Health & Fitness in Victoria

Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Yana Hempler Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Yana Hempler Fitness

Victoria

Certified personal trainer tailors workout regimens to clients' goals, from losing weight to training for a 10k

C$225 C$89

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$200 Groupon Toward Prescription Glasses with a Free Second Pair from Optiks International

Optiks International

Victoria

Up to 5,000 frame options and custom-fit single vision or progressive lenses sweetened by a two-for-one glasses offer.

C$200 C$29

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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Sessions from New You Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

New You Fitness

Oaklands

At parks, playgrounds, or the ocean, certified instructors lead boot campers through ever-changing cardio and strength-training exercises

C$125 C$49

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30-Day Pass or 10 Yoga, Art, and Nutrition Classes at Templed Mind Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Templed Mind Studio

Victoria

Instructors focus on healthy, holistic living through yoga, qi gong, nutrition, meditation, and creative arts such as painting and sculpting

C$120 C$49

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$59 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf with Range Balls for Two at Olympic View Golf Club (Up to $124 Value)

Olympic View Golf Club

Victoria

An 18-hole scenic course surrounds players with Vancouver Island forests, Olympic Mountains peaks, and two waterfalls

C$124 C$59

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1-, 3-, or 6-Month Gym Membership with Personal-Training Sessions at Studio 4 Athletics (Up to 82% Off)

Studio 4 Athletics

Downtown

Includes access to fitness equipment and boot camp, cardio kickboxing, spin, yoga, and a variety of group exercise classes

C$154 C$29

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$34 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Hudson Yoga Victoria ($177 Value)

Hudson Yoga

Downtown

Silent heat panels maintain warm temperatures as guests hold poses atop eco-friendly cork floors inside a LEED-certified facility

C$177 C$34

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$36 for a 90-Minute Scalp or Regular Acupuncture Treatment at Pinnacle Health ($90 Value)

Pinnacle Health

Fernwood

Acupuncturist inserts thin needles into pressure points to assuage pain & ailments as well improve symptoms of stroke and brain injuries

C$90 C$36

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One Month of Fitness Classes at Ice Personal Training Studio (Up to 86% Off). Two Options Available.

Ice Personal Training Studio

Victoria

Fitness classes run the gamut from yoga and kickboxing to sports-specific-training sessions for athletes

C$320 C$59

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Sight-Test and Eyewear Packages at Perfect Look Optical Ltd. (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

Perfect Look Optical Ltd.

Victoria

After a sight test, clients pick prescription lenses and frames, or shoppers can get nonprescription designer sunglasses

C$465 C$89

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3 Introductory Lessons and 2-Week Membership for Kid or Adult at Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria (Up to 70% Off)

Martial Arts Unlimited Victoria

Esquimalt

Students improve physiques by soaking up take-downs and striking techniques in the hands of experienced instructors

C$97.50 C$29

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Eyewear, Contact Lenses, and Exams at Island Eyecare (Up to 94% Off). Three Options Available.

Island Eyecare

Multiple Locations

Resident optometrists administer exams to pair eyes with appropriate eyeglasses & soft lenses

C$305 C$84

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One or Three Community Acupuncture Treatments at Vita Health (Up to 58% Off)

Vita Health

James Bay

Patients relax among others in a group of recliners in a large, quiet, soothing space; patients keep their needles in until they feel done

C$45 C$19

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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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One, Three, or Five 90-Minute Clinical Hypnosis Therapy Sessions at Changes in Mind (Up to 65% Off)

Changes in Mind

Victoria

Hypnotherapists lull clients into a state of deep relaxation to achieve personal goals via subconscious suggestion

C$150 C$59

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria (Up to 76% Off)

Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

Downtown

In group yoga classes, instructors pay close attention to individual form and maintain an encouraging environment that welcomes all levels

C$168 C$45

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Nine-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four at Royal Oak Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Royal Oak Golf Club

Victoria

Nine-hole, 1,915 yd. course boasts five par 4 & four par 3 holes lined with towering oaks & water hazards that come into play on five holes

C$44 C$22

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Westcoast Taekwon-Do (Up to 58% Off)

Westcoast Taekwon-Do

Victoria

Black-belt martial artists teach students ages 13 and up effective Muay Thai kickboxing techniques in a safe, supportive environment

C$30 C$15

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Bike or Paddleboard Rentals from Scenic Rentals (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Scenic Rentals

Victoria

Hop on a bicycle and cruise the streets and trails around Victoria or opt for the standup paddleboards and head out on the water

C$28 C$14

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To some, visiting another country is a reprieve from everyday life and an opportunity to learn about another culture. To others, it is a life-changing experience. Jennifer Pritchard?s sojourn in Mysore, India cemented the foundation for what eventually would become The Yoga Shala. During her travels, Jennifer was inspired to return home to create a warm and inviting space for practicing yoga, and is one of a select number of Canadians to receive teaching authorization from the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. At her studio today, which was voted Best of the City in 2010 by readers of Victoria News, she and her team of instructors uphold authentic yoga principles to help students improve their physical and mental well-being.

The Yoga Shala?s curriculum is rooted in the Ashtanga style of yoga, in which practitioners synchronize their breath with postures to build up internal heat, flushing out toxins and convincing the spleen that it?s vacationing in Mexico. The instructors cater classes to beginning and advanced students alike, encouraging them to work at their own pace, detailing easier or more challenging modifications to poses. Advanced-level courses focus on arm balances, deep hip work, back bends, and solidifying core muscles. The Yoga Shala regularly hosts community-building social events, and Acro Yoga and Kirtan Chanting nights are offered twice a month. The studio also offers teacher apprenticeships each season and hosts a yoga tour group retreat with a 200-hour immersion to India each winter.

1322 Broad St.
Victoria,
BC
CA

Needleless acupuncture sounds like a contradiction, but Shelly Wade does it everyday—with lasers. Of course, she's well versed in traditional acupuncture as well. Licensed through the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia, Shelly found her way to acupuncture after a car accident interrupted her competitive dancing career. Impressed by its impact on her recovery, she began studying acupuncture along with other natural therapies, such as biofeedback and reflexology, to pay forward the benefits these therapies afforded her.

Today, as owner of Island Integrative Health Clinic, Shelly does just that by combining those multiple approaches to healing. She also specializes in anti-aging treatments such as facial-rejuvenation acupuncture, giving clients an alternative to Botox and never smiling again by applying a low-level current that combats wrinkles and other signs of aging. Further services her centre offers range from massage therapy to BloodScan, a live-blood analysis that aims to identify pre-symptomatic indicators of degenerative disease. No matter the treatment, she approaches each case with a gentle, welcoming approach, believing that acupuncturists must help their patients feel comfortable so that they remain open to the healing process.

2950 Douglas St
Victoria,
BC
CA

Dr. Anita Narang of Island Eyecare uses a variety of advanced technologies to maintain the ocular health of her patients. Her practice's advanced equipment includes a visual field analyzer and retinal camera that catches signs of ocular disease and can detect whether a significant other has a wandering eye. In addition to performing routine eye exams, she and her staff can administer emergency services to those in need of urgent care. She is also able to perform exams in Punjabi for those not fluent in English.

As Dr. Narang helms the exam rooms, friendly, expertly trained staff members man the clinic’s showroom. The cheery crew is always available to answer questions about your contact lenses or help you select a flattering pair of frames and sunglasses from designer brands such as Versace and BCBG Max Azaria.

2187 Oak Bay Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

Cadence Fitness

At Cadence Fitness, guests can tone their bodies in core workouts, sultry pole-dance spins, and aerial circus arts without leaving the building. However, the women-only studio isn't a training spot for acrobats?its expert staff invites ladies of all backgrounds and body types to their classes. Owner Amie set out to create a safe and compassionate haven where guests can experiment with movement, whether they are spinning six feet from the ground aboard a lyra or stretching into atmospheric yoga's midair splits. Her programs have been featured on Shaw TV's "The Daily" for their accessibility and benefits, which include having enough strength and balance to tightrope walk while tearing phonebooks in half. Amie and her team also host workshops, parties, and teacher-training seminars, inspiring groups to shed their insecurities and twirl toward empowerment.

2455 Millstream Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA

After a trek down the Panama Canal, visitors stop for a brief sojourn under the Matterhorn before journeying on to the Eiffel Tower. This trip around the world comes courtesy of All Fun Recreation Park's miniature-golf course, whose 18 globally themed greens are littered with water traps and austerely dressed customs officials. Elsewhere, eight cages hurtle baseballs and softballs toward batters at 40–75 mph, and drivers accelerate across a 1,400-foot go-kart track's over and under bridge or hug the turns of a smaller oval track designed for parents and youngsters.

For more racing action, patrons can head over to Western Speedway each Saturday night in May–September for stock-car competitions on an oval track or drag strip. Westshore Motocross rents entry-level dirt bikes to riding and racing novices, and 75 RV and tenting sites give guests opportunities to yodel freely in nature. Guests can then practice licking techniques on the flower-filled patio at Mr. Tubbs Ice Cream Parlour and Family Fun Zone, or explore the Swap & Shop each Sunday, where vendors dispense copious household goods and collectibles.

2207 Millstream Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA

Situated on 190 lush acres along Thetis Lake, the Pacific Nine and Highland Nine courses encourage golfers to tackle them while drinking in views of the Olympic Mountains, Thetis Lake Park, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Cybergolf calls the Pacific Nine ?truly sublime,? and Canadian Golfer?which lauds the course as being on ?the must-play list??marvels at the tricky contours of its par-4 fifth hole. Although more compact than its sister, the Highland Nine is challenging on its own terms, with uphill approaches that end in fast greens, as well as a number of downhill par 3s. Making matters better, the course features GPS-equipped golf carts, PGA instruction, food and drink at the Range Cafe, and a 300-yard-deep driving range that boasts heated stalls.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-71 course * Length of 6,603 yards * Six tee options * See the scorecard

450 Creed Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA