How many moms want to work out in a dark, dingy gym that are full of grunting? Unfortunately, that can be a huge deterrent for getting active and staying active. We scoured the city to find the brightest gyms with friendly peeps that make your workout feel like Friday night with your besties!
Where moms go to get fit in Vancouver
Eighty percent of these gym-goers are moms and they are so friendly! Be yourself around these authentic moms who are fitness vets as well as newbies. Lots of chat. ESF, as it’s known, runs an assortment of classes including: fitcamps, yoga, weight lifting for beginners, pilates, run clubs and even (this spring) chi gong.
5788 Fraser St, Vancouver, (604) 568-1224
Offered all over Metro Vancouver, you are bound to find a class you love. Fit 4 Two offers barre, yoga, bootcamp, fitness outdoors, aqua fit and stroller fitness. Bonus: the creative instructors often incorporate your baby with your workout so no need to find a sitter.
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Vancouver Mind – Body Centre
All moms can get a serious workout with their kettlebell training class or martial arts. They have a supportive baby friendly environment which means you can tend to your babe as necessary.
4364 Fraser St, Vancouver, (604) 377-3800
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The Daily Method – Dunbar Village
This is a great choice if you are a dancer or love yoga/pilates fusion. They offer childminding for their morning classes.
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Though they do not provide childminding, many Tri-City mamas recommended this one for its sense of comfort and friendly atmosphere. Female only members workout here, and they are equipped with a variety of cardio and weight machines and group classes starting as early as 6 am so you can get your movement in before your babe wakes.
The blogger behind Nourish Through Movement, Reg Von Lok writes about DIY and style, nourishment through movement and integrates it all with motherhood, family and life's curveballs. She lives live in the Metro Vancouver area with my husband and two girls.