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BOMBSHELL-IN-TRAINING

MAY 26TH, 2008

BOMBSHELL-IN-TRAINING

Located in a former meatpacking plant, the one thing you won't find at the new Versus 21 personal training gym are meatheads. Instead, think lean and lithe martial arts-types in a beautiful bricks-and-beams space.

We loved the polished concrete floors and mountain views, the Italian bathroom hardware, black marble vanities and river rock shower floors (like the Four Seasons!).

We almost forgot we were at the gym…until our trainer put us through a fitness assessment and rigorous 30-minute workout using skipping ropes, cowbells, ropes, pulleys, and matwork that left us highly energized (and with deliciously sore abs for days).

Just think back to when all you had to do to keep fit was to cut a few shapes on the dance floor of The Purple Onion—which happens to be the previous tenant of the space.

If those walls could talk…

A 4-week bikini challenge (starting June 2) is $180. Versus 21, 210-21 Water St., Vancouver, 604-909-0201, www.versus21.com

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