Staying healthy requires a certain amount of effort, which you may not feel like giving on stressful or busy days. Part of staying healthy, however, is making your well-being a priority and turning it into a habit. On days when you feel yourself slipping, try taking a group class to spark your inner competitor. Chances are, you will put in more of an effort when you see how hard everyone else is pushing. The North Dallas Corridor has a wide variety of group exercise classes to choose from, so whether you are looking to stay on track or bust exercise boredom, the Corridor has what you are looking for.
24 Hour Fitness on Belt Line and the Dallas North Tollway has just received the Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Gym, and there is always a group class available at this location. Group classes include the super intense Body Combat, relaxing yoga, cardio and strength classes, boot camp, Zumba, Cardio Dance Party, cycle and plyometrics. Plyo is an extreme yet fun form of exercise that increases your speed and endurance, and has been popularized by the likes of P90X and Insanity.
For those who would just like to relax and unwind after a hard day, head to Gaia Flow Yoga on Spectrum Drive to find you your center again. Yoga helps ease body aches, chronic pain, eases migraines, increases flexibility, reduces stress levels and helps you sleep at night. Group classes at Gaia are themed depending on what you would like to improve. For example, take the Mountain class for strength, Desert for meditation or Weekend Warrior to push your fitness boundaries.
Speaking of fitness boundaries, nothing will get you out of your comfort zone quicker than a group aerial class at Vertical Fitness Dallas‘ new location inside NextGen on Centurion Way. Group classes include aerial silks and aerial hoop, both of which are guaranteed to strengthen your core and upper body as you transition from one graceful pose to the next.
The next time you do not feel like going to the gym, opt for a group exercise class and recommit to a healthy lifestyle.