Dream gym Equinox now open in downtown Vancouver

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Equinox Vancouver interior
Equinox Vancouver interior. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon

Vancouver’s first Equinox fitness club at 1131 West Georgia Street showcases a spectacular interior design inspired by B.C. and the Pacific Northwest.

The 33,000 sq ft. club features six fitness studios, a dedicated lounge space with fireplace, luxury locker room amenities, a Body Energy Club cafe, retail boutique and spa.

Equinox West Georgia offers more than 115 group fitness classes a week in dedicated studio spaces for cycling, yoga/pilates, barre, and boxing, as well as the cardio training area.

The downtown Vancouver fitness club is Equinox’s third location in Canada. Senior Vice President of Real Estate, John Klein, says the West Georgia location was designed with Vancouver’s fondness for the outdoors in mind.

“The city offers a great blend of geographic and commercial diversity in an environment that appeals strongly to the health conscious,” he says.

“The combination of city living set among a rugged, natural setting is uniquely Vancouver, and our newest Canadian club reflects that spirit.”

Aaron Richter, senior vice president of design, says the materials used in the space such as bleached walnut woods, concrete floors and reflective metallics, play up the juxtaposition between the urban and natural environments in Vancouver.

“We wanted to create a dramatic feeling in the interior that you might get a sense of during a North Shore hike,” he says.

Equinox Vancouver lobby
Lobby of the West Georgia location. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Equinox Vancouver reception area
Equinox Vancouver reception area. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Front desk
Equinox Vancouver lobby and reception area. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Equinox Vancouver lounge
Fireplace and lounge area. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Body Energy Club cafe
The gym features a Body Energy Club cafe. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Equinox Vancouver weight area
Equinox Vancouver weight area. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Equinox Vancouver cardio area
Equinox Vancouver cardio area. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Equinox Vancouver yoga
Equinox Vancouver yoga and pilates studio. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Equinox Vancouver barre studio
Equinox Vancouver barre studio. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Indoor cycling and spin studio.
Indoor cycling and spin studio. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon
Equinox downtown Vancouver location exterior
Exterior of the Equinox location on West Georgia Street. Credit: Luis Alberto Valdizon

The space is also designed with sustainability in mind, and features recovered walnut wood from historic structures on the east coast. Renewable cork and recycled rubber flooring is used throughout the club.

Richter says great care was taken in the design, to make going to Equinox an experience.

“We think of ourselves as set designers, so it’s super-important that we provide everything they need,” he says. “Having the storage in the right place; the mirrors at the right height; the proportions of the room correct; the lighting and sound levels; all to create the moment for them to connect with the member and create an experience.”

Equinox Vancouver classes

  • The Pursuit
    • an interactive and competitive gamified indoor cycling experience
  • True Barre and Trilogy Barre
    • featuring resistance bands and a triple barre system exclusive to Equinox
  • Precision Running
    • coach led, science-based treadmill workouts, along with several high-intensity interval training formats such as Metcon3
  • Ropes and Rowers
    • cardio workout that mixes WaterRower’s and battle ropes
  • Firestarter
    • a 30-minute cardio interval workout
  • Pure Strength
    • a team training circuit that alternates weight lifting with body resistance to build strength

Equinox West Georgia location and hours

Monday to Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

More info: equinox.com