New Year, New Fitness Opportunities 7

Four Local Options for Getting or Staying in Shape

Yogi Kids/Fit Family

Yogi Kids/Fit Family is a unique facility that has something for everyone: ower to gentle yoga and cardio fitness classes like Tummy & Butt and Zumba are offered for adults of all ages, sizes and abilities. For kids, they offer yoga and Zumba, tween yoga and they even have special needs yoga. Child care is provided for morning classes. A Preschool Play program, for kids ages 3 to 5, is available three days a week; the parent drops off their child(ren) where they enjoy free play, crafts, a story time, yoga and games while the parent exercises in their own class. Another family fitness time is offered in the evenings with adult and children’s classes going on at the same time.

“We offer a unique family experience for getting fit and having fun!” owner Liza Doll says.

Lifetime Run

Build a sense of community while getting in top shape for the new year by becoming involved in Lifetime Run, a free, social club of runners who meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday nights and 7 a.m. Saturday mornings. Although loosely connected to Lifetime Fitness, this group is a totally free group, open to any interested runner who wants the accountability and encouragement of like-minded athletes.

“It’s nice to have some camaraderie for those who have a passion for the sport and who like to run outdoors,” Lifetime Flower Mound Coordinator Kim Nuszkowski says.

Once-a-month socials give the runners opportunity to bond even more. A core group of 12-20 people comes religiously, spurring each other on in various running competitions and in achieving personal goals. Check out Lifetime Run Flower Mound on Facebook for more details or email Kim at

Lone Star Adventure Sports—Grapevine Kayak Rentals

Looking for a fun outdoor adventure while working out your upper body? Book a kayak and paddle along the cliffside ledges of Rockledge Park on Lake Grapevine.

“We’re very family-focused and we also focus on safety. Plus, it’s a lot of fun,” owner Peter Demopoulos says.

You can rent a single or double kayak hourly or for a full day. Or, book a guided, Friday night sunset paddle, complete with photos and free beverages. Included in your rental, you receive a paddling demo, a lifejacket, a waterproof drybag, a waterproof map and a photo of your adventure. A safety whistle is included, but Peter and his staff are careful to direct you to the appropriate areas to explore. Twenty kayaks are available should you want to book a party or large group event. They are open year-round, weather permitting.

Jesse James Fit

Whether you need to lose weight, train for a marathon, bounce back after an illness or injury or just become a better you, Jesse James Fit is there to help. The mantra at Jesse James Fit center is “strength, passion, discipline.” These are the three ingredients they deem needed to succeed and achieve personal fitness goals. 

Numerous programs to assist clients in their quest to get in shape are available. They offer individual training, group training, couples training, youth programs, senior programs and military prep training. Special populations are addressed as well, whether it be an autistic child or a client who has experienced an injury or a surgery where specialized workouts are needed to promote healing and strength.

To round out the physical fitness regimens, trainers motivate and encourage clients to lose weight by developing healthy habits through nutritional education and specialized meal plans.