September brings a fresh start to many people; whether that means getting back to work or school, or returning to a fitness plan and cutting back on the patio cocktails. (#SOsad ) But working out doesn’t have to mean a boring routine at your usual stuffy gym. Get motivated and inspired by checking out one of these chic fitness rooms in Vancouver!
8 Y Yoga
Y Yoga is consistently considered some of the best yoga classes in the city and it’s not hard to see why. 6 beautiful locations means that there is likely one in your neighborhood, and with 26 different types of yoga and fitness classes there is something for everyone. Try Saje Aromatherapy Ying Yoga or a TRX fitness class, both are super chic!
7 Ballet Lounge
1340 Granville Street
This isn’t your regular ballet studio. The super chic space offers a variety of traditional ballet classes as well as ballet-based fitness classes for all skill levels. The Ballet Lounge also holds special themed classes year such as a “Night Out at the Barre”, Baby & Me Ballet, a Date Night partner class, and our personal favourite: Beyonce, Ballet & Bubbles.
6 Tight Club Athletics
261 Union St
Tight Club doesn’t just challenge your body, it challenges your mind too. Their classes are super unique and incorporate a blend of interval training, body weight exercises, boxing and more. Tight Club focuses on a chill, community vibe in their classes and encourage open discussion about social change, all while getting your sweat on.
5 Studeo 55
865 Hornby St
Ever wanted to train like a world class athlete? In Studeo’s state of the art facilities you can. This gym treats fitness as a science, and utilizes its trainer’s athletic backgrounds to give you a killer workout. The classes are intense and guaranteed to get you in top form – think CrossFit with a twist. If you’re looking for a more one-on-one approach try their personal training.
4 Lagree West
437 W Hastings
This Gastown studio will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a cool club in NYC. Lagree West offers pilates on a megaformer, which promises to work muscles you didn’t even know you had. (Think pilates on steroids!) Classes are intimate and fun, instructors are enthusiastic and push you to the limit, while playing the best music. An effective workout that will leave you feeling the burn for days!
1128 Mainland St
Until recently, you were only able to experience a SoulCycle class vicariously through your favourite celebrity or influencer. But that all changed when they opened a Yaletown location earlier this year. After one class it’s not hard to see why it has such a cult following. Epic music and lighting, super motivating instructors and an empowering vibe will get you hooked on SoulCycle in no time.
2041 W 4th Ave
Work out and hang out at Kitsilano’s newest community hub! Much more than just a fitness centre, Turf Living offers a bright and welcoming sanctuary for all. Designed with intention, visitors can shop, workout and refuel all in the same space. Turf’s beautiful kitchen and coffee bar serves up good whole food, filler-free smoothies, and delicious lattes (made using house-made nut milk) that you can enjoy post boxing or dance class, or take to go!
1 Equinox Vancouver
1131 W Georgia St
New York’s original luxury gym finally opened a location in Vancouver this past year and changed the fitness scene. The mega gym offers boxing, pilates, cycling, yoga and barre studios, as well as your usual strength and cardio sections. But what really sets Equinox apart are the finer things: Kiehl’s products in the locker room, a fireside lounge, eucalyptus towels, and a Body Energy Club Café for your post-workout smoothie.
By: Dallas Carlson
When Dallas is not studying communications at SFU you can find her drinking an extra spicy caesar on a patio!