Blog by Beebe Cline

<< back to article list


MAY 26TH, 2008


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,

Got something to add to this dose? Post it on our forum! We'll be giving prizes to our best forum posts every month, so just log-in to win!


Sponsored Scoop


Sweet on Stila

Stila's back—and now at BeautyMark! Don't miss the June 4 launch party (4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.): The $20 booking fee is redeemable in Stila Cosmetics and includes a consultation, full make-up application and gift. Plus Vitamin V subscribers will be exclusively entered to win a BeautyMark/Stila gift bag valued at $100! Join the party at 1150 Hamilton St., book today at 604-687-2294, for more info visit