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Get fit and have fun: The top alternative workouts in Dallas
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Stand-up Paddle Boarding Map It
315 E. Lawther Dr.
469-888-0620
White Rock Paddle Company

Stand-up paddle boarding requires balance and core strength. Rent a board and paddle at White Rock Paddle Company, and head out on the lake. Pay for an hour, three hours or — if you’re really daring — a full day. Move as slow or as fast as you like, but either way, you’ll be sore the next day.

Bar Method Map It
5560 W. Lovers Ln.
214-357-4444
Bar Method

You don’t need pointe shoes here. At Bar Method, the workout incorporates isometrics with dance conditioning and physical therapy. It promises fat burning, waist trimming, body reshaping, arm sculpting and posture enhancing — but, of course, you’ve got to stick with it.

Pole Dancing Map It
1921 Greenville Ave.
214-821-0123
The Girls Room

Pole dancing isn’t just for strip clubs; it’s an incredible workout that helps with body lengthening, muscle strengthening, core tightening and confidence. There are no sneakers at The Girls Room — just your inner goddess and strength. Whether you’re participating in an entry-level or advanced class, be ready to break a sweat. 

Gyrotonic Map It
2106 Boll St.
214-922-0475
Spiral Fitness

Don’t let the machines scare you. Gyrotonic is a series of exercises performed on specially designed equipment that enhances coordination, strength and flexibility. If you like private workout classes, check out Spiral Fitness for a one-hour session with master Patti Granoff. Gyrotonic is also therapeutic to those recovering from injuries. 

Gaelic Football

If you’re a sports enthusiast — soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, field hockey and rugby — then give Gaelic football a whirl. The fast-paced old Irish sport, played by men and women, requires a range of skills. Stop by the boot camp on Thursday night for a tip-top workout of aerobic and strength training. Or join a game during Saturday training sessions at 9533 E. Lake Highlands Drive. All levels are invited. 

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