5 Gyms that Offer Spa-like Amenities
April 25, 2019
BY KRISTEN SMART
While hopefully everyone is still sticking to their well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions to work out and attend more gym classes, sometimes you need an added incentive. So why not workout, while also treating yourself to a spa-like atmosphere? Check out these five gyms that not only offer killer workouts, but have spa-like amenities for some self-care after you sweat.
Exhale is the crème de la crème of gyms that offer classes and spa-like amenities. Exhale’s focus is on holistic wellness and is, “one part fitness, one part spa, all parts total wellbeing experience.” Nestled within The Highland hotel off of Mockingbird, it’s part of a national chain of gyms and spas across the nation. Exhale Dallas offers an array of classes from Barre to Cardio to Yoga in intimate rooms to ensure that each class remains small and instructors can offer individual feedback.
After your workout, head upstairs and grab some fruit-infused water on your way to their spacious locker rooms. Exhale offers sauna access to all gym guests so you can relax for a few minutes before jumping in their fully-stocked, spacious showers. Their locker rooms are full of clean, fluffy towels, shower necessities, hair dryers, lotion and everything else you might need. To top it all off, the locker rooms are always playing peaceful, Zen music. If you really want to treat yourself, book one of their spa treatments and really take advantage of some wellbeing.
Mockingbird | Directions
If you’ve ever been to Barry’s Bootcamp, you’ve experienced the high intensity workout of the treadmills and signature red lighting, but words like relaxation and spa-like may not necessarily come to mind. If you can do some deep-breathing and get past the exhaustion that comes after each work out though, you can enjoy some high-quality amenities.
After you survive the Red Room, head back to the locker room, grab a free towel, and hop in any one of their private, high-pressure showers stocked with Oribe products. They also offer everything from hair dryers to dirty clothes bags to store your post-workout gear in for the trek home or to work. Before heading out for the day, make sure to stop by the lobby to grab a smoothie or shake that you can pre-order from their fuel-bar. Hanging around the gym for a while? Barry’s even has free Wi-Fi in case you need to send a few emails.
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Soul Cycle might be one of the first gyms that started the spin craze and is often joked about as being a cult obsession, but once you go you will see why. When you arrive at Soul Cycle, you’ll be greeted by their friendly, up-beat front desk staff who can show you around the gym and get you set-up on your bike. You’ll not only get a warm welcome from the staff, but each new visitor actually gets a personalized welcome note on their first ride.
After your killer workout, purchase a Fiji water from the front desk and pop into their chic locker rooms where everything is up to date from the marble counter tops to the trendy white subway tile. Soul Cycle doesn’t skimp on amenities either. They will have everything you need to get ready for your day from hair dryers and hair spray to face wash and towels to deodorant and shaving supplies.
West village, University Park | Directions
Opening its doors in 2018, Class Studios is Dallas’ new kid on the block, but don’t write it off because of its age. Class Studios offers incredible Cycle and Train (a.k.a. their version of circuit training) classes taught by motivational fitness instructors that are sure to get you in shape for summer; and they do it all in an intimate high-end, luxe environment.
When you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the trendy white and navy color scheme, along with pictures of celebrities like Beyoncé and Rihanna lining the wall to inspire you; but the real treat is the luxurious locker rooms. You can relax after a hard workout in the private showers full of all-natural Malin + Goetz bath products. Then, find all the amenities you need to finish getting ready in their fully equipped locker rooms. Class Studios offers a great blend of luxury and a kick ass workout.
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Last but definitely not least on this list is Vital Fitness. Vital Fitness offers a wide range of fitness classes from Yoga to Cycling to TRX/Kettlebell to Boxing and more! Located within the Joule hotel in Downtown Dallas, just entering the indoor stairwell to get to the underground gym feels fancy. Once inside you’ll be greeted by the friendliest staff in all of Dallas and given a tour of the gym and amenities. The locker rooms are decked out with a full wall of secure lockers and a number of other amenities.
When you finish your class, you’ll be given a cool, refreshing eucalyptus towel. Then, head into the locker rooms where you can clean up in any of their private rainfall showers that come stocked with delicious smelling Niven Morgan products from The Spa at the Joule. Hop out of the shower and grab a fluffy towel and take advantage of everything from hair dryers and straighteners to mouthwash and deodorant. You’ll leave their locker room looking and smelling even better than when you walked in.