Health & Fitness in Victoria

Up to 66% Off Women's Boxing Classes

Victoria West

C$100 C$39

Women learn boxing techniques while receiving a calorie-burning cardio workout during these no-contact classes

Up to 69% Off Zumba Classes

Victoria

C$40 C$15

Motivating and certified group-fitness instructor leads easy-to-follow classes that burn calories and foster a communal environment

Up to 80% Off Meal-Planning Services

Victoria

C$105 C$35

Consultation includes 60-minute counseling session wherein an expert reviews supplements and diet and provides nutritional recommendations

Up to 59% Off Teeth Whitening

Multiple Locations

C$139.95 C$59

Technician brightens smiles by up to eight shades in 20 minutes

Up to 71% Off Zumba Gold at WZ Latin Party Fitness

Multiple Locations

C$43 C$19

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance-fitness routines

Up to 62% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Victoria

C$225 C$89

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

Up to 66% Off at Two Bettys Bikini Bootcamp

Downtown

C$145 C$50

Bikini boot-camp classes get bodies ready for the beach after just six weeks of climbing stairs, hefting medicine balls, and yoga

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp Classes

Oaklands

C$125 C$49

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

Up to 65% Off Clinical Hypnotherapy

Victoria

C$150 C$59

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

Up to 61% Off Lipo-Laser Body Slimming

Fernwood

C$387 C$155

Lipo-laser technology can help melt fat

70% Off At-Home Teeth Whitening

Downtown

C$116.95 C$35

Professional-grade bleaching gel and LED light erase unsightly stains; remineralizing gel strengthens enamel and reduces sensitivity

Up to 82% Off Sight Test and Eyewear 

Victoria

C$465 C$89

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

Up to 76% Off at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

Downtown

C$168 C$45

(20)

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

86% Off Prescription Glasses

Saanich

C$200 C$29

Optical store has 4,000 frame options and custom-fit digital and progressive lenses; two-for-one glasses offer

Up to 61% Off Kickboxing and Grappling Classes

Esquimalt

C$130 C$55

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

Up to 83% Off Cardio Fitness Classes

Victoria

C$198 C$39

A team of black- and brown-belted martial artists lead 60-minute, fitness-focused workouts

65% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Victoria, BC

C$139 C$49

Beginners are welcome at this heated yoga studio specializing in Bikram yoga; the studio prides itself on eco-friendly initiatives

Up to 63% Off Teeth Whitening 

James Bay

C$199 C$79

The 60-minute Aura White sessions use solution and cold blue light to brighten teeth up to eight shades for up to two years

Up to 93% Off Eyewear and Contact Lenses

Multiple Locations

C$305 C$105

(29)

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

Up to 57% Off Paddleboard Rental or Lesson

Market Square

C$45 C$22

Take in the region’s native wildlife, mountains, and beaches atop stand-up paddleboards

Up to 54% Off at Royal Oak Golf Club

Victoria

C$70 C$35

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

Up to 55% Off Teeth Whitening

Victoria

C$169 C$79

Dental-grade LED light brightens natural enamel during in-office sessions

50% Off Personal Training Services

Langford, Victoria

C$225 C$113

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50% Off at Stillpoint Community Acupuncture

Langford

C$30 C$15

Clients experience the benefits of acupuncture in a group setting as they quietly recline in chairs while they undergo treatment

50% Off a Guided Kayak Tour

Sidney

C$60 C$30

Half-day tour explores intertidal waterways and often encounters seals; novice-level Inner Beauty tour paddles through Tsehum Harbour

Half Off Range Balls and Drop-In Group Golf Lesson

View Royal

C$63 C$31.50

Buckets of 45 balls each equip players for practice; drop-in group lessons focus on techniques and development

Up to 50% Off San Juan Island Kayaking Tour

San Juan Island

$120 $65

(155)

Seasoned guides lead tours along San Juan Island coastline and point out marine species, such as orca, seals, and porpoises

Up to 59% Off Pink Gloves Boxing Classes

Gig Harbor

$60 $29

Women’s only boxing classes burn calories and tone muscle by punching, ducking and weaving in safe, non-contact classes

Up to 60% Off Bikram Hot Yoga Classes

Gig Harbor

$70 $28

Daily sessions of hot yoga conducted in a spacious studio heated to 105 degrees enable muscles to stretch safely and deeply

Up to 46% Off Pilates Mat Classes

Gig Harbor

$100 $54

Certified instructors lead classes through Pilates mat moves that strengthen cores and tone bodies

Up to 85% Off Hyperbaric-Chamber Sessions

Gig Harbor

$80 $19

Relax in a hyperbaric chamber, breathing ambient air and oxygen in a pressurized environment, which helps decrease inflammation and swelling

Up to 60% Off at Whidbey Golf and Country Club

Oak Harbor

$85 $35

Stationed in coastal Washington, 6,476 yd. course wraps fairways around multiple ponds and sand traps at club with onsite driving range

51% Off Guided Kayak Tour

Smugglers Villa Resort

$79 $39

Tours from Orcas Island to Point Doughty State Park; guide points out harbor seals, porpoises, eagles, and shore birds along the way

50% Off 5K Viking Dash

Bellingham

$40 $20

5K fun run around Western Washington University campus benefits alumni association and includes post-run party

50% Off Complete Invisalign Treatment

Multiple Locations

$6,050 $2,999

Invisible braces straighten teeth in a quicker, and in most cases, more comfortably than braces.

65% Off Yoga Classes

Bellingham

$80 $28

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50% Off

Bellingham

$130 $65

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

Up to 52% Off Group Personal Training

Central Business District

$59 $29

Certified personal trainers guide participants through group-based personal training sessions, making adaptations for individual need

Up to 71% Off Personal Training

Bellingham

$50 $19

Expert personal trainers work one on one with students of all fitness levels to customize fitness routines

Up to 92% Off Weight-Loss-Hypnosis Class

Multiple Locations

$290 $29

Four hypnosis sessions per class may help induce lasting habits for healthier eating and exercise by using relaxing hypnotherapy techniques

Up to 70% Off at Shanti Yoga

Tsawwassen

C$128 C$39

Yoga classes ranging from gentle Hatha and yin yoga to power and Shanti sweat for a more rigorous workout

Up to 53% Off Neurofeedback Sessions

La Conner

$70 $35

Trained neurofeedback practitioner Joan Cross works to re-train brainwave patterns for optimal mental functioning

46% Off Water-Park Outings in Richmond

Richmond

C$73.75 C$40

Indoor waterpark & fitness centre soaks families & partygoers in 57-metre competition pool, pair of waterslides & interactive play structure

58% Off Pilates Classes at Fusion Fitness Pilates Studio

Richmond

C$140 C$59

60-minute sessions on the Reformer machine harness the power of resistance to improve posture, tone the core, and enhance flexibility

50% Off European Combat Classes

Multiple Locations

C$99 C$49.50

Learn the essential skills of European swordplay and Western martial arts, Victorian hand-to-hand combat, or mounted combat

Up to 93% Off Complete Pair of Glasses or Sunglasses

Multiple Locations

C$200 C$14.99

House prescription lenses inside designer frames such as Armani, Prada, Coach and Burberry

Up to 92% Off One Month of MMA Classes

City Centre

C$205 C$29

Adults and kids aged 3–12 learn martial arts, kickboxing, muay thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu moves

Up to 77% Off at Sunberry Fitness

Central Richmond

C$130 C$39

Enthusiastic instructors lead students in high-energy, easy-to-follow dance-fitness routines set to heart-pumping tunes; women's only gym

Up to 55% Off Laser Tattoo Removal

City Centre

C$180 C$89

Laser treatments cause tattoos to gradually break down and scab away

Up to 84% Off Group Bootcamp Sessions

Minoru Park

C$180 C$35

Outdoor high-intensity workouts burn calories while increasing strength, endurance, and flexibility; all skill levels welcome

Up to 92% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

Bridgeport

C$350 C$29

Instructors emphasize proper technique through detailed, hands-on instruction and share lessons from their wealth of competitions

67% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes 

Multiple Locations

C$225 C$75

(28)

Kids' classes focus on Brazilian jiu-jitsu basics interspersed with lessons in self-discipline and self-esteem

Up to 69% Off Martial-Arts Gym Membership

U Rise

C$120 C$39

Students strive to reach their individual fitness goals while training in the martial art of Brazilian jujitsu

82% Off Classes at Premier Martial Arts

Richmond

C$160 C$29

(14)

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels though Brazilian jujitsu, kickboxing, and other fitness and martial-arts classes

Up to 85% Off Spin or Boot-Camp Classes

City Centre

C$160 C$29

Spin or boot-camp classes held in a gym that emphasizes building strong, lean bodies through functional exercise and nutrition

68% Off Dance and Fitness Classes at PUR Movement

Richmond

C$185 C$59

Students of all levels can break a sweat in group fitness classes that include hip-hop, yoga, SexyStilettos dance, and Zumba

85% Off from Get Fit Canada Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

C$197 C$29

Outdoor boot-camp classes encourage weight loss and wellness in a team-like atmosphere

Up to 61% Off at studio 108 yoga

Steveston

C$120 C$49

Students of all levels move through calming and strengthening poses during classes such as Hatha Yoga, Sunrise Flow, and Intro to Power Yoga

50% Off

Bridgeport

$150 $75

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Perfect Hearts Yoga

Steveston

C$80 C$24

Up to 78% Off Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Shellmont

C$100 C$29

Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for adults, teens, and kids seven and older teach technique with an emphasis on practical self-defense

Up to 82% Off Spinning or Yoga

Richmond

C$95 C$25

(10)

Group spinning classes can go through hills, mountain peaks, and sprints; yoga classes can help experience moving, breathing, and balance

Up to 83% Off Mole Removal

City Centre

C$188 C$35

Specialists remove unwanted blemishes to leave skin smooth

50% Off

City Centre

$200 $100

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Up to 54% Off Aromatherapy Facial

Bridgeport

C$108 C$54

Facial cleanses and rejuvenates skin while aromatherapy soothes and awakens the senses

Up to 75% Circuit Training Classes at Core Focus Training

Multiple Locations

C$125 C$30.99

Challenge your body with a variety of exercises during one-hour circuit training classes

Up to 56% Off from Todd Hart Golf Instruction

East Richmond

C$80 C$39.99

Lessons with seasoned golf veteran help students improve their swing with exercises, swing analysis, and a take-home video

Up to 74% Off at UFK Boot Camp

City Centre

C$150 C$39

Trainers help students reach fitness goals with six weeks of workout classes and meal replacement shakes

Up to 90% Off Martial-Arts Classes

City Centre

C$250 C$35

Learn from Hapkido Master Black Belt 7th Dan specializing in Korean multiple martial arts system

Up to 83% Off at Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts

Richmond

$170 $29

Ex-pro fighter heads staff of professional fighters and wrestlers, and molds students of all skill levels in MMA, jiu-jitsu, and muay thai

Up to 66% Off Golf with Lunch at Gateway Golf Course

Sedro Woolley

$56 $19

A relaxing round of golf amidst picturesque scenery includes two walking carts and a lunch of hot dogs, chips, and soda

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 85% Off Lipo Laser

Newton

C$398 C$69

Lipo-laser sessions are designed to reduce fat and contour the body

81% Off at Wachals' Martial Arts Academy

Surrey

C$149 C$29

Certified instructors teach jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kick-boxing

Up to 75% Off Electro Body Sculpting

Fleetwood

C$99 C$29

Electro muscle stimulation and heat help tone the physique, banish fat, and smooth out cellulite in half-hour sessions

81% Off at Image Optometry

Multiple Locations

C$357.88 C$69

Eye doctors examine peepers, fit lenses inside designer frames, and provide contact lenses

94% Off Foot-Assessment Package

Multiple Locations

C$325 C$19

A GaitScan system analyzes your feet to create custom orthotics that alleviate pain or discomfort in ankles, knees, or hips

50% Off

South Surrey

C$255 C$128

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Up to 86% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

Newton

C$100 C$19

Martial-arts instructors build confidence, strength, and speed with classes designed to help ward off attacks in and out of the ring

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As golfers line up tricky, round-deciding rolls on the green of the signature 17th hole at Olympic View Golf Club, they might have to block out an unusual sound. Just behind the green, water crashes earthward for more than 60 feet over one of the course’s two waterfalls. The dramatic feature generates a roaring din as well as a beautiful backdrop for players as they near the end of their scenic golfing excursions.

Such tranquil scenes are common on the 6,600-yard course framed by the dense forest of south Vancouver Island and the looming profiles of Olympic Mountains peaks. But the calm can be deceptive, as the Bill Robinson–designed layout aims to challenge. Twelve lakes are interspersed throughout the site, and numerous bunkers intimidate golfers with their depth and walls etched with tally marks. This signature mix of beauty and difficulty earned the club a four-star rating from Golf Digest in 2008, as well as a ranking of 10th Best Public Golf Course in British Columbia by Score Golf in 2011.

The GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Golf Club aims to prepare golfers mentally and physically for playing the most enjoyable golf of their lives. Located on 14 acres, the academy features nine large grass driving areas with target greens as far as 330 yards. In three short-game areas, players practice putts, pitches, and fake surprise at finding the ball in the cup. The amply appointed grounds complement a teaching philosophy that encourages development of a repeatable swing tailored to the individual’s physical capabilities.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,600 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.7 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 133 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

643 Latoria Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA

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 14 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. On November 8, The Yoga Shala is hosting a show featuring Dave Stringer, a musical performer who practices Kirtan, a form of devotional chanting. The studio also offers teacher trainings each spring and fall and plans a group yoga retreat and a 200-hour immersion to south India in January.

1322 Broad Street
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

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

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.

3301 Douglas St
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