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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!