British Columbia local and Lakers player Steve Nash created his fleet of namesake Fitness World & Sports Clubs to honour the tenets of healthy living. The classes at both Fitness World and Sports Club locations are taught by engaging instructors who impart students with methods for getting fit that don’t involve traditional livestock lifting. Group fitness trainers lead exercisers through Bball Blast's stability-ball training, ICE indoor-cycling intensives, and Cardio Core's combinations of step, cardio kickboxing, and abdominal exercises. The Nash Smash class uses full-body metabolic training to sternly badger moping muscles into action, and Women on Weights builds toned musculature by pitting females against leaden opponents. Personal training sessions fit workouts for each client, tailoring them to individual's goals and personal theme song.
The amenities at each club differ—the Burnaby location boasts a swimming pool and spacious whirlpool. The staff strives to create a healthy environment for members and the earth alike, with floors made from sustainable bamboo and locker panels build with recycled car tires.
Cocoon Urban Day Spa’s beauty technicians understand that a good waxing treatment has two things going for it: precision and speed. That’s why their Brazilian waxes typically take only 15 minutes while only leaving behind custom shapes and designs. When they aren’t sculpting fuzz into triangles or iconic skylines, the team airbrushes skin with natural tanning solutions that result in an even glow. Led by founder Sarah Redmond, the team performs their personalized treatments in an their spa designed to make any urban chaos feel far away.
Seven therapists unite a collectively huge history of training in myriad modalities of massage therapy and intuitive bodywork, which allows them to tailor their services to each client's needs. Therapists sooth away stress with gentle Swedish techniques or promote healing by applying pressure to muscles, tendons, and fascia during deep-tissue massages. The team can augment these services with add-ons such as hot basalt stones, exfoliating body scrubs, aromatherapy, or dulcet renditions of “the knee bones’ connected to the thigh bone.”
The Network Wellness Spa's experienced skincare specialists employ botanical extracts and natural products to refresh and exfoliate tired mugs. Aromatherapy scents such as jasmine, rose, and ylang-ylang swirl through the air during muscle-melting massages, facial steams, and pre-pedicure foot soaks, and aestheticians customize three kinds of facial to clean pores more effectively than a doll-size vacuum. The spa also caters to men with a shaving treatment complete with hot-towel service.
Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and boy bands, no two skins are exactly alike. That’s why Sumbody & Sumtime Spa's staff custom-blends products using organic ingredients that hail from the very planet we roam upon. Founded by Deborah Burnes, who authored Look Great, Live Green, the spa's signature line of products soothes the hair, body, and nose with natural and locally sourced ingredients. And when Burnes says "natural" she means it. "People tell us every day that they've tried everything on Earth," says Burnes, who quickly turns the question around: "Have you tried the earth itself?" Using elements such as clay, charcoal, sea salt, and honey, she concocts all-natural formulas that she says bring out the best in her clients' skin.
Fresh off the heels of its one year anniversary, Water Lounge Spa pampers and soothes customers with massages, facials, and skincare services administered by a staff of certified massage therapists and aestheticians. Aches and pains recede as experienced hands administer neuromuscular therapy or massages accented with hot stones, focused on deep-seated knots, or tailored especially for expectant mothers. Relaxation deepens as clients soak in one of six private hot tub rooms with steam, which soothes skin and lungs while fogging up overworked eyeballs to give them a break. Aestheticians also tend to hair during waxing, tweezing, threading, and tinting appointments.