Whittling the waistline can also trim the wallet. For more than a year, North Texans found a way around ever-increasing gym prices with a popular fitness app. For a monthly fee, they enjoyed an unlimited number of classes at trendy fitness studios, as well as gym time. But starting this week, the cost is going up.
Not ready to pay the price? You may not have to. Big D offers a surprising number of free exercise classes, hosted by some of the city’s best known studios.
So, for everyone out there looking to hold on to a few extra bucks, we’ve compiled a list of free workout classes hosted in the heart of Dallas. They can change without notice, of course, so be sure to check the organizer’s site before showing up.
Long week? Strike a pigeon post, and chill out at Klyde Warren Park. Yoga with Exhale Dallas is hosted from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sundays. No prior experience needed – just bring water, a towel, and perhaps a friend. There are plenty of nearby spots for brunch afterward.
Good morning, sunshine! It’s the first day of the work week, and you’re off to the races. Keep up with a high intensity, heart-racing, hip-shaking indoor cycle class. Zyn22’s instructors ride to the music, with choreographed movements designed to work your arms, legs, glutes and core. The first class is free. After that, package prices vary with number of classes purchased.
At this indoor cycling studio, riders compete against each other for the highest score on the leaderboard, posted at the center of the room. Not quite ready for that? No problem, you can ride incognito. The first class is free, and like similar studios, package prices vary by class quantity.
Congratulations – you survived the start of the work week. Now gear up to push through the challenges ahead, both mentally and physically. Pilates Methodology hosts this class from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion at Klyde Warren Park. Pilates builds stamina and strength, while also improving posture. Shoulders back, head held high! Your mom was right - you can overcome anything.
Did you love your Monday spin class? Ready for a party on a bike? Make sure to check out The Ride House! Known for their rockin’ playlists and flashing lights, The Ride House offers two free rides when you sign up for an account online. Follow them on social, so you can learn about free community rides, where you can try out new instructors. If you want to purchase more classes, package prices vary by class quantity.
Run On! Stores around Greater Dallas host social runs starting from the store every Wednesday evening, at 6:30 p.m. They welcome the slow, the blazing fast, and everyone in between. Store staffers and coaches organize the runs, offering friendly advice and support along the way. Bring a little cash – groups are known to head out for a post-run refreshment.
Running, cycling, Pilates – what a week! Those tight muscles will welcome this change of pace. Bikram Yoga Dallas hosts a weekly yoga class at 4:30, on the East Lawn at Klyde Warren Park. Bring water, and a towel.
You made it! It’s Friday! Grab a friend, a partner – or a friendly looking stranger – and go for a spin on the dance floor! Studio 22 hosts dance classes at 6:30 p.m. at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion. Each month brings a different style, from salsa to country western. Check out the link below for this month’s offering.
We Yogis offers free classes at all its locations throughout the week. This class is offered at the Lovers Lane location near the Tollway at 4 pm. on Saturday afternoons. Water and mats are available for purchase and rent. For information on the other free classes, check out the website below.
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Chris Hawes Greer lives in Dallas, where she enjoys running the Katy, indoor cycling, and the occasional free yoga class.