Health & Fitness in Vancouver

Two-Hour Paddleboard or Kayak Rental for One or Two at Vancouver Water Adventures (Up to 60% Off)

Vancouver Water Adventures

Multiple Locations

Paddle through False Creek and English Bay on a paddleboard or single or double kayak

C$33 C$15

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

Creekside Kayaks

Fairview

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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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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$23 for a One-Month Membership, Body Assessment, and Personal Training at Gold's Gym ($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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Three-Hour Weight-Loss-Hypnosis Class for One or Two at Living Lite Hypnosis Centers (Up to 86% Off)

Living Lite Hypnosis

Multiple Locations

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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Bioimpedance Analysis and Consultation with Option for a Stress Test at Divine Elements Health Centre (Up to 65% 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$33

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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...

Vancouver

Laser light penetrates infected toenails and destroys fungus

C$299 C$59

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Consultation with Gait Analysis, Biomechanical Exam, and Optional Custom Orthotics (53% Off)

Vancouver Orthotics

Shaughnessy

Visual and electronic gait analysis identify issues with the feet; biomechanical tests shape inserts that reduce back, neck, and knee pain

C$75 C$35

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One Colon-Hydrotherapy Session with Optional Liver Cleanse at Spa Colonic Water of Life (Up to 57% Off) 

Spa Colonic Water of Life

Mt. Pleasant

An I-Act & LIBBE-certified instructor helps bathe the intestine in purified water to promote natural bowel movements and detoxify the body

C$128 C$57

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

Pure Vibe Fitness Studio

Kitsilano

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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$35 for Two-Week Bone Health Program with Consultation from Osteoworks ($170 Value)

OsteoWorks

Kitsilano

Two-week program helps clients of all ages maintain healthy, strong bones

C$170 C$35

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

Natural Health Hydrotherapy

Fairview

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 Colon-Hydrotherapy Sessions at Lavar Spa (Up to 56% Off)

Lavar Spa H2O Cleansing

Downtown Vancouver

Private, fully automated procedure sends gently flowing water into the colon to break down and flush waste from the system

C$129 C$59

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$35 for One Month of Gym Access and 2 Personal Training Sessions at Steve Nash Fitness World ($265 Value)

Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club

Multiple Locations

Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club is known as BC’s largest provider of fitness and personal training, while dedicated to the community

C$265 C$35

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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

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

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

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

Since its inception, Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club has developed a fitness vision?one where a place could promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle for all. Within its 18 locations across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, the gym strives to fulfill that vision by maximizing each member's experience in a fun and friendly environment, while offering a well-rounded approach to health and fitness.

Featuring a variety of amenities for all those wanting to achieve their fitness goals, each facility boasts state-of-the-art training equipment for clients' cardio and weight-lifting needs. For those who work better in packs, a wide range of fun group fitness classes are offered, including Zumba, yoga, pound, and LaBlast. Experienced certified personal trainers impart their wealth of fitness knowledge and effective exercise programs, but also inform on the latest in health and fitness, in-club events, and several other exciting member services.

1185 West Georgia Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA