By Sarah Farrell, BS Nutrition and Wellness
December 27, 2018
The new year can be an exciting time, brimming with the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s also an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being: Eat better. Exercise three times each week. Drink more water. Relax. If health is a priority in your life, or if you would like to make it more of a priority in the new year, here are some tips to help you maintain those New Year’s resolutions while in Dallas this year!
In the land of burgers, barbecue, and chicken fried steak, Dallas still boasts a surprisingly diverse bounty of spots to enjoy a healthy meal.
Whether in search of raw, gluten-free, vegan, low-carb or paleo options, these Dallas eateries can satisfy a craving for a delicious, healthy meal.
With an ample supply of fitness studios in Dallas, there's no excuse to miss a workout!
1. The Bar Method Southlake
You'll use a ballet barre at the Bar Method, but a tutu is certainly not required. Expect push-ups, plié squats and balance work in classes that are appropriate for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students.
2. Barry's Boot Camp in Uptown
Students are pushed to the limits at Barry's Boot Camp, which combines treadmill and floor work with weights. Don't be surprised if your instructor shouts obscenities; it's all about the tough love.
3. BEYOND Frisco
Pioneering the Pilates reformer movement in Dallas, BEYOND continues to expand, well, beyond Dallas city limits. BEYOND Frisco launched in January 2018 and combines Pilates, strength training, cardio and yoga all in one.
4. City Surf Fitness in Uptown
Surf's up, even in landlocked North Texas. City Surf Fitness has been on the fitness block for several years, but it's expanding beyond its original Uptown Dallas location. Students balance on a surfboard (which engages the core) in their choice of cardio, barre, yoga, HIIT and strength-training classes. This surf-inspired class will yield a full-body workout.
5. District Climb in Uptown
If you want to like spinning but just can't get into it, here's your solution: District Climb opened in the West Village neighborhood of Dallas in January. The weapon of choice for this class? A VersaClimber, a machine that combines upper- and lower-body exercises in vertical climbing motions. District Climb offers both rhythmic and non-rhythmic classes -- so if you lack coordination, go with the latter.
6. The RideHouse in Dallas
If spinning is your cup of tea, RideHouse is your tea party. Celebrating three years in Dallas, RideHouse is known for its music, themed classes and upper-body and core work with weights.
However, not every workout requires taking a special class! Just a simple 30-minute walk every day can do wonders for your overall health. There is no better place to get out and take a walk than beautiful Farmers Branch in the spring!
It’s little wonder why Farmers Branch is nicknamed ‘The City in a Park.’ With more than 30 award-winning parks, a faithfully cared for community garden, and a variety of rose gardens with walking trails, this vibrant, growing town is teeming with life.
When your water intake does not equal your output, you can become dehydrated. Fluid losses are accentuated in warmer climates (which is almost year round in Texas) and during strenuous exercise. Be sure to grab your favorite refillable water bottle before heading out for your next workout or walk!
Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take one day at a time.