Exercising in Vancouver has reached cultish levels of devotion: whether it’s a high tempo spin class, hot yoga or ballet-inspired barre, the health-conscious are incredibly loyal to their chosen regimens.

The fanciest new gyms and studios cater to those who treat their daily fitness rituals like a religion, but where do you start if you’re not a regular… yet.

Here are four of the neighbourhood’s swankiest places to sweat it out. And they all have great offers for new members so that you can go hard for a month before making the place your own.

The Dailey Method | 1735 West 4th Avenue, 604-732-0611, www.thedaileymethod.com 

The Dailey Method is one of two barre-dedicated gyms in Kits. They offer a ‘New Client Unlimited Month’ for $79 which gives you the opportunity to try a variety of classes including dailey cycle, barre, beyond the barre, and yoga. After the 30 days, you can reassess and decide if you would want to continue with a membership.  For your first class simply pay the $24 drop-in fee and if you like it you can apply that amount to your new client unlimited month.

Yyoga | 1915 West 4th Avenue, 604-336-4599, www.yyoga.ca

Yyoga has a wicked deal for newbies. 30 days for $40 which includes complimentary mat rental. Of course, this is a one-time offer which activates upon first use and expires 30 days from activation. There is no contract agreement required, but it is not eligible for refund, transfer, hold, extension, or re-start. Yyoga classes include YHot, YRide, Power, Flow, Hatha, and more.

Method Indoor Cycling | 2020 Arbutus Street, 778-379-9779, www.methodindoorcycling.com

Method doesn’t offer a first class for free but they do have a new rider special – $99 for 30 days of unlimited cycling. Method’s drop-in price is $25 per class, so if you get in the habit of riding regularly in month #1 you’ll get way more than your money’s worth. The new rider special can only be bought in studio and you can get it before your first class or after one regular drop-in.

Pure Barre Vancouver | 1907 West 4th Avenue, 604-731-2088, www.purebarre.com

Like every other gym Pure Barre doesn’t offer a first class for free but your can put the cost of your first class towards their introductory trial offer. In Pure Barre’s case it is 4 weeks of unlimited classes for $99.

Last modified: February 1, 2017

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