Photos from the Grand Opening

How fast can you row 500 meters? Welcome to Eastside Fitness Winnie checking her list of posture, balance, and range of motion tests. Former National Team rowers in the house. Raquel showing one of the exercises you can do with a UGI ball. Checking out some of the entries from our Commit to Fit Photo Contest. Eastside Fitness fanware. Chatting at the yoga booth. No doubt discussing their upcoming Yoga Teacher Training. Always great to meet new neighbours. Dr. Stephen from Jointworks Chiropractic. Say cheese. Or pakora? I didn’t recognize you all dressed up! Probably toasting to Half marathons – past, present, and future. Trying to convince Loisa to become a Zumba instrutor. Winnie and Rex No really. You should both come to one of my classes. They’re fun. I promise. Her speeches are really funny! Worth the price of admission. Happy Grand Opening! There was even a...
FREE Yoga and FitCamp – Beginner Friendly

FREE Yoga and FitCamp – Beginner Friendly

On December 5th, 2015, Eastside Fitness will be holding two free classes during our Christmas Open House. It is a great opportunity to try out a class and meet some of our instructors. Along with the other fun open house activities– tasty treats, decorating the fitness tree, 12pm draw prizes, and the BOGO sale (Buy One class pass Get One for half price) – we will also be holding two free classes for those new to our Eastside Fitness Community and new to fitness in general. You MUST pre-register by December 1st if you wish to attend these classes as space is limited.  You can pre-register online at the links provided. FitCamp Basics 1:30pm – 2:30pm FitCamp is the Eastside Fitness version of “bootcamp”.  You will learn how to do various conditioning exercises including strength training, core work, and cardio intervals.  Please wear running shoes, bring a water bottle, and be prepared to sweat, laugh, and feel great! REGISTER HERE Yoga for Beginners Everything you wanted to know about yoga but were afraid to ask 3pm – 4:15pm In this class you will learn some of the common postures/poses and sequences you will encounter in most yoga classes, especially the Sun Salutation.  You will also learn what a yoga class consists of.  Yoga is done in barefeet.  We provide all the mats and props you will need for the class.  It is most comfortable if you wear clothing that does not have buckles, buttons, or zippers, and that you can move around in easily. REGISTER...

Anniversary Special

 We had some fun with an old shampoo ad from the 80’s…. ***The secret is out!*** I told two friends about the Anniversary Special at Eastside Fitness;  one year of unlimited fitness and yoga classes for $480! Simple, affordable and effective.  They told two friends, then they told two friends and so on and so on…now the whole neighbourhood is getting in shape.  You’ll find them doing push ups, pull ups, running, doing plyos, Warrior pose, Down Dog, signing up for races and fitness events all over the city.  Now  that you know the secret too,  have you told two friends?? $480 + gst one year unlimited fitness and yoga This offer is only available between April 26th and May 11th, 2014 ***But the real secret is that Darnelle set it up online...

Let’s Play Ball!

Here in South Vancouver, nothing says spring more than the start of Little League baseball season.  There is so much that is wholesome and good about the sport such as kids learning life lessons about team work, handling the pressure of the spot light, the importance of working hard to learn a skill and then applying the skill.  Running, jumping and throwing are three basic fundamental movements for kids ages 5-12 that will form part of their physical literacy for life.  So lets play ball! While your child is playing ball you can also improve your fitness!  Here are 10 Baseball Fan Fitness Challenges that you can attempt while hanging around at Memorial Park South – Joan and Phil Lake Diamond. The Memorial Park Mile – The perimeter of Memorial Park is approximately 1 mile!  How long does it take you to walk, run/walk or run it?  Can you do 2 laps or 3 laps in one inning??? The 7th Inning Stretch (Sun Salutations) –  Do this in between each inning if you like!  Stand with your feet together, reach both arms up to the sky, bend forward from your waist , keeping a flat back.  Bend your knees so that you can place both of your hands on the ground.  Place your hands on your shins and try to straighten your legs. Bend your knees again and put both of your hands on the ground. Step back with one foot and then the other, keeping both of your hands on the ground and your butt in the air! You should feel a stretch along the backs of your...

Christmas Eve Yoga

Tuesday December 24th 2:30pm – 4pm Join your family, friends and neighbours at our 3rd annual complimentary Christmas Eve class.  This class will be a combination of gentle stretches and breathing to get us ready for the special day.  It’s our way of celebrating with our Eastside Fitness family....