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Shape Up

From cycling to HIIT to Pilates, there’s a boutique gym in Dallas for every type of workout. In our weekly column Shape Up, D’s wellness editor Catherine Wendlandt—who has a disability called arthrogryposis—will review these classes on accessibility and difficulty.

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Title Boxing, Boxing Area
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Title Boxing Club Is a Forest of Punching Bags

I struggled through more burpees than I expected during a recent boxing class.
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Dallas Yoga Center’s Candlelight Flow Was Like a Fantasy Movie

I stretched my back and experienced my first sound bath at the studio’s new Lemmon location.
The Barre Code
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Having a ‘Brawl’ at The Barre Code

I returned to the Design District studio to try its kickboxing class.
Interior of Class Studios
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At Class Studios, You’ll Feel Safe, Comfortable, and Challenged

The teacher was great at modifying the intense HIIT class to our abilities.
Yogi's House
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Forget Downward Dog, I Attempted a ‘Dolphin’ at We Yogis

On a recent visit to the Lakewood yoga spot I attempted seemingly every variation of lunge and down dog in a mirrorless studio.

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Jungle Fitness
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I Needed Megan Thee Stallion to Get Through Jungle Dallas’ Strength Class

I used all my energy to push my 'body-ody-ody-ody' through all the stations during the HIIT-style sweat sesh.
Rise Nation
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The Staff Is Eager and Helpful at Rise Nation, But the Class Is Intimidating

While my instructor was great, the intense “choreographed climbing” studio is not for the faint of heart ... or the disabled.
Gaia Flow Yoga Entrance
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I Actually Said ‘Om’ During My Gaia Flow Yoga Class

There was plenty of twisting and stretching during the limb-tangling hot yoga session.
The Barre Code
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I Used Physics to Get Through a Class at The Barre Code

The 50-minute session had us testing our balance and strength.
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I Tried a Tower Class at Kiva Pilates

After a disastrous reformer class, I wanted to give Pilates a second chance.