Afternoons on 11: Marine’s love of fitness helps transition to civilian life

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-From being a scout sniper in the Marines to now owning a fitness franchise of his own, Aaron Spears has made a successful transition back to civilian life.

After graduating from St. Charles West High School, Spears enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. After two tours of duty in Iraq, he left the Marines to pursue a career as a Personal Security Specialist, working in Iraq and Israel.

For Spears, physical health and fitness has been a constant in his life. He opened  Anytime Fitness in Webster Groves, MO to spread his passion for fitness with others. The gym is located at 13 South Old Orchard Avenue.