Legacy Sport & Wellness opens the first ELDOA-Sport & Wellness Training Center in North America.  The Center has two divisions:  the Sport & Wellness Training Program and the Legacy Institute.  At the Center, Legacy’s clients receive customized exercise programs adapted for a specific problem or goal:  sports related, preventative, corrective, maintenance or aesthetic.  The Legacy Institute is a teaching facility concentrated on the research in physical exercise and osteopathy.

Legacy Sport & Wellness Center
1511 East Levee Street
Suite C
Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone (214) 377-9115


What is the Legacy Client Experience? It is an immersion for you and your client(s) in all things Legacy.

Bring a client or clients to Dallas.  Schedule your Legacy visit for two days, four days or five days…or create something that best suits your client’s needs. Tell us what you want to work on and Legacy will craft a program using all our resources.

We offer exercise programs,  presentations on essential oils and Clinical Aromatherapy formulas, Massage Therapy, detoxification, anatomy biomechanics, healthy food choices, soft tissue work, lifestyle coaching, dry sauna and water therapy to name just a few choices.

The Legacy Experience is broken down into a morning program and an afternoon program with sauna at night. Lunch can be brought in for any lunchtime power point presentations. Our website has many hotel and restaurant options. There is even a bowling alley nearby for some friendly competition!

The Practitioner Experience is Legacy’s Practical Application Workshop designed for student-practitioners as a compliment to any course the Legacy School of ELDOA Training offers as well as any course in the SomaTraining or SomaTherapy curriculum. The workshops are designed to respect the educational paradigm principle “learn by doing”. This allows practitioners to receive as much hands-on practice and teaching experience as possible. The practical application curriculum is specific to the course content. The goal of these workshops is to provide an environment which allows practitioners to practice, practice, practice. The workshops are not a substitute for any of the above course work, but an adjunct to these courses.

Practical Application Workshops may be structured as half-day, one-day, or two-day workshops. The fee varies according to the length of the workshop and the complexity of the material. Participants must have taken the course for which the workshop is designed.

The Legacy Center hosts courses on our campus. Our 5,400 square foot facility has a lifting gym, an open area for training and group exercise instruction and a fully equipped classroom that can accommodate up to 60 practitioners in a multi-day format. If it is more feasible based upon the size of your staff, we can bring the educational training and course work to you. Legacy Center has designed workshops for collegiate football and track programs and professional hockey, to list a few examples. We have consulted with numerous private wellness and training facilities nationally.

The word ‘sauna’ is an ancient Finnish word which means the traditional Finnish bath as well as the bathhouse itself.

The oldest known saunas were pits dug into a slope or hill and used as homes during the winter.  The Finns used the sauna as a place to cleanse themselves, rejuvenate and refresh the spirit, prepare the dead for burial, and – because it was usually the cleanest structure and had water available – as a place to give birth.  The sauna is still an important part of daily family life in Finland and most homes have a sauna.

Saunas can be found in most cultures:  Finland, the Baltic countries, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the UK, Southern Europe, Central America, the US, Africa, Japan, Australia, and Korea.

Legacy offers a sauna course series.

There is a physical test and the results are plugged into a formula, which determines how long one can stay in the sauna and at what temperature.  In addition, we discuss the physical, mental, and emotional benefits from starting a regular sauna practice.

Then, we take our students to the sauna!

Airport-Taxi Information

DFW is approximately 17.7 miles from Legacy or a 22 minute cab ride. Cab fare from DFW to downtown Dallas is around $32.51 without tip. (We are located on the edge of downtown and the Design District.)

Love Field is about 4.9  miles or a 15 minute cab ride. Cab fare from Love Field to downtown Dallas is around $16.54, without tip.
Southwest, United, Delta, Virgin Air and SeaPort (commuter) all fly into Love Field.

This is a link for Uber car service in Dallas.

Hotels in Dallas Design District

Apartment and home rentals with kitchens…just like home, maybe better.


Virgin Hotel Design District Dallas
1445 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75207
Reservations:  469-359-7003

Opened December 2019, within walking distance of food and the Legacy Sport & Wellness Center


Hilton Anatole Hilton.ReservationCounter.com

2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

The Anatole has a full gym, steam room, indoor pool.  There are some gluten-free options for dining and Ser, the high-end restaurant, has some nice lamb. 

FYI:  a cab ride from The Anatole to Legacy Center is about 1.6 miles, or approximately $5.90…$7.00 with a 15% tip.


Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center
1949 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

Boutique-ish hotel close to food and Legacy Center.  Ask for a room away from the freeway.


Hall Arts Hotel
1717 Leonard Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Opened December 2019 in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Dallas.  Free Wi-Fi, a Fitness Center and Swimming Pool and Pets allowed.  Interesting art-filled contemporary space within walking distance of Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Garden, Klyde Warren Park, but a 2.6 miles from Legacy, which is a 10 minute cab ride.


Sheraton Suites Market Center
2101 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

Totally redone, just request a room away from the freeway.  Healthy food choices with the remodel, but just across the street from the Anatole if you want more choices.


Renaissance Dallas Hotel & Motel
2222 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

2015 Market Center Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75207

Best Western Hotel & Motel Market Center
2023 Market Center Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75207


W Hotel


2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219

(214) 397-4100

May be in the midst of a remodel, so call to be sure.


Omni Hotel
555 South Lamar

This is the Dallas Convention Hotel, so it can be noisy at times.  There is a Bob’s Steak and Chop House in the hotel along with another healthy café on site.  Great local art throughout and they do a fabulous light display on the outside of the building.  Also, a great gift shop!


The Fairmont Dallas Hotel
1717 North Akard Street

Right across the street from the downtown YMCA:  if you ask the Concierge, you can receive a free day pass. 

Fun Fact:  a rose garden on the roof with bee hives is maintained by friends of Legacy…Susan and Brandon Pollard , with Texas Honeybee Guild.  Their Zip Code honey may be purchased at the Dallas Farmer’s Market.


Rosewood Crescent Hotel
400 Crescent Court

Nobu Restaurant and a totally reworked Spa/Sauna


Hotels with Kitchens

Extended Stay America • Market Center
2979 North Stemmons Freeway
(214) 630-0154

Yes, they have kitchens, but a recent practitioner stay resulted in a two-thumbs down review.


Residence Inn
6950 North Stemmons Freeway
(214) 631-2472


Airport • Taxi Information

DFW Airport is approximately 17 miles from Legacy or a 22-minute cab ride.  Cab fare from  DFW to downtown Dallas is around $46.78.  Legacy is located on the edge of downtown in the Dallas Design District

Love Field is about 4 miles or a 13-minute cab ride.  Cab fare from Love Field to downtown Dallas is around $19.00


This is the link for Uber car service in Dallas.

Restaurant - Grocery Recommendations

WHOLE FOODS – eat in or carry out

MCKINNEY AVENUE (the newest Dallas location) Address: 2510 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone:(469) 518-5814


LEMON AVENUE AND LOMO ALTO (smaller footprint, but closer to Legacy)

ASCENSION COFFEE & WINE BAR – opens at 6:30 am, espresso, wine at night, food
throughout the day, but only the morning has gluten-free options. Kale salad with chicken is great!
Breakfast is the best: Protein Brekkie – two poached eggs, bacon, avocado and berries.  You can call in a food order and pick up to go.
Oak Lawn and 35 – about 2-5 minutes from Legacy
(214) 741-3211

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE – the best rack of lamb; jeans are fine
http://www.bobs-steakandchop.com/locations/dallas-on- lemmon/
There is a Bob’s at the Omni Hotel, too. (214) 652-4800

EL BOLERO – Design District with organic blue corn tortillas and chips, great chicken chipotle taco, Wagyu beef tacos, and Friday is Lobster Fajitas day.
Delicious jimica/zucchini sticks/watermelon in season, and Don Julio 1942! You can order to go.  Can be very noisy inside and food isn’t quite as good as when they first opened.
Menu: elboleromexican.com      214-741-1986

TOWN HEARTH – Design District restaurant, it’s a swank space with laid-back dining;  raw bar, steaks, & classic cocktails from Dallas chef Nick Badovinus.
1617 Market Center Blvd.,      214-761-1617

CHARLES – Design District restaurant.  Stylish, up-scale restaurant & bar serving wood-fired Italian classics plus wine & cocktails.  Legacy clients give two-thumbs up.
1632 Market Center Blvd., 469-917-9000

PIE TAP -new to the Design District
Casual-cool warehouse vibe,  rave review on the pizza, gluten-free pizza options.
1212 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 131.    469-677-0997

AL BIERNAT’S – elk, lamb, and wild salmon, great filet though not grass finished; a little dressier (unless you eat on the patio)
so no exercise clothes https://www.albiernats.com/

MESO MAYA – guacamole made fresh, good flank steak, lots of tequilas to choose from and close to
the Perot Natural History Museum, which is an architectural dream. http://mesomaya.com

OAK – restaurant has changed their concept, so can’t give a recommendation at this time. http://oakdallas.com
214-712-9700. Call to be sure they are open.

PAK PAO – Thai food, not all menu items are gluten free, but they deliver!

TEI-AN – soba house and sushi bar located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District

EDDIE V’S – steak, fish; a little dressier so no exercise clothes

ZIZIKI’S – Greek food, casual dining and outdoor eating, if the weather permits. On Travis, off Knox-Henderson.     www.zizikis.com/

Ser – in the Tower; has good lamb  http://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hilton-anatole-

THE COSMIC CAFE – vegetarian restaurant; very casual