Where to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions in Las Colinas
It is 2021 and time to make some New Year’s resolutions! Whether you want to exercise more, eat healthier or get involved in the community this is the guide to help you achieve those New Year’s Resolutions.
Exercise is a common and achievable New Year’s resolution. Las Colinas is home to many different types of exercise facilities from gyms and yoga studios to outdoor classes, you’re sure to find the perfect fit.
Experience a variety of full-body workouts including kickboxing, HIIT, strength training and flow classes at Fit Theorum. You can attend classes in person, or they also have a virtual option. You can try your first class for free if you want to see if it is the right fit for you.
Pure Barre classes will guide you through a series of low-impact, high-intensity movements that are designed to strengthen and tone your body. They offer four different class types, each designed for a different level of skill.
Now through January 1, 2021 you can join Anytime Fitness for $1. Anytime Fitness is a full-service gym with coaching and training available. Coaches can help set up a nutrition plan as well as an exercise plan. Another perk about being an Anytime Fitness member is if you travel, your membership works at any facility across the U.S.
YogaSix offers virtual and in-person classes tailored to beginners and advanced yogis alike. You can attend your first class for $10 and after that, you can choose other memberships, packages or pay per class. If you aspire to become a yoga teacher, they offer online and in-person Yoga Teacher training.
Orangetheory is a heart-rate based HITT total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology for maximum results from the inside out. Their special offer for January is if you commit to three months you get your fourth month free.
Sunstone FIT combines yoga, pilates, barre and fitness training in their classes for a full-body workout. You can try one month for $24 if you sign up in the month of January. They offer virtual and in-person classes.
Las Colinas is home to Hackberry Creek Country Club, Las Colinas Country Club and the Four Seasons Club Dallas at Las Colinas. With a membership to one of these clubs, you have access to their fitness centers and pools, along with many other great perks.
The Irving Marathon running series is hosting their Irving Frost half on January 9, 2021, and Love on the Run on February 12, 2021. They will also have a St. Patricks Day 5k and the 2021 Irving Marathon in March. If it has always been a goal of yours to run a 5k, 10k, half marathon or full marathon, the Irving Marathon running series has a race for you.
The Toyota Music Factory hosts several fitness classes on the Texas Lottery Plaza including Pound Fit, HIIT under the lights, Camp Gladiator, Poses on the Plaza, HIIT on the Plaza, Zumba, YogaSix classes and Thrive Thursday boot camp style training. Visit their website to learn more.
Las Colinas is home to many trails, parks and green belts. They are perfect for getting fresh air and exercise. You can find the list of Las Colinas parks and trails here.
Over 200 restaurants serve Las Colinas and each has their own speciality. Below we’ve highlighted various Las Colinas restaurants that specialize in healthy dishes and can help with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier.
Nekter Juice Bar has entirely transformed the juice bar experience. They offer ingredient transparency by eliminating hidden fillers, unnecessary sugars, processed ingredients, and artificial flavors from thier menu. Nekter’s freshly made juices, smoothies and açaí bowls are made to order without any mystery ingredients.
Freshii’s menu is designed and created by a lead nutritionist. Every 90 days they roll out a new item that incorporates the latest health and food trends.They have seven menu categories – bowls, burritos, salads, wraps, soups, smoothies and juices.
Original ChopShop strives to be a neighborhood eatery that crafts food from whole ingredients. Since they opened the first Shop in 2013, their goal has been to provide a warm, welcoming place full of energetic people where you can fuel your well-being. They serve bowls, sandwiches, salads, juices and protein shakes.
A great New Year’s resolution that benefits you and the community is getting involved in the wonderful Irving-Las Colinas community. Here are some groups and ways to help out.
Is your New Year’s resolution to get more involved in the community? Irving-Las Colinas is home to many non-profits and in these difficult and uncharted times, they need our help more than ever. There are many ways to help from donating your time to donating money or physical goods. Check out our Irving-Las Colinas non-profit guide to find where to volunteer your time.
The Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club is a group of established professionals who want to make positive changes in the community and the world. Their members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. One of the most recognizable programs the Rotary Club has is the Flags over Irving program. This program places flags at Irving-Las Colinas homes that request them during the five major flag holidays of Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, Veteran’s Day and Independence Day. Learn more about the club and how to get involved here.
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is a nonprofit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating the community about litter abatement, recycling and beautification in order to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of the city. To find out how to volunteer and get involved click here.
The purpose of the Friends of the Irving Museums is to support and advise the Irving Archives and Museums, including the Irving Archives and Museums, the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, the Mustangs of Las Colinas and the Ruth Paine House, in matters of fundraising, public relations, support and promotion of the Irving Museums system. Members enjoy special benefits including invitations to museum programs and events, special email updates and free admission to the Irving Archives and Museum.
The Friends of the Irving Public Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the Library. They accomplish this mission by supplementing the library’s annual materials budget and providing funds for thousands of additional books and AV materials each year. Membership benefits include early admission to the annual Friends of the Library Warehouse sale in June, admission to the first Wednesday book sale every month except for January, June and July and networking with other members.
The Irving Heritage Society was founded in 1978 as an outgrowth of the American Bicentennial Commission. The Irving Heritage Society supports a renewed interest in history, especially local history, and helps maintain and preserve Heritage House. The Heritage Society’s activities include co-sponsoring the Irving Heritage Festival, Washington Irving birthday events, vintage style shows, hosting speakers and lecturers, publishing The Whistle Stop newsletter, hosting teas and marking historical sites and Irving landmarks.
Irving Art Association is committed to supporting year-round art appreciation and educational opportunities. Their activities include 22 curated gallery exhibits, professional artist demonstrations at eight membership meetings from September through May and workshops by professional artists. The major annual event of the year since 1985 has been the sponsorship of the Texas and Neighbors Art Competition featuring artists from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas and judged by a nationally known artist. The exhibit is held at the Irving Arts Center.
Irving Black Arts Council is an organization that promotes and encourages cultural enrichment and activities for individuals and families. The types of activities include art shows, concerts, poetry reading, theatre productions, literary scholarship contests, lectures, seminars and youth programs Membership is open to individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in the cultural development of the community.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League believes through education and advocacy, voters can influence public policy to make a positive impact on society. The League’s mission is to help voters understand the process and power of voting.
Learn something new
Maybe you’d like to learn how to market your business better? Or how to write poetry? There are several resources in Las Colinas that can help you do just that.
The purpose of the Irving Hispanic Chamber is to provide business resources and advocate for education and economic development in the Irving, Las Colinas and surrounding DFW area. The Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes business prosperity and unity through the development of Hispanic businesses and entrepreneurs in the metroplex. The Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds events for members and non-members including their virtual networking mixers, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, Cafe con Nosotros series and Power Hour business seminars. Learn more here.
The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce was established nearly 90 years ago. Since that time, it has a proven record of assisting thousands of businesses of all sizes with relocating to Irving, workforce development, networking, visibility and marketing. They offer several events for members and non-members including their Changemakers series, virtual business mixers, State of the City program, Annual Meeting program and coffee breaks. Learn more here.
Is it on your list to read more this year? Check out the Irving Public Libraries which offer several virtual book clubs for adults covering a wide range of topics. The Irving Public Library also holds several programs for kids to get them involved. During the summer and winter, the library hosts reading challenges for adults and kids.