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Fight the Holiday Season Weight Gain With These Spots

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you’ve been indulging in your mom’s famous Thanksgiving feast, delicious cocktails, and decadent desserts like pumpkin pie and peanut brittle.

But we’re not waiting for January to make a plan to avoid the extra 10 pounds this season. These five gyms and studios around Dallas will surely keep your workout game strong during the holidays.

The temptation of skipping a yoga sesh or two comes on strong when the holidays roll around. Don’t let your Vinyasa flow turn into a rut — spice up your routine with GYR Goat Yoga on December 2nd at the Hari Mari Headquarters. Yoga is a great way to relax during the stress of party planning, gift buying, and house cleaning, and the added benefit of lowering your blood pressure by finding your zen with goats makes this a must. The people at GYR Goat Yoga promise time after class for socialization and picture time.

Running is one of the easiest ways to get healthy and keep off the holiday weight while clearing your mind and enjoying the fresh winter air. You have a month to get ready to run in the Dallas Jingle Bell Run. This 5K has been around for over 20 years, and for good reason. Runners enjoy a lively post-race party and are encouraged to come decked out in holiday garb. Participants are even given their own pair of bells to jingle all the way to the finish line. Bonus: This event is dog-friendly, so bring your furry festive friends and run off those pesky holiday carbs.

The Ride House offers intense (yet chic) indoor cycling classes complete with ambient lighting, stadium-style seating, and music to pump up your workout and get your heart racing. Best of all, take that gift-buying and party-prepping stress out at their full stretching studio where you’ll rejuvenate your soul one stretch at a time. The best thing about this studio is the ability to simply walk in and work out, making exercise easier than ever during the busy months

There are workouts and then there’s Barry’s Boot Camp. The Red Room will push you to your limits as you spend 50 minutes alternating between hardcore runs and punishing floor routines with hardly a second to catch your breath. With the opportunity to burn up to 1,000 calories in one session, Barry’s will take you back to your glory days of pre-season workouts when you could ably describe yourself as an “athlete.” It’s not easy, but it’ll give you bragging rights over your friends when you hit the eggnog hard.

Moxie Mischief Aerial Arts brings a sexy yet hardcore twist to a daily workout. Focused on strength training and building up your core muscles to improve balance, this studio coaches you through aerial tricks and poses of varying degrees. This gymnast-inspired workout will have you ripped and ready for the next challenge, whether that be maxing out in the gym or at home tackling those pesky tangled Christmas lights. Moxie Mischief offers both private and group classes, making it impossible to make excuses to avoid the gym.

Whether you walk, run, bike, or dance, the first step in preventing holiday weight gain is to make time for exercise before the turkey and pumpkin pie is served. Finding your favorite routine and sticking to it almost guarantees to keep you trim and healthy no matter what your goals this season.