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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


North Texas Fitness Trends

As we enter the spring season, it’s a great time to reflect on our health and overall wellness, and assess where are along our fitness goals. We may have set a New Year’s resolution to be in the gym at least three times a week and eat more mindfully. Perhaps we decided to do fewer high-intensity workouts and enjoy a slower flow. Whatever those fitness objectives are in 2024, it is possible to find value in some of these healthy lifestyle activities.

Mixed Martial Arts/Boxing: To mix up a fitness routine, try muay Thai, jiu-jitsu or kickboxing. Gain self-defense tips and build mental resilience while burning calories. Relieving stress and anxiety constructively can go a long way toward regulating the nervous system.

Salsa Classes: Another great way to reduce stress after a long day is through dance and a high-energy playlist. Bachata, salsa and merengue can be a fun way to be immersed in movement, art and culture as a group activity or weekend date night.

Running Clubs: Running clubs are great spaces for health, fitness and friendship. More and more individuals are training for marathons and enjoying the endorphins that come with it. Local clubs are thriving, while new ones are popping up all over DFW.

Fitness Apps: Find a favorite fitness trainer or yoga instructor via smartphone apps Whether seeking meditation and mindful movement or gym routines, they can help create a balanced lifestyle and keep us accountable. Signing up has never been easier and we can complete a session or class from the comfort of home.

Holistic Therapies~Red Light/Halotherapy/Cryotherapy/Cold Plunges: Health clubs, salons, and wellness companies are ramping up their services to boost recovery and the body's overall healing process. Infrared light is known to help with muscle recovery and skin purification. Halotherapy (salt therapy) can help remove toxins and reduce allergies. Cryotherapy and cold plunges may also help lower inflammation and pain sensitivity. These therapies can be a great addition to physical and mental health routines. They may also be a great Zen opportunity on rest days or in-between workouts.

Jasmine M. Hunt, RYT-200, MA, CDP, is the founder, wellness educator and yoga practitioner at Life On A Mat, LLC. For more information, visit