Remember the days? For most of us, Recess represented that one time of day that we could all look forward to. It represented a simpler time filled with sweat and freedom, where you could make friends and have fun.
Well… we want to bring that back for all those who believe, like us, that they could use a little Recess in their life.
It’s our promise to build a gym for the people that is constantly developed and improved. We’re here to provide a community for those who are committed to constant improvement and like to have a little fun along the way!
- Must be with Member
- One-Time Use
- One Week Access
Taylor Metzger, Co-founder
At an early age I knew from making clay pots and selling them to neighbors on my wagon, that I could never work for the man. That evolved into a lawn mowing business later in high school. It was also during this time that I accomplished the title of Eagle Scout. Throughout college, I became involved in fitness and was so good at this craft that people began asking questions. At this point I was at a crossroads between wanting to pursue real estate or fitness/health. I ended up choosing real estate and ran a successful real estate brokerage, doing primarily in REO property listings assigned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. During my time in real estate, I realized my fitness “hobby” was more rewarding than what I was doing in real estate. I decided to make a career change and pursue a career in health & fitness. I established a company, Butchered Bodies, 5 years ago and it is now one of the most successful personal training companies in Dallas.
I’ve got a knack for design and aesthetics and I put all of my knowledge and passion into making Recess look and feel like nothing else you’ve experienced.
– 13 + Years of Training Experience, Certification from the Cooper Institute – Personal fitness specialist & Biomechanics of resistance training, CPR, Eagle Scout
Evan Duncan, Co-founder
After highschool I served 8 years in the Marine Corps as a Martial Arts (MCMAP) and Fitness Instructor, among many other things, and had tours to Iraq and Africa with Special Operations Forces. I decided to take what I learned leading, training and motivating Marines and use it to start an all-military veteran personal training company, Tough Fitness in 2012 .
Since then, Tough Fitness has become the one of the most recognized personal training companies in Dallas.
I’ve always been someone who picked apart businesses and thought of what could be done better or differently. For 4+ years I’ve had a vision of what I thought gyms should look, feel and operate like. I knew there was a huge opportunity to do things different and revolutionize an industry that had remained unchanged for decades. I’ve spent the last 4 years pitching to hundreds of people in an attempt to make my vision a reality. Over this period I became all but broken from my inability to secure funding for what I knew would be an amazing success, but I never quit. In hindsight, it was a true blessing that I was forced to wait.
I do my best in chaos, and I always see opportunity in every situation. COVID brought Taylor and I the opportunity of a lifetime. While we’re not done yet, what we’ve created with Recess thus far is extraordinary. Sure I’m biased, but Recess is the best fitness club in Dallas.