Fitness

Review: Beyond500

March 30, 2016
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(Photos taken by me unless noted in caption) Saturday, I went with the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors to Beyond500 Henderson in Dallas.  If you have not heard about this studio, it won Best Fitness Program for 2015 in D Magazine.

First Impressions

Beyond500 was easy to find and in a great location.  I was able to fill out a waiver online so they didn’t need me to do anything when I got there.  Inside, everything was clean and bright.  The equipment was different than what I was used to. I must admit, I was intimidated by the chairs and the treadmills.  However, I was excited to try something new.  We met Brandi, the owner and creator of Beyond. She has an extensive background in fitness and is passionate about helping others get fit safely.

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Bryer, our instructor, explained what the Beyond500 workout circuits would consist of and how to use the equipment.  We tried out the treadmills, did some stretches, and moved on to our workout.

Beyond500

The class is divided in to circuits to help you burn 500 calories and beyond.  In the beginning we were divided into three groups, switching circuits every three minutes.  The next part of the class we were divided into two groups for the remaining circuits. We used the chair, the self-propelled treadmill, and kettle bells.  Bryer demonstrated each move to insure we were using everything correctly.love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger foodie Beyond500 Review Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

My heart rate was elevated throughout the class and beyond, so I know I was burning calories all day.  All of us were cheering each other on and suffering (the good kind) together, so that made it less intimidating and more fun.  The, class was difficult, but low-impact on joints.

Raves

Once I got the hang of it, I really liked the challenge of the self-propelled treadmill.  I also really enjoyed the format of the class.  If you have ever taken a circuit class, you understand how the flow works.  There were very challenging moves, but we didn’t have to stay in them too long because of the circuits.  Another rave is how passionate and helpful the instructors were. love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger foodie Beyond500 Review Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

One of my favorite pieces of equipment are kettle bells, so I like how they incorporate them in their workouts.

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Brandi talked to us about how their studio focuses on safety, which is why they use the equipment they do. Everything was explained to us well, there were people to assist, and it was fun.

Hesitations

The chair was difficult for me because I have never done anything like it before.  Like any workout, once you do it for a while, you get used to it (I am sure), but I felt like I was doing it all wrong (fortunately for me there were multiple assisting us so we had proper form).

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There are no locks on the lockers, however the studio is one large room so it isn’t completely out of sight.  The only reason I listed this as a hesitation is because it is important to remember not to bring in valuables because you will not have a place to lock them up.

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Overall

Beyond500 is definitely worth checking out.  The community, instructors, challenge, and emphasis on safety make it a great place to feel the burn, sweat, and challenge your body.  Grab a few friends and experience it together.

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A huge thank you to BEYOND500 for having us out to your studio.  Also, thank you to Double Dose Bakery, Tribal Juice, and Royal Blue Grocery for the post-workout brunch.  

Have you been to a BEYOND studio?  What are your thoughts?  Will you try it?

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  • Heather @ Simply Save March 30, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Oh wow, I’d totally need a lesson on how to use some of that equipment! Cool new experience though!

    • Jessica March 30, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Right? It was confusing, but once you get the hang of it…great. I highly recommend it!

  • shamira West March 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Wow! Workout sounds intense but fun. Great recap. I wish I had attended.

    • Jessica March 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Wish you could have been there too. It was a ton of fun. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Shamira.

  • Mai Lyn March 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Great recap! So glad you got to try something new AND you didnt have any ankle issues. P.S. way to run the firefly run that night too! So glad your first event with us was fun. Cant wait to see you at future events 🙂

    • Jessica March 30, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks! They were great about helping me with my ankle. I know, I was nutty but it was a good day.

      I can’t wait to join y’all at the next one.

  • Neely (@Neelykins) March 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    So glad to see your review I’ve been wanting to try this

    • Jessica April 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

      It’s worth trying out for sure! So fun!

  • Linh March 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Wow looks like you had a great and intense workout! I love doing circuit training with a large group of people because I can keep myself motivated by watching others.
    -Linh

    • Jessica March 31, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Linh, That is exactly how I feel! If they aren’t giving up, I won’t either. Plus, when others are encouraging…it makes me feel like I’m killing it!

  • Jasmin Saunders March 31, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I might have to try that out, sounds like it is challenging enough and yet still fun. I’ve been on my journey to a healthier, more happy me for a year now and love where it is taking me. I’m constantly looking for new ways to challenge myself and this might be just what I should be doing next. Great review!

    • Jessica March 31, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Thanks, Jasmin! Way to go with staying committed for a year. It is such a beautiful and fun journey. You should try Beyond500 I think you will like it.

  • Charlotte March 31, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Awesome recap and great pictures! I love their emphasis on safety and the fact that there are multiple trainers in place to make sure you have the right form. Sounds like a fun (and challenging!) workout 🙂

    • Jessica March 31, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks, girl! Yes. The safety thing was huge for me. 🙂 It was great!

  • Candy March 31, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Sounds like you had a great workout and a great new place. Plus learned how to use some new equipment

    • Jessica March 31, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Exactly! I may need to find a place in my house for a self-propelled treadmill after that. haha

  • Danielle Greco March 31, 2016 at 11:56 am

    That looks like a great workout space. There are so many new and trendy workout places popping up… but his one seems nice. I do enjoy a workout class with other people, it keeps me motivated!
    Danielle | AccordingtoD.com

    • Jessica March 31, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      We have a ton of fun workout places in Dallas. I agree with you. I do so much better with others motivating me. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Denay DeGuzman March 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    What a beautiful gym! Bright, shiny and clean with a lovely color scheme. Looks like a fabulous place to hang out and get fit. 🙂

    • Jessica March 31, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      They have a great color scheme! It was fun, bright and like you said…a great place to hang out.

  • Brittany Giles March 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I really hate I missed this! Looks like it was really fun !

    • Jessica April 1, 2016 at 6:01 am

      I’m sad you missed it too! It was so much fun. Hopefully I will see you at the next one.

  • Kusum April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

    On point, seems like a great place to workout, never heard of Beyond500 but their equipments look really intense and good. Love all the colors, makes so much more fun to workout. Lucky for you, you get to workout at such an awesome place 🙂
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • Kendra Taylor April 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Those benches were terrifying, but that was one ahhhmazing workout!! Whew!

    • Jessica April 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Yes they were! We did it though. That is a huge accomplishment. 😉