photo by by Kevin + Stephanie from Wanderlust Dallas 2016

Health & Fitness

12 Ways to Stay Fit in Dallas This April

Bike for your beer and take on the evil bunnies of Deep Ellum during this month's most eye-catching fitness events.

If the gorgeous Texas springtime wasn’t enough, we’ve got plenty of reasons—including onstage yoga at the Majestic, a bicycle brewery tour, and a stroll through Klyde Warren Park—to get you up and moving.

Saturday, April 1

Yoga at the Majestic

Spotlight your sun salutations with an onstage yoga class at the historic Majestic Theatre. Led by Danielle Hargett and set to music, the Vinyasa flow is open to participants of all ages and ability. (Bring your own mat.) Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and class is from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by light refreshments from Wild Salsa.

Tickets are $15; purchase here.


Spring Yoga in the Park

Lotus Yoga’s Jen Hensley and City Yoga’s Mike Luckock are partnering with the Samuell Grand Recreation Center to offer a beginner-friendly outdoor yoga class. The one-hour class begins at 9:30 a.m.; don’t miss the studio giveaways at 11 a.m. Cost to participate is $20 for adults (cash and credit accepted); kids are free. All proceeds will benefit the park’s East Dallas summer programs.

Sunday, April 2

Big D Marathon

Though it draws a smaller crowd than the Rock ‘n’ Roll or Dallas marathons, the Big D is still a springtime favorite for Dallas runners. From Fair Park, the course winds around White Rock Lake and the Santa Fe Trail, wrapping up with food and fun at the Fair Park post-race party.

Entry is $110 – $120 for the full marathon and $95 – $105 for the half (depending on when you register). Register here.

Saturday, April 8

Adventure Hunt Dallas
adventure hunt
courtesy of Adventure Hunt

Find a partner, download the app, and follow the clues in this Amazing Race-style competition. Teams of two will race to complete daring challenges and be the first to find the prize: GoPros, adventure gear, and a free trip to Panama for two.

Tickets are $39 – $99. Registration closes April 7; purchase tickets here.


Most Good 5k

Serve your city while you sweat with a 5K race benefitting the Salvation Army DFW. The race begins and ends in Klyde Warren Park and runs through Uptown. The post-race celebration includes food trucks and a live DJ. Register as an individual or with some friends to pool your fundraising efforts and win prizes as individuals and teams.

Entry fee is $35 or $40 after April 2; register here or get more information.


6-Pack Trail, Bike Cruise, & Craft Beer
courtesy of 6-Pack Trail’s Facebook page

Beer-loving bikers of all stripes are invited to a guided downtown booze cruise. The group will depart from Luck at Trinity Groves at noon and stop at six different breweries along the 8.5 mile route, wrapping up with dinner back at Luck between 4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. Enjoy complimentary beer tastings at each stop.

Registration is $50 before April 7. Event maxes out at 50 participants, so reserve your spot quickly (must be 21 or older, bring your own bike).

Saturday, April 15

Evil Bunny Walk

Like everything else about this event, details are sketchy. Here’s what is known: the walk combines the special nostalgic horror of accidentally-terrifying Easter Bunnies with an evening stroll through Deep Ellum. The walk is from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. and begins at The Nines. Creepy bunny masks are encouraged.


Wanderlust 108
photo by by Kevin + Stephanie from Wanderlust Dallas 2016

Get your om on with hundreds of yogis on the lawn at Reunion Tower. The “mindful triathlon” kicks off with a 5K at 9 a.m., a 75-minute yoga class/dance party scored by live DJs at 11, and a half-hour guided meditation at 1 p.m. If that’s not enough yoga for one day, you can add a breakout activity like hooping or acroyoga.

Tickets are $21 – $49.08; purchase here.

Saturday, April 29

Viva la Margarita Race
courtesy of Viva la Margarita Race

It’s a 5K or 10K with a twist: along with medals and live music, finishers enjoy a margarita. (Under 21? No problem—virgin margaritas are available.) Warm up with Clamp Gladiator before the race, hydrate at water stations along the course, and dress up for a chance at a costume prize. Races begin at 8:30 a.m. in Fair Park.

Cost is $40 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K; register here.

Various Dates

Yoga & Pilates at the Dallas Farmers Market

Hit the Dallas Farmers Market for free fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7—8 p.m. between April 4 and May 11. Tuesdays are yoga with Chinook Wusdhu; Thursdays are Pilates on the Mat with Methodology. Classes are held outside in the Shed; all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Bring your own mat and water.


Dancing in the Park

Dallas’s best-renowned dance studio, Studio 22, offers free dance lessons in Klyde Warren Park every Friday night from 6:30—7:30; each month is a different style of dance, and April’s is Salsa. On the fourth Friday of the month, stay late for social dancing with the instructors ending at 10:30 p.m.


Tom Landry Triathlon Youth & Sprint Races

“Triathlete” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Claim your title at the Baylor Tom Landry Health & Wellness Center triathlon sprint and bring budding athletes to the junior event the day before. The Youth Race (ages 7—15) begins April 29 at 7:30 a.m. Athletes ages 7—10 will complete a 100-meter pool swim, 3 mile bike race, and .5 mile run; ages 11—15 will complete a 200-meter swim, 6 mile bike, and 1 mile run. The adult Sprint Relay is the following day from 7:30—10:30 a.m. and features a 400-meter swim, 15-mile bike through downtown, and 3.1 mile run. Adults can race as relay teams or go solo.

Registration for the Sunny Kids Tri is from $45—$55 and the Sprint Relay is $125—$135; register online before April 26 or at packet pick-up.

Ginni Beam is a intern.