Membership Cap2023-11-27T17:28:33+00:00

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


  • Unlimited Classes for a Week


  • $149 Enrollment Fee
  • 1 year contract, no cancellation
  • ACH payment only
  • Free Personal Training Session
  • InBody Scan


  • $149 Enrollment Fee
  • 6 month contract, no cancellation
  • ACH payment only
  • Free Personal Training Session
  • InBody Scan


  • $149 Enrollment Fee
  • Month to Month
  • Credit or Debit
  • Free Personal Training Session
  • InBody Scan


$89 $69/monthly

Gym Access 8am-4pm

$149 Initiation Fee

1 Year Contract, No Cancellation

ACH Payment Only

Free Personal Training Session

InBody Scan


$109 $89/monthly

Gym Access 8am-4pm

$149 Initiation Fee

6 Month Contract, No Cancellation

ACH Payment Only

Free Personal Training Session

InBody Scan


$119 $99/monthly

Gym Access 8am-4pm

$149 Initiation Fee

Month to Month

Credit or ACH

Free Personal Training Session

InBody Scan


$249 $199/monthly

Gym Access

$99 Enrollment Fee

Month to Month

Credit or ACH

Unlimited Classes

Price Good Until 9/16/23

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

Evan Duncan, Co-founder


After high school 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.


Rachael Fischer, General Manager


I’m a small-town Texas girl who grew up knowing that I belonged in the city. I began playing violin at 6 years old. My love of music brought me to the Metroplex and UT Arlington, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification EC-12. It was during my time at UT Arlington that I was introduced to fitness for the first time in my life! I was homeschooled in a small, rural town up until college – there were no PE classes or sports available!

Over the next few years, I fell in love with the gym and fulfilled my bucket list dream of competing in the NPC. Competing ignited a fire within me to pursue personal training, group specialization, and nutrition coaching certifications, ultimately leading me to make the bold decision to leave teaching and dive headfirst into a career in the fitness industry.

I found my professional home at F45, where I had the privilege of coaching and managing three studios, one of which ranked in the top 3% worldwide. About a year and a half into my time in management at F45, I received an exciting proposition from Evan and Taylor to oversee Recess and launch their innovative group training concept, Class at Recess. Having been a member for over a year prior to this offer, and seeing the growth potential, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse!

Outside the world of fitness, I love to travel, attend festivals/concerts, and get my foodie on! These passions complement my dedication to overall well-being and reflect my commitment to a balanced and fulfilling life.


Stevey Osborne, Personal Training Manager

Growing up, I was obsessed with multiple sports and quickly fell in love with the gym as a supplement to improve athletic performance. So much so that in middle school, my mom would drive me to our local high school and supervise my workouts so I would be allowed to train with a coach and the older kids. A few years later, I graduated high school with 9 varsity letters, was an ESPN Athlete of the week, named to the top 100 professional & amateur athletes in the state of Nevada, and began attending Army-West Point, where I fought for their Boxing Team. Following my first semester at Army, I wound up transferring to the University of Nevada, where I played for and captained a top-50 Division 1 golf program through my graduation in 2019.

Having a fitness-focused background that allowed me to play multiple collegiate sports highlighted the importance of health to me early in my life. I am incredibly appreciative that the gym has played such a large role for me, and it has inspired me to pursue a career in helping others with their individual fitness journeys.

Following my athletic career, I started at Recess and worked to become an In-House Trainer. I obtained my CPT through NASM, began taking Applied Physiology classes at SMU, and was instantly obsessed with sharing knowledge with others. When the Fitness Consultant position opened up, I was certain that it was a position that would allow me to help a greater number of people achieve their fitness goals. Getting to do this at with our elite training staff is something I greatly enjoy, and I look forward to Recess being a top destination for people to achieve higher levels of health.

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Recess Fitness Club
Based on 139 reviews
Harris Hansen
14:24 04 Dec 23
highly highly recommend training with sarah! she brings a mindful approach to all her training sessions and genuinely cares about you. she will push you to failure every time and have you walking out of the gym feeling like a badass. her energy and vibration makes the workout all the better. 10/10 would recommend her to anyone who is trying to reach their body recomp goals. she really knows what she's doing.
aava mobasseri
21:15 01 Dec 23
Christian Kim
01:48 28 Nov 23
The gym isn't overcrowded with members' videoing, taking up space or selfies. The environment is welcoming, quiet, safe, and meticulously clean and very sanitary.
Jimmy Frazier
13:29 07 Nov 23
Could not love this gym more!Amazing views, friendly and welcoming members and staff. The decor and attention to detail is incredible. Such an amazing place!
Katherine barrera
10:42 07 Nov 23
Drew Gordon
21:10 05 Nov 23
ive only been to this gym a couple of times, but i must sing my praises for my trainer sarah g.!she is incredible knowledgable and was really helpful for me as a semi beginner. i had a lot of issues when it came to proper form and mysterious pain from certain exercises, but she was able to pinpoint my blockage and help me refocus towards the areas i lacked in. definitely been focusing a lot on which muscles i should be targeting. i esp like how she pushes me, and makes sure that i am doing each exercises with consideration to my back. it is clear she is passionate about her profession and wants to continue in this field. also she is body GOOAALLLLLS!the gym is also rlly nice as well, and there are a lot of amenities. i was very surprised to see advil in the bathroom. i also liked how they have a sauna in the locker room - that you can adjust the temperature for.the gym is pretty small, compared to traditional gyms, but i really liked how they had 3 racks of weights located in the front, middle, and back of the gym to spread out the people working out. the atmosphere is nice as well, the windows surrounding the gym let in a lot of natural light.
maserati chau
02:31 26 Oct 23
as you can see by all these pictures this is a beautiful gym...lots of equipment and never seems too crowded...I use a personal trainer here and am very happy with don't feel like you are in a chain of gyms owned by a big company...the owners are there and treat you like family....parking is under ground so its perfect in the summer since your car will stay mother passed away last year and the owner and two of the trainers messaged me with condolences and u just don't get that everywhere!!!!!!
Donald Sandifeer
00:41 15 Oct 23
Highly recommend working with Sarah for personal training. She is super knowledgeable on mind/body connection. Each session is a challenge but she makes it fun and is very encouraging. Sarah is such a positive light to be around.
Evelyn Conley
19:44 06 Oct 23
This is the first gym I’ve been to where I’m not extremely intimidated and nervous to work out by myself. I actually feel comfortable here which was huge for me. I’m still learning and still a newbie, but I don’t feel like I’m being judged whatsoever. The layout, equipment, staff, other gym goers.. everything is just wonderful. I’m glad my boyfriend introduced me to Recess ◡̈
Ally Lucas
15:26 22 Sep 23
The best gym in Dallas hands down. I’ve been here two years and love the equipment here, the staff and the other gym goers. I’ve made a few friends too as everyone is super welcoming.The decor in here is next level! It’s like exercising in a fancy fitness club in New York. With the addition of the dry sauna and the towel service, you definitely get that spa, fitness club luxury. I’ve recommended this gym to everyone I know as the equipment selection has definitely leveled up my workouts. Again, best gym in Dallas.
18:00 20 Sep 23
Amazing gym - best I have ever been a member for. The owners are great and it is never overly packed!
Akash Patel
15:59 10 Aug 23
I visited Recess for a day and I have to say that it is outstanding! State-of-the-art equipment, friendly staff, clean atmosphere, and a strong sense of community make it the perfect gym. Highly recommended!
Emery Ohao
17:46 13 Jul 23
The best gym in Dallas for weight lifting
Alena Savera
13:56 07 Jul 23
Fav gym in dallas!Awesome equipment and great set up on the space.Love that they cap their membership to help keep the space from being over crowded.
Brianna Connel
19:36 05 Jul 23
clean, clean, and clean.
Benjamin Telly
13:12 15 Jun 23
Awesome gym! The staff are very welcoming and personable. The amenities are top tier and the community is great!
Alaka'i Lopes
23:20 14 Jun 23
Hands down the best gym in Dallas! Every single detail of this gym is considered when creating the absolute best environment for its members. The equipment, the upkeep, the cleanliness, the locker rooms, the extra features like the free to use Theraguns, the saunas and even the tacos on Saturday mornings truly make this a one of kind gym. The staff is always so welcoming and friendly to every single person who walks in. You just can’t beat it! So happy to call Recess my gym home!
Alyssa Sanchez
21:48 14 Jun 23
The best gym in Dallas and it’s not even close. The owners are awesome and the members are great. The gym is always well kept and clean no matter the time of day.
Cody Rabold
20:12 14 Jun 23
Best gym in Dallas!
Marisa Polansky
15:04 14 Jun 23
I love this Recess Gym! I'm new to Dallas and was looking for a non-corporate (LA Fitness/Crunch etc) style gym and Recess is perfect. Beautiful, meticulously clean with best in class equipment and 360 windows giving awesome views and this really cool indoor/outdoor vibe. It's simply a fantastic gym all around and their trainers and training packages are awesome. Kyle especially, he's been an awesome trainer. Def recommend- both gym membership and training packages are right on the money!
Eric Leven
18:32 09 Jun 23
Love this gym! The view from inside the gym is awesome; especially at sunset. All of the members are very genuine and inviting. The owners and management are very accommodating to anything the members want. I definitely recommend anyone new to the area to check it out! -Tanner
Tanner Rider
01:50 01 Jun 23
I rarely write reviews this long, but since Recess is such a fantastic gym, I feel they deserve it.Recess is a nice balance between upscale and gritty, with a clear emphasis on strength training. There are three separate dumbbell areas (not counting the ones in the small outdoor space), a turf area for sled pushes, two dedicated deadlift/Oly spots, a boxing area, and a wide variety of equipment (including some specialized/unique equipment you don’t see in many gyms, such as the belt squat). A good portion of the equipment is Rogue, and Hypervolts and Normatec boots are also available for members to use for free (a perk I haven’t seen anywhere else).The location is convenient, and parking is rarely an issue in the garage. The gym space is open, with windows all around, and some sweet views of Dallas. Also, though I haven’t met them, it’s clear that the owners truly care about the product and their members. Since I’ve joined, they’ve added new equipment and have installed small infrared saunas in the locker rooms. Another example is their recent decision to cap memberships to limit overcrowding at peak times (this was becoming an issue). Major props for this decision, and I truly hope this stays in place long-term!In fairness, I’ll also point out a couple of things that could be improved. These shouldn’t discourage anyone from joining the gym, but some attention here would make Recess even better. First, some machines/equipment appear older than others. For example, the large white multi-attachment cable machines/racks aren’t the smoothest to use, as the cables are a bit loose and gritty. They get the job done though. Secondly, 90%+ of members here are courteous and respectful, but you do see filming on the gym floor and in the locker rooms, as well as members “reserving” benches or machines with large duffel bags on the floor. In fairness, this happens at many gyms, but I feel the vibe of Recess seems to attract more of the “influencer” types than some other places. Again, nothing major, but something ownership may want to monitor.All said, Recess is an absolutely fantastic gym, with caring and involved ownership. I’m so glad I discovered this place, and plan to remain a member for a very long time. Cheers!
20:45 26 May 23
If you’re looking for a great community atmosphere, the CLEANEST gym you’ve ever been to, management that cares about its members, and top of the line fitness equiptment, Recess Dallas is the place to be. As a Personal Trainer, I can truly say Recess is leading the way in the fitness industry.
Steven Andes
19:09 24 Mar 23
One of the best gyms I’ve been to. Really clean, all the equipment you’d need and the staff are super friendly.
Joe Parr
23:44 19 Mar 23
Recess Fitness Club is amazing. The space is clean and beautiful, they have all the equipment you could need, and there’s plenty of parking.
Georgia Maxey
19:06 27 Feb 23
Great vibe, clean gym, amazing instructors and all at a good price. Recess Fitness Club is the best in Dallas.
jay king
17:40 14 Feb 23
Checks all the marks you'd want in a gym. Great place with great equipment. Wonderful staff.
Margarita Gallo
07:15 07 Feb 23
One of the cleanest and most beautiful gyms in Dallas!!
Priscilla Martinez
02:38 07 Feb 23
Great place. They are always upgrading and doing their best to improve the gym. Recess has every equipment. For the price you pay I just don't think you can find a better gym in the Dallas area. And most importantly, everyone re-racks their weight!
Minh Nguyen
14:28 31 Jan 23
Boutique gym that excels at offering extensive weight lifting equipment at a reasonable membership price. If cardio or cardio equipment is a substantial part of your workout regimen, you may want to look elsewhere.
Michael Huffstutler
16:43 25 Jan 23
Jared Scott
17:53 24 Jan 23
There isn’t a gym that comes close in comparison. This gym is amazing!
17:40 22 Jan 23
bailey sanderson
23:11 16 Jan 23
Chris Mauck
19:35 13 Jan 23
I decided to give Recess a try because it is close to my house & they are offering trial classes. The gym is very clean & well organized. It is not overly crowded which I prefer. The gym manager, Lilly, took me for a tour of the expanding property and she has been so kind & accommodating ever since my first visit. Now for the classes…I love them!!! I get my butt kicked and feel very accomplished afterwards. Each trainer has their own style so it keeps the class engaging. What I like most is that all of the trainers modify according to each student and they cue throughout for proper technique. I am a physical therapist and I’m pretty picky about trainers ~ So far I’ve worked with Eric & Chris and they rock! I also appreciate that the classes are small so each person gets personalized attention. I’ll be signing up for an annual membership in a few weeks! I’m pumped! Recess Fitness Club has definitely earned my business! Let’s Do the Damn Thing!!!
Katie Lenard
14:00 02 Jan 23
New member alert! This gym is a gem and now my home. The environment is laid back, spacious and clean!LILY LILY LILY! She was the icing on the cake for me to make the switch from my old gym. She’s very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable with this location. I feel confident in her if I have any questions and I can tell she’s a really good person. Didn’t feel pressured! I feel like I made a GREAT investment.
Gene Wooten
23:20 31 Dec 22
Vivi Molina
18:30 28 Dec 22
I was in town visiting and this gym popped up as a recommendation. 10/10, if I lived in the Dallas area I would get a membership here. The equipment is top notch, the atmosphere is exactly what you would want in a gym. The staff were very nice and welcoming. Will definitely come back here when I’m back in town!
Reece Turner
15:58 27 Dec 22
Really cool gym, lots of useful equipment, super clean, polite staff
Jackson Thomas
23:26 24 Dec 22
Johnathan Nguyen
17:14 19 Dec 22
Don C
05:45 18 Dec 22
Recess has to be one of, if not the best, gym in Dallas! Everything from the lighting and aesthetic, to the equipment and the culture. Special shout out to Graham and Lilly for really making the this a Dallas gem!
Marious Yancheson
04:18 16 Dec 22
My favorite boutique gym in Dallas so far!!! The equipment is pristine, the location and views are beautiful and the culture is exactly what I was looking for. They have a great staff too! Lilly, the manager, is such a gem and goes above and beyond to make the experience amazing. Ask for Lilly or Julian to get the best tour of the facility! They are great! If I could give 10 stars I would!
Alexa Acosta
16:22 12 Dec 22
Love this gym. Good young gym in Dallas. Been to a lot of gyms and this is hands down the best
02:36 06 Dec 22
I want to just praise the whole team at Recess Gym for making the "Gym" feel like your a part of the Recess Family. Recess has an unsurpassed cleanliness with the perfect variety of equipment, the most friendly and knowledgeable team. Shout out to Graham! He has a professionalism well beyond his years. His positive attitude makes him extremely easy to converse with and always makes everyone feel welcome.
Tony Wetmore
02:18 06 Dec 22
Absolutely love this place. The staff are truly invested in their members and happy to be there. Lilly greets me by name every time I see her! Everyone in the gym is just there to work on themselves and support others. I can ask anyone for help reach for something or for a tip on form! The amount of new friends I have made from this gym is more than I could ask for. Lucky to have this place!
logan jobe
16:43 01 Dec 22

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