Thursday, August 1, 2013
Ballet to butt kicking: 3 ways to stay in shape in the Design District
Artists and designers get their fitness on, too.
DESIGN DISTRICT This whole fitness trend isn’t going anywhere, not that you needed me to tell you that, and the Dallas Design District is starting to fill up with some unique ways to fit in that pesky workout. So whether you live, work, or simply play in the neighborhood, here are three unique ways to fit in your cardio or tone your muscles nearby.
You may already be familiar with Balancing Energy’s little Dragon Street location. They were, after all, the first “fitness” spot to open in the neighborhood, but if you haven’t had a chance to check them out, what are you waiting for? Less a typical yoga studio and more of a complete lifestyle shop, Balancing Energy is home to not only yoga courses but also nutritional counseling and even a sauna. Sign up for the studio’s newsletter to stay up to date on unique course offerings and special offers. There’s always an interesting lecture or two on the schedule.
The newest way to stay fit in the Design District is Chicago-based Barre Bee Fit. If you’re unfamiliar with the fitness fad known as the Barre Method, it’s probably because you’re a guy (although that doesn’t mean it won’t kick your butt). The barre method is exactly what it sounds like: cardio, toning, and balance all centered around a ballet barre. It might not sound like much, but the folks at Barre Bee Fit promise a supplementary gym membership isn’t necessary for their members. Plus, there are the dozens of bar studios popping up around the city to support the claim that the workout works. Thousands of people can’t be wrong, right? Barre Bee Fit will be located in the Trinity Lofts building on Slocum, and full details on memberships and classes can be found on their website.
Arguably the most intimidating workout of the Design District fitness options, Krav Maga DFW opened their newest Dallas facility on Turtle Creek Boulevard just a few months ago. If you have no idea what Krav Maga is, you’re not alone. When I first heard the facility was coming to the neighborhood, I had to do some research of my own. Turns out Krav Maga is martial arts system that borrows techniques from a number of different systems, including boxing and judo, to name only two. It started out as more of a street fighting system and has evolved into what you will learn today if you happen to enroll in a Krav Maga class at a certified studio. It’s a quick and efficient form of martial arts and delivers you not only a great workout, but also some killer self-defense skills. For more information on courses at the Turtle Creek location, visit their website.
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