Overindulged at all those wonderful weekend BBQs for the last couple of practically-rainless months?
Spent too much time lazily soaking up that gorgeous-but-rarely-seen-until-this-summer Vancouver sun while drinking cocktails on crowded patios?
It’s time to get back into an exercise routine, or at least start thinking about it for when that inevitable rain returns (which our neighbourhood’s brown patchy grass desperately needs).
Here are 10 great indoor exercise and fitness facilities in Kitsilano including gyms, yoga studios and pilates studios. Now there’s no excuse not to get back into shape before Thanksgiving dinners start appearing.
The Kitsilano Fitness Centre at Kits Community Centre
2690 Larch Street, 604-257-6976, Vancouver.ca
Kits Fitness Centre is an oldie but a goodie. Treadmills, elliptical trainers, bikes, free weights, and classes – what more could you need?
Kitsilano Fitness World
#200 – 2150 W Broadway, 604-742-4440, Snclubs.com
You may have to endure a lengthy conversation with a sales-rep at the Kitsilano Fitness World, but if you are serious about committing to an exercise routine, their memberships can be of good value. This location has child minding for $5, giving you up to 2 hours to focus on just you.
1915 W 4th Avenue, (604) 336-4599, Yyoga.ca
YYoga Kitsilano has regular and hot yoga classes, and a bonus tea lounge with an outdoor patio featuring an organic menu of snacks and drinks.
There are three Semperviva Yoga locations in Kits, plus one on Granville Island. Try the City Studio location on West Broadway as it has recycled rubber floors to practice on.
Semperviva Yoga, various Kits locations, Semperviva.com
Practice those 26 asanas (postures) for 90 minutes in a hot room at Bikram Yoga Vancouver. Then treat yourself to a bite at any number of great cafes and restaurants nearby on West Broadway – you deserve it.
Bikram Yoga Vancouver, 2681 W Broadway, (604) 742-3830, Bikramyogavancouver.com
Yoga Buttons Studio
The Yoga Buttons Studio opened exactly one year ago and it is happily focussed on kids and family yoga. Classes are available for infants as young as 3 months.
Yoga Buttons Studio, 2525 W Broadway, (604) 739-9642, Yogabuttons.com
Moksha Yoga Vancouver
If the Bikram-style hot yoga seems too regimented and repetitive, try the Canadian Moksha hot yoga version which has more variation and it is a little more laid-back.
Moksha Yoga Vancouver, #242 – 2083 Alma Street, (604) 569-3650, Mokshayoga.ca
The Movement Studio
Pilates classes on mats and apparatuses in private, semi-private, and small group formats are offered at The Movement Studio.
The Movement Studio, #207 – 2211 W 4th Avenue, (604) 732-9055, Themovementstudio.com
Meridian Pilates Studio
Friendly, certified instructors from diverse backgrounds lead you through the one hour classes at Meridian Pilates Studio.
Meridian Pilates Studio, #202 – 2475 Bayswater Street, (604) 730-4094, Meridianpilates.ca
Boditree Pilates & Healing
Try the infrared sauna, a relaxing dry heat environment, at Boditree Pilates & Healing after class.
Boditree Pilates & Healing, #210 – 2006 W 10th Avenue, (604) 736-2634, Boditreepilates.com
Last modified: January 28, 2017