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Equinox opens first club on Canada’s west coast

US-based health club operator Equinox has opened a new site in Vancouver, Canada – its first on the country’s west coast.

Designed to echo “Pacific Northwest sensibilities”, the 33,000sq ft (3,065sq m) Equinox Vancouver's interior boasts bleached walnut woods, concrete floors and reflective metallics, with the aim of “juxtaposing manmade and natural materials”.

The main fitness space houses a large gym floor and six exercise studios, which will offer a range of classes from yoga, cycling and barre to pilates and boxing.

Above the ground floor there are separate cv and fitness floors, where members can work out on their own or with one of Equinox's personal trainers.

There are also plans to launch specialty exercise classes at the club – such as Precision Running, a treadmill class created by celebrity trainer David Siik, designed to “strike balance between aerobic and anaerobic interval training”.

Other classes include The Pursuit, a competitive cycling class that converts data from members’ console into real-time virtual games and visual projections; Ropes and Rowers, a calorie-torching cardio workout that mixes water rowers and battle ropes; and True Barre, a combination of Pilates-based core work with ballet movements and isometric contractions.

"Vancouver is a world-class city full of driven entrepreneurs, artists, families, and thought leaders who embrace a high performance lifestyle," said Harvey Spevak, CEO of Equinox.

"We've seen a growing demand for the Equinox lifestyle in Canada, and know that our entry into Vancouver will be a perfect complement to this community.

“In a city that already has the appetite for a holistic approach to fitness, our offerings will enrich an amazing city even further."

The Vancouver club is Equinox’s second in Canada – the other being in Toronto, Ontario – and its 84th property globally.

The company offers an upscale, full-service club experience and has sites across the US, Canada and the UK.

Last month, Equinox announced it will

open two new properties in London by 2019.

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Designed to echo “Pacific Northwest sensibilities”, the 33,000sq ft (3,065sq m) Equinox Vancouver's interior boasts bleached walnut woods, concrete floors and reflective metallics, with the aim of “juxtaposing manmade and natural materials”.

The main fitness space houses a large gym floor and six exercise studios, which will offer a range of classes from yoga, cycling and barre to pilates and boxing.

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"Vancouver is a world-class city full of driven entrepreneurs, artists, families, and thought leaders who embrace a high performance lifestyle," said Harvey Spevak, CEO of Equinox.

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