At the start of every year, there’s a surge of interest in joining the fitness world. And while it’s not easy to find a place that caters to all experience or ability levels, we think these gyms and fitness clubs in Vancouver do a pretty fantastic job. After all, fitness is for everyone – and it’s about more than just working out your body.

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and gain mental clarity, and taking classes allows participants to connect with each other in a motivating space. So whether it’s the social, the physical, or a combination of the two factors that have inspired your New Year’s resolution, here are 8 options around Vancouver to consider.

Barry’s Vancouver


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We’re starting off with la creme de la creme of fitness club memberships. With locations across the globe, Barry’s is renowned for its high-intensity “red room” workouts, with top instructors that motivate you to be your best. Classes at Barry’s are divided into “run, lift, and recover” segments that alternate muscle focus and maximize your workout. If you’re looking for a community of fitness-focused people to connect with, this is a great option. Oh, and don’t forget to recover with a smoothie from their Fuel Bar!

First-timer promos include three classes for $50 or $99 for an everyday two-week membership.

Where: 1035 West Pender Street

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Anytime Fitness 


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Anytime Fitness ensures that members are matched with their ideal plan and coach. One of the biggest names in the fitness game, Anytime Fitness promises a “community that fits your life,” with locations in False Creek, Chinatown, and West End. Members have access to all Vancouver, BC, and worldwide locations.

Note that pricing and membership options will depend on where you sign up. On average, members in Canada pay $53 a month.

Where: Multiple locations in Vancouver

DibFit Cycle 


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If you’re a fan of cycling, you’ve no doubt heard of DibFit. From their classic 45-minute “cardio parties” to their 50-minute high-intensity strength and resistance classes, there are options for every rider. Best of all? There is no long-term commitment required, as DibFit does not currently offer monthly memberships. Instead, guests can buy as many or as few classes as they’d like.

Where: 806 Homer Street

Ride Cycle Club 


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Another great cycling spot, Ride Cycle has locations in Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary, and offers riders a full-body workout with every session. Get lost in the music while you shred those calories and sweat it out with your fellow riders. Classes can be booked individually at their Kitsilano and Yaletown locations.

Where: 2173 West 4th Avenue and 881 Hamilton Street



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If you’ve ever wanted to try hot yoga, check out a class or two at Jaybird. The studio offers a range of strengthening classes in a hot room for the ultimate sweat. If you’re looking for something challenging, consider The Burn or The Booty. If you’d rather take things a bit slower, there’s The Balance, which focuses on stretching, fascial release, spinal mobility, and more. You can check out their full class descriptions and book your spot at their Vancouver studio.

Where: 1232 Richards Street

The Bar Method

If you enjoy dancing as a form of movement and exercise, you’ll definitely want to check out The Bar Method. Their iconic hour-long total body workout classes are inspired by dance training, pilates, yoga, and other strength training workouts. The studio offers a variety of classes focusing on specific parts of the body (arms, abs, etc), so if you have a target area – this is a great pick.

Right now, they’re currently offering 30 days of unlimited barre classes for $79.

Where: 111 Smithe Street

Fitness World 

With memberships starting at $10 bi-weekly, Fitness World is a great option for those who want to spring to action with minimal impact on their wallet. They have plenty of personalized programs, state-of-the-art equipment, and add-on amenities like hydromassage, tanning, and childcare.

Where: Multiple locations in Vancouver


From personal training options to studio pilates and group fitness classes, Equinox is a luxury fitness club that does it all. They even have spas where you can unwind after a session.

Where: 1131 West Georgia

And that’s a wrap on some of the best fitness clubs and gyms around Vancouver. All that’s left to do is check them out for yourself!