Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Weekend Plans: April 1-3

It's a buuuuuusssssyyyy weekend in Fort Worth! Here are some awesome things to do:

DanceTCU in Concert
March 31st to April 3rd, various times, $10 tickets ($5 for students)
TCU's Spring Dance Concert is sure to be a stunner! The mixed rep program features classical, neo-classical, contemporary and post modern dance. If you have a dance lover in the family this will be a winner. 

April 1st, 7:30 PM, Donations Accepted
Arborlawn United Methodist, 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth
Celebrate an evening of Bach music performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, tenor Jack Swanson and the TCU Choral. Guests are invited to 'set their own ticket price' for this unique venue and performance. 


Fort Worth Zoo Run
April 2nd, 7:30 AM
Fort Worth Zoo, $18-35 registration
The Zoo Run is a perennial favorite for a very good reason- it's super fun! This year will be even better with the introduction of the Costume Awards. All participants receive a t-shirt, race bag and admission into the zoo for some after run fun. 

April 3rd, 11AM-4PM, Free!
Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, United States, 76104
The Earth Party includes educational booths, live music from the BlueBonnets, Cut Throat Finches and Jessica Kosine, children’s activities, a tree giveaway and prizes.

Open Streets
April 3, 12-4PM, Free!
Magnolia Avenue between 8th and Hemphill
Open streets is a family friendly festival featuring locally made products, activities for all ages and a chance to safely ride down one of Fort Worth's coolest boulevards. Bikes, boards, roller skates, scooters and walking shoes all welcome! 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

#MondayMotivation: I LOVE Class Pass

I've always been what I would call a 'reluctant exerciser'- I don't like to sweat, the gym is intimidating and I'm picky about classes. Unfortunately for my pocketbook my favorite classes are almost always pricey, causing me to engage less than I would like. All of those concerns evaporated when I found ClassPass.

In my city (Fort Worth, Texas) a ClassPass membership gives me access to 30+ neighborhood studios and gyms up to 3 times EACH per month for about $100. Last week alone I did: 

spin (usually $19 per class)
barre (usually $19 per class) 
yoga (usually $15 per class) and 
a lagree method class (usually $25 per class) 

While the cost savings are awesome what's more important to me is that I have access to high quality classes from studios that I enjoy. And I'm discovering new studios and classes literally each week! All of the classes are booked through a single app or webpage which makes it really easy for me to keep track of my activities. 

If you're in the Fort Worth area my favorite studios so far are: 

I had not visited 3 Tree Yoga prior to ClassPass and I am so thankful that I now have! I've attended several different classes at 3 Tree and all of the instructors have been welcoming, knowledgeable and all around awesome. The Friday afternoon RockAsana class is a very favorite of mine!

One of my favorite local studios is Core Elements, which specializes in the Lagree Method of training. If you're looking for a workout that makes you sweat and shake this is for you!  Lagree is a little like Pilates, a little like resistance training and a little like cardio all wrapped into one.  The studio is small with a max of 10 students at a time so you get personal attention with the energy of a group class.

Zyn22 is another studio that is new to me through ClassPass. I'll admit that I was a little intimidated for my first class and made my friend Sierra come with me for moral support, but I am SO GLAD i went! Ya'll Zyn classes are fun. They have great playlists, riders are regularly encouraged to dance and all of the instructors are so motivating. I never thought I'd like sweating this much but it's worth it every time. 

I'm really excited to see what new classes are in my future through ClassPass and will be sure to keep ya'll updated as I find new favorites. If you'd like to give ClassPass a try feel free to use this code for $20 off your first month registration

- DBC 


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