Beat the Bulge
6 new ways to get a killer workout in Dallas
Dallas has seen an influx of boutique fitness studios, which means we have plenty of options to ward off the impending holiday bulge. From Preston Hollow to Deep Ellum, these are the best new spots to work up a sweat.
The workout at this Henderson Avenue studio combines Pilates-inspired smart movements, cardio intervals, and strength exercises to blast 500 calories in 50 minutes. Newfangled contraptions like the "hot seat" and "human hamster wheel" are supposed to burn more calories than old-school machines. First-timers can take it all for a test drive with a $25 two-session class pass. Monthly memberships start at $149.
City Surf Fitness
Dallas loved the first City Surf in Uptown so much that there is now a second location in Deep Ellum. Machines combine a paddling element with a balance board base, which mimics the feeling of surfing on water. Because it forces you to balance using all of your muscles, it helps to increase flexibility, strength, and endurance. Current deals include three classes for $10 for first-time guests, or a winter pass that includes three months of unlimited classes (December-February) for $300. On Black Friday, that deal is discounted to $210.
Using weights, rowing, and treadmill training, this action-packed fitness class will have you dropping pounds and looking toned in no time. And the claim is you can burn calories up to 36 hours post-workout. Fans love Orangetheory because it's based on your individual heart rate, so whatever your fitness level, you'll get a great workout. Bonus: The first session is free.
This ultra-chic fitness studio offers way more than your average downward dog. With two fitness studios, a tea bar, and a retail shop, this is the perfect place to pop in for a workout or relax and stay a while. We recommend signing up for one of Charry Morris' classes for an intimate yoga experience that can be catered to your specific needs. New yogis get their first 10 classes for $10. Memberships start at $145.
The popular workout chain has opened up shop in Uptown Dallas. The intensive 55-minute class yields maximum results — sculpted arms, toned legs — with precise, small movements. A new client special offers unlimited classes for a month for $100.
This indoor cycling studio, located at the Shops at Park Lane, combines weight training, cardio, and even a little dancing to bring your workout to a fun new level. Your first ride is always free, and you can choose to pay as you go or select an unlimited ride package, starting at $145 a month.