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Sure, the city renamed the Continental Avenue bridge this year for former Mayor Ron Kirk, the driving force behind the plan to build a high-speed tollway underneath the pedestrian bridge/park. But let's not hold grudges and rather celebrate the fact that Dallas has this fine amenity over the Trinity with a peerless view of downtown and the Trinity River. Not only that, but every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting, V12 Yogo offers free community yoga classes on the bridge known as the gateway to Oak Cliff. So go, stretch out and bask in the feeling you're in a cool, human-friendly city. Do your downward facing dogs while contemplating the irony of being in a pedestrian park named for a man whose vision was to turn the Trinity into a highway. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Want to practice mindfulness? Looking for that lithe body hiding beneath a beer belly? Need a workout that won't add to the ache in your joints? Want to get your therapist off your back? These are all good reasons to find a yoga studio, especially one like SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing. Located in the Austin-wannabe development at Sylvan Thirty, the studio straddles Ten Ramen and Juiceland. And with instructors this patient and attentive, you'll be straddling the mat in no time. Classes range from traditional flow to yoga for healing to match with your priorities. Want to try a meditation class? They've got that too. If you're new to the studio, the first 30 days cost just $30 – a deal that's hard to beat for an unlimited month of yoga.

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Dallas hasn’t been home to a world champion boxer since Curtis Cokes won the world welterweight title in ’66. But a 27-year-old boxer from South Dallas looks primed to put Dallas back on the map in the sport. Mo Hooker started fighting at 13, competing in 100 amateur bouts before he went professional in 2011. In his pro career he’s undefeated. He’s knocked out his opponent in 16 of 23 bouts. Last June he earned the WBO NABO super lightweight title and in December he was signed with Jay Z-owned sports management company Roc Nations Sports. Keep an eye out for Hooker, who’s sure to compete in a championship fight soon and be on HBO himself.

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