Fraser Valley’s yoga facility pioneering far-infrared classes, Beach Yoga & Wellness combines yoga and Pilates instruction with creatively themed classes that include Rock 'n Roll hot yoga and Hot Heat Happy Hips yoga. Veteran instructors help students stretch and lunge through poses in a hot-yoga environment enhanced by far-infrared waves that facilitate the release of up to seven times more bodily toxins than the average yoga session. The gentle radiation is known to improve skin tone by stimulating the production of collagen. By combing the infrared energy with the studio's steamy temperature, students experience an "artificial fever" that, like a real fever, ignites the body's immune system better than using jumper cables.
At the peak of his athletic career, Scott Midgley ranked fourth in the world in muay thai kickboxing. Nowadays, he helps clients reach the peak of their own athletic careers—whether that entails a global ranking or simply a healthy body—at his 17,000-square-foot fitness studio, Total Body Fitness.
Group fitness classes combine collaboration and coaching to keep participants motivated, and spinning sessions slowly transition from flat roads to mountain paths to help clients train for their paper routes. For solo workouts, the gym supplies free weights and an ergonomically designed circuit area and cardio centre. An infrared sauna complements fitness regimens, catalyzing calorie burning and minimizing cellulite; tanning beds in standup and prone formats help patrons attain an even glow.
At Soul Fitness, trainers utilize the latest in exercise and sports science techniques to spark dramatic changes in the body. The husband and wife team of Tracy and Kevin Boardman lead urban boot camp classes, trail running expeditions, and exercise outings in Vancouver’s natural spaces. During the summer, the hiking club travels out to Chief and Elfin Lakes in Squamish and Wedgemount Lake in Whistler. Trainers can augment exercise with detailed nutritional analysis, meal-planning, and 10-day detox plans designed to purge the system of toxins, heavy metals, and peanut-brittle buildup.