You had me at 30 minutes.
A new Dallas workout studio, which opened its doors Jan. 30, offers 30-minute classes. So you can get in, get it done and get out.
District Climb, in Uptown’s West Village, focuses on rhythmic and non-rhythmic formats, set to music on VersaClimbers. The three formats include: Beta Climb, The Crux and Precision Climb — HIIT (high-intensity interval training).
Tamra Michelle, District Climb owner, promised: “There is absolutely nothing in Dallas like this.” Besides featuring the VersaClimber, she said, “the experience and lighting are next level.”
But the big news might be in the calorie-torching department:
“Compared to other cardio machines, the VersaClimber can burn up to four times the calories,” Michelle said. “Depending on what level class you take and how hard you go, you can burn anywhere from 500 to 1,000 calories in 30 minutes.”
That’s enough to erase a fast-food cheat meal — or kick-start your current fitness regimen.
Of course, I wanted to check it out in person. And more important, I wanted to know what is a VersaClimber?
The image of a Stair Stepper kept popping up in my brain. But once I got to the studio, I realized it’s a less clunky piece of equipment. A bit slimmer and more compact, if you will. It combines upper and lower body movements into vertical climbing motions simultaneously; so it basically simulates you climbing up a mountain.
It took me a few minutes to get acquainted with the apparatus. Looking back, I wish I had arrived a few minutes earlier to take it for a test ride.