It’s no secret that if we want to get in shape for summer, we should start now. Before we know it, it’ll be too warm to hide under a big winter coat, which is why local gyms are getting busier each day. If you’re picky when it comes to where you’ll work out, you’re not alone. Many of us are still on the hunt for that perfect gym. Whether we’re looking for a gym with a great view, a gym with convenient hours of operation, or one with personal TVs on every treadmill, the perfect gym for you is guaranteed to be in the below list. Here are 5 awesome Vancouver gyms you should try.
- Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Considering its amazing waterfront location on Canada place and its beautiful new facilities, the low price of $20 per month is mind-boggling. This flagship location allows you to work out with an incredible ocean view of the Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains. Equipped with over 100 pieces of cardiovascular equipment, a large free weight area, group fitness classes, full locker rooms, private showers, a convenient downtown location and even free WiFi, Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness is the ideal gym for the young professional on a budget.
- Gold’s Gym
2155 Allison Road, Vancouver, BC
Gold’s Gym UBC is the perfect gym for UBC students or those living in the Kitsilano or Point Grey area. This gym is a find in the sense that it’s rarely crowded, even during peak times, and rarely having to wait for the machine you want to use is always a bonus. Each piece of cardiovascular equipment has its own personalized TV, and the gym offers a wide variety of group fitness classes such as Zumba, spin, yoga, aerobics, fight classes and more. All this is included for $40 per month.
- Robert Lee YMCA
955 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
The Robert Lee YMCA is one of the largest gyms in Vancouver and it’s conveniently located in the heart of downtown. Although it is sometimes crowded during peak hours, it offers a ton of diversity and a true sense of community. The YMCA is perfect for parents who require child care while they work out, as they have an awesome child care centre. In addition to a wide variety of fitness classes, the YMCA also boasts a UV filtered infinity pool, whirlpools, steam rooms, two squash courts and soft-floored yoga studios. If you’re under 35, membership is $50 per month which includes access to everything the centre offers. If you’re over 35, your all-access membership fee is $60 per month.
- Steve Nash Sports Club
610 Granville Street
The downtown Steve Nash Sports Club is definitely on the luxurious side when it comes to Vancouver gyms. It’s equipped with a juice bar, a yoga room, a variety of fitness classes, a group cycling studio, a personal training area, a sauna, steam rooms and a lounge. Their Richmond location is equipped with a pool, Jacuzzi, as and tennis area as well. The downtown location is a full-service sports club which is conveniently located at a skytrain station. Membership is approximately $50 per month.
- Anytime Fitness
489 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Ideal for the night owl and anyone constantly on-the-go, Anytime Fitness is a 24 hour fitness studio which also offers tanning services. This is one of the most convenient gyms to be a member of, especially since as a member you can go to any of their multiple locations across the lower mainland and beyond, in other cities as well. You don’t have to worry about scheduling, you can just show up, get your workout in and even get a tan. You’ll never have to worry about crowds or waits for equipment because Anytime Fitness is rarely busy. This gym focuses on convenience rather than fancy amenities, and a membership costs approximately $60 per month.