Best Spots to Sweat in Downtown

on September 14, 2021 / by Megan Spooner / in Blog Posts, Live Like a Local!, Things To Do

Downtown Dallas is home to some of the finest gyms and workout facilities around. No matter your style, pace, or goals, we can help you find a place to flex your workout fix.

Let’s start off with Trophy Fitness on Pacific Avenue. With three locations to serve you, the Downtown location is their largest. They offer personal training, plus studios for group exercise, private yoga, and spin classes. You will find full-service locker rooms with showers and towel service.  How about trying out the dry sauna, the steam room, or a massage to wind down and relax, or maybe their skin care services are more up your alley. Whatever you desire from a gym, Trophy Fitness can take care of your needs. Check out personal training options as well. Conveniently located Downtown, Trophy Fitness has a parking garage with validation…pretty sweet! Not sure yet? Ask them about a 7-day Trial Membership. Looks like there IS a Trophy for working out!

Next up is Cowboys Fit, located on Jackson Street in the thick of Downtown. You don’t have to be a fan of the Dallas Cowboys to enjoy a good sweat at Cowboys Fit, but you will definitely workout like a pro.  With a first-class staff of Personal Trainers ready to customize a game plan to help you achieve your fitness goals, you will get the pro treatment. Beyond the workout and training, the state-of-the-art recovery facility is something to experience. Cowboys Fit offers Cryotherapy, NormaTec treatments of compression massage, and Hydrotherapy Massage to help your body heal from aches, pains, and minor injuries. Ask about the details and benefits of becoming a member, or try out the 3-Day Guest Pass to give it a trial run before you go pro.

Looking for some total fitness motivation? Evolve is looking for you.  Evolve has developed a new “inside out” approach to not only challenge the body’s physical capabilities but also flex the mental capacity as well. They boast a Total Fitness Transformation. Evolve considers itself a fitness community for you to stretch your limits of fitness in Downtown Dallas. They proudly sponsor the Dallas Stars Ice Girls and the Allen Americans Ice Angels. Find your place Downtown at Evolve and make your own transformation.  Evolve is conveniently located off the corner of Ervay & Young Streets in the heart of Downtown. Ask about memberships and the Met 45 Program.

How about something a little different…try F45 Training on Main Street in Downtown Dallas. The “F” is for functional training, and the 45 is the time it takes to burn up a good, fun workout. At F45 Training, you get motivated and encouraged with every workout, so you can enjoy it while you burn those calories. Good nutrition is vital too, and F45 gives members access to their own free personal nutrition program to achieve health objectives through daily meal plans, tracking, and support. Join the F45 Challenge! Find out more about how to dive into F45 Training and get your sweat on.

If you like to crank it up a notch and really get after it, then PRAG may be just what you are looking for. Performance Research Applications Group, or PRAG, was established in 2020 as a multi-functional physical training cooperative aimed at providing education, training programs, and kinesthetic problem-solving solutions for real world fitness objectives. Just what you need to kick 2020 in the teeth, huh? Located on Elm Street in Downtown Dallas, PRAG offers a no-nonsense approach to working out. They have something for everyone, as they break down the standards of the usual gym and offer a bit of an “in your face” motivation to getting the job done and reaching your goals. Check out their membership programs and benefits, and then start sweating.

But maybe you like to kick it old school. The T. Boone Pickens YMCA may be just what you had in mind for a workout home. Located on Akard Street in Downtown, the YMCA is a classic when it comes to gyms. You have so many options for your workout needs and the gym is expansive so social distancing is not a problem. You can do a virtual workout from your own home, you can select the service of a personal trainer to assist in your fitness plan, you can join a group workout, or even participate in other athletic activities onsite. Please visit the website for all of the updated information on policies, hours, and requirements before making a trip to the Y.

Possibly yoga is your thing. V12 Yoga has just what you need. V12 Yoga is touted as a premier yoga studio and fitness experience and is located on Harwood, not far from Dallas Farmers Market. V12 Yoga blends ancient practice with modern living, and the instructors teach you to connect with your inner power self. Their classes will help you link breath with creative, modern power yoga flows for all experience levels. They also offer restorative, deep stretch, high intensity FIT classes and meditation, all with a beautiful view of the Dallas skyline from its 2nd floor studio. Plan ahead and find out the details of current requirements and policies for classes.

How about a little outdoor workout and fitness activity? Klyde Warren Park offers a number of sweat-inducing, heart-pumping FREE activities. Try something new like boot camps, yoga, tai chi, Zumba, or even ballroom dancing. Get outdoors and strut that healthy lifestyle in a fun and active way. Obtain the fitness program that works for you and enjoy the breathtaking view of Downtown while you are at it. Check out the website for details on scheduled fitness activities. Now, find your Zen and get to sweating!

No matter how you like to get your sweat on, Downtown Dallas has something perfect for you. Explore your possibilities and flex those muscles to get you through the upcoming holidays and beyond.

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