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Tuesday
Aug212012

Canadian club is looking out for members

BENTALL CENTRE ATHLETIC CLUB
Owner: Bentall Tower 4 Corporation
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Employees:  15 
Number of members: 1,200
Year opened: 1982
Website: www.bentallcentreathleticclub.com

 

Joining a health club can be a difficult decision. Some liken the club they have joined as a second home.

Bentall Centre Athletic Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, certainly treats your like a member of the family. Well, maybe except the boxing ring.

Bentall really shows you that they care when you initially join the club. Like most other facilities these days, the 30-year-old club with about 1,200 members offers a consultation to assess your physical condition and then help you meet your goals.

But it goes above and beyond with two, one-hour meetings – as opposed to most that offer one hour – in addition to another meeting after 12 weeks to see how your routine is working. Follow-up meetings are then held every three months to keep the member motivated and on track.

One of the nicest extras offered by Bentall the page on its website that offers tips on what to look for when comparing gyms, like financial stability, truth about lifetime contracts, talking to members and more.

For more on Bentall Centre Athletic Club, check the following questions and answers.

Club vision/mission statement: To provide our members with quality service and a safe, enjoyable exercise environment in which they may pursue their health and fitness goals. 

Classes: Abs and Thighs, All Abs, Body Core and Abs, Boot Camp Circuit Challenge, 20/10 Circuit, Interval Sculpt n’ Tone, Power Pace Spinning, Pilates/Yoga Fusion, Strength and Stretch on the Bll, Strong Core, Flow Yoga, Gentle Joint Yin Yoga,TGIF Yoga by Candlelight, World Yoga, Power Yoga

Offerings: Squash and Racquetball Courts, Free Weights, Cybex VR3, Stretch Zones, Cardio Room, Lifestyle Classroom for the classes above, Boxing/ Marshall Arts Program, Cycle Commuter Program, Steamrooms, Towel Service, Toiletries, Day Lockers, Full Time Lockers with Laundry Service.

Innovative ideas at club: Commuter Membership complete with Bike Room, Commuter Closet and Dry Cleaning Service. 

Where you hope the club will be in 5 years: Right where it is, leading the way in terms of quality service, having our members enjoy the club to the max.

Area in which you would be of assistance for networking: I am very comfortable answering on many issues as I have been in the industry since 1977 at a variety of different types facilities so I can comment on any subject you would like. rrussell@bentallkennedy.com 

Describe area/community club is in: In the heart of downtown Vancouver’s business district in the Bentall Centre 

Do you have any community outreach programs:  Inspire Health, BC Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Vancouver FoodBank, Vancouver Squash Fund, United Way, to name but a few.

Famous former or current members: We like to protect the names of our members. We want them to enjoy their exercise experience not have paparazzi following them around as they work out! 

How long have you been a member of IHRSA and what IHRSA programs have you instituted and events have you attended?:    I believe that we have been a member of IHRSA for over 25 years, maybe 28 years. The passport program is really beneficial to our members and we promote it quite a bit to those members that travel extensively for business.

If you are an IHRSA member and are interested in being profiled, e-mail bjs@ihrsa.org.  

 

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