A new year calls for new healthy adventures in and around Vancouver WA! While the cooler temperatures may sway you away from the outdoors, there are plenty of activities to be done inside.

The Source Climbing CenterTest your mental and muscle strength at The Source Climbing Center, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Learn to belay or improve your technique in a class. Special discounted rates occur during "happy hour" before 3 pm Monday through Friday. Big Al’s offers bowling, arcade games, and many TVs to watch the big game. Vancouver’s trampoline park, Sky Zone, will have you flying high with adrenaline for some fun indoor recreation. Channel your inner Winter Olympics ice dancer at Mountain View Ice Arena—and you may get a glimpse of Tonya Harding practicing her triple axels. Padelhorn is your padel (a mix between tennis and squash) and pickleball center in Vancouver. Enjoy padel on the first padel courts in the Pacific Northwest! Try your hand at aerial yoga with Elevenaerial Vancouver or  FlightFORM; swing inside of low-flying aerial silk (think Cirque de Soleil) but at beginner levels and fun for any age! 

If improving your fitness was on your list of 2024 resolutions, check out these unique classes to try while visiting. With the flagship studio located in Portland, Barre3 has two studios in Vancouver (Felida and East Vancouver). The full-body workout uses low-impact and The Mighty Bowl Green Drinkssmall-range movement to transform your body and mind. StarCycle, “a 45-minute dance party on a bike,” also has two locations down the street from both Barre3 studios. Orange Theory offers heart-monitored training with coach support in the Hazel Dell neighborhood and at the Waterfront, where CrossFit Fort Vancouver has WODs (Workout of the Day) going from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pearson Air Field.

New year, new you means healthy food is on the menu! Check out Mighty Bowl’s brick-and-mortar space on 8th Street or roaming food truck for signature rice and bean bowls, salads, and a full-service juice bar. Ingrid's GoodStreetFood & Paleo Grill provides just that, with Mediterranean bowls, wraps, salads, and lots of veggie options on the menu. Bleu Door Bakery is focused on providing plant-based goods, and Elements Restaurant presents meat-free meals throughout the week. Find Bula Kava House Main Street specializing in the drink extracted from the root of a Pacific islands plant—Kava.

Check out our blog post, Unusual Sports to Play in Vancouver, Washington for more ideas on how to stay active this winter!