Vancouver's newest and arguably most scenic fitness studio is housed, perhaps somewhat unexpectedly, in a hotel.
Just Add Water, on the ground floor of the beautiful Westin Bayshore, isn't just for guests—locals, and other visitors to the city, are welcome to downward dog to their hearts' content here, too. With wide, window views of the hotel pool and scenic waterfront beyond, the name befits the space ... as do a number of the classes offered. Liquid Yoga, for one, takes place in the Westin Bayshore's spectacular outdoor swimming pool (and in the indoor pool, if the weather doesn't co-operate) and sees participants strike poses on floating mats (we fell in but, on a sunny summer day, the dip was refreshing). On deck, and in the light, bright, indoor studio, classes that include a variety of yoga, Barre and meditation encourage you to tap into your body and mind's fluid nature—with killer H2O views.
With the Westin Bayshore's T & Co coffee and snack bar, featuring good-to-go smoothies and turmeric and beet lattes (add a shot of collagen), just down the hall, we agree that everything is better when you Just Add Water! —Noa Nichol