Nice days are in the forecast, so why confine yourself to sweating away indoors? Work on that summer bod and get your nature fix at the same time with these outdoor, fitness-geared activities in Vancouver:
We’re insanely lucky to have immediate access to the mountains, and it would be a huge shame to not take advantage of Mother Nature’s peaks.
Check out our list of the most picturesque hikes here.
8 SUP Yoga
You read right. Watch our video below to get the low-down on this rad new outdoor activity.
7 Run Club
There’s strength in numbers. Joining a running club is an excellent way to hold yourself and your fellow runners accountable, train for that race, and keep that heart strong!
Website | www.runningroom.com
Serena Williams didn’t become Serena Williams overnight.
Stanley Park Tennis Courts (8901 Stanley Park Drive) and the tennis courts at Kitsilano Beach are both great courts that get tons of action.
Overcome obstacles, get from point A to point B-Z and get creative with parkour! In Vancouver, there are tons of urban spots to get your parkour on from the steps at the Vancouver Art Gallery to playgrounds. Not for everyone, this outdoor activity is reserved for ninjas.
Check out: Penzer Parkour Park in Langley.
Try saying “calisthenics” three times in a row. But seriously. If you’ve never heard of a calisthenics workout – you’re not alone. Forget using weights or bands. This form of exercise focuses on using the weight of your own body to build muscle and create definition. If you’re up for the challenge and willing to put in the time and practice, practice, practice, calisthenics can help you transform into a shredded machine.
Check out this great list of Calisthenics parks in Vancouver by The Unconventional Route.
If you’re looking for a real challenge, trust on Survivor Bootcamp to push you to reach new heights. An outdoor fitness company, Survivor Bootcamp is for the dedicated #fitspos and runs all year, rain or shine all throughout BC from False Creek to Port Coquitlam. Meet new friends and meet your goals. It’s a win-win.
Website | www.survivorfitness.com
2 Beach Yoga
Bend, stretch and extend and feel the sun on your face. Beach yoga classes are sooo Vancouver and becoming increasingly common. Mat Collective offers FREE classes at Kitsilano Beach, ideal for yogis of all levels eager for a one-of-a-kind ocean-side yoga experience.
Website | www.matcollective.com
Exciting reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) @evasion_tv will be filming at our 6pm Kits Beach class for their '99 things to do in Vancouver' segment! 🎥📺 @krystalsoong will guide us through an hour of flow as we face this beautiful city skyline. The rain is supposed to clear up by then, so we hope to see many of you there! 💛
1 Bike Tour
Arguably, the best way to see Vancouver is on a bike. Hop on your own, rent one for a few hours, or go on a guided tour and break a sweat while you’re at it! Cycle City Tours offers daily guided tours including historical and craft beer tasting tours, rentals, and events. These tours are super fun, it’s easy to forget that you’re getting a workout but your gams will thank you. Hello, short-shorts!
Website | www.cyclevancouver.com