8 only-in-Dallas fitness studios

Stop by, sweat and keep your 2019 health resolutions moving.

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 By Diana Alvarez

There's a ton of studios in Dallas and while there's certainly more to check out, we narrowed down this list by only including those that are locally owned, have a single location, are easy to access and have a distinctive Dallas flair.


Vital Fitness Studio

If you're staying in at The Joule, a visit to Vital is a must. Located in an underground space adjacent to the sleek hotel, the studio wins with their outstanding amenities alone – grab a cold towel outside of your class before heading in to the locker room to use their rainfall showers. The studio offers a bit of everything with cycling, HIIT, TRX, boxing and yoga all on the schedule and you don't have to be a hotel guest to sign up. Plus, your first class is free!

Vital Studios is located in the basement of the Joule hotel.
Vital Studios is located in the basement of the Joule Dallas.

Oak Lawn

Terlingo stands out as the only fitness studio on the busy Cedar Springs Road in the Oak Lawn neighborhood. Owned by long time trainer John Terlingo, the cycling studio offers everything you'd expect in a cycling class: intense beats, a dark room and a sweaty 45-minute workout. In celebration of the studio's fifth anniversary in 2019, your first class is $5. 


Class Studio

A newish player in the Dallas boutique studio scene, Class has made its mark with a millennial-friendly aesthetic and instructors that moonlight as Dallas celebrities in training. The lineup is simple enough: a Train 45 circuit class that combines, cardio, floor exercises and strength training, and a Cycle 45 rhythm-based cycling class that's any spin lover's dream come true. Pro tip: Class is right off the McKinney Avenue Trolley route, so if you're staying in a Downtown Dallas hotel, it's a car-free ride away. Your first class is $14.

A spin class at Class is like a party on a bike.
A look inside the spin class at Class Studios. Photo Credit: Class Studios 


District Climb

Versaclimber classes are popping up more and more, and Dallas is lucky enough to have two studios dedicated to the trend (the other is California-based chain Rise Nation.) District Climb makes our list for being the first Versaclimber studio in Dallas and if you're a fan of cycling, you'll be a fan of this too. It's 30 minutes of low-impact work but don't be fooled – you'll be sweating by the second song. It's located in West Village, so a ride back to your hotel on the McKinney Avenue Trolley is also a possibility here. Drop in classes are $25.



Sweat it out with a yoga session at V12. The second-floor space offers a serene environment with generous windows and a great view of Downtown. It's walking distance from the hub of hotels along Commerce Street and a skip away from the Dallas Farmers Market, a perfect stop for lunch after your sweat session. Drop in classes are $15.

V12 offers yoga classes with a fantastic view of Downtown Dallas.
V12 offers yoga classes with a fantastic view of Downtown Dallas. Photo Credit: V12


Gym of Social Mechanics
Greenville Avenue

Classes are offered in waves throughout the day and focus on functional training – think jumping, squatting and kettle bell swings. The space is inviting and airy, and they often prop up the garage doors to give you a glimpse at all the action along Greenville Avenue. You're going to work up an appetite and lucky for you – HG Sply Co. is right next door. Your first two classes are free!


East Side Athletic Club
East Dallas

If you need a true gym experience, a visit to East Side Athletic Club should be on your itinerary. Besides the traditional gym equipment you'd expect, the club (set in a warehouse) also offers group fitness training. Each days' class offerings has a focus (lower body on Mondays and Thursdays, upper body on Tuesdays and Fridays, etc.) with a substantial selection of class times on weekdays. Drop in classes are $25.


Greenville Avenue

This no-fuss gym is focused on results and its class line up, made up of offerings like 45-minute lower body sessions and HIIT classes, make it clear. The owners are a sibling duo that also own a Title Boxing franchise location in Uptown. Its location on the southern end of Greenville Avenue make it easy to reach from Downtown. Single classes are offered for $20.

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