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Our state-of-the-art equipment and expert trainers ensure a dynamic workout tailored to your unique needs. We prioritize a holistic approach to wellness, offering diverse classes, personalized training programs, and nutritional guidance. What sets us apart is our commitment to fostering a supportive community that inspires camaraderie and success. Join us in a journey towards a healthier, stronger, and happier version of yourself – where fitness becomes a lifestyle, and your goals become milestones. Your fitness journey starts here, and we’re dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.

Strength & Conditioning


Fitness & Cardio


Flexibility & Rest


Health & Nutrition


Motivational Trainers



Matt Baumann

Hello, my name is Matt Baumann and I am the Co-Owner of 24.

I have lived around the Carthage area my entire life, I attended high school there and got my bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University. I started 24 because I have a passion for working out and being healthy. I love the feeling of accomplishment you get after a great workout or cardio session and I am continually striving to improve myself. I was overweight as a child and struggled on my fitness journey for many years. I have made every mistake I can think of when it comes to learning and understanding exercise and nutrition, so I know where new members are coming from when they join and I try to help them understand the lifestyle. Because to be effective, fitness must be considered a lifestyle and I want to provide a place that can help others transition into that lifestyle and improve their overall health. This is my true passion and I am excited to dedicate my life to helping others discover their new lifestyle.

Mat Ball

Hi, my name is Mathew Ball and I am co-owner of 24 Twenyfour/Elite 24hr Gym.

I grew up in Southwest Missouri, I attended high school in Carthage, and I graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy. With my love of sports and competition, I’ve always shared a love for fitness, but it wasn’t until later in life that I truly fell in love with it and discovered a passion for helping others to achieve their goals. In January of 2011, I went under the knife for a multi-level spinal fusion due to an injury that I had suffered while farming. My weight climbed to 389 lbs and I was at well over 50% body fat after surgery due to depression, bad eating habits, and not being able to work hard and be active on the farm like I had before. I then decided to make a change for my family. I went up to 24 in Carthage and became a member. I continued my rehab on my own and started dieting, making all the mistakes one can. Name a diet and I’ve probably tried it. Though I am still not perfect, nor where I want to be, I am striving daily to be better and am under 300 lbs with about 25% body fat. I fell in love with this gym and its members and over time I decided this was the “thing” that I wanted to spend my days doing. Long story short-er lol, I left farming and pursued the gym business, as it happens, I landed in a partnership in 24 by opening the first Joplin location, and since then, we have expanded even further, landing us where we are now. I love what I do and what we stand for: Honest fair prices, clean facilities, multiple locations, 24-hour access, free tanning, and a getaway for the everyday person looking to change something about themselves.


  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Professional trainers
  • Staff Available For Help

  • Hygienic environment
  • Friendly community
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Specialized equipment
  • Regular fitness assessments
  • Affordable membership options
  • Childcare services
  • Outdoor workout options
  • Technology integration
  • Aesthetic Ambiance
  • Online Resources
  • 24 Fitness App

  • 24/7 Access

Multiple Locations For Your Convenience

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Unlock the best version of yourself with our personal training program! Our experienced and certified trainers are dedicated to tailoring workouts specifically to your fitness goals, whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain, or overall well-being. Enjoy one-on-one sessions that focus on your unique needs and preferences, ensuring a program that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. We provide expert guidance on effective exercises, nutrition plans, and lifestyle adjustments, empowering you to achieve lasting results. With our support, motivation, and personalized approach, embark on a transformative fitness journey that not only enhances your physical health but also boosts your confidence and energy levels. Invest in yourself today and witness the positive impact our personal training can have on your life.

  • Dustin Nash
    Dustin Nash
    I've been a personal trainer and CrossFit coach for five years, specializing in HIIT, Olympic lifting, weightlifting, strength training, and group classes. My aim is to help you reach your fitness goals, wherever they may be.
  • Cole Smith
    Cole Smith
    I am a fitness professional with over 5 years of experience working in fitness facilities. I love helping cultivate my clients’ motivation and commitment to health and wellness.
  • Brandee Read
    Brandee Read
  • Christina Degraffenreid
    Christina Degraffenreid
  • Liz Stone
    Liz Stone
  • Kevin Harris
    Kevin Harris
    I have been in the fitness industry for 23 years and have trained under some of the top nutrition and prep coaches in the country. I have the knowledge to help you reach your fitness goals!
  • Tay Chaves
    Tay Chaves
    I thrive on helping individuals unlock their full potential through personalized fitness regimens and nutrition plans. I have a genuine desire to empower others on their path to achieving their health and fitness goals.
  • Melissa Petersen
    Melissa Petersen
  • Logan Montgomery
    Logan Montgomery
    I’m a trainer at 24 Elite and a men’s physique competitor. I love helping people adopt a healthier lifestyle through nutrition and training. The best part of my job is seeing clients gain confidence and self-esteem!
  • Danielle Drake
    Danielle Drake
    I’ve been working in health and fitness for over 10 years. I have my personal training certificate, my precision nutrition certificate and have studied sports nutrition and senior fitness.
  • Madyson Wakeland
    Madyson Wakeland
    I am blessed to say I have the privilege of helping others better their lives through health and fitness. If you’re looking to better your life both physically and mentally, let’s talk!
  • Kelsi McCracken
    Kelsi McCracken
  • Chelsie McGowen
    Chelsie McGowen
    I’m a mama to a sassy little girl + a gym rat who loves to lift heavy!! Working on being a boss babe and turning my passion into a career! If you’re ready to transform your physique while living your best life let's chat.

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Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of athletes and achieve your fitness goals