Pilates in Red Oak

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Equipment: Manduka

Students should bring: Water, sweat towel, and a mat if they have one. Renting is an option.

Average class length: 60?90 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2013

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

Pro Tip: Drop expectations and limitations. Come with a smile.

Q&A with Shaena, Owner and Instructor

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We keep it fresh and fun.

What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?

Lack of variety and [not incorporating] an element of fun. Being healthy should be energizing and make you feel better ... not stressed out or part of the daily grind.

When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?

I started teaching aerobics soon after high school and completely fell in love with the way working out made me feel. I got my personal training certification soon after, and have been in the health industry since then. I started taking yoga about three years ago and immediately became hooked. It is challenging physically and mentally?the best workout I have found in the 20 years I have been in the fitness industry. I believe in its benefits 100%.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

The world would be a better place if we all did a little yoga.

200 South Rogers Street, Suite A
Waxahachie,
TX
US

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615 N 7th St
Midlothian,
TX
US

When owner Jen Chitwood entered her first yoga class in 2002, she was amazed by the mental, physical, and emotional exertion she experienced in just a single hour. The positive benefits of yoga, including stress relief and a positive attitude adjustment, spilled into the rest of her life and relationships almost immediately, leading her to eventually realize that yoga was her life’s passion.This realization led her to study and, in time, come to own her own studio. Now, she leads a team of experienced instructors who dedicate their yogic pedagogy to students of any skill level, leading them through Vinyasa-style yoga and guiding them with individualized adjustments. They also hold prenatal yoga classes, private lessons, workshops with national teachers, and teacher trainings for those wanting to dive deeper on the yogic path. Additionally, the studio’s knowledgeable nutritionist works with individuals or groups to help them exercise good decision making and portion control when they’re lounging at home, working at the office, or vacationing at their timeshares in Candy Land.

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2636 Thomas Ave.
Dallas,
TX
US

TELOS Fitness Center merges the business brilliance of general manager Brent Darden?a member of the health-club industry for more than 30 years?with the corrective-therapy expertise of fitness director Everett Aaberg?founder of the Ortho-Kinetics system. The center's regal interior casts a Greco-Roman vibe over advanced gym equipment, class studios, and spa chambers overseen by licensed massage therapists. Professionalism remains at the heart of the center's hiring philosophy, with all personal trainers required to collect at least two nationally recognized certifications and five active wasp nests before they are hired. As a sign of success, the staff's innovative training methods have garnered awards from such media outlets as the Dallas Business Journal.

More than 10 Pilates modalities fit inside a roster of group fitness courses, all of which culminate in a mandatory game of Marco Polo in one of the private jacuzzi tubs. Additional amenities include a childcare area with a Nintendo Wii, an affixed caf? with a full-time chef, and an onsite hair salon.

13701 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas,
TX
US

Sculpting fit, healthy bodies is only one reason the certified instructors at Zensual Dance Fitness lead the studio's variety of sultry dance classes. Pole fitness does chisel svelte core muscles and build powerful upper-body strength, and many students have gone on to win competitions after training at Zensual Academy, but there's more to it than that. The foremost reason the instructors do what they do is the confidence the moves bring to their students. No matter their age, weight, or fitness level, the studio welcomes everyone to conquer their fears and discover their sexy sides with the studio's classes in pole dance, striptease, exotic dance, and other seductive techniques.


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17062 Preston Rd
Dallas,
TX
US

Tucked away from life's daily barrage of appointments, meetings, and expectations, Dallas Yoga Center provides a tranquil haven for self-discovery and the mental truces that achieve inner peace. An arched Indian doorway marks the threshold between the outside world and the refuge of the 8,000-sq.-ft. facility, which houses four spacious, naturally lit studios.

Inside, instructors lead groups through more than 65 classes per week, which focus on a variety of yoga styles. During the studio's Beginners Yoga classes, aspiring yogis learn the basic motions and breathing techniques that serve as the jumping-off point for their yogic journeys. From there, they can explore the gentle calmness of Yin Yoga, the intense exertion of a hot Ashtanga Yoga class set at 85 degrees, the prop-aided poses of Iyengar Yoga, or the ab-toning workouts of Yoga Core. They can also take part in t'ai chi sessions that leave minds spry and energies recentered. After class, students can propel their practices forward by stocking up on the center's selection of yoga clothes, jewelry, props, accessories, and DVDs. For those seeking even deeper enlightenment, the center also sponsors yoga teacher training, and even arranges retreats to India, where students study ayurveda and yoga straight from the source.

4525 Lemmon Ave
Dallas,
TX
US