2012 Feel-Awesome Guide

Gyms, Eats, and More Ways to Make the Most of the New Year

get fit incinr8!

Your last workout was prying open the fridge door for another slice of Memaw’s pumpkin pecan pie. Avoid going under the knife with these health and fitness treats.

Shake It to Make It
West Village just welcomed InCinR8, a fitness studio focusing on 48-minute workouts that rotate between eight-minute treadmill intervals and floor work. Classes include Gunz, Bunz, and Roses, an arms and shoulders routine set to ’80s hair-band music. BPM Dallas has opened in Snider Plaza. It’s got 50-minute sweat sessions on a Megaformer that blend Pilates, cardio, and strength training. Mention DailyCandy through January 15 for specials. Or hit Inwood Village’s Sweat, a budding, industrial-style gym with a garage door that opens to the outdoors, AlterG treadmills, and a designated cardio mezzanine. Mention DailyCandy if you join this month and get a $20.12 discounted initiation fee.

the blissful chef get fit!Go Health Nuts
Nearby chef and food blogger Christy Morgan recently released Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet, a cookbook with 175 easy recipes that cater to raw and gluten-free diets that use locally grown, organic ingredients. Follow Green House food truck for heart-friendly meals (grilled lemon chicken sandwiches, gazpacho, miso steak salad) on wheels. Support school nutrition with the Feed’s USA 10 bag ($58), which provides $10 to a classroom project of your choice (school gardens, in-class healthy cooking lessons, water bottles for students), available at select fitness centers including Equinox Preston Hollow. Cut back carbon emissions — and your thighs — with an elegant electric bike by Fort Worth-based Bodhi Bicycles.

the pretty kitty!Pretty Is as Pretty Does
Lift your spirits with a little pamper session at Mockingbird Station’s The Pretty Kitty, a new full-service waxing boutique doing fifteen-minute-or-less Brazilians. And when you’re done taking care of yourself, take care of others via Metrocare Services’s Yes We Care project, which provides basic hygiene items to those with mental illnesses. To volunteer, contact Frank Delgado at 214-743-1276 or frank.delgado@metrocareservices.org.

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Photos: Darryl Leniuk / Getty Images; Eising / Getty Images; Monica Rodriguez / Getty Images

The PilatesBarre
6915 Hillcrest Ave
Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
8611 Hillcrest Rd
@ W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75225
5470 W Lovers Ln
in Inwood Village
Dallas, TX 75209
InCinR8 Fitness Studio
3636 McKinney Ave
ste 130
Dallas, TX 75204
The Pretty Kitty
5319 E Mockingbird Ln
ste 130, in Mockingbird Station
Dallas, TX 75206