Summer is winding down and you might have enjoyed too many drinks on the patio, indulged in too many wedding buffets or made it your mission to try every single new ice-cream place in town. You may have even gotten so far in your gluttonous habits that you were furious when ice-cream didn’t come to you. It’s time to get back into your regular fitness routine and get ready for that 2018 summer bod.
The Vancouver Park Board is making this easier for you with $50 off a 12-month Flexipass, a membership that allows you the flexibility to get healthy your way. With so many things to do with a Flexipass, getting fit and healthy is easy.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of seven things you can do with a Vancouver Park Board Flexipass.
Take a dip into one of or 9 indoor pools or 4 outdoor pools in Vancouver. Swimming is a great form of low-impact exercise. It offers a full body work out and can help you burn more calories than walking, cycling and even running.
Take an Aquafit Class
If you prefer an instructor lead work out, Aquafit is a great way to go. Tone muscles get your heart rate going in this fun-filled environment. With fun popular music blaring, it’s like a pool party without the bevvies.
The off-season is officially over, so get a bunch of friends together at lunch for some drop-in hockey. Warm up those skating legs and soften up those hands for another glorious season of Beer league hockey.
Local Fitness Centre
You frequented your local farmers market and bought local produce all summer. Why not think local when it comes to working out? 21 Fitness Centres conveniently located throughout the city. From cross trainers, to treadmills, rowing machines, weights and exercise balls, your local gym has all you need for a rigorous workout.
Drop-in for Stick and Puck
This practice session is perfect for those just getting into hockey or those who have never played. Practice your slap shot from the blue line or break into those new skates and equipment.
Go Ice Skating
Your Instagram might be filled with amazing scenic shots of the outdoors, but the best kept secret for that great Instagram shot is in an ice rink. The lighting in an ice rink works at all angles even if it’s one of you falling on the ice.
If you spent too much during the summer or just live in Vancouver and can’t afford luxury spas. Vancouver Park Board facilities are home to whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms. Getting healthy doesn’t always involve exercise, spa amenities are a great way to get healthy by reducing stress and lowering blood pressure.
Buy your Vancouver Park Board 12-month Flexipass between September 5 and October 4, and you’ll get $50 off the regular price. Plus, you’ll have unlimited access to 21 fitness centres, nine indoor and four outdoor pools, and eight rinks.
You don’t have to sign any contracts and there are no added fees. Best of all, your Flexipass is refundable at any time.