Fighting Stress With Exercise: Hurst Fitness Meetups
While we all know that staying physically active is beneficial to our general sense of wellbeing, and that too much stress can weigh us down physically and emotionally, it can be difficult to fit proper exercise into our regular schedules.
Add in expensive fees and intimidating environments, and many people simply give up before they ever really get started.
Fortunately, there are a number of informal, affordable meetup groups happening all over the DFW area that are filling the need for a more casual experience that provides both physical activity and the opportunity to develop a supportive community, minus the barriers that commonly keep people from taking the first steps towards a healthier life.
If you live in the Hurst area, there are some great meetups that might be just what you’re looking for.
The Mid-Cities Running Club
A lot of people claim to hate running, but a little guidance and support from an inclusive community can transform a chore into a great exercise experience.
For those residing in the Mid-Cities area between Dallas and Fort Worth, this is a great opportunity to join a free running group where all ages and paces are welcome.
The group meets early on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, but the best way to get started is to join the Saturday group run.
The Saturday run takes a different route each weekend, provides various distance options, and prepares aid stations with water and snacks. Many people stay afterward for breakfast and socializing.
Click the button to reach out to the organizers for more information on times and locations.
Arlington Zumba Meetup
If you’re hoping to get excited about fitness, a fun workout like Zumba, which combines Latin and international music with dance, might be a good fit. Yoga, Pilates, and other types of exercise are offered in conjunction with this group, as well.
Workouts are held at:
5720 Forest Bend Dr Ste #101
Arlington, TX 76017
Walk-in participation costs $5.00. An affordable punch-card plan is also available.
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Hurst Ultimate Frisbee Meetup
If you prefer playing sports to a conventional workout, but need an atmosphere that’s a little more laid back than your average pickup soccer team, consider Ultimate Frisbee.
This meetup group has weekly pickup games for people of varying ages and fitness/skill levels, and there are plenty of members who enjoy teaching the basics to newcomers.
The group meets at 2 PM every Sunday at:
Hurst Community Park
601 Precinct Line Rd
Hurst, TX 76053
If you’re interested or have questions, click the button to contact the group via their Facebook page.
When Exercise Isn’t Enough to Combat Stress
Stress contributes to poor general health and increases hormonal instability, which can develop into chronic hormone imbalances like low testosterone and low estrogen.
Common symptoms of hormone imbalance that negatively impact your quality of life include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Dysthymia (low mood or mild depression)
Testosterone Centers of Texas (TCT) has a clinic in Hurst that serves men and women with low testosterone or other hormone imbalances.
Your initial consultation, which you can schedule in advance, is free.
We always welcome walk-ins at our Hurst clinic (or any of our other convenient DFW clinics).
If hormone imbalance is the source of your stress management issues, we can help you get started on an affordable course of treatment that could get you back to feeling like yourself again — click the button below to locate our Hurst Clinic.