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The Best New Fitness Classes in Vancouver

Say goodbye to your tired treadmill workout—these unique group classes will have you stoked to sweat

Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced the dread of putting yourself through another boring AF workout, where you’ll literally find any excuse not to go to the gym. Trust, we’ve all been there. But guess what? That ends right now. From booty-poppin’ twerkouts (yes you heard us right—twerking workouts) to ballet-inspired barre classes, these are the best new fitness classes in Vancouver for a sweat sesh that’ll motivate the heck out of you. And if you want to extend your fitness regimen from coast to coast, click here.

Pure Flow at Pure Vibe in Vancouver is one of the best fitness classes in Vancouver

Pure Flow at Pure Vibe (Photo: Elgan Ross)

Twerk Out

Find it: 314 Water St., 36 E Broadway, Tantra Fitness, tantrafitness.com
The vibe:
A spacious multi-room facility fit for pole, aerial and dance fitness with wooden floors and pops of hot pink around the space
The workout:
A booty-centred dance class where it’s all about shaking what your mama gave ya. Oh and did we mention you’ll be wearing heels while you twerk? We can guarantee you’ll feel the burn in your behind (in the best way possible) at the end of this 55-minute class.
Cost:
$15 for your first class, $30 for a subsequent drop-in class, $88 to $118 per month for a membership
Sweat factor:
4/5

Pure Flow

Find it: 2693 W Broadway, Pure Vibe, purevibe.ca
The vibe:
A sleek, contemporary room with heavy-duty pulsating machinery lining the walls
The workout:
Using vibrating machines to enhance muscle stimulation, this 20-minute power yoga class focuses on core strength, balance and flexibility, all while toning your bod.
Cost:
$19 for your first class, $99 for five classes, $199 for 10 classes, $299 for 20 classes, $59 to $99 per month for new members
Sweat factor:
3/5

BalletFit

Find it:1340 Granville St., Ballet Lounge, balletlounge.com
The vibe:
Mirrored walls, minimalist décor and ballet bars lit up in neon colours for a chic nightclub meets modern dance studio atmosphere
The workout:
This signature class, which can only be found at the Ballet Lounge, mixes sweat-inducing aerobics with classic ballet technique for the perf balance between cardio and toning.
Cost:
$15 to $26 per class
Sweat factor:
3/5

Rise

Find it: 102 -1500 Howe St., The Practice Studio, thepracticestudios.com
The vibe:
With floor-to-ceiling windows, the airy, bright space has tons of natural light, plus the sunshine yellow accent walls (and the killer workout) will immeds put you in a positive mood.
The workout:
With the help of a mini trampoline, kettle bells and free weights, this strength training workout focuses on toning your muscles using low-impact conditioning.
Cost:
$24 for a drop-in class, $110 for five classes, $200 for 10 classes, $360 for 20 classes, $170 per month for unlimited classes
Sweat factor:
2/5 

Hells Bells

Find it: 610 Granville St. and 22 other locations across British Columbia, Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club, snclubs.com
The vibe:
This expansive gym and sports club has everything one could ever need in a workout space: seemingly endless rows of cardio equipment, a kick-ass weight room and spacious rooms with views of Vancity for your group sweat sesh.
The workout:
A killer mix of intense cardio and slow-burning strength training moves using sandbells, kettlebells and dumbbells.
Cost:
Membership prices vary depending on the club and your individual workout plan, but for new members, your first week is free
Sweat factor:
4/5 

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