Dallas Health and Wellness Guide 2014

Look and feel your best with help from local pros

You promised yourself a few healthy changes in 2014. We found a few inexpensive ways to keep your word — plus one big splurge, in case you’ve got money to burn.

Resolution No. 1: Start Each Day with a Sweat Session
The first few weeks of January, gyms are packed like nightclubs on New Year’s Eve. Avoid waiting for a machine and try the new Dallas-based Calamity Gym app. It’s a digital library of workout videos you can do pretty much anywhere. Professional trainers show you how to get sweaty in your own space in a matter of minutes. Try it free five times before committing to an $8 monthly subscription. Feel-good bonus: 25 percent of profits goes to a different charity each month.

Resolution No. 2: Look Good Doing It
Every gal knows that a new exercise ensemble (or four) motivates an exercise habit like little else. Pop into Inwood Village newcomer to Six:02 when you’re ready to ditch your threadbare yoga pants. The activewear shop also carries major brands (Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Actra, even Spanx).

Resolution No. 3: Eat More Greens
Any “half snap” at Snappy Salads is enough to keep you full until your next meal. There’s a new location on Greenville Avenue; we like the Bam Bam (spinach, arugula, quinoa, pulled chicken, dried cherries, artisan mix, red cabbage, red onion, and chopped almonds doused in a sweet parsley dressing; $9.25 for a half). The low lighting in the dining area might trick you into thinking the salad stop is closed, but it’s just part of the spot’s environmentally conscious bent.

snappy salads!

Resolution No. 4: Give Up Gluten
Set up a house account with Simply Fit Meals and forget about agonizing over every soup, salad, and snack. The health food shop, which opened last spring, has a mostly gluten-free menu. Items run $6-$10 and are low in sodium and free of added sugar; meats are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones. Stop by the Park Cities store to grab cowboy beef chili for these raw winter afternoons, or let the team deliver to you.

Resolution No. 5: Drink More Juice
Oak Lawn’s recently opened Roots Juices gets our vote for sourcing all its ingredients from local farmers. Plus, it has one of the wider selections we’ve seen. The best seller of the bunch is Green Goddess (kale, apple, spinach, romaine, celery, cucumber), but Texans also favor Immune Booster (grapefruit, orange, red apple, jalapeno, kale). A sixteen-ounce juice costs $3-$8.

Resolution No. 6: Take Your Health Seriously
If you’re considering a major lifestyle change, sign up for Cooper Wellness Week, February 3-8. The health and fitness camp includes two personal training sessions, group exercise and cooking classes, lectures and workshops, and three squares a day. The week will set you back $2,195 — enough to inspire commitment to real change. The two-day Wellness Weekend for $765 is a less intense experience (for both body and wallet).

Photos: Erin Wallace / Getty Images; Courtesy of Snappy Salads

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