City Naturals founder Kristin Desinor

Uptown’s West Village leans hard into wellness

by Allison Hatfield | January 3, 2020

Should West Village be renamed Wellness Village? Consider the concentration of health and fitness businesses in the nearly 250,000-square-foot, mixed-use development, and you might come to that conclusion. As January rolls around — that’s next week! — and Uptown residents turn their thoughts to eating well, working out, and making choices that will impact their health, here are 19 options they may want to consider.

TO SWEAT

Dallas SoulCycle instructor Roger Garcia

Barry’s Bootcamp: You won’t get bored but you may want to quit — this high-intensity internal training is hardcore.

Class Studios: An original Dallas brand, the boutique fitness studio offers spin classes and cardio circuit training.

CorePower Yoga: The yoga chain hosts a range of classes held in 95-degree heat.

Diesel Fitness: The old-school gym holds what seems like acres of cardio and weight equipment, plus a few group classes each week.

District Climb: It’s one of the few places in town to get a VersaClimber workout.

Gaia Flow Yoga: This yoga studio was hot before hot was cool.

Pure Barre: You can get a full-body workout with this low-impact, high-intensity workout that brings in elements of ballet and Pilates.

SoulCycle: The cult-followed cycling studio occupies a corner right in the heart of West Village.

TO EAT & DRINK

Brewed + Pressed smoothie bowl

Brewed + Pressed: Start the day or get an afternoon boost with a cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothie, or raw dessert.

Buda Juice: Dallas’ breakout juice bar is still going strong — and keeping it pure — with cold-pressed juices and nothing more.

Pōk The Raw Bar: Gluten-free, raw, sustainable bowls make the perfect healthy lunch or dinner.

Salata: Build your own salad or wrap from fresh vegetables and more.

TO BALANCE & HEAL

Formula Wellness: Nutritional services and hormone replacement therapy took over the space once occupied by a fried chicken and champagne restaurant.

City Naturals: The purveyor of fine CBD products for people and pets founded by Parkland Hospital registered nurse Kristin Desinor opens in January.

Hand & Stone: Drop in for an affordable massage — Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and more — seven days a week at this spa chain.

The Joint Chiropractic: Many people find relief from back pain, neck pain, and headaches at the membership-based chiropractic care center.

Massage Envy: Choose from aromatherapy to deep tissue at the low-frills membership-based massage parlor.

Silk Dental Wellness: The word “wellness” is right there in the name of Dr. Andy Chang’s office.

Spa Habitat: Add all-natural and organic products to the massage mix, and you’ve got an experience that checks all the wellness boxes.

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