Yogana Studio's minimal, elegant space reflects the instructors' modern take on yoga, which focuses on the athletic and spiritual aspects of the practice. This holistic approach emphasizes the physical, breathing, and relaxation exercises found in the studio's eight modalities. Gentle Hatha yoga focuses largely on creating optimal postural alignment, and power-yoga sessions deliver intense workouts designed for advanced students or stressed-out power plants.
Ceroc Vancouver's casual blend of salsa, swing, and jive attracts crowds of dancers every week due to how easy it is to pick up. Focusing not on technique but on fun, Ceroc ushers guests onto the floor to experiment with the simple style that gained a following during its infancy in France. Every party starts with a beginner lesson, during which instructors show the crowd introductory steps; afterwards, a DJ spins music from many different eras to spark a freestyle dance session. Dance nights take place across the city, offering guests the chance to experience Vancouver's different hot spots while grooving with a partner.
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.
The instructors at Bikram Yoga North Vancouver focus on Bikram yoga, which was founded by Bikram Choudhury, who started his practice at age 4 and won the National India Yoga Championship at age 13. He later injured his knee in a weightlifting accident, and despite a grim prognosis from doctors who said he would never walk again, Bikram continued his yoga practice and made a full recovery. Each 90-minute Bikram-yoga class takes place in a studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and consists of one series of 26 poses. This discipline can move oxygenated blood throughout the body, increase muscle tone, improve overall health, and steam unsuspecting vegetables.
Since its original incarnation opened in 1981, Genesis Athletic Club has changed names and locations, but its values have remained the same. These values include a welcoming attitude toward all body types and ages, and a diversity of fitness options mirroring that of its clientele. For instance, its facilities include women-only areas, as well as a training circuit designed for seniors. Fitness classes range from yoga to spinning, and personal trainers customize workouts so clients don't start greeting their usual weight machine by name. There are also tanning beds, an apparel boutique, and a café stocked with smoothies.
In a shop surrounded by free-ride, downhill, and extreme mountain-bike trails, the cycling crew at On Top Bike Shop understand and foster passions for trailblazing by caring for two-wheelers with a slew of services. Striving to provide everything needed to trundle freely in the great outdoors, the shop suits up cyclists in clothing and accessories such as Dakine jerseys and helmet visors by Giro. Bikes from local brands including Banshee, KHS, and Manhattan Cruisers taunt gravity by hanging from the shop's ceiling and walls and bragging about their summers at space camp.