Get Healthier Before The Holidays DFW

Prepare for A Healthier Holiday By Getting Out Of The House

The six weeks of feasting, socializing and endless leftovers culminating in an off-tune rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” (collectively called “The Holidays”) is just a couple of weeks away. We will need to prepare ourselves. This month, D Magazine published some fun events in November to get us off the couch and in a healthier mindset before the parties begin.

12 Fit Things to Do in Dallas This November

You’ll need to prep for the influx of turkey.

As the weather gets colder and the leaves change color, life in November seems to dissolve into an array of candy corn, pumpkin pie, and turkey. Keep your head above the fray, whether you’re cycling your calories away, hitting downward dogs in the park, or running through downtown. Lace up your sneakers and get moving so that you can eat all the candy corn you want. Or rolls. Or sweet potato casserole. Pick your poison; we don’t judge here.

NOVEMBER 4

See Dallas Cycle

VITAL Fitness Studio, The Ride House, and lululemon have teamed up for See Dallas Cycle, an outdoor cycling class at The Eye across from The Joule. The 45-minute workout, which is $30, includes shoe rental, water, a swag bag, and samples from Holy Kombucha and I Am The Juice Place. Post-ride, you can head over to Americano or CBD Provisions for $10 off your bill. Reserve your bike here.

NOVEMBER 5

3rd Annual WAWELA Dance Party

One in 8 women – or 12 percent – will develop invasive breast cancer during their lives. The proceeds from this dance party, which features Zumba and Bollywood dance (and more!) will go to families needing financial assistance for cancer recovery. Get your dance on here.

Free Ride at SoulCycle Preston Hollow

Moms and mamas-to-be can tie up their shoes for a free ride at SoulCycle in Preston Hollow. Get your sweat on and get to know other moms around your area. Register here.

NOVEMBER 12

Healthy for the Holidays Women’s Health & Fitness Expo

Get ready for the holiday season with fitness workshops, health and wellness venders, health screenings, nutrition workshops, and more. Held at Crowne Plaza Downtown, you can grab fitness goodies from Young Living, Rodan + Fields, PowerBar, and more. Register here.

Flavor Run 5K

Wear all white when you set off on this 5K course, where you’ll be covered with flavored powder in year two of the flavor run. It’s the year of the banana, and you won’t want to miss out on a tasty race. Find out more information here.

Harwood Yoga

Get your weekend started with a free vinyasa flow in the heart of the Harwood District between Saint Ann Restaurant and Mercat Bistro. The class, for all skill levels, is an hour long and is sure to be a relaxing start to the day. Bring your own mat and a water bottle. Register here.

NOVEMBER 19

2016 Annual Texas EMS Hall of Honor Golf Tournament

Tee off at an evening golf tournament at Topgolf Dallas and help raise money for the Texas EMS Hall of Honor, which provides financial assistance to EMS personnel that die in the line of duty. You can register as one for $125, or gather together a group of six for an even $600. There are multiple levels of sponsorship, all of which will help families suffering from loss. For registration or sponsorship opportunities, email Don Wade.

NOVEMBER 20

Dog Yoga

Bring your four-legged best friend to the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center on Nov. 20 for dog yoga. Perfect your downward dog, alongside your pup, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Group Fitness Studio. Inspired by the book Doga: Yoga for Dogs and led by professional yoga instructor Debbi Levy, dog yoga is an opportunity for humans to interact with their canine companions while tapping into the animal’s natural yoga tendencies including the ability to “be in the moment” and, of course, inherent flexibility. Yoga mats and towels will be provided. Also, the SPCA will be on site from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. helping find forever homes for dogs in need.

NOVEMBER 24

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

Lace up your sneakers for the 49th annual Dallas Turkey Trot, and get a morning run in before your tryptophan-induced food nap. The classic Dallas race kicks off from City Hall, and you can choose from a 5K or an 8-miler. Register to get your run on here.

North Texas Turkey Trot

In its sixth year, Frisco’s turkey trot benefits the Miracle League of Frisco, a sports organization for children with special needs. You can choose from a Miracle Mile, 5K, or a 10K. Register for the race here.

Various Dates

Intense Workouts with Bryan & Dr. Bruce

Burn calories every Saturday morning with an hour-long workout full of high-energy exercise at Klyde Warren Park. Remember, a set of dumbbells (they recommend 8 to 10 pound weights, 3 to 5 pounds if youth or senior), a water bottle, sunscreen, and a towel–because you’re going to sweat! Top off your workout with the Saturday food trucks, which stay open until 3 p.m.

Yoga With Exhale Dallas – 10 a.m., Sundays

Every Sunday from 10-11 a.m., come do your downward dogs at Klyde Warren Park on the East Lawn! Mats are provided, and so is a good workout. Follow up your yoga sesh with lunch from the food trucks, which are there from 11-3.

With the weather staying nice and warm for the next few weeks, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Doing fall projects and spending time decorating the house for Thanksgiving and Christmas is a great way to spend our weekends. Getting ready for the holidays means more than just raking the leaves, it also means we’ll be needing sweaters and the heater soon. Don’t forget to have the HVAC system tuned up and make sure the breakers can handle those outdoor lights.

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