Hit the gym
Not so original, but the gym will keep you indoors and is a tried and true way to get your sweat on. Many of Vancouver’s hotels have state-of-the-art fitness facilities and are open 24 hours, and some offer the option of requesting a personal trainer.
For more hotel options with fitness facilities, click here.
Top Tip: If you’re worried about that gym membership you bought at the beginning of the month, most gyms have the option to put your membership on hold when you’re travelling. So you won’t miss out on the rest of that free month you signed up for. #winwin
Get your laps in
Providing a welcome oasis at this chilly time of year, many of Vancouver’s fitness facilities also feature heated indoor swimming pools. Get your laps in at one of these hotels:
- Four Seasons Hotel
- The Westin Bayshore
- Rosewood Hotel Georgia
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
- Hotel Blu
To check out more hotels with indoor pools, click here.
Find your zen
Yoga studios are a great place to either get cozy and relax or get moving to start or end your day. Whether you want to get your sweat on or find some quiet zen, Vancouver’s yoga studios and their internationally renowned teachers have got your back – bring your mind, body and spirit into balance in Vancouver. Check out these great studio options; and if you forgot your mat at home, these hotels provide mats in your room!
Hit the slopes
Though it doesn’t snow very often in the city, the North Shore mountains give Vancouverites easy access to some of the best downhill and cross-country ski and snowboarding facilities in North America.
If you’re looking to shake up your fitness routine while in Vancouver, Cliffhanger Climbing Gym is a fantastic place as climbing is a great core workout. Cliffhanger’s professional, certified, and friendly team has been teaching people to climb since 1993. They offer courses for both beginner and experienced climbers, as well as children and youth. Climbing has proven benefits for the body and the mind, and is a great team-building exercise.
Get your step on
If you’re a runner, and aren’t fussed about the cold or chance of getting wet in the rain, Vancouver’s Seawall is waiting for you to pound the pavement. Even if you’re not a runner, you are in one of the most beautiful walking cities; no matter the time of year. Check out these scenic, rain-or-shine routes to get your step on.
Though not a workout, eating right is ultimately one of the keys to keeping up your fitness resolutions. But that can be hard when you’re travelling and/or on the go. The good news is that we have healthy, fast, and affordable eatery options that cater to all diets. Click here to them out!