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A Few Quick HIITS: Workout Classes to Try This March

Try yoga at the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit, find a new gym buddy through Fitness Ambassadors, and explore the new John Reed Fitness.
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John Reed Is Open 

It’s time to hiit the club—uh—gym. International fitness club John Reed opened the doors to its second US gym last month in Preston Center. Playing to the gym’s Berlin roots, the space is colorful and edgy, with an underground Euro-club vibe. It even has a DJ booth, perfect for its signature Boost Club HIIT class. There’s also a 2,000-square-foot floor mural painted by 10 local artists, several Kim K-esque stark-white rooms, and a few lobby robots that watch you walk in and out. Oh, and a longhorn skull so you know it’s Texas. Everything’s luxe here, from the gym80 equipment to the PaperCity-reported Dyson hairdryers in the women’s restroom. Memberships are $100 a month, but that price gives you access to all the open gym equipment, classes, the lounge, and parking. 

JOHN REED Dallas, 8335 Westchester Dr., Ste. 40. 5 a.m.–midnight Mon.–Sun. Learn more here.

HIIT at The Hill

In these pandemic times, making friends and working out can be hard. Fitness Ambassadors is here to help. Founded by Dallas influencer Mai Lyn Ngo, Fitness Ambassadors is an international wellness community that focuses on inclusivity and building friendships among its members. The organization, known for its in-person and virtual fitness events, is partnering with The Hill for a new eight-part movement series. Fitness instructor Priscilla Esquivel will lead a 45-minute HIIT session for the first class at 7 p.m. on March 9. The event will take over the shopping center’s courtyard—right by Snooze—and also features music from local DJ TraeNed, drinks from Bodyarmor, and swag bags. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will benefit the North Texas chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat. 

The Hill Dallas, 8041 Walnut Hill Ln. 7 p.m. March 9, get there by 6:30 p.m. $10. Buy tickets here.

Yoga at the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit
Michael Brosilow

Yoga with Frida

It’s not hard to understand how traveling immersive art exhibits have mesmerized the world over the past few years, for better or worse. The organizers hope you’ll leave in a state of meditative awe as an artist’s body of work flows all around you. It’s calming, and Lighthouse Artspace’s Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit is capitalizing on that feeling. On March 4, the exhibition launched a multi-sensory morning yoga series through the end of its Dallas run on April 17. Take in some of Kahlo’s most famous pieces, like The Two Fridas (1939), during the 35-minute class, which takes place at 9:30 a.m. Fridays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $54.99 per person and include time to explore the 500,000-square-foot space afterward. There are no changing rooms, so be sure to come in your yoga pants and a face mask.

Lighthouse Artspace Dallas, 507 S Harwood St. Thru April 17. $54.99. Buy tickets here.


Catherine Wendlandt

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