Going to the gym can seem very unappealing after a long day—especially if you’re doing the same old boring routine.
If the lacklustre treadmill and elliptical aren’t getting you pumped up, check out some of these spots in Metro Vancouver to get a good workout in; while also having fun!
Jump for joy at the largest indoor trampoline park—with locations in both Richmond (14380 Triangle Road) and Langley (9499 198th Street). There’s tons of trampolines for freestyle jumping or you can join in on a game of dodgeball, volleyball or basketball, while jumping around, of course.
They’re known for “connecting mind, body and pole.” Pole dancing classes seem like a fun activity to do with friends but it’s a good workout too! They also have aerial arts fitness classes— with silk, hoops, aerial yoga and aerial hammock. They have four locations across the 604, including Mount Pleasant (36 E Broadway), Gastown (314 Water Street), Burnaby (4247C – 2 Lougheed Hwy) and Richmond (1040-9111 Beckwith Road).
Barre classes blend together a variety of exercise techniques—including movements from yoga, pilates and ballet. Barre Fitness has a variety of classes from cardio to boot camps. They have locations in North Vancouver (1186 Marine Drive), Yaletown (1038 Mainland Street) and Port Moody (2744 St. John’s Street). A new location in South Surrey is currently in the works too!
This new fitness studio is offering a wide variety of classes, including Mini-Tramp. This is a first of its kind for Vancouver—a low impact cardio class that alternates between high energy rebounding and strength exercises, all while using a mini trampoline as your prop. Check them out in Vancouver at 102-1500 Howe Street.
There’s been an influx of animals joining in on yoga sessions at various places across Metro Vancouver recently. The events are usually to fundraise for shelters and help bunnies and kitties find their fur-ever homes. In the past, places like Sunberry Fitness (440-4400 Hazelbridge Way) and Stretch Vancouver (180 E Pender Street) have housed bunny yoga and cats on your mats. Due to their popularity, there will surely be more classes in the near future!