Open 24 hours a day, the facilities at Sport Central come stacked with modern fitness equipment, squash courts, and instructors. Guests who opt for a two-month membership get 24-hour access to a 45,000 square foot gym full of body-toning cadre of cardio and strength-training equipment such as elliptical trainers, treadmills, bikes, steppers, and rowers. The membership also comes with 12 tanning sessions, which can aid iron-pumpers in looking more like a golden Atlas than a pallid one. The centre also boasts two steam rooms, a women's only area, and a children's centre where tykes can play under supervision while parents get fit.
The husband-and-wife team of Bobbi and Patricia Lusic introduces all levels to the art of the Argentine tango during group, private, and semi-private lessons. They work with each dancer’s capabilities, using progressive lessons to build upon fundamental steps as they cover topics such as musicality and etiquette. The duo also hosts social dances for students to show off newly acquired skills, and puts on performances for corporate and private functions.
The crew at Razor Fitness strives to give members the resources of a large-scale gym while maintaining the welcoming, no-waiting atmosphere of a boutique gym. The 22,000-square-foot facility houses more than 200 cardio machines, weight machines, and free-weight stations, as well as a studio outfitted with heavy bags, step platforms, and mats for wrestling bears. Beyond the open gym, the staff guides guests to an array of physique-enhancing services, including personal training, an infrared sauna and tanning, and nutrition counselling. Damsels who join Razor Fitness’s member ranks also receive access to the Planet Woman Fitness facility. To fortify clients’ fitness efforts, Razor’s team also dispenses energy drinks, protein bars, and workout smoothies.
With its proximity to ocean shoreline, forests, and mountains, Vancouver draws outdoorsy and athletic people from all walks of life. The coaches at Evolution BC apply this insight to their teaching of both Krav Maga and Crossfit, upholding an ethos that people's athletic needs "differ by degree, not kind."
The Crossfit BC coaches strive to reach all ages and skill levels, from aged grandparents to experienced athletes, they reject specialization, designing ever-changing daily workouts to develop all dimensions of health. A lift might be followed by gymnastics work, such as a handstand; other sessions might include activities such as rowing or jumping boxes. Every exercise is scalable, too, meaning there's always an easier or tougher version to challenge each participant's fitness level. Unlike some programs that motivate with drill-sergeant shouting, the Crossfit coaches keep things positive by cheering on their classes and occasionally letting a stampede of unicorns loose into the room.
Krav Maga BC
Each of Evolution BC's locations also hosts Krav Maga BC, whose instructors drill students of all ability levels in self-defense skills developed for the Israeli Defense Forces. Its popularity has spread throughout the world and is now taught to civilians at the Krav Maga BC regional training centres in Vancouver and West Vancouver.