Here’s Your Ideal Dallas Workout, Based on Your Mood
It seems like every day in Dallas a new studio claims it can whip us into Olympian-level shape. But just because a workout is new and hip doesn’t mean it jibes with your fitness personality. We’ve broken down our favorite Dallas workouts by mood so you can find your own personal version of calorie-blasting bliss. Namaste.
If you want to burn calories fast: Barry’s Bootcamp
The self-proclaimed “best workout in the world” has finally found its way to Uptown Dallas, and we couldn’t be more excited. We love this workout because just one class purports to burn up to 1,000 calories. Your heart rate stays elevated through a combination of weight training, cardio and anaerobic exercise. Each day is dedicated to a different part of the body—we’re partial to butt-and-legs Tuesdays.
3600 McKinney Ave., suite #150; barrysbootcamp.com
If you enjoy motivation from your girl gang: Grit Fitness
Owner Brittani Rettig puts together a stellar schedule, and whether you’re dancing to hip-hop, cycling or killing it in a core class, you are constantly surrounded by encouraging ladies who are all about completing fitness goals together. It’s girl power gold up in here. The three studios— in Addison, SMU Boulevard and the Design District—are conveniently located, which is key when workouts are a priority.
Multiple locations; dallasgritfitness.com
If you want to train like a badass athlete: VIVE Personal Training
Do you even lift, bro? But seriously, you don’t have to ask anyone who works out at this Oak Lawn studio if they lift, because the proof is in the pudding. Whether you want private training, semi-private training or nutrition consulting, owners Jon McDowell and Brock Travis and their talented trainers are going to push you to the absolute limit through strength training, cardio circuits and more.
3102 Oak Lawn Ave., #200; trainvive.com
If you need a good stretch and tone session: Session Pilates
Take one class at this uber-chic studio and you’ll get why its devotees are known as “soldiers.” Whether you’ve never been to a class before or you’re able to bend and flex in ways that make others gasp in disbelief, the Allegro 2 Pilates Reformer is guaranteed to give you a great workout. Live in East Dallas? The new Lakewood location is sure to be your jam.
Multiple locations; sessionpilates.com
If you’re in need of an instant mood boost: SoulCycle
Endorphins are ever flowing at this cult-fave cycling studio that now has Dallas locations in both Uptown and Preston Hollow. This class is all about high-intensity cardio mixed with muscle sculpting and strength training. And while there is a little choreography involved in this candlelit workout, we have faith that you’ll catch on quickly. Classes open up on Mondays at noon and spots fill fast, so set your alarm.
Multiple locations; soul-cycle.com
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING LOW-IMPACT: ANTIGRAVITY AERIAL YOGA AT THE FOUR SEASONS
For whatever reason, sometimes it’s just not in the cards to work up a cardio-heavy sweat. Go “easier” on your body with this awesome antigravity aerial yoga class that will have you moving in ways you didn’t even know were possible. This class is not only different and fun but also a great low-intensity option if you want to give your joints a rest.
4150 N. MacArthur Blvd.; fourseasons.com
If you like to hit up the hottest workout in town: TruFusion
Oh, J.Lo and A-Rod work out here? Sign us up. This studio, backed by Alex Rodriguez himself, ticks all the workout boxes, offering a variety of sweat-inducing sessions all under one roof. Think cycling, yoga, Pilates, boot camp, TRX and more in both heated and non-heated environments. There will also be a juice and smoothie bar and a yoga sanctuary. Dallas’s first location is set to open this spring across from NorthPark Center.
Location TBA; trufusion.com