The most secretive body parts are muscles, which hide behind layers of skin and appear only occasionally to help lift cars off trapped kittens. Flex your biceps in the absence of a cat emergency with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a one-month membership (a $145 value) and three personal-training sessions with an Ortho-Kinetics assessment (a $255 value) at TELOS Fitness Center, located along the Dallas Tollway (a $400 combined value).
One of the Dallas Morning News’ Nine Best Gyms in Dallas, TELOS Fitness Center synthesizes luxury, expertise, and top-of-the-line equipment to offer clients an exceptional customized exercise environment. With the center’s award-winning Ortho-Kinetics assessment, a licensed and certified specialist pores over your fitness history, posture, joints, movement, and personal goals, helping identify problems that can lead to overcompensation and pain.
Following your assessment, put your fitness future in the surprisingly gentle hands of one of TELOS’s Ortho-Kinetics trainers—each of whom has advanced specialty certifications in the areas of biomechanics and optimal performance training and has defeated his or her own personal-training sensei in a personal train-off—for a triple shot of training sessions tailored to fit your individual needs and goals. Away from your trainer’s benevolent gaze, you can continue to set healthy habits by joining a group fitness class, such as Pilates Sculpt, or by starting their own calorie bonfires using the club’s many cardiovascular machines, cable weight systems, and free weights.
With its broad array of equipment, classes, and services, TELOS Fitness Center caters to both gym dandies and the couchiest of potatoes. The on-site dining venue, Caesar’s Café, employs a full-time chef to keep mouths from undoing the work of the muscles, and the attached David Chester Salon helps the hair keep up with the rest of the body.
- You're attended to the moment you walk in the door. (Forgot your cross-trainers at home? They've got you covered.) With its Greco-Roman interiors and custom-colored equipment, Telos feels more five-star hotel than fitness center. – Maria Regina Jacinto, Dallas Morning News
TELOS Fitness Center
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 café with a full-time chef, and an onsite hair salon.