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GET TO KNOW OUR TRAINERS:

Jimmy Duke III
With The L.A.B. Gym since July 2012

-B.S. Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics at University of Arkansas
-M.S. in Biomechanics from Illinois State University
-International Level Coach USAW
-USATF Level 1

Competed in Track and Field at University of Arkansas in Pole Vault and Decathlon

Coached college track and field at Illinois State Univ., Eureka College and Rend Lake College

Coached Olympic Weightlifting at Lindenwood University from 2010-2012

Coach Youth Olympic Weightlifting at the Lab Gym for Lift for Life Gym since 2012. The youth team has won over 100 national medals and has competed in 19 different states, 5 different countries and even coached the lone male to represent the United States at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Also at the Lab Gym, I have had a ton of success coaching masters athletes. My athletes have won medals at the Master's World Championships and have set world records, while traveling internationally.
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We don't build ONLY healthy bodies...
Chris working through the weekend with team members Jimmy Duke and Vladimir Brusov making big progress on the new locker rooms!
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GET TO KNOW OUR TRAINERS:

Drew Thompson
8.5 years at The Lab Gym

M.S. Exercise Physiology
NSCA CSCS

Exercise is life changing. Every single person on this planet should exercise every day. Our bodies are an incredible thing we have been given and we should all do everything we can to maximize its potential in whichever direction we want to take it (health, strength, endurance). There are no limits. Start where you are and get better everyday.

Injuries have led me to pull back from trying to maximize my strength at all cost and I am now getting to really enjoy some things that I missed for a long period of time such as hiking. Finding new ways to push my body and see what I am capable of.

Still plan on attempting to compete in powerlifting from time to time as it is my passion, temporarily pulling back from number chasing.

I truly enjoy working with people who have been told they weren’t capable of things, or that they would never be athletic, or that an injury would keep them from ever being able to do certain activities, or that they are too old to start weight training.
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#Repost @lift.and.knit.yaya
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SBD day with some heavy 😬stuff...... better double-mask to cover up the words🤬 that might emerge🤭. #bestpartofmyday @the_lab_gym @labgympowerteam @drewthompson21 @rosedoesrows @dcatsavis @christopher.thacker @coach.jorge @brusov_fit
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GET TO KNOW OUR TRAINERS

Stephanie Christian
4 Years with The Lab Gym

MPA, BA Spanish Language and Lit
NASM CPT
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
USAW Level 1
Bigger, Faster, Stronger WRSC
Synergy of Human Movement
Mind/Body Medicine Specialist

NPC Naturals 2012-Figure 2nd Place
NANBF 2015-Figure 1st/Overall
IPE Pro Card

It is my personal philosophy that self discipline is the most important key to success. The best coach in the world can do nothing for an undisciplined person. You have to be willing to get up EVERYDAY and climb the hill toward your goal, and it WILL be a climb. There is no reward at the bottom of a downslide.

After 10 years as a fitness professional, I continue to study human movement and leadership techniques to bring individuals an effective, personalized workout and provide support to allow them to discover the champion within and to transfer those practices to their daily life. Discipline, consistency, and respect for process can lead to success in and out of the gym.
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#Repost @lift.and.knit.yaya
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Squat now so you can get up off the toilet (without assistance) when you’re 80🤣. It’s safety bar squat day😬. Join the LAB Gym to improve/recover functional movement. Stay independent💪🏼. @drewthompson83kg @christopher.thacker @dcatsavis @rosedoesrows @the_lab_gym @labgympowerteam
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Bella had a #great night tonight! After #snatch 36 kilos, she #cleanandjerk 44 and then this 45kg! That gave her a #PR total is 81 too! #STRONG

#liftforlife #gym #l4lbella #weightlifting #powerlifting #bench #deadlift #squat #lifting #kids #athlete #sport #sports #theoriginallabgym #thelabgym #justinthacker #strongerpeoplearehardertokill #strongwomen

📷 @lift4life_weightliftingteam
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Masters Champion @juliasodd won't let a little thing like a mask slow her down. Hits a 95kg front squat w ease.

Trainer and 📷 cred @oldwolf_wl

#thelabgym #theoriginallabgym #legacyathleticsandbarbell #teamlab #weightlifting #powerlifting #personaltraining #frontsquat #strongerpeoplearehardertokill
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Charter Member and Superstar Client Carol Bland reps out 80 lbs for 10 reps on her 80th birthday last week. Carol has defied "acting her age" as long as we've known her (13+ years). Her secret? Strength training.

"It wouldn’t be an over statement to say that what a have gained from working out at The Lab has been life changing.  When I am with friends my own age (older than I care to mention, but I have been retired for years) the difference in my physical abilities and theirs is so apparent. I help them lift and tote, go up stairs and down, get in and out of cars. On evenings out, I pick them up, take them to the destination and let them out.  Then I go park the car and walk back.  And I’m happy to do all this.  Because I can!" See Carol's story and more at www.labgym.com/success-stories/

Happy Birthday Carol! Here's to the next 13!!
Trainer & Video: @oldwolf_wl

#thelabgym #theoriginallabgym #legacyathletics&barbell #dontcallitacomeback #squat #personaltraining #justinthacker #justinthackergoat
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#Repost @paulixavier⠀
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Been chasing 220kg/484lbs for while. Finally got it. RPE : farted⠀
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From member of thr year, Goddess Diva Winner, to WORLD CHAMPION!!! She has done it all!!! Woo-hoo!!!#Repost @reubenbowlby⠀
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2019 71kg Class Masters World Champion in the 60+ age group and Snatch World Record Holder. Great work @juliasodd 🥇🏆🎉⠀
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#Repost @wcsp_labgym⠀
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@release__the__cracken has been very dedicated this summer preparing for @cbuwrestling. ⠀
He has dropped just under 30 lbs this summer to make a more competitive weight class “197”, and maintained some strength- squat 315x3.⠀

#wcsp #labgym #wrestling #weightlifting #squats #hardworkpaysoffs #stl #stlsportsperformance #stlathlete #usawrestling⠀
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#Repost @wgefit⠀
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Tiffany killing the #cardeadlift in her first ever #strongmancontest 27 reps! Not just #strong buy great #endurance #deadlift ⠀
#theweakgeteaten #WGEfit @jdsgym @the_lab_gym #strongman #strongwoman #powerlifting #weightlifting #crossfit #fitness #fitfam #fitchick #girlswholift #workout #muscle #worldsstrongestman #worldsstrongestwoman #loaditupjames #noneofthismatters⠀
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#Repost @lift.and.knit.yaya⠀
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At The Lab Gym you get Epic training from the Best (never basic) trainers......i.e. @drewthompson83kg . Train with the best to be your best. #usapl #thelabgym #bestdayever #powerteam #liftersagainstbarbells @the_lab_gym @christopher.thacker @rosedoesrows @drewthompson83kg⠀
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#Repost @wcsp_labgym⠀
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Yes this is the same person, what a hard working summer break looks like! Way to stay consistent @release__the__cracken⠀
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#Repost @teambeaufort_weightlifting⠀
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**Training @the_lab_gym ** with - @lift4life_weightliftingteam - before the - LIFT4LIFE - *POOL PARTY * 🤪 THANKS AGAIN TO : Mr. Bill & Ms. Peri for having us ❤️ @cj__cummings @kaelastephano @harrison_maurus @jenny.arthur @norikvardanian @jimmydukes @justin_thacker_ #trainingday #gathering #weightlifting #pool #party⠀
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#Repost @lift4life_weightliftingteam⠀
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THE WHOLE #TEAM!⠀
Several members of #teamUSA with Team Lift for Life Gym!⠀
Harrison Maury’s, CJ Cummings, Olympian Norik Vardanian and Olympian Jenny Arthur stopped by for training with the #kids!⠀
@kaelastephano @7smith3 ⠀
@teambeaufort_weightlifting ⠀
@4dayy5 @twankilbert ⠀
@jenny.arthur @norikvardanian @cj__cummings @harrison_maurus⠀
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#Repost @lift4life_weightliftingteam⠀
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#dude⠀
My man Jaymar with my brother in iron ⠀
Justin Thacker rockin the #bro #pose⠀

#lift #liftforlife #rockstar #cool @the_lab_gym #l4ljaymar⠀
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Setting up for another one of these things...The USAW Midwest Slam, The USAPL Midwest Regionals, at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis going on 8/2-8-3/19. All the weights will be lifted come get some while you can. #usaw # usapl #thelabgym #the_lab_gym @labgympowerteam #fml ...

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#Repost @lift4life_weightliftingteam⠀
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THIS KID HAS FIGHT!⠀
Not the start we wanted but it was the fight we needed!⠀
Antwan had a rocky start tonight at the #19ao3 but #neverquit for a second!⠀
He came back and posted a monster after this 103kg snatch, hitting 134kg in the #cleanandjerk! He tied his best total and won his second national competition in a row!⠀
#liftforlife #gamer #winner #strong #l4lantwan⠀
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#Repost @cjacosta90
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Wobbly 140kg/308lb jerk. First time taking this for a ride in a long time. Thanks @tamalama_ding and @the_lab_gym for telling me to not be a little bitch and make the lift. Shirt by: @climbsoill @takehold background music(screaming) by @xtinakatarina and @rosedoesrows
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#Repost @nicholeholzum
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Hit a bench 3RM PR at 80kg/176lbs last week but wanted to clean it up. Here is an easier set. Getting stronger is so fun!
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#Repost @dmac030
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Friday throw-down in @heavymetalcrossfit with @thekillzoneklutch
#thelabgym #heavymetalcrossfit #crossfit #browod #mayhemcompete #toestobar #doubleunders #fitness #wod #wodoftheday @mayhemathlete
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#Repost @drewthompson83kg
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285kg feeling good. @the_mikey_i went from dancing, to judging, to thinking I needed more weight. Time to start training for the big dance. #prom #october #powerlifting #usapl #rawnationals
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#Repost @drpeiffer⠀
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Mixing up deadlift stance with some wide stance narrow grip! 260#x6 ⠀
Post spin with @cyclebossspinks and 8’s on squat...leggies are feeling great! 💪🏼🏋🏼‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️🍑 🎥: @jessicakdowling ⠀
Peep the Photobomb by @the_latless_wonder ⠀
@wcsp_labgym @the_lab_gym #powerlifting #womenwholift #deadlift #womenwhopowerlift #healthylifestyle #fitness #relentlesspursuit #usapl⠀
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It missed you #Repost @twilhoite8⠀
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I miss my gym, and the workouts that make your soul cry.⠀
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#thelabgym #heavymetalcrossfit⠀
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#Repost @dmac030⠀
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David’s last class here in #stlouis you will be missed! .⠀
#fitness #crossfit #thelabgym #labgym #stl #dumbells #superfit #goodbye #youwillbemissed #heavymetalcrossfit⠀
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#Repost @sonya_leta_stevenson⠀
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Every workout is worthy it💪⠀
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#Repost @b_lilly_fit⠀
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Warm morning, holiday week, challenging #hiit session @the_lab_gym #lesmillsgrit the team voted this as a top 5 hardest one to do. Guess I have 4 more to find. #everyonesanathlete #trainingpartners #sweatystlouis⠀
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#Repost @d_macphoto
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Don’t try to skip the grind! .
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#snapbydmac #stlouis #crossfit #dumbbells #stl #grind #training #worldclass #dbsnatch #stlfitness #labgym
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