Dallas offers plenty of places for gays to get fit
Gold’s Gym International. 2425 McKinney Ave., 214-306-9000; Goldsgym.com; M-F, 5 a.m.-midnight; weekend, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Description: The facility, which opened in the fall of 2006, features free weights and resistance machines, a yoga and Pilates studio, spinning and group exercise classes and personal trainers.
Bally Total Fitness. 3232 McKinney Ave. #400, 214-871-7700; Ballyfitness.com; M-Th, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., weekends, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Description: After a workout with a personal trainer, on the track or on more than 45 pieces of cardiovascular equipment or 60 pieces of resistance training equipment, relax in the pool, whirlpool, juice bar or with a massage and browse the retail shop. The Bally store sells fitness products.
Premier Athletic Club. 5910 N. Central Expressway, 214-891-6600; Premierathletic club.com; M-Th, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri, 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m., weekends, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Description: One of the largest sports and fitness center in Dallas with 62,000 square feet of space, they offer yoga, Pilates, spinning, kickboxing, step and other classes every week. Nutritional counseling offered.
Energy Fitness. 2901 Cityplace Blvd., Suite 100 in the West Village, 214-219-1900; Utownenergy.com; M-Th, 5 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri, 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Description: Cutting edge fitness equipment featuring Nordic Trac and Life Fitness in an energetic, elite atmosphere.
Turtle Creek Athletic Club. 3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 300, 214-219-2167; TCAthletic. com; M-Th, 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri, 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Description: Total results are the key to fitness. A complete training and nutrition plan is designed for each member. The Web site offer an enrollment discount.
24 Hour Fitness. 700 N. Harwood St., 10th Floor Bryan Tower, 214-220-2423; 24hourfitness.com; M-F, 5 a.m.-9 p.m., weekends, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Description: Classed as a Super-Sport club, 24 Hour Fitness is designed for people of all ages, fitness levels and ability. Amenities include a whirlpool, sauna, pro shop, circuit training, group cycling and towel service. 24 Hours Fitness was one of the few to offer up fixed fees: Initiation fee: $49; processing fee: $79.99; monthly dues: $39.99.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 16, 2007.