG & Empire Fitness Academy


Meet the client: Irene Travis - Grandmother, Mother, Wife, and also an AMAZING cook. Irene’s presence, work ethic, and laugh can take over the gym at anytime and its always a pleasure to see. She has a mean right hook as well. 🥊😁

“Love going to the gym! I’ve been training with Jeremy Bauer twice a week for the last seven plus years. He takes a personal interest in his clients no matter the age. Can’t say enough about Empire Fitness Academy and owner Dave Winfrey. Great equipment and squeaky clean gym. Come in and try it!” -Irene


We can’t control the weather but we can control how we respond to it. A little extra effort from our trainers, members, and clients can make a huge difference in the day to day experience, cleanliness, and overall safety conditions of the gym.


Yoga at home! If you’re a full blown yogi or someone who’s been on the fence about trying it, this is for you. (Which means there’s something for EVERYONE)

Stuck at home this weekend? No problem. YSA Wellness has you covered. Rent this weekend bundle of classes for $5. You’ll enjoy 6 classes and 1 guided meditation for 72 hours. Link in bio.


Happy New Year!

For the month of January we’re waiving any guest fees for up to one week. Tell your family, friends, co-workers, ect…
Can’t wait to see everyone smash all their goals in 2022.


Meet the client: David Bequette - Husband, Father, and the type of person who’d you want as a best friend. He’s also one of the hardest working humans I’ve ever seen, in the gym and in life. It’s been an honor to have such a great member and client, in David, at @empirefitnessacademy.

“I love EFA. The equipment is new and the facility is kept clean. Dave has created an awesome atmosphere that makes me want to go and workout everyday. The trainers are great, too. Give it a try!”
- @davebequette


Happy Holidays! 🎅 🎄🤶 🎉

Stop Wishing ~ Start Doing 12/18/2021

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Get serious. Get real. Get lean.

Stop Wishing ~ Start Doing Real People, Real Results.


Members, clients, staff - If you’ve taken an ornament from our giving tree, make sure to drop off your gift/donations by Tuesday at 7:00pm. (Dec 14th)

A huge THANK YOU for those who have already donated. The generosity inside the EFA community has been unreal. 🙏🏼


Everyone lives by their own set of rules. Here at @empirefitnessacademy, we keep it simple.



Meet the trainer. Eric Schaetty: Father, husband, and the newest addition to the EFA family. Eric brings a strong work ethic, a wealth of knowledge, and the right attitude, to the gym, everyday.
Eric has several certifications which include NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, USA Weightlifting Level 1, and CrossFit Level 1.
His biggest passion is Ice Hockey, which he’s played competitively since the age of 4. He has also dabbled in Muay Thai and JuJitsu. (Muay Thai amateur record 2-1)

@empirefitnessacademy is grateful to add such a valuable piece to the team.


Similar: Tenacious. Determined. Purposeful. Relentless. Unwavering.

If you’re finding it hard to stay the course and be persistent, come see us @empirefitnessacademy. We’re here to help. EFA-STL.com


Meet Brandon O’Leary: Dad, Friend to all, and one heck of a banjo player 🪕(Self taught). Brandon is also a certified fitness trainer and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Over the years he has trained in a variety of styles, from body building to yoga, and pretty much everything in between.

Adding Brandon to the @empirefitnessacademy family has been nothing short of amazing. He has a way of making everyone laugh, keeping the mood light, and is always willing to help the team in anyway possible.


Labor Day Weekend Hours

Have a fun and safe weekend! Our normal business hours will resume September 7th.

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Meet Patrick Rooney (Runi): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, and Youth Fitness Specialist. If you already know Patrick, you know he’s one of the most genuine humans on the planet. When Patrick isn’t helping improve the lives of his clients, he’s working on other passions of his, as he’s an extremely talented actor, poet, and playwright.

@empirefitnessacademy couldn’t be happier to have such a valuable asset to the team.

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Come take flight with us.

If you’re interested in a clean facility with an awesome atmosphere, along with great trainers and members, @empirefitnessacademy is the place for you. Come sign up today!

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Meet the trainer, Jeremy Bauer: The definition of a true professional, founder of Bodies by Bauer LLC, and an avid fisherman. Jeremy studied Athletic Training at East Central College, located in Union, Mo. and he also attended and graduated from the National Personal Training Institute in Orlando, Fl.

Empire Fitness Academy is absolutely thrilled to add such a great trainer and a wonderful human being to the team.


Where is your place?


Meet Stephen Bopp: Newlywed, Dad to be, and founder of Bodies by Bopp, LLC. Stephen also has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Minor in Nutrition, and is CSCS certified.

Adding Stephen, a true professional with the highest level of character, has been an absolute honor for @empirefitnessacademy.

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10036 Manchester Road
Glendale, MO

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 7pm
Tuesday 6am - 7pm
Wednesday 6am - 7pm
Thursday 6am - 7pm
Friday 6am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 3pm
Sunday 8am - 3am

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