Lifestyle & Parenting

7 Ways to Get Your Fitness On at Gabriola Park

January 18, 2018

Home is where the heart is but, every time we’ve considered a move to a new house, making sure there are amenities close by that can help get our hearts pumping and our bodies moving has been a top priority.

At Gabriola Park—Langley’s latest and, dare we say, most-desirable residential development, consisting of three- and four-bedroom cottage-style townhouses in a gorgeous park-like setting—fitness opportunities within easy reach (in addition to thoughtful interior design touches and retail/dining options aplenty) are a non-issue. Below, seven of our favourite recreation and exercise spots easily accessed from your new home at Gabriola Park! —Noa Nichol

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Yorkson Community Park: Baseball diamonds galore, well-maintained playing fields and even a treed nature area with a pond and meandering creek make Yorkson one of Langley’s most frequented green spaces. There are also two separate off-leash areas—one for small and one for large dogs, with a wash station, to boot—so your four-legged friend get can his or her daily dose of exercise in, too!

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Walnut Grove School of Music and Dance: Toe-tapping dance lessons at this famed centre range from tap to hip hop to ballet, and are offered to students of every age, from toddlers to adults. Got two left feet? Don’t worry, the Walnut Grove School of Music and Dance welcomes beginning recreational students with open arms.

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Langley Sportsplex: This world-class arena boasts four indoor ice hockey and skating rinks as well as a Captain Kid’s Fun Centre—in other words, hours of fit fun for the whole family, all year long! Sign up for hockey or skating lessons, or just drop in during public skate time—skate rentals are available.

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Langley Tennis Centre: Run by tennis pros, this complex includes four permanent indoor plexi-paved hard courts and offers a wide range of lessons, programs and leagues for all levels and ages. Supported by Tennis Canada in co-operation with Tennis BC, this is the place to go to “make a racket”.

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Gold’s Gym: With 40,000 square feet, Gold’s is Langley’s largest privately owned premiere fitness facility, offering everything you need, from training equipment to personal training to a huge variety of classes (plus a three-lane, 25-metre lap pool, hot tub, steam rooms, infrared saunas and a ladies’ only area), to stay motivated and hit all your health goals!

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Walnut Grove Community Centre: The coolest pool with lessons galore, plus a fully equipped fitness centre and dsrop-in activities, from badminton to basketball, make this a true recreation hot spot. Among our favourite fitness-class offerings: Bodysculpt, Switch Fit and 20/20/20 (think 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of muscle strengthening and sculpting and 20 minutes of core work).

Gabriola Park, 20498 82 Ave., Langley, 604-371-1892,


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