best places to exercise in dallas

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Across the DFW Metroplex are a myriad of fitness options and locations for Dallas residents. Whether you’re just starting working out, or are a lifelong athlete, here are our picks for some of the best places to exercise in Dallas and surrounding areas.


CrossFit 214 located on Ross Avenue just east of downtown was named best place to workout in 2012 by the Dallas Observer. While this particular CrossFit gym won the distinction from the Observer, there is no shortage of CrossFit gyms in the DFW Metroplex (more than 70 locations). It’s the premise behind the CrossFit workout theory that makes CrossFit one of the best places to exercise in the Metroplex.

Said the Observer about CrossFit: “The center’s intense approach to exercise winds up working out your entire body, not just the areas that you’re most comfortable flexing in public. Soon, your frame slims down while your muscle mass builds, and you can’t help but notice a feline touch of agility in your previously uncoordinated gait…When you leave a rigorous session that you initially couldn’t believe you would finish, you realize your limitations are strictly mental. If you can do this, you can do anything.”

CrossFit NTX got a nod for best personal trainers in the 2011 Dallas A List.

Click here to find a CrossFit gym near you.

Larry North Health Clubs

Luxury meets fitness at Larry North Health Clubs. With locations in Preston Hollow, Uptown, and Fort Worth, Larry North Health Club locations provide club members with top-notch equipment, group workout classes, personal training and access to health and nutrition seminars. Visit the Larry North website to print a free seven day pass.
“Success is not about how many gyms or how many members we have. It is about successful clients who lose weight and keep it off by taking advantage of our comprehensive health and fitness programs,” says leading health and fitness expert Larry North.

Find a Larry North location near you.


SWEAT is an upscale gym providing a high-energy workout in a sophisticated setting. Personal trainers work to keep up with the latest fitness trends and research, helping members stay current with the best in health and fitness.

SWEAT is located at 5470 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 335.

Samatone Yoga

Samatone Yoga, Dynamic Power Yoga PLUS! by Suze Curtis was picked best yoga studio in the 2011 Dallas A-List. Samatone combines Power Vinyasa Flow with Organic Ultrasound© internal tonal vibration. The ladies’ favorite doctor, Dr. Oz explains the benefits of tonal vibration in this article.

Samatone offers yoga classes for all ages, including youth yoga classes for children ages five to 12.

Samatone Yoga is located at 4951 Airport Parkway #490 in Addison.

Other favorites in Dallas include:

LA Fitness
Camp Gladiator (outdoor boot camp)
The Designed Body Pilates Studio
Transform U Fitness (private training and yoga)

You don’t have to join a local gym to get fit in DFW. Take up running, walking or cycling at one of the many outdoor trails in the metroplex, including the Katy Trail, White Rock Lake trail or even the walking paths at the new Klyde Warren Park downtown.

What is your favorite of the best places to exercise in Dallas? Tell us in the comments!

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