At each of Oxygen Yoga & Fitness? locations, trained fitness instructors guide students through a seven-day schedule packed with yoga, boot camp, meditation, and TRX suspension training classes. The modern studios come equipped with infrared heated yoga rooms where students strengthen muscles during yoga poses as the specialized light aims to improve their skin tone and erase their cellulite. During TRX suspension training sessions, exercisers are suspended in the air by belts attached to the ceiling and use their own body weight to fight gravity. The classes are designed for all fitness levels and aim to build long, lean muscles and give guests a place to practice their levitation skills. The studio also schedules kids' yoga sessions designed to increase children?s confidence and provide full-body workouts.
Though the certified staff at Live Fit takes health seriously, they have fun while they achieve it. Ten indoor cycles set the scene for intense indoor biking workouts, and in a nearby wood-floored studio, instructors lead high-energy Zumba sessions and TRX-suspension workouts. The staff’s infectious enthusiasm inspires exercisers to push through personal-training and small-group sessions, which are sometimes held on the nearby pier to inspire exercisers with vistas of the city and squads of whales cheering silently just beneath the surface. The studio’s view of the city is equally as pristine on days when the weather doesn’t agree with outdoor workouts, as noted by the North Shore Outlook.
As a kid, Michelle Ricketts could never sit still. She channelled her boundless energy into sports and scampering about outdoors, activities that trained her for a career in the fitness-and-recreation industry. After years travelling the world, Michelle circled back around to her home city of Vancouver, where she founded and continues to infuse her limitless energy into Storm Fitness Inc.
Within a variety of local parks and studios, Michelle and her team of fellow fitness aficionados conduct high-intensity full-body workouts. To train minds and restructure bad habits, they outfit programs with nutrition advice, meal plans, and grocery tips on which sugary foods to avoid and how to mould marshmallows into the shape of broccoli to reduce its calories. Through teaching proper fitness and nutrition models, the team spearheads a sustained mission to decrease obesity. Beyond that, 10 per cent of its profits go to Team Diabetes, an organization that promotes diabetes education, research, and services.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting hour-long workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine like regular teeth brushing. Begin a long day of litigating with a refreshing 6:00 a.m. squat session, or end an evening by burning evidence and pounds with a 7:15 p.m. class. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching.
Already with 12 locations and growing, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness is a new way to do hot yoga that's gaining popularity rapidly. Classes at this yoga studio are completed in infrared-heated rooms, helping to increase flexibility, detox the immune system, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. As clients complete a full body yoga workout that incorporates elements of Pilates, they sweat out toxins, help release tight muscles, and finally discover what toes feel like. Certified instructors lead the way, offering modifications and individual attention, and students practice in a spacious, welcoming environment. Oxygen Yoga & Fitness also offers kids' yoga and bootcamp.
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.