Resolutions don’t have to be hard. Experts advise to start small, and recommend making resolutions that you think you can keep. Talk about your resolution, take on one resolution at a time, ask for support, and most of all, don’t beat yourself up. These are the gyms, studios and local trails that can keep you on track to achieving your 2017 goals. Keeping your New Year’s resolution just got a lot easier.
Yes to Yoga
Where: 4525 Lemmon Ave
All yogis are welcome here, no matter your experience level, be it new student or devout yogi. Dallas Yoga Center features a range of classes, from beginner courses to vinyasa flow, hot yoga and meditation, even challenging ropes classes. Want to kick it up a notch? Enroll in the Dallas Yoga 30-Day Challenge to kickstart your yoga practice. New students can purchase two weeks for $25.
Where: 2636 Thomas Ave
With yoga classes specifically designed to deepen your individual yoga practice, Uptown Yoga can turn a non-yogi into a yoga superstar. It’s recommended to start with slow-paced vinyasa flow classes or strictly core classes, before advancing on to level two and three yoga classes. The clean, modern space here is conducive to a relaxing yoga practice, and yoga mats and props are always available. Unlimited monthly classes cost $145.
Where: 6465 E Mockingbird Ln
Offering a wide variety of classes suited for all abilities and ages, We Yogis provides a non-intimidating yoga experience for everyone — no judgement, no expectations. All classes are taught by certified yoga instructors that can help assist you in learning poses and strengthening your yoga practice. We Yogis also offers yoga classes for kids of all ages, from tots to teens, making it one of Dallas’s family-friendly yoga studios. New yogis can try a special intro week for just $20.
Where: 5207 McKinley Ave
Never explored Katy Trail? Put it on your list of things to do this year in Dallas. The popular urban trail winds through the city and is great for walkers, joggers and cyclists. The trail features markers that are embedded into the concrete path every quarter mile which makes keeping track of the distance you’ve traveled easy. If your resolution was to “walk more” or “spend more time outside,” Katy Trail is waiting to be explored.
Where: 1770 Holford Rd, Garland
About a 20-minute drive from The Place at Saddle Creek, and known for its views of wildflowers, this North Garland nature trail provides visitors with a series of explorable trails. If hiking more was on your list of resolutions for 2017, a trip to Spring Creek Forest Trail is in order.
Where: 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy
This Dallas-area nature preserve is comprised of more than 600-acres of natural, wildlife habitat. It’s just a short 20-minute drive from Downtown Dallas but offers up an experience that makes visitors feel like they are miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The nine miles of walking trails range from easy to difficult, which makes it a great spot to do walking, whatever your fitness level may be.
Where: 5600 W Lover’s Lane #100
Named the city’s best spin studio by Modern Luxury, this upscale boutique spin studio can give you a sweaty, muscle-engaging workout in just under an hour. Offering both traditional and rhythmic spin classes, The Ride House is the place to be if you’re looking for a workout to burn calories. Single classes are $25 and packages start at $125.
Where: 5964 W Parker Rd.
Great for those who are competitive, Flywheel offers teched-out classes that allow spinners to compete with others in the class via the TorqBoards, which display live stats and class rankings. Classes range from 45-minutes, 60-minutes and 90-minutes and are all set to motivating, party-starting playlists. Memberships start at $330 per month and this Flywheel location is just a 10-minute commute from The Place at Harvestree.
Where: 4023 Oaklawn Ave
When it comes to luxury gyms, no gym sets the bar higher than Equinox. With state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and classes, including high-energy cycling classes, Equinox has it all. Stephanie Crochet, an Equinox yoga instructor, advises to keep a daily journal to keep track of your resolution progress. All access memberships are $235 each month.