In case you need a day off from Barry’s Bootcamp or Soulcycle, we rounded up a few brand new studios and workouts (whats up, VersaClimber), to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.
I’m scared of Rise Nation. In a good way, of course, but I am truly afraid. Just look at this video playing in the background of their website. I actually passed the company’s original cardio climbing gym in West Hollywood earlier this year and thought to myself, “Only in LA!”. But present-day me stands corrected. Rise Nation has opened a second location in Cleveland (the Cleve!) and will be opening third and fourth locations in Miami and Dallas’ Knox District in early 2018. Why? Who knows! I haven’t been able to get in touch with anyone there. But I’m sore just thinking about their 30-minute VersaClimber workout. (I assume it’s only half an hour because it would destroy you otherwise.)
If one VersaClimber-filled studio wasn’t enough, this Dallas-based studio will also be bringing to West Village in January. But actually, one VersaClimber studio probably isn’t enough. Who can hate on a low-impact, 30-minute class that burns crazy calories? Plus, District Climb promises a “multi-sensory studio,” “rhythmic beats,” and “mesmerizing illumination,” which are exactly the kind of distractions I need during a workout.
Should we just go ahead and dub West Village the boutique fitness mecca of Dallas? Come January, the area will be home to SoulCycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, Pure Barre, InCinR8, BUILTCO, Gaia Flow Yoga, District Climb, Class Studios, and — not to be overlooked — Mark’s Stretch Therapy and Foam Rolling Fitness Class.
So why should you care about Class Studios? For one, it has one of Dallas’ most beloved spin instructors, former Ride House studio director Jasmine Kwon Zutter, at the helm. “I’ve consulted for about twenty-five studios around the country,” says Zutter. “When it came to opening my own, I’m over the top.”
The studio will be split into two types of workouts: a 45-minute spin class and a high-intensity, low-impact circuit training that incorporates row machines, weights, and plyometrics and is taught by former athletes. “The studios are completely separate, with different instructors on both sides,” says Zutter. “My vision is to have two great studios with complimentary workouts available under one membership.”
To borrow an iconic phrase from Dorinda Medley, Zutter also plans to “make it nice.” “I went all out for the restrooms,” she says. “I’m really focused on creating a spa-like environment where you can comfortably and luxuriously prep for whatever’s next on your plate.”