Say Goodbye to the Treadmill and Hello to Recess

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 10:53 PM CDT
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Get Fit While Acting Like a Kid Again

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A new fitness class has adults walking away from the treadmill and to the park.

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Recess is making a comeback with adults.

Recess is a new fitness class from the founders of The Movement Dallas. And it has grownups acting like kids again in Dallas' Glencoe Park.

"It's a fun way to get out of the gym," said Ann Bales, a first-time participant.

Stefanie Samarripa said it's "a little bit of everything."

"Last week, we did hopscotch and ran Indian sprints," she said. "It's a nice break from the Stairmaster or the elliptical."

On Tuesdays and Saturdays, adults play childhood favorites such as Follow the Leader, Red Light, Green Light and Simon Says.

But unlike elementary school recess that lasts about a half an hour, this one lasts an hour and comes with a price tag.

"It's a $15 drop-in fee, but from there, the prices go down," said Bonnie Keaton, Recess co-founder.

The instructors promise the class provides a major calorie burn.

"It's definitely a workout -- harder than recess ever was," Bales said.

Recess is offered Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. at Glencoe Park. The class is free for first-time participants.

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