(Almost) Free Exercise Classes and Workouts in DFW

In a recent article from the Dallas publication D Magazine, the author expresses some discomfort with the pump-you-up motivation typical of these cardio spin classes and group workout sessions (not to mention the fact that these classes, which he didn’t really enjoy, cost him a good bit of money to attend).

This is a good reminder that these trendy fitness shops might not suit everyone.

A blonde woman and light-haired man wearing exercise apparel are doing planks in the park, possibly as part of one of the many free exercise classes in the DFW area.

Some people around the DFW metropolitan area may really need the health benefits and pick-me-up endorphins that exercise provides, but may also be on a budget that doesn’t allow for substantial fees.

Or, their personalities just don’t align with high-intensity group classes.

So, what can you do to stay healthy without the expense and (in some cases) undesirable extras of these classes?

Here are some options that might better meet your needs.

Town North Family YMCA

4332 Northaven Rd

Dallas, TX 75229

(214) 357-8431

Town North Family YMCA is one of several locations around the Dallas metropolitan area, each one offering excellent facilities, personal training options, and flexible classes to meet a variety of needs across many different age groups. Fitness options include the following:

  • Gym with weights and cardio equipment
  • Pool
  • Swim lessons
  • Water aerobics
  • Karate classes
  • Team sports

The YMCA stands out because it’s quite affordable and has an assistance program for those on strict budgets.

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Klyde Warren Park

2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy

Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 716-4500

Beyond the obvious opportunities for exercise that a park offers, like a walk or jog around the grounds, Klyde Warren Park offers frequent, free outdoor fitness activities throughout the week, including:

  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Boot camp
  • Tai chi
  • Ballroom dancing

Click the button to find out what upcoming activities are on the schedule.

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November Project

November Project is a fitness movement and social group that meets in various public spaces suitable for exercise. Started in the Boston area for people needing a free exercise option, the November Project has a strong presence in the Dallas area.

It’s a serious group calisthenics workout, but one based on peer support, encouragement, and positivity. The current schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays: Houston Street Viaduct
  • Wednesdays: The Winspear Opera House
  • Fridays: 1199 Kessler Pkwy in Dallas

All of the workouts start around 6:00 AM, so be prepared to get an early start.

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TCT Frisco Offers Free Consult

If the negative effects of hormone imbalances like low testosterone or male hypothyroidism are keeping you from getting the exercise you need, we’d like you to know that Testosterone Centers of Texas offers a free initial consult.

Walk-ins are always welcome at our Frisco clinic.

You can also schedule your consultation in advance at any of our five convenient locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

If you’re struggling with the symptoms of hormone imbalance, it’s time to start feeling more like yourself again. Get your free consultation today.

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(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C

(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C started his career in healthcare as a fireman/paramedic in West Texas where he served on the Midland Fire Department from 1998-2004.   He became interested in testosterone treatment after seeing how hormone replacement doctors helped those suffering from low testosterone.   After graduating from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program, he moved to DFW where he currently lives with his wife and three children.

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