Summit Climbing Gym sprawls across 10,000 square feet lined with towering structures for boundless bouldering and rope climbing along with its own onsite yoga studio. Manmade walls adorned with brightly colored handholds emerge from the ground, daring aspiring climbers to decode their paths. Fingertips dipped in rock chalk learn to cling to the hardened monoliths with firm grace, keeping on the lookout for the single book spine that triggers access to a revolving door and secret chocolate fountain. Guests can gab with experts about form and new-equipment purchases at the climb shop, or take a breather on a comfy couch to rest, reflect on a new route, or admire their brand-new Popeye forearms.
In addition to its scaling structures, Summit Climbing Gym hosts yoga classes in an on-site studio to boost climbing flexibility. Here, guests choose from a variety of formats, including CoreFusion, Slow Flow, Power Yoga, and Yin Yoga, a pose-intensive class that helps range of motion and strengthen connective tissues.
Whether learning how to surf the endless wave during a wake-surfing lesson with pro wake-surf pioneer Tyler Marshall, or serenely building up endorphins, balance, and strength through standup-paddleboard classes, DFW Surf has a team of professional instructors ready to help students of all levels master the world of watersports. Besides offering introductory standup-paddleboarding lessons at the metroplex, they also offer fitness classes on and off the board, including Lake Set Fitness and SUP Yoga. Part of what makes DFW Surf one of CBS Local?s 2012 Best Extreme Sports and Rec Spots in North Texas is its promotion of both community spirit and fitness, in addition to its commitment to the growth of inland surf sports through club memberships, monthly cleanups of trash in the lake, and events such as the DFW Surf Open.
The Dance Place nurtures nascent toe-tappers through a packed schedule of fun, energetic group classes held in a cheery, purple studio. Under the tutelage of seasoned instructors, daily classes cover a range of rug-cutting methods including waltz, cha-cha, foxtrot, salsa, and other varieties. Amateur dancers can flaunt their newly perfected twists as they solidify technique, socialize with other hip-shakers, and soak up a host of health and wellness benefits. Each class matches students of similar experience levels to avoid unnecessary stumbles as they try to keep up, or the humiliation of accidentally getting served by their partners.
LifeStage Studio opened in 2006 and has provided a variety of stage plays and workshops for aspiring spotlight-stealers. Pavlov's Dogs is a team of improvisational experts who salivate hilarity during their adult crash courses, teaching students how to think on their feet when all eyes are upon them and all noses are seeking minty-fresh smells. The hands-on session includes instruction, a variety of exercises, and games to help apply the sage teachings. The improv troupe prides itself on creating a supportive, encouraging environment where wallflowers and sacks of flour alike can cut loose.
Students at Grapevine Martial Arts and H-E-B Martial Arts learn integrity, self defense, confidence, and self-discipline through classes taught masters Jean, Scott, and Christy Good, who each wield more than 25 years of marital arts experience. Within the safe haven of a familial environment, pupils as young as age 4 engage in classes rooted in Youn Wha Ryu Tae Kwon Do, which incorporate elements of Hapkido, Karate Kung Fu and Judo. The studio's mirror classrooms house two-inch padded floors while an on-sit pro shop outfits students with the proper combative tools.
Sleek standup paddleboards glide across Lake Grapevine as the sun begins to set over the pristine waters and leafy surrounding trees. But the passengers atop these boards aren't relaxing on leisurely rides or looking for mermaid prom dates—they're engaged in energetic routines of crunches, leg lifts, and stretches. Certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer and seasoned paddleboarder Nate Richard conducts these paddleboard fitness classes throughout the week, leading students through dynamic workouts designed to tone muscles, boost stamina, and slim physiques.