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Latest life-changing fitness phenomenon plants U.S. roots in Dallas

Latest life-changing fitness phenomenon plants U.S. roots in Dallas

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Speedflex, which has locations in the United Kingdom and Dubai, is opening its first U.S. location in Dallas. Photo courtesy of Speedflex
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In just 30 minutes, you can get a high-intensity, low-impact workout. Photo courtesy of Speedflex
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Speedflex is said to burn 300 percent more calories than steady-state equipment like treadmills. Photo courtesy of Speedflex
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Dallas fitness fanatics who follow the latest craze should get ready for Speedflex. This high-intensity, low-impact training system is coming to Preston Center this summer — and it’s the first studio in America.

Speedflex, which has locations in the United Kingdom and Dubai, claims to burn 300 percent more calories than steady-state exercise such as treadmills, elliptical machines or stationary bikes. The efficient workout takes only 30 minutes, and it’s not just about getting on a machine. The Speedflex training system includes small circuits, with coaching from certified personal trainers who facilitate each workout.

 Speedflex claims to burn 300 percent more calories than steady-state exercise such as treadmills, elliptical machines or stationary bikes.

The Speedflex system relies on force applied by the participant, not the addition of weights, to provide resistance, which helps keeps muscles safe from damage. This makes the workout appropriate for all fitness levels — from professional athletes to seniors — and means little to no muscle soreness the next day.

“Fitness experts are often reluctant to recommend high-impact workouts to all types of people due to the extreme risk of injury associated with them,” said Hayden Knopick, general manager of Speedflex Centers, in a release. “The Speedflex training system changes the game with its low impact on the body. It is unlike any workout Dallas has experienced. It’s truly the best high-intensity, interval-training workout available.”

Speedflex advocates say people can see results with just two to three 30-minute workouts a week. Heart-rate monitors provide real-time results and user performance throughout the workout room, which keeps exercisers in competition mode. The high-intensity workouts also should keep you burning calories long after the workout.

The Preston Center facility features luxury locker rooms and a glass-enclosed workout room with eight Speedflex stations. A private room containing two stations serves as an area for training, rehabilitation sessions and a two-circuit workout. There are no contracts at Speedflex, so you simply decide which class you want to attend and pay as you go.

Sessions can be booked on the Speedflex app or on the website; prices range from $35-$45 a class, and unlimited monthly packages are also available. There’s really no reason not to give it a shot, because your first Speedflex session is on the house.

Those who can’t bear to wait until June can sign up for complimentary classes at the Speedflex Dallas demo office in the Dallas Design District.

So why choose Dallas for entrance into the U.S. market? In addition to its central location, most of the people who are credited with starting Speedflex have ties to the area. In fact, CEO of Speedflex Centers Kevin Howe currently resides here.

“We are thrilled to launch the first U.S. Speedflex Center by way of Dallas,” Howe said. “It is the most efficient, enjoyable exercise I have ever experienced.”