With the holiday season behind us, it’s the time of year where new goals are made. One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to create healthier habits, such as exercising more. If you’re looking to focus on fitness and challenge yourself physically this January, the Tri-Cities area is home to many awesome work out facilities, classes, and parks!
Start The year Out By Trying Something New
With the start of a new year brings the perfect opportunity to try something different and meet new goals. Why not do this by challenging yourself physically? Barre Fitness on St. John’s Street in Port Moody is an awesome way to try something different and work up a sweat! Founder and Studio Owner Jen Varney combines dance techniques with exercises such as pushups, sit ups, and pulses to create the ultimate work out. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to join and start their fitness journey! The best part? For $40, you can try unlimited classes at Barre Fitness for 14 days, the perfect opportunity to see if it’s the right fit.
Do you love to bike ride, but hate the cold weather? Not a problem. 360 Cycle on Dominion Avenue in Port Coquitlam is the perfect place for you! The indoor cycling studio offers a variety of different classes, such as “Shred Express” and “Rhythm Ride”. 360 Spin is a great way to get a fun, challenging workout done in under an hour! They encourage all fitness levels to come test it out, as everyone has to start somewhere! Try their two week unlimited intro pass for $35, or one month unlimited intro pass for $65 and get started today!
Recharge Your Body and Soul With Yoga
The winding down of the holidays and the start of a new year can be a stressful time. Yoga is a great activity to get into, because it betters both your physical and mental health. The Tri-Cities area has many fine studios to start out your yoga journey!
Whether you’re a seasoned expert, or just starting out, Kushala Yoga in Port Moody is a great choice. The studio offers a mixture of classes from beginners to intermediate, in different categories such as therapeutic and relaxing. If you’re looking to work up a sweat and really challenge yourself physically, try their pilates-yoga fusion class for a workout that will whip you right back into shape! Head down to 130 Brew Street in Suter Brook Village to recharge, relax, and reinvent your fitness today!
If you’re interested in trying Yoga, but are unsure if it’s for you, Yoga Generation in Port Coquitlam is a great option for beginners! Yoga Generation welcomes hundreds of new students each year, and offer a variety of different classes to choose from. They have everything from traditional hatha yoga, to aerial classes for the more adventurous, and TRX, which uses suspension training to build core muscles and strength. For just $50, you can get an unlimited one month pass to Yoga Generation and are welcome to try out any of their classes. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself addicted after just 30 days!
Spice Up Your Yoga!
If you love yoga but are looking to mix it up and challenge yourself even further physically, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness is a must try! Combining yoga poses with more intense fitness techniques such as sit-ups, crunches, and squats, Oxygen’s instructor’s are sure to get you sweating! Head down to their Brunette Avenue location in Coquitlam to get started today.
Keeping It Simple
Getting fit and meeting exercise goals does not have to be complicated or expensive! There are many ways to get in physical activity in your own community that are cost effective and simple. The Tri-Cities area has many rec centres and community pools that are a great way to incorporate physical activity into your routine. Poirier Sport & Lesiure Complex in Coquitlam is a great facility with a full fitness centre, pool, and ice rink. Whether you’d prefer to hit the gym, swim laps, or drop in for a skate with the whole family, there’s plenty of ways to get your heart rate up. For a list of drop in activities offered at the complex, click here.
Get Your Exercise by Being Outside
Sometimes the most simple ways of getting your exercise are the most enjoyable! An easy, cost effective, and fun way to get your heart rate up this January, is simply to spend time outside in your community. Tri-Cities has many wonderful parks and trails perfect for getting physical activity in!
Lafarge Lake, located in Coquitlam, is the perfect way to get your whole family outside for a walk. The 1.2 km loop is an easy walk anyone can enjoy, and until January 21st, the lake is decked out with thousands of lights, perfect for a night time walk!
If you’re looking for an outdoor activity that poses a bit more of a challenge, try the Coquitlam Crunch! With two sets of stairs and a 2.2 km climb, you’ll be sweating in no time. Dogs are welcome on leash, so this is a great activity to do with man’s best friend! For more information on Coquitlam Crunch, click here.
The Shoreline trail in Port Moody is a great option if you appreciate the scenic route! Located along Burrard Inlet, the Shoreline Trail is a great place to spend a sunny weekend afternoon. Tip: Bring along a picnic and make a stop at Old Orchard Park before turning around!
Exercise and Physical Activity are vital to overall health and happiness, but sometimes you just don’t know where to start! Luckily, Tri-Cities is home to many fun, accessible, and cost effective activities and facilities to help you meet your goals. So what are you waiting for? Lace up those sneakers and get out there!