Posted in: Health Living Posted on: Jul 9th, 2015

Work Up a Sweat with West Village Gyms, Trails, and Fitness Classes

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At Lennox at West Village, you’re within walking distance to plenty of gyms, fitness studios, healthy restaurants, tons of recreational activities, and more. Living in West Village makes it easy to live a healthier lifestyle, whether you’re a seasoned fitness enthusiast or are just beginning an exercise plan.

Work Out

West Village is the perfect neighborhood to jumpstart your fitness regimen, especially if you’ve grown tired of your routine and are seeking something different. With so many options that are centrally located, it’s easy to try something new. Whether you prefer exercising in a traditional gym setting or taking classes, there’s a fitness niche for you here.

InCinR8 Fitness Studio and Uptown Energy Fitness offer high-intensity workouts and training sessions. Like spinning? Take a class at Spin 4 Life Studios. A fan of hot yoga? Try Bikram Yoga Dallas. Enjoy barre? Visit Pure Barre. Can’t get enough of Pilates? Check out Classic Pilates.

Join a Rec League

Aside from being tons of fun, rec leagues are great for a few reasons. First of all, they allow you to keep playing the sports you grew up playing. Secondly, they help you stay active and healthy. And finally, they introduce you to new people, which is super helpful if you’ve recently moved to the neighborhood.

Big D Sports & Entertainment and the Dallas Sport & Social Club are two adult sports leagues that offer a range of activities, including sand volleyball, flag football, soccer, kickball, and more. Since they’re rec leagues, their primary goal is to have a good time, so you don’t need to have Olympic-level athletic ability to join.

In addition to athletic leagues, Dallas Sport & Social Club hosts a monthly pub run and a summertime volleyball tournament, while Big D Sports & Entertainment offers community service projects and travel adventures. Another option is the Dallas Parks & Recreation Department, which offers year-round, family-friendly rec leagues of all levels in basketball, softball, boxing, pickle ball, and more.

Parks

Dallas has approximately 230 sunny days per year, so why not take your workout outdoors? There are several parks and trails in and round West Village, and many have major improvements in the works, including Turtle Creek Park and Lee Park. Both trails have plans to connect to the Katy Trail, a nearby 3.5 mile trail with two lanes (one for pedestrians, one for runners) that winds through Dallas and offers great views of the city.

Eat Clean

With tons of “clean eating” restaurants in West Village, you’ll never have to worry about being tempted by junk food. Jump on the juicing bandwagon by visiting Buda Juice, or grab a quick bite at LYFE Kitchen. You could also tock up on groceries at Minyard Sun Fresh Market or the Uptown Farmers Market at West Village, which is open on Saturdays. If you don’t have the time to cook, but still want to eat healthy, check out Simply Fit Meals, a meal program that offers fully prepared dishes. Just stop by their McKinney Avenue location, pick your meals, and you’re good to go.