Now that January is in full swing, many of you may have made a resolution, set an intention or simply just promised yourself that you would move more, eat clean and feel better in 2018.
Feeling energized, healthy and happy is easier than you think! Allow me to introduce myself - my name is Sidney Shindle and I am a holistic nutritionist, private chef, baker and former national level synchronized swimming coach! I am also the owner of Veritas Wellness, a nutrition and wellness consulting company right here in Downtown New West.
Over the next few weeks I am going to share some of the most convenient and effective ways to help you feel your best in 2018, all here in beautiful New Westminster. Whether you’re a long-time wellness guru or someone looking to make a few changes, these posts are meant to help guide you wherever you may be on your path to wellness.
Wellness Tip #1- Take a minute to check in with your body.
Before diving into 2018, take some time to listen to your body. Most of us tend to forget to do this! The best way to do this is by lying down and breathing. When you sit still you can pick up on signs that you may not have noticed during your busy workday or jam-packed weekend. You may notice you’re hungry, full, shaky, sore or just plain tired.
If breathing in itself is a tough one, it might a good idea to start with some yoga or gentle movement classes. This type of work is an excellent way to get you back in tune with your body all while breathing deeply and giving your body a good stretch. Lucky for us, Downtown New West has two yoga studios for you to choose from. If you’re not into yoga or you’re looking for a new challenge, here is a list of studios, gyms and fitness centers to try in 2018.
Hot Yoga New West - Santosha
Located on Columbia and under new management, Santosha yoga offers traditional hot yoga, express 60 min hot yoga, hot power flow, warm yin, mediation and restorative yoga. They also offer kickboxing, kettlebell, hot tabata and barre fitness classes!
Oxygen is not your typical yoga studio. They offer traditional flow classes as well as a plethora of fusion classes like barre, core, boxing and more.
Sugarrays Boxing Gym
Learn how to box in a state of the art boxing gym. Sugarrays offers high tech training with a side of old school grit. Whether you’re a beginner or a high-level competitor, Sugarrays' newest studio is packed full of brand new equipment. No fitness classes, just real boxing training with experienced trainers.
Dynamic Health and Fitness
Located at The Shops at New West, this 12,000 sq ft club caters to both men and women of all ages and fitness levels. They also offer a women’s only sections as well as a handful of classes including spin, yoga and zumba.
Fit on 6th
Fit on 6th offers group classes and personal training at their convenient location on Sixth Street. They keep their class sizes small so their instructors can focus on form and technique.
Strong Side Conditioning
Strong Side offers a supervised gym experience where highly qualified trainers are there to help you when you need it. They create personalized programs for their clients and teach them how to progress through the weeks. Their main goal is to make sure you get the most out of your workout, meaning your plan is personalized, well thought out and easy to run through in their facility.
Learn the art of pole dancing with Ava Fitness. They offer pole fitness classes, aerial arts and dance lessons.
Vancouver Circus School
They offer classes for all abilities and age groups. Try aerial hoops, aerial silks, trapeze, even juggling and unicycling.