The Absolute Best Workout in Every Dallas Neighborhood
And why you should book your sesh ASAP
When it comes to working out, the bad news is that getting those abs you want is hard work. But the good news? You don’t need to break a sweat getting to the gym. Hee are our favorite workouts by neighborhood. Your dream butt is just a hop, skip and jump away.
Downtown: Vital Fitness Studio
After a mini hiatus, this flawless studio at the Joule hotel is packed with classes that cater to the fitness-minded. Whether you are interested in yoga, high-intensity cardio or a mix of both, you’ll find your fix here. One workout class even incorporates brunch afterward. Umm…yes, please.
Class recommendation: TRX/Kettlebell Conditioning
1608 Main St.; 972-759-3390 or vitalfitnessstudio.com
Highland Park: Flywheel
If you have competition coursing through your veins, this is the cycling class for you. The workout is intense and the calorie-burning potential is wild (over 500, easy). The best part? You can plug into the big board to see if you are beating your neighbor.
Class recommendation: Fly 60
4252 Oak Lawn Ave.; 214-504-2205 or flywheelsports.com
Knox-Henderson: Crossfit Dallas Central
This anti “CrossFit cult” CrossFit gym is taking East Dallas by storm with efficient classes at convenient times. People are swarming this to laid-back gym, dubbed “the fieldhouse,” for its teamwork-makes-the-dream-work atmosphere that pushes you to the limit.
1834 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-674-5024 or cfdcfieldhouse.com
Lakewood: Crowbar Cardio
This powerhouse offers you a chance to row, cycle and get your yoga on. The plethora of calorie-blasting classes are all about balance, so expect minutes of intense sweat followed by stretching and mindful movement.
Class recommendation: Row & Resistance
5726 Belmont Ave.; 214-887-1200 or crowbarcardio.com
Lower Greenville: Plum Yoga
Charry Morris has trained Olympic athletes, so you know she can whip your basic butt into shape. Whether you are interested in mastering a handstand or just want to get stronger, these workouts can be catered to your goals. Bonus: This yoga studio doubles as a tea studio. So you can get your caffeine fix moments after your Zen sesh wraps up.
Class recommendation: Plum Fit
1924 Greenville Ave.; 214-792-9918 or plumyogadallas.com
Preston Hollow: SoulCycle
In addition to blasting calories, this feel-good workout class gets endorphins flowing with its never-ending positive energy. Watch out, Uptown: A second location recently landed in your neighborhood and is sure to take over within a few months weeks days.
Class recommendation: Themed Ride
5944 W. Northwest Hwy.; 972-737-7685 or soul-cycle.com
Oak Lawn: Zyn22
This studio uses music, lights and adrenaline to create killer sweat sessions. While we hate to pick favorites, any class led by Cristin or Valerie may go down in our workout hall of fame. The new Barre22 class is also a great mix of dance, barre and general movement with attitude.
Class recommendation: Barre22
3858 Oak Lawn Ave. #430; 972-803-5252 or zyn22.com
University Park: The PilatesBarre
After only 50 minutes on the BarreFormer, class attendees leave feeling longer, lighter and stronger. How’s that for a workout trifecta? We also love that the teachers make everyone feel welcome, even first timers.
Class recommendation: The TreadBarre
6815 Hillcrest Ave.; 214-706-9988 or thepilatesbarre.com
Uptown: City Surf Fitness
Dallas may be completely landlocked (sigh), but you can still surf your way to a beach body in both Uptown and Deep Ellum. Seven signature classes incorporate balance, yoga, barre, Pilates, strength training and cardio techniques. Yes, all on a surfboard. Cowabunga, dudettes!
Class recommendation: Rip Core
2805 Allen St. #113; 214-267-9502 or citysurffitness.com