Saturday, May 15, 2021

Staying Fit is Big Business in Southlake

In a community of high achievers, aspiring student athletes and professional athletes, it is not surprising there are several state-of-the-art facilities and training programs to get into shape. Whether you seek a group class or personal training, prefer an indoor or outdoor setting, or want to pump iron or run on the treadmill, it is available seven days a week in Southlake:

  • 24 Hour Fitness– Voted “Best Gym in America” by Fitness Magazine, the two-story facility offers group exercise classes, personal training, cardio equipment, free weights, indoor lap pool and basketball court, locker rooms and child care.
  • Velocity Sports Performance– Specializing in athletic training for all ages, this center is equipped with a turf field, sprint track, Olympic-style weightlifting equipment, and certified coaches. Both small group and individual training, as well as adult fitness programs, are available.
  • CrossFit DFW– The newest fitness center to open in Southlake, CrossFit differs from the traditional workout routine by offering short, varied and high-intensity cardiovascular workouts.
  • Southlake Training– Focused on personal service, this smaller gym offers personal training and a complete line of fitness equipment, plus perks such as a cafe, drink station, orthopedic massage studio and free towel service.
  • Boot Camp Southlake– Guaranteed to burn 500-1000 calories per one-hour session, this daily class includes cardio training, flexibility training, endurance and strength training. Rain or shine, boot camp takes place in the fresh air of the great outdoors (at First Baptist Church Southlake).

The other half of the fitness equation is nutrition. As the saying goes, you are what you eat. To make healthy eating on-the-go simple and affordable, My Fit Foods recently opened in Southlake, offering more than 45 take-out meals prepared fresh daily. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, menu items include breakfast tacos, steak salad, turkey meatloaf, Hawaiian chicken and several low carb meals.

For many Southlake families, preparing healthy meals at home is the real challenge. However, having two specialty grocery stores within the city limits makes the task easier; and is reflective of a national trend towards healthier eating that includes fresh produce, organic meats and gluten-free products.

Central Market’s in-house procurement team works directly with farms, wineries, dairies, fishermen, ranchers and kitchens to fill its aisles with unique and organic products. In addition, Central Market hosts year-round events to promote healthy lifestyles, including wellness seminars and cooking classes.

Sprouts Farmers Market opened in Southlake in 2007, the first location in Tarrant County. Touting a full line of groceries with prices 20-25 percent lower than its competitors, the natural food chain’s motto is “Healthy living for less.” Although smaller than the traditional supermarket, Sprouts provides one-stop shopping with an on-site bakery, large selections of wine and beer, national and house brands of organic items, fresh seafood, choice cuts of beef grown without hormones or antibiotics, 14 varieties of sausage made in-store, 1,500 gluten-free items, 8,000 different vitamins and supplements, and a produce section with 300 to 400 items.