gym gems

Whether they o er women-only work­outs, babysit­ting, or an out­stand­ing juice bar, Canada’s gyms know how to cater to their clien­tele. Here are a few of our faves.

Best Health - - EDITORS’ CHOICE -

BEST HO­TEL GYM

Work­ing out away from home can be tricky, but the Westin Bayshore, Van­cou­ver takes the ho­tel gym ex­pe­ri­ence to the next level. Sure, the fit­ness cen­tre is kitted out with the high-qual­ity equip­ment you’d ex­pect, but we were more im­pressed by the lit­tle ex­tras: com­pli­men­tary head­phones and bot­tled wa­ter, New Bal­ance gear avail­able for loan, run­ning maps for the city, and some su­per cool classes like Liq­uid Yoga, a flow class done on float­ing mats in the pool (which, for the record, is way harder than it looks!).

BEST SHOP­PING

SpinCo: the new­est Toronto lo­ca­tion boasts a wide range of work­out gear for sale. You’ll find SPINCO branded wear from the hot leg­gings brand Lily­bod and cus­tom S’well wa­ter bot­tles, so you can treat your­self to the lat­est and great­est in ac­tivewear.

BEST AT­MOS­PHERE

Tight Club: This Van­cou­ver fave is ca­sual, edgy and em­bod­ies a healthy, no-judg­ments at­ti­tude to­ward ex­er­cise. Work­ing out here is as much about sharp­en­ing your mind and cre­ativ­ity as it is about tight­en­ing your body. With a wel­com­ing neigh­bour­hood vibe, it’s easy to make Tight Club friends and feel part of a com­mu­nity that’ll keep you com­ing back for more.

LIQ­UID YOGA AT THE WESTIN BAYSHORE, VAN­COU­VER

THE GEAR AT SPINCO

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