Work it!

Dallas is awash in places for fitness-conscious gay men to build muscles … and show off a little

There’s not a loss for gyms around the Oak Lawn neighborhood. Several fitness centers dot the healthy landscape from Uptown to Downtown and several in between. This is a list of health clubs that are among the favorites for the LGBT community.

— Rich Lopez


Club Dallas
Exclusively serving gay men for more than 30 years, this institution actually has one of the largest gyms in the city, and is open 24 hours, 365 days a year.
2616 Swiss Ave

Diesel Fitness
Located on the third floor of the Centrum, it’s right in the heart of the gayborhood.
3102 Oak Lawn #300

Energy Fitness joins an already bustling roster of gyms in the Uptown area. Located in the West Village, this gym has garnered praise for its no-nonsense approach and competitive membership fees.

Energy Fitness
This recent gym has gained a reputation for affordable memberships and solid service right in the West Village.
2901 Cityplace West Blvd.

Located in the old Park Place Motorcars location, it offers a full range of fitness services
4023 Oak Lawn Ave.

Gold’s Gym
Locations are throughout the city, but the one in Uptown serves a fit, very gay customer base.
2425 McKinney Avenue

The LA Fitness by Love Field has been a favorite for the community with its convenience to the Oak Lawn area and an impressive list of amenities and classes. (Rich Lopez/Dallas Voice)

The LA Fitness by Love Field has been a favorite for the community with its convenience to the Oak Lawn area and an impressive list of amenities and classes. (Rich Lopez/Dallas Voice)

LA Fitness
Has multiple locations, but the one at Lemmon and Mockingbird by Love Field is popular with gay clientele.
4540 W. Mockingbird Lane

Trophy Fitness Club
With four total locations, one can be found in the downtown Mosaic (formerly Pulse) and in one Uptown.
2812 Vine St. Suite 300

24 Hour Fitness
Popular locations include the one Downtown and one at Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue.
700 North Harwood St.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 17, 2012.

—  Michael Stephens

Join HRC’s Mosaic of People for World AIDS Day

The following comes from Carolyn Simon, HRC’s editorial and content manager.

World AIDS Day is held each December 1 and is an opportunity for us to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education about the disease. World AIDS Day was first held in 1988, and it continues to remind us that HIV/AIDS has not gone away, and there is much work to be done to combat the global crisis.

By now, you’ve probably read about celebrities who are silencing their social media accounts to raise awareness – but you don’t have to be a celebrity to take action.

This year, HRC is creating a mosaic of people who support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Add your image to the mosaic of people – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight – and then tweet and update your Facebook status messages inviting your friends to do the same.

Simply raising awareness about the disease can make a huge difference. We saw that earlier this year when the Obama administration released the first-ever National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which sets specific goals for reducing the number of new infections and increasing care for people who are living with HIV/AIDS. The strategy specifically targets the LGBT community, which continues to be disproportionately affected by the disease.

To join the mosaic and to learn more, visit

Human Rights Campaign | HRC Back Story

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