Why We Love Arlington, TX
Arlington is a city right in the heart of the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area. When you see it on the map, it’s about 20 miles west of downtown Dallas. With a population of almost 400,000 people, this busy place is the 50th largest city in America. Luckily it’s a modern city with tons of great activities to pursue, when you aren’t working out at Texas FITT of course. There are just so many reasons to love Arlington, TX that it’s hard to pinpoint just a few. When you are a sports fan, it’s the perfect place to be. For one thing, our beloved baseball team, the Texas Rangers, play here at Globe Life Park. If you haven’t seen a game, this stadium, which was built for them just down the road from the old Arlington Stadium, is a fantastic facility to bring the whole family to. If pro football is more your sport, head over to catch a Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium, which is also right in Arlington. This brand new, retractable roof stadium was just built in 2009, so you can bet that this facility has all the best amenities that a NFL football team can be proud of.
There is never a loss for fun family activities in Arlington, because it’s also where Six Flags Over Texas and their “Hurricane Harbor” water park are located. For shopping you can’t beat the Parks Mall at Arlington, which is home to over 180 stores and 8 large department stores. When you’ve had enough of mega shopping excitement, tickle your cultural bone with a trip to the Arlington Museum of Art, which is home to many great works of art on a rotation schedule, so that you see different masterpieces each time you go.
At least in Arlington, you’ll never run out of cool things to do, which is definitely why we love this bustling city so much.
Staying Fit in Arlington, TX
Staying fit in Arlington, TX is a snap mainly because you have a terrific facility right outside your door, Texas FITT is the premier gym and fitness center in the Lone Star State. Our staff is highly trained with over 20 years of experience to help you achieve the body of your dreams, with a combination of intense weight training on state of the art equipment, cardio classes, and a bevy of other amenities like our smoothie bar, air brush tanning, and even a hair salon in-house to help you look your best.
With flexible membership options, we don’t lock you into one plan. We’ll work with you to find out what kind of gym goer you are to maximize your experience at Texas FITT. Staying fit through all seasons is what living in Arlington can be for you, when you make coming to Texas FITT an important part of your lifestyle.
Getting Outside in Arlington, TX
It’s easy to find a variety of outside activities in Texas, especially in the park friendly Arlington area. Another benefit to an outdoor lifestyle is that the Texas weather is just so good year round! With temperatures ranging from the high 50’s to the mid-90’s, there’s never any excuse to not get outside to enjoy the excellent weather. The sun shines down on the great state of Texas practically everyday. So get outside and enjoy the park system in Arlington that recreation employees maintain for their citizens. Visit NaturallyFun.org to find out exactly where all the parks are located, like River Legacy Parks, Vandergriff Park, and Veterans Park. All have walking, biking, and hiking trails with various playgrounds for the kids and some have outdoor pools to enjoy. It’s definitely a great way to bask in the heat of the summer sun.
Another great outdoor venue is Levitt Pavilion Arlington, which sponsors over 50 free concerts during the year in all different types of music, from rock to bluegrass, and everything in between.
If you are ready for a 5K experience, check out www.active.com which lists all the 5K and other marathon running opportunities in the Arlington area each year. There’s never a shortage of competitions that will have you lacing up your sneakers and getting to run in the spirit of friendly competition. Every month of the year, there are events you can participate in.
Healthy Choices in Arlington, TX
You know as a modern city, Arlington has a reputation for being one of the healthiest you can live in. In Texas, it easily ranks in the top 20 healthiest places to live, coming in at #16 by Niche, a popular ranking website. There are plenty of healthy grocery stores, like Whole Foods and Farm To Folk, an organic meat and produce supplier that has a pickup or delivery service option.
There are also many restaurants geared towards clean and healthy eating, like Fit Fuel Grill Arlington, and Loving Hut, which features counter service vegan cuisine.
For those that want to work out the kinks in their muscles, you can visit a variety of truly amazing day spas for massage, facials, and even wellness steams. The Pamper House Day Spa also features cellulite treatments and aqua detox. You’ll always be able to find a way to treat your body, mind, and spirit right when the stresses of life are getting to you.