Purpose

Our purpose is to help women become strong, confident, and healthy so they can live their best life and help others do the same. We believe that when you feel good, you do good – making the world a better place. 

Mission

We’re on a mission to change the way St. Louis area women view health and fitness.

We’re creating an inclusive tribe of more than 200 members at our studio and also offer seminars, programs and events that provide educational, fun or collaborative fitness opportunities for all women – from beginners to coaches to business owners.

GIVING BACK

We are raising the bar in women’s fitness and we are raising the bar to support our community. Dragonfly Fitness is very proud to have donated more than $46,000 to local charities through fundraisers and special programs since 2012! A very special thank you to our members and community for ALWAYS supporting us!

Meet our Uplift Charity Partners for 2018 -19!

Gateway Pet Guardians is a nonprofit animal shelter whose passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers care for animals on the streets of East St. Louis, Illinois and surrounding areas. Their mission is to end homelessness for animals in the Metro East through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, community outreach and education.

Memory Care Home Solutions offers consultation, education, support, and personalized caregiver training to families caring for a loved one living with dementia.

We are excited to support these two wonderful, local organizations this year with our Uplift Charity Program! Our goal is to donate $10,000 to each of these organizations from September 2018 – 2019.

Here’s how, and you can help!!

  • WORKOUT: Join us for the Throwback Give Back Workout every other month, 100% of donations will benefit our charity partners!
  • CHECK-IN: When you come in to workout at Dragonfly, check in on Facebook and we’ll donate $1 to our charities (Up to $500 per month)! Bring awareness to these causes on social media by using the hashtags:
    • #DFTcheckinforcharity
    • #IWorkoutDragonflyGivesBack
    • #GatewayPetGuardians
    • #MCHS
  • SUPPORT A SPECIAL EVENT: Our two annual fundraisers will also support these organizations. Every Rep Counts (Gateway Pet Guardians) and Move for Memory (MCHS).
Over the years we have supported a number of charities through monetary donations and fundraisers, including: 4 Paws 4 Rescue, ALS Association, All the Art, Alzheimer’s Association, Athletes for Animals, Back @ You, Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Friends of Francis Park, Gateway to Hope, Gateway Pet Guardians, Give STL Day, Just Moms STL, Kellsie’s Hope, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Little Bit Foundation, Lydia’s House, Magdalene STL, Memory Care, Miles Against Melanoma, Pedal the Cause, Relay for Life, Stray Rescue, Tenth Life Cat Rescue, and Warriors Against Melanoma.

Core Values

Keep It Simple.

We won’t try to impress you with fancy words and things that aren’t really important to you. Our training and our philosophy is simple and straightforward. Life is complicated enough.

Honesty Is The Only Policy.

It takes a strong person to be honest and do the right thing. And we expect that without exception. Sure, we’re pretty flexible — but not on this one. We can’t change our world together if we can’t be honest with one another.

Pursue Growth.

We commit to learning and growing to be the very best we can be in the industry. We recognize where we can be better even when it may be tough. We make mistakes, but we learn to solve problems. We get out of our comfort zone in order to grow. We pursue growth daily because that’s where success lives.

Change Lives.

We see each interaction as an opportunity to make a lasting difference in someone’s life. We choose our actions and words wisely. We come from a place of understanding and encouragement. We’re true to our purpose because we believe we have important work to do.

Stand Out.

We’ll do things our way. Follow our hearts. Act from our souls. We’ll be the change we want to see in the world. Maybe we aren’t like every other fitness studio after all, and we’re okay with that.

Take Responsibility.

We will take responsibility for our actions, or lack thereof. We will expect others to do the same. We will make things happen. That’s always our job. Great change only occurs when we accept no excuses.

To Give Is To Live.

Giving is not only for the big business or the super wealthy. Giving is for everyone, whether it is giving of ourselves, our time, our knowledge, or our money. Giving is our special way of being grateful. To give is to live, and it makes life all the better.