Fitness Food

DFA Crunch and Brunch

December 12, 2016

(Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors) It’s been a couple of months since my last Dallas Fitness Ambassador event.  My favorite part of being an ambassador is getting to know all of the other gorgeous women in the group.  However, my second favorite part is checking out new studios in Dallas.  Yesterday was no exception.  Several of the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors and I went to Vital Fitness Studio for a crunch and brunch class, followed by brunch at Americano.

Vital Fitness Studio

Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

Vital Fitness Studio is located at the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas, just across from The Spa.  The studio is a 3,600 square foot space located underground with beautiful amenities.  Vital started as a yoga studio, but they expanded in October to what it is today.  They offer a variety of different class formats with energetic, inspiring and knowledgeable instructors.  Our group tried a sample of the rhythm ride and V3 class.

Rhythm Ride

We did a 30-minute version of this high energy class.  Jessica led us in a fun, but challenging ride.  Honestly, it’s been a while since I have taken a spin class.  This class was such a great way to get back in the saddle.  We spent some time on and off the seat, dancing to some great music, and sweating a whole lot. I highly recommend this class for first timers and experienced alike.

Photo Credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

Photo Credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

Photo Credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors


This class mixes HIIT, strength training, and yoga for an all encompassing workout.  I promise you will feel the burn, get your heart rate up, and work on flexibility.  Although we were all exhausted from the rhythm ride, Bobby did a great job of encouraging us and keeping us moving.  We started with several cardio circuits, then transitioned to some strength moves to target upper and lower body and abs.  Finally, we ended with a yoga flow to increase flexibility and lower our heart rates.

Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors


This studio has everything from 2 different spin classes to yoga.  They offer a variety of strength training and Hiit conditioning classes. It is worth checking out for the locker room amenities alone.  I was extremely impressed with the classes, rooms, instructors and amenities. To read more on Vital Fitness Studio, click here to read Deep Fried Fit’s full review. Get two free classes by using code 2FREE and see what it’s all about!


Following our butt-kicking classes, we walked next door to Americano for a delicious brunch.  We drank endless mimosas and coffee and ate from our personalized menu.

Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

There is nothing better than a great meal after a tough workout.  Americano did not let us down.  We started with the house-made Nutella filled doughnuts.

They were warm, gooey and wonderful.  I may or may not have had two of these.

Our table had a hard time deciding between the breakfast pizza and the Americano breakfast, so we ordered a pizza for the table and each had our own breakfast plate.

Americano’s breakfast pizza is made with sausage gravy, potatoes, and fresh farm scrambled egg.

The Americano breakfast includes eggs, bacon (or sausage), potatoes, and sourdough toast.

Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

There is not doubt that I will be back here to try more of the wonderful food that Americano offers.  They have a variety of menu options and flexible seating to accommodate large and small parties.

Crunch and brunch

Beginning in March 2017, you will have the opportunity to take a crunch and brunch class at Vital.   This class will be offered the third Sunday of every month.  You will sweat it out with an hour long cycling or group class focused on the core, then you will enjoy brunch at either Americano or CBD Provisions.  This is a class you will not want to miss, so be sure to tell your friends.  Keep an eye out for more information about the crunch and brunch relaunch.

Photo credit: Danny Mai, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

Thank you Vital Fitness Studio and Americano for having us out.  I had a great time and loved every minute of my Sunday.

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Does this sound like your kind of class?  What is your favorite way to sweat? Leave me a comment below!

  • Mai Lyn Ngo December 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Dang girl! You are fast! lol. SO SO fun hanging out with you yesterday. Always great having foodies in the group too. I’m still sore from everything but what a great day spent with you and everyone!

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Haha. Awh, thank you. I had a baking disaster and had to move some things around. Loved spending time with you and the girls (and Danny!)

  • Rebecca Hicks December 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Ahh I’m SO sad I missed out! Looks like it was a blast. And that breakfast pizza sounds divine.

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 9:48 am

      I am sad you missed too, but priorities are so important. 🙂

  • Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen December 13, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Looks like a fun place to get a great workout! And, that food looks amazing.

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 9:48 am

      It is beautiful! The food was divine.

  • Neha December 13, 2016 at 4:40 am

    OMG hahah this looks super exciting crunch and brunch! YUM so motivating lol xx – Neha

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Thank you, Neha! It really was so fun.

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health December 13, 2016 at 5:34 am

    so bummed that i missed this opportunity. i completely got my days mixed up and i dont even know how/why.

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 10:06 am

      I am bummed you missed out too! Next event. 🙂

  • Kathy Brown December 13, 2016 at 6:20 am

    This blog post is just in time for those New Years resolutions. Thanks for sharing

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Yes! It’s a great way to kick it off for sure.

  • Krista Dial December 13, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Yum! This sounds like a blast! I’m all about killing it with cardio and then racking up some cals with a delicious brunch! My favorite meal of the day! 🙂 Looks like y’all had fun!

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Calories and carbs…yes! Brunch is y favorite meal of the day too.

  • Miri Nadler December 13, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Talk about Work Hard Play Hard! Nice.

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Yes! My motto for sure!

  • Charlotte December 13, 2016 at 9:53 am

    That brunch (and nutella balls. WUT?!) look delicious! Also I have always wanted to take a spinning class, but I think I may have mentioned it here, I’m totally terrified!! LOL not sure why, but it looks INTENSE. But also? Killer butt, right?

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      It is killer for sure! However, the afterglow is amazing. I always feel so much better after taking a class.

  • Crystal // Dreams, etc. December 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Looks like a fantastic place to go for a great workout! And brunch after is always a plus. 🙂

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      The best reward for a hard workout, for sure!

  • Catrina December 13, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Looks like so much fun! And reminds me I need to workout besides chasing a toddler around haha

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      I feel like that is a workout in and of itself!! You go girl!

  • Allison - Celebrating Sweets December 13, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I’m tired just looking at those workout photos. Ha! That brunch looks scrumptious – well deserved!

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      It was so very good!

  • Melissa Blake December 13, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I’m inspired just looking at those photos…and now incredibly hungry too!!! xoxo

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Haha. Thank you. I appreciate it!

  • CJ December 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I want to be one of your friends! Lol!!! This looks awesome! And who wouldn’t want mimosas after 😉

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Haha. I have great friends! Come join us. 🙂

  • Chrissy December 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    That place looks amazing. I would love to take a spinning class – not sure I am “good” enough though. I guess everyone starts small right?
    The food looks delicious!

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Absolutely! I am not great either, but it is such an amazing workout.

  • Melissa December 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    This looks like a ton of fun! There is nothing like doing a great workout and then going to brunch. It’s almost like the brunch doesn’t count!

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Yes! That is the only way I wan t to workout now. haha.

  • Divya December 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Seriously the best way to follow up a kick-butt workout class – drinking ALL the mimosas! I Love it 😉 I wish I had a workout class like that where I Live!

    • Jessica December 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      YES! ALL the mimosas. Who needs just one?

  • Anushka Wickramaratne December 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Aaahh, that was such a FUN event! Definitely glad I got to meet you girls again. (:

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Yes!! It was so fun sweating alongside you.

  • Chandler December 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I’m SO SAD I missed it! It looks like it was so much fun!

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      It was a blast and you were missed dearly. Hopefully we can see you at the next event.

  • Ginger Marie December 17, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I’m so glad you could make it out. This event was the perfect way to end 2016! I can’t wait to see you at our events next year!

    • Jessica December 17, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Absolutely the best way to end 2016! Can’t wait for all the 2017 events y’all have in store.