Sweat in style at these Kitsilano fitness studios

Vancouver has a reputation as a healthy city with residents who enjoy a West Coast lifestyle of outdoor activities and nutritious food. Kitsilano in particular is an area that’s renowned for its fit locals who frequent the many juice bars and workout studios in the neighbourhood. Here’s where to sweat in style next time you find yourself near West 4th. [Photo credit: iStock.com/RyanJLane]

Yoga West

2662 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P7

Established in 1973, Yoga West is a dedicated studio for Kundalini yoga and offers a wide variety of classes catering to everybody from beginners to advanced students looking to perfect their craft. This spot also provides in-depth teacher training programs to prepare future yogis to share their own practice with others. The mindful studio is also home to a Gurdwara room, a sacred space for peaceful meditation set to calm, relaxing music.

Meridian Pilates Studios

202-2475 Bayswater St, Vancouver, BC V6K 4N3

This Kitsilano Pilates studio is known for having a fully stocked inventory of exercise equipment for you to enjoy. From hardcore fanatics looking to perfect their core muscles to beginners who want to start building a solid fitness foundation, Meridian Pilates offers great classes that help you get the most out of your session. Whether you sign up for a private session, group class or intensive workshop, instructors here work closely with clients of all ages and abilities to achieve all sorts of fitness and rehabilitation goals.

Ron Zalko Total Body Fitness & Yoga

1807 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B8

There are few fitness studios in Kitsilano more effective at sculpting your body into beach-ready shape than Ron Zalko Total Body Fitness and Yoga. This studio offers a plethora of workout programs, classes, equipment and routines that challenge you to move beyond your comfort zone. From indoor cycling and Pilates to kickboxing and power yoga, instructors take a cross training approach in order to develop a variety of muscle groups for peak performance. Ron Zalko is a high energy, high intensity space compared to other yoga and Pilates studios, which are dedicated to calmer fitness activities.

Yyoga Kitsilano

1915 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7

Located on trendy West 4th, YYoga Kitsilano has some of the most attractive facilities available in Vancouver, including a pair of dedicated yoga studios, showers and change rooms, a lounge with free Wi-Fi, and towel and mat services for busy clients. This location boasts a climate control system that filters fresh air into the room while maintaining optimal temperature and moisture for different types of classes, such as hot yoga. The on-site infared sauna is an added bonus for relaxation and calorie-burning sweat sessions.

The Movement Studio Pilates & Gyrotonic Inc

207-2211 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6K 4S2

Since 1999, The Movement Studio has been leading Pilates training in the Kitsilano area, featuring private, group and semi-private lessons. The philosophy of this studio stays true to Joseph Pilates' teachings while expanding on them to make the most out of this low impact, core-intensive exercise program. In addition to a full roster of classes, the studio also offers teacher training for those who want to take their healthy hobby to the next level. The facility offers a warm, welcoming, boutique-style space in which to build your body.

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