Vancouver Fitness & Recreation Centres
Innovative Fitness separates itself from other fitness facilities with its approach to personal reinvention through physical challenge, adversity and victory. In Vancouver, the company operates private studio-style workout boutiques in Kitsilano and downtown Vancouver, and offers such services as destination training, a golf-specific program, corporate health training and a 90-day program for brides to be.
The Vancouver Aquatic Centre is situated downtown along Beach Avenue and offers a main swimming pool, toddler pool and fitness facilities. Open year round, the indoor pools offer public swimming times, lap swimming, aqua fitness classes and parent and toddler times. Located close to Sunset Beach.
Part of Just Ladies Fitness, this She's Fit facility is located in Kitsilano and offers women a comfortable and respectful environment in which to train and exercise. In addition to cardio equipment and a large exercise space, the fitness centre provides suntanning and diet weight loss programs.
Professionalism and experience is what makes Fisico stand above the rest, their programs are creative and innovative, using the hottest trends and equipment in fitness, while providing personal focus and attention to help their clients get the results without getting injured. Whether an athlete or weekend warrior, their integrative holistic approach to fitness will make a star in the field or just a star in everyday life.
Momentum Fitness offers personalized training in a vibrant and upbeat atmosphere. Classes available range from power yoga to Pilates to nutrition counseling.
Kitsilano Pool isn't your average swimming pool. Considered Canada's longest pool (three times that of an Olympic pool), the outdoor, oceanfront facility is also the only saltwater pool in Vancouver and one of the few in the world. Situated along Cornwall Avenue in Kitsilano, the pool has been a city favourite since its original opening in 1931 (facility replaced in 1979) and is popular for its beach entry near Kits Beach. Open mid-May through mid-September.
Denman Fitness, in the heart of the downtown has been providing a fitness venue for locals and visitors since 1994. Customers here can enjoy a pool and spa, yoga and pilates, squash courts, steam room and sauna and weight rooms.
A 30 minute personal training studio perfectly designed for busy professionals who want to save time and money and get results.
Versus Training Center is much more than a gym. The business is a school of self-improvement and offers a variety of classes and programs to motivate and help clients achieve their physical fitness goals, including core work, strength and conditioning programs, kickboxing and martial arts instruction, yoga and athletic conditioning for athletes from various backgrounds. Personal and semi-private training also available.
The YWCA in Vancouver offers a range of fitness services at its co-ed, 2,787 sq m (30,000 sq ft) facility, including an aquatic centre, multiple weight rooms and exercise studios, a variety of fitness classes and specific rooms for cardio workouts, women-only training and cycle training. Other amenities include a steam room and whirlpool, towel service, a pro shop and a sports TV lounge.
Several Fitness World gyms are dotted around the Vancouver area including a couple in the central area of the city. Classes, weight training and cardiovascular exercise machines are available.
Open to the public, the UBC Aquatic Centre features a 50 m (164 ft) indoor pool, 1 m (3.2 ft), 3 m (9.8 ft) and 5 m (16.4 ft) diving boards, a fitness area and weight room, a whirlpool, saunas and a steam room. There is also an outdoor pool with 1 m, 5 m and 10 m (32.8 ft) diving boards and a patio area that are available seasonally.
Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness And She’s FIT! Downtown is one of the top co-ed rated gyms and health clubs in Downtown, specializing in small group fitness training, nutritional guidance, fitness classes and motivation.
Sweat Co Studios strives to be a different kind of fitness facility. The company doesn't charge initiation fees and customers can choose their own programs and payment programs. Facilities and classes include personal and group training, cardio, sculpting, strength and flexibility, yoga and pilates.
Serving Vancouver's east side, the New Brighton Pool is an outdoor pool that is popular for its beach entry for toddlers, family free form section and regular length swimming area. Open mid-May through mid-September, lessons available.
One of several indoor city swimming pools, Lord Byng Pool is located east of Point Grey on 14th Avenue. Facilities include a diving board, water slide and a rope/swing, as well as a whirlpool, sauna and fitness room.
Move & Groove Fitness offers easy to follow dance-infused fitness classes for adults of all ages and fitness levels.
This not-for-profit centre was established in 1953 and provides a facility with 7 squash and 5 badminton courts as well as a steam room and sauna. It also has a fitness area with cardio and weight training equipment.
Following the winter Olympics in 2010, this recreation center was opened to provide a fitness centre, gymnasium, dance studio and multi-purpose rooms. Classes here include things like martial arts, pilates, yoga, bike maintenance and dragon boat racing.
Situated just off Commercial Drive, Brittania Pool is an indoor pool operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. Open year round, the pool features lap times, public swimming sessions, lessons and classes, times for parents and toddlers, senior sessions and more. Whirlpool, steam room and sauna facilities available.
The fitness experts at T-Squared Personal Training provide customized work out schedules and nutritional advice for individuals and small groups.
Maple Grove Pool is situated in Maple Grove Park in South Vancouver and is one of five outdoor pools operated by the City of Vancouver. The pool is a free form family pool with a maximum depth of 1 m (3.5 ft) and is open daily during summer months for public swimming.
Percy Norman Pool is one of several city pools operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and offers public indoor swimming year round. Visitors can choose times for lap swimming, aqua fitness, adult-only swimming and general sessions. Facilities include a diving board, tower and water slide. Whirlpool, sauna and weight room also available.
Physiotherapy, massage and group classes to assist with fitness for sports like hockey, football and basketball are available at this Yaletown location. Facilities include cardio and weight training equipment.
Not everyday do swimmers find a pool like the Second Beach Pool in Stanley Park. Located on the west side of the park, the outdoor pool combines beach front swimming, heated water and beautiful views of English Bay. Open late May through Labour Day, facilities include a graduated depth for swimmers of all ages and abilities, a water slide, lap lanes and lifeguard supervision. Admission is charged.
This small, friendly fitness studio offers many types of fitness classes at various times during the day. There are classes and times to suit any needs or schedule.
Precision Athletics provides personal, group and corporate fitness training for all levels of fitness. Providing great workouts, whether just visiting Vancouver BC or looking for longer term training.
Vancouver women wanting to get fit in a different kind of fitness facility can try Tantra Fitness. The ladies-only facility offers women of all age groups and fitness levels with an exciting alternative to the typical gym regime, including professional pole dancing lessons, belly dancing and lap dancing for fitness, as well as cardio-based fitness classes, athletic conditioning, Kangoo Jump classes and more.
Andy S: Master-Level personal trainer, National-level athlete & dedicated practitioner in the latest CrossFit Elite conditioning. O2 West Fitness is distinguished by passionate, results-driven athletic trainers. With the best specialized equipment, O2 West is Vancouver’s only private sport-specific training facility.
With a couple of locations in the central Vancouver area this fitness gym provides a 30 minute workout during the morning and evening. It is geared to women and involves 13 stations that incorporate kick and hand boxing as well as Swiss and medicine balls.
This downtown location on Pender Street gives the professionals working in the area the opportunity to workout at lunchtime or after work. Fitness equipment as well as personal trainers and boot-camp courses are available.
The goal at Body & Soul Health & Fitness is to assist clients in achieving over all vitality through guidance, support, and education. Semi-private fitness classes are offered in Pilates, yoga, and stretch.
Contenders is a training studio in Vancouver that specializes in boxing classes for all levels of boxers, from beginners to pros. The company offers over 25 classes to choose from, as well as advanced training boot camps and open gym sparring. Gym amenities include towel and water service, day lockers, showers and a sauna.
Kerrisdale residents wanting to get fit in the water can head to this indoor city pool. Depending on the season, the pool has regularly scheduled times for lap swimming, aqua fitness, public swimming and loonie/toonie sessions.
Part of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games legacy, the Aquatic Centre at Hillcrest Park is a state-of-the-art aquatic facility, drawing city-wide residents and visitors alike for both its design and its amenities. Visitors can enjoy both indoor and outdoor pools (including a main pool with a movable floor), water cannons, sprays, jets and a lazy river, a 70-person hot tub, steam room and sauna.
False Creek Community Centre
A bounty of exercise options are offered at the False Creek Community Centre, from the laughter club to Nia Jams (large groups, exercising with several instructors).