Health & Fitness in Vancouver


2-Hour Single or Tandem Kayak Rental, or Three-Hour Intro Kayaking Class from Creekside Kayaks (Up to 50% Off)

Creekside Kayaks

Creekside Kayaks (SAME OWNER AS DRAGON ZONE)

Seafarers strap on life jackets, grab paddles, and select vessels from a fleet of Necky ocean kayaks; three-hour introductory kayaking class

C$40 C$20

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Three-Hour Weight-Loss-Hypnosis Class for One or Two at Living Lite Hypnosis Centers (Up to 86% Off)

Living Lite Hypnosis

Allen Emmott Center

During a three-hour class, clients are hypnotized four times in sessions that help create healthier eating and exercise habits

C$175 C$25

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$29 for $200 Worth of Prescription Eyeglasses or Sunglasses with Complimentary Eye Exam at Lotus Eyewear

Lotus Eyewear

West End

Frames from designers including Ray-Ban, Versace, Tag Heuer, Tom Ford, Gucci, and more

C$200 C$29

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C$23 for a One-Month Membership, Body Assessment, and Personal Training at Gold's Gym (C$235 Value)

Gold's Gym

University Market Place

Membership at famous chain of gyms includes a body assessment, two personal training sessions, and access to all facilities

C$235 C$23

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One-Month or Two-Month Training Pass at Vibes Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Vibes Fitness

Vancouver

Clients tone muscles and burn fat with 15-minute low-impact workouts on high-tech body vibration platforms

C$179 C$59

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Bioimpedance Analysis and Consultation with Option for a Stress Test at Divine Elements Health Centre (Up to 67% Off)

Divine Elements Health Centre

Vancouver

Bioimpedance analysis assesses each patient's body fat relative to their body mass; a heart or stress test helps staff offer healthy tips

C$95 C$31

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5 or 10 Zumba Classes at DanZa Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

DanZa Fitness

Vancouver

Instructors Alejandro Guzman, Jamie Hartwell, and Denet Ibarres lead students in a dance-fitness workout set to Latin beats

C$50 C$24

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Laser Nail-Fungus Removal for One Foot or Hand or Both Feet or Hands at Forever Laser Spa... (Up to 83% Off)

Forever Laser Spa...

Forever Laser Spa...

Laser light penetrates infected toenails and destroys fungus

C$299 C$59

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$35 for $70 Groupon — Trina Lee Physiotherapy

Trina Lee Physiotherapy

West End

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

C$70 C$35

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C$39 for Two 60-Minute Hypnotherapy Sessions at Mind Reset Hypnotherapy (C$300 Value)

Mind Reset Hypnotherapy

Vital Health Medical Clinic

Hypnotherapy sessions help clients achieve a variety of goals including losing weight, quitting smoking, and building confidence

C$300 C$39

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One Month of Unlimited Whole-Body-Vibration Small Group Classes at Pure Vibe Fitness Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Pure Vibe

Pure Vibe Fitness Studio

Whole-body-vibration classes are designed to stimulate circulation while assisting with weight loss, muscle tone, and boosting metabolism.

C$119 C$59

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$35 for $200 Worth of Prescription Eyewear Plus a Sight Test at Rumi Optical

Rumi Optical

West End

Registered opticians evaluate eyes and staffers fit customers for brand-name eyewear in 30 minutes; brand-name eyewear in 30 minutes

C$200 C$35

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One or Two 90-Minute Stress-Release Hypnosis Sessions at Mindstream Wellness (Up to 68% Off)

Mindstream Wellness

Oakridge

A counsellor and hypnotherapist eases anxiety and stress during 90-minute sessions

C$120 C$43

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1 or 3 60-Minute Counselling Sessions at West Coast Counselling & Organizational Behaviour (Up to 73% Off)

West Coast Counselling & Organizational Behaviour

West Coast Counselling & Organizational Behaviour

Counsellors help couples, individuals, and business organizations achieve their goals through behaviour modification

C$135 C$39

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One or Two 45-Minute Colon-Hydrotherapy Treatments at Natural Health Hydrotherapy (Up to 54% Off)

Natural Health Hydrotherapy

Natural Health Hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy releases built-up waste, improving digestive health and increasing energy and focus

C$118 C$59

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One or Three One-Hour Hypnosis Sessions at Treata Hypnosis (Up to 63% Off)

Treata Hypnosis

South Cambie

Experienced hypnotist helps clients unlock their feelings and change negative behaviors by tapping into their subconscious

C$50 C$19

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at The Yoga Practice (Up to 79% Off)

The Yoga Practice

Ambleside

Certified yoga instructors guide pupils of all abilities through drop-in classes held in an intimate boutique studio seven days a week

C$160 C$38

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Holistic Counselling Assessment, and Holistic Counselling Follow-Up at Balanced Beings Wellness (Up to 61% Off)

Balanced Beings Wellness

Vancouver

Canadian Certified Counselor and Registered Holistic Nutritionist provides insight and guidance into diet and overall wellness

C$250 C$99

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$110 for Nutrition Package with Consultation and Supermarket Walk Through at Revive Nutrition ($220.50 Value)

Revive Nutrition

West Vancouver

Clients learn how to eat healthy and create better exercise habits after a personalized consultation and a supermarket walk through

C$220.50 C$110

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Sunny Trim knows the tolls that a desk job can take on the body. When working at a travel agency, she found herself battling constant headaches. Eventually, she tried taking yoga classes to ease the pain. Their combination of bends, balances, deep breaths, and relaxation exercises soothed her noggin and kindled her entrepreneurial spirit. After completing more than 200 hours of teacher training, she put her business plan into motion. Instead of asking students to leave their desks and trek to her classes?a hurdle that many busy, would-be yogis find insurmountable?she began bringing yoga to them, in boardrooms, rooftop gardens, and other communal office spaces. In addition to fighting computer-induced eyestrain and the muscle tension that accumulates while sitting at a desk, corporate yoga classes can help employees sharpen their focus, boost their productivity and develop healthful habits for the long run, which helps prevent sick days and curb health-care costs. In addition to sending more than 200 highly trained instructors to workplaces throughout the city, Sunny has launched a studio where students can escape all thoughts of budget proposals and progress reports. Located in Royal Centre Mall, this sanctuary teems with stress-busting classes for yogis of all levels, including beginner-friendly Hatha sessions filled with poses that build strength and flexibility. The studio also hosts Pilates sessions, whose isometric exercises sculpt core muscles and make limbs as sturdy as those of a redwood in a chain-mail suit.
1055 West Georgia Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA
The team at just yoga lead classes for all levels, including back to basics classes that focus on building a firm yoga foundation. They also lead Hatha classes that focus on breathing and slow-moving postures, Kundalini classes that combine meditation with energetic poses to strengthen abs and immune systems, and Restorative yoga classes that help students overcome stress-related disorders through supported poses. In fact, the focus overall is on a more relaxed form of yoga than one might find at other studios. Part of the reason for that might be the team of instructors, who draw on backgrounds in a range of healing techniques. That laid-back spirit might also emanate from the quirky studio itself, which has a gleaming floor made from ten different kinds of wood as well as two bathrooms finished in bright red and blue respectively. The space also provides views of the North Shore Mountains, and it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Interaction there is not focused solely on yoga, though, as the staff likes to get to know their patrons, going so far as to chat over tea after classes. That same sensibility pervades the on-site shop, which stocks not only eco-friendly yoga mats, but lamps, organic products, teas, and gifts.
53 East Broadway
Vancouver,
BC
CA
While hiking the craggy island shores of Kythera, Gloria and Scott Latham spotted something strange and wonderful: a bright yellow flower sprouting from the rocks. Known as a semperviva, this plant symbolizes abundant life, a symbol they'd sought for quite some time. When the couple returned to Vancouver and founded a yoga studio, the flower sprang to mind immediately. "The concrete structures of the city, the buildings, the sidewalks, and the roads were the equivalent of the craggy rocks of Kythera," Gloria says. "Our clients and friends are that bright yellow flower, the souls that are brilliant and thriving despite the hardships that life presents." Today, Semperviva Yoga tempers the city's hustle and bustle with joy and peace. Inside its four local studios, friendships bloom among mats, blocks, and bolsters, which students may borrow for free. Here, seasoned instructors demonstrate yoga's power to cultivate flexibility and focus. Classical Hatha sessions offer plenty of cues to help students tailor the poses to their goals and limitations. Deep breaths and stretches fuel Vinyasa Power Flow routines, which build more strength and grace than a swan bench-pressing a ballerina. Several Semperviva studios feature boutiques, which foster healthy lifestyles with organic essential oils, biodynamic skincare products, and yoga-themed books.
1985 W Broadway
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Open since 2005, West Coast Martial Arts promotes the spread of Mixed Martial Arts through the capable hands and feet of its expert instructors. From 23 locations, they train students of all ages and experience levels in the nuances of an international array of martial arts. Their fundamentals programs introduce tots, youths, and adults to some of the fastest-growing disciplines in North America, arming students with pragmatic self-defence skills that work as well in the heat of the moment as they do in the calm of the dojo. Instructors also lead an array of classes for more advance practitioners. Teaching the grappling and ground-fighting techniques of Brazilian jujitsu, they lead students in battling larger opponents with the holds and submissions of the Gracie street self-defence system. They round out their curriculum with the striking arts of kickboxing and muay thai, which is also called the "science of eight limbs." In this combat style, students unleash flurries of blows using their hands, feet, elbows, and knees, turning into a more fearsome opponent than Bruce Lee before he had his conjoined twin removed.
3121 Kingsway
Vancouver,
BC
CA
The life of a contractor can already take its toll on a back, but Stacey Reeves was a mountain biker, too. After a biking accident in which he injured his neck, Stacey turned to yoga as a way to exercise while hopefully easing his chronic pain. Suffice it to say he quickly became enamoured with it. Still, Stacey frequently found himself the only man in any of his classes, despite its overwhelmingly positive effects on his physical and mental well-being. So he decided to found his own studio instead, soon registering as a certified instructor and creating a space where men could explore the form in a male-focused environment. Today, YoGuys holds weekly classes at each of the two spacious locations. Owing to his casual discovery of yoga, he takes a casual approach to classes, fostering a relaxed, organic atmosphere as he helps students tone their muscles through flowing movements, or yang, and tighten their joints in static poses, or yin, which together enable yogis to work multiple areas of their body at once without having to arm-wrestle an octopus.
686 West Broadway
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Steps from the SkyTrain, limbs reach toward the clouds and footsteps simulate thunderstorms? rumbles. Inside Urban Fitness Club, exercisers perform these ancient yoga poses and Latin-inspired dance moves as they admire downtown?s nature and architecture. As fun and buoyant as a bounce castle filled with helium, motivating instructors impart these moves during classes for students of all skill levels and body types. Boot camps, one of the club?s specialties, challenge cadets with a series of bodyweight exercises such as planks and burpees, which may be interspersed with cardio challenges such as step-ups and jump-rope drills. The club was named one of the three best boot camps in 2013 and 2014 by "The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver." The brand new Urban Fitness Club in South Granville is located on the corner of Granville and 6th Ave., and boasts more than 1,500 sq. ft. of training area with ample free or metered parking nearby.
2213 Granville St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA