Method Indoor CyclingMethod Indoor Cycling studio in Kitsilano is run by Jamie Armstrong, whose philosophy is “deeper than pumping loud tunes and smashing the pedals, beginners, active cyclists, weekend warriors, elite athletes/triathletes and pro cyclists will enjoy each ride at Method.” Two different classes are offered: a classic 60-minute “Method Ride” and, for those looking for an eight-week progressive intensity build-up to prepare for summer, a more challenging 90-minute “Enduro Ride”.
Eastwood CycleEastwood Cycle has two locations, one in downtown Vancouver and one in North Vancouver. Owner/founder Jillian Sheridan believes “it's inevitable that you'll get fit” if you attend spin classes at Eastwood. Offered are three different classes: the 45-minute “Icon” class for all fitness levels, the 45-60-minute “Athlete Class” that focuses on cycle training and is a “ride more true to the road” and a 45-60-minute “Mammacita Class” with child-care available!
Tag CyclingTag Cycling studio is geared specifically toward any member of the general public looking to get into cycling, as well as competitive cyclists wishing to improve their outdoor performance through indoor training. Owner and Canadian mountain bike Olympian Lesley Tomlinson and the other instructors at Tag have extensive resumes and experience to help riders reach their goals. Tomlison was quoted in the North Shore News as saying, “My vision is that everybody coaching is at least a national team cyclist or has been a national team cyclist or better.”
Wholey FitVancouver indoor cycling studio Wholey Fit, run by owner Heather Lind, offers spin classes, personal training and massage therapy. Lind runs a spin class that's just over an hour long and includes cycling fitness as well as strength training and flexibility off the bikes. She outlines on her website what it means to be Wholey fit: “You’ve found the balance that your body and mind need! You exercise because you enjoy it. You practise proper nutrition because it feels good. You have a positive outlook on life because you’ve learned how to live a healthy lifestyle that fits your lifestyle. When you’re Wholey Fit everything else is better!”
Heather Lind, Wholey Fit ownerWebsite: www.wholeyfit.ca Instagram: @wholey_fit Facebook: www.facebook.com/WholeyFit Twitter: @WholeyFitInc
Better Bodies ClubIf you're looking for something different with which to challenge yourself, why not skip the cycling in favour of functional strength training? Jan Cartwright is the owner of Better Bodies Club, which has a team of trainers that specialize in strength training, elite training for professional athletes, metabolic training and conditioning, as well as nutrition. The studio offers personal training and group classes. Jan's online bio states that she is “obsessed with cycling
Jan Cartwright, Better Bodies Club ownerWebsite: http://betterbodiesclub.com Instagram: @bettrbodies, Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettrBodiesClub Twitter: @BettRbodies
Core ConditioningCore Conditioning is a personal training and group fitness studio located in Surrey that specializes in functional training for both athletes and the “everyday athlete”. Owner Michelle Roots built her studio on the idea that anyone can train as hard as they want, with the Core Conditioning motto being, “Train for life and be ready for anything”. Says Roots, “I believe that taking care of the body through proper training, nutrition and finding a healthy balance results in a better quality of life.” Core Conditioning offers personal training, small group training, nutrition coaching, rehabilitation and a variety of larger group classes created by Roots to really challenge clients and allow them to reach their full potential or become stronger in their sport.
Twist Performance and WellnessTwist Performance and Wellness has many locations all over Canada, as well as a few in the U.S. and one in Bangkok. Founder and owner Peter Twist has built a chain of fitness centres that specializes in fitness training, sport-specific training, holistic nutrition and wellness, and injury rehabilitation. He has built Twist Performance around a mantra that states, “Taking care of yourself, being accountable to your own health, wellness and fitness, and setting yourself up for success is infectious. Others recognize it, people respect it, and everyone is affected by it. Being a leader of one sets the tone for others and soon they will follow your example. This is how a movement begins.”
Peter Twist, founder and owner of Twist Performance and WellnessWebsite: www.twistperformance.com Instagram: @twistsport, @twisted_twister Facebook: www.facebook.com/TwistPerformanceWellness Twitter: @twistsport, @Getting_Twisted
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