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FAQs

We are beyond excited to welcome you to the Altea Active: West 6 community.

General Inquiries

I want to purchase a guest day pass; how do I do that?

Guest Passes are available at reception at a per-day cost of $49.95 (plus taxes). Guests will have in/out privileges throughout the same calendar day. Guests can book studio classes within a 4-hour window. Recovery services are available for guests at an additional cost.

Can I transfer my membership?

All memberships except for Platinum Flex have transfer privileges.

The stipulations surrounding a transfer are as follows:

  • Eligible members may only transfer their membership within their initial contract term.
  • Both the transferor and transferee must be present at the club to complete the membership transfer.
  • Members must pay a transfer fee, that may change at the sole discretion of Altea Active. Currently there are two options available for eligible members:
    1. Transfer Option 1:   Fee: $99.95 + tax.  New member joins at the current membership rate and receives the term remaining on the agreement.
    2. Transfer Option 2:  Fee: $249.95 + tax.  New member joins at the previous member’s membership rate and receives the term remaining on the agreement.

What weight will the Dumbbells go up to?

We are targeting dumbbells for up to 120lbs

What is the temperature of the Dry Saunas & Steam Cabins?

The Dry Saunas are generally between 180 F and 190 F. The Steam Cabins are between 100 F and 110 F.

What is the capacity of the Dry Saunas & Steam Cabins?

They vary a little, but each has capacity for roughly 8-10 people

Is parking available for members of Altea?

Yes, 2-hour complimentary underground parking will be available to members of Altea Active.  Please note that Altea has a total of 144 designated parking stalls available.

Can members of Altea Active access other Altea Active clubs?

Diamond and Platinum members of Altea Active: West 6 will have complimentary access to all Altea Active locations. Gold members will have complimentary access to Signature Level Altea Active locations, and access to Prestige Level Altea Active locations for 50% off the lowest Guest Pass rate. Click here for more information about Signature and Prestige Level clubs.

Will there be other locations in Vancouver?

The team is actively exploring the GVA for potential Altea Active communities. Stay informed on all updates by connecting to the Altea Active newsletter and by joining the social media communities @AlteaActive.West6

Does Altea Active have influencer/ambassador partnerships?

Yes, in some situations Altea Active will partner with community ambassadors. If you are interested, please reach out through our Contact Us form.

I’m a local supplier/operate a local business, who do I contact for potential partnerships with Altea Active?

Please submit your request/inquiry here.

What type of shampoo/body wash are available for members?

Altea Active is excited to partner with Aveda for all personal care products.

Do you offer Olympic lifting platforms/squat racks?

Yes, Altea: West 6 will feature 8 squat racks with 10 Olympic lifting platforms.

Does Altea Active offer registered massage therapy?

Yes – we will have RMT services available. In addition, Altea Active: West 6 will offer Athletic Therapy and Fascial Stretch Therapy.

What spa amenities do you have?

You’ll love spending your recovery days with us! Altea Active offers luxurious steam cabins and dry saunas in each of the changerooms. We also have a Meditation Lounge with a Himalayan Salt Wall Feature, and a Recovery Lounge with private treatment rooms offering Registered Massage Therapy and Athletic Therapy. Not to mention the Catalyst Café + Wine Bar where you can kick back with friends and family, or just enjoy some quiet time on your own.

What is included in my membership? What is additional?

Your membership includes:
– Unlimited Best-In-Class studio fitness classes. Choose from 120+ weekly classes across 6 boutique studios.
– State-of-the-art strength and cardio machines with personalized entertainment
– Functional Turf Area + 10 Olympic Lifting Platforms
– Catalyst Cafe + Wine Bar + regular member and social events
– Member lounge areas
– Luxe dry saunas and steam cabins in each change room

Items that have additional fees include:
Personal Training, Reformer Pilates Training, recovery room amenities, Catalyst Café + Wine Bar, and Active Kids Club (plus LF3 group training for non-diamond members).

I’ve read that Altea Active is a Wellness + Social Club. What exactly is that?

Sounds cool, right? That’s because it is. We’re changing the face of Canadian health and fitness by bringing balance to the most important aspects of our lives. Altea Active understands there is more to health than just fitness. Our classes, amenities and services are designed to strengthen your physical, social and mental well-being. You’re at your best when all of you is fully activated. There’s more to us because there’s more to you.

At Altea Active: West 6, everything is offered under one roof:
• 6 boutique fitness studios offering 120+ classes per week
• State-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment
• Best-in-class personal and small group training
• Luxurious changerooms and spa amenities
• Catalyst Café + Wine Bar
• Family focused Active Kids Club

Where is Altea Active: West 6 located?

Altea Active: West 6 is located at 425 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y1L3 (West 6th at Yukon Street)

What are the hours of operation?

Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on weekends from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Active Kids Club

Is the Active Kids Club considered a daycare?

We are not considered a daycare. The Active Kids Club is a child-minding service: We provide up to two hours of care while you, the parent, are engaged in activities at the club and can be immediately accessible to attend to your child’s needs! Our team members are exceptional with children, and we maintain the following ratios to ensure your child can be safely cared for at all times:

  • 1 team member to 4 children (aged 0 -2 years old)
  • 1 team member to 8 children (aged 2 – 11 years old)

Do you have to be an Altea Active member to use the Active Kids Club?

It depends! The Active Kids Club Memberships are reserved members-only. However, drop-ins may be available for Guests on a Day Pass, subject to availability.

Do you have drop-in options for the Active Kids Club?

Yes! As a member, you may use the Active Kids Club on a one-off basis for $15 + tax. Please note that booking priority is given to those with Active Kids Club Memberships, so drop-ins will be subject to availability. Diamond members will also receive 25% off the Active Kids Club drop-in rates.

What is the cost of an Active Kids Club membership?

Right now, you can reserve a founding membership for your child!

First Child: $34.95 Biweekly + Tax

Additional Children: $26.95 Biweekly + Tax

Please note that Diamond Members receive 25% off the above rates. To reserve your founding Active Kids Club Membership, follow the steps outlined here.

How long can my child stay in the Active Kids Club?

Each child can stay up to two hours per day at the Active Kids Club! Booking is done through our platform at MyAltea.Club. More details on the booking process will be announced soon!

Do I have to stay in the building when my child is in the Active Kids Club?

Yes, guardians must stay in the building during their child’s visit at the Active Kids Club.

What are the hour of operation for the Active Kids Club?

Active Kids Club is scheduled to operate on Weekdays from 8am-8pm and Weekends from 8am-1pm

What ages do you accomodate in the Active Kids Club?

Our Active Kids Club team welcome Junior Members and Guests from 1 month to 11 years of age.

Will there be supervised childcare in the Active Kids Club?

Yes! Finding time for self-improvement can be challenging when you have little ones, but it’s so important. We’ve invested in a supervised children’s activity centre available to you when you’re using the facility. The Active Kids Club has a quiet room, a play zone, an arts and craft area, and so much more! Your kids will love spending time here.

AntiGravity Fitness

What is the capacity for AntiGravity Fitness Classes?

24 people

Are AntiGravity Aerial Yoga classes for beginners?

– If you are new to aerial yoga, it’s important to start with a beginner class so that you can learn the proper techniques and avoid injury. These classes are categorized as (E – For Everyone or AntiGravity Fundamentals 1) in our app and on our website. Our qualified instructors will be able to guide you through the poses and help you adjust the hammock to fit your body.

– It’s important to note that aerial yoga can be challenging, even for beginners. You will be using muscles that you may not be accustomed to using, and the poses may feel more intense than they do in traditional yoga. However, with practice and patience, you can build the strength and flexibility needed to progress in your aerial yoga practice.

How much are AntiGravity Fitness classes?

All AntiGravity Fitness classes are included in all membership tiers.

What are the benefits of aerial yoga?

– Aerial yoga, also known as anti-gravity yoga or flying yoga, is a form of yoga that combines traditional yoga poses with the use of a hammock or aerial silk. Some benefits of aerial yoga include:

– Decompression of the spine: Aerial yoga allows you to invert your body, which can help decompress your spine and alleviate tension in your back.

– Increased flexibility and strength: The use of the hammock or silk can help you deepen your stretches and build strength as you hold poses.

– Improved balance and coordination: Aerial yoga challenges your balance and coordination as you move through poses and transition between them.

– Reduced stress: Like traditional yoga, aerial yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety by focusing on breathing and mindfulness.

– A fun and unique workout!

What is AntiGravity Fitness?

– AntiGravity Fitness Is the originator of aerial yoga and aerial fitness, and the inventor of the aerial silk hammock.

– Many people think aerial fitness and aerial yoga are simply doing a workout up off the floor in a hammock. They’re not! Although aerial does use a special hammock, it’s really much more about the technique used with the hammock that facilitates fitness transformation.

– Together, the AntiGravity Hammock and AntiGravity Fitness technique facilitate movement in all spatial directions—with a wide range of health benefits. When it’s done right, aerial yoga and aerial fitness are a whole new way of unlocking movement so that you can break through limitations.

Boxing

What is the capacity for boxing classes?

20 people

Will you provide boxing gloves, or do I need to bring my own for Boxing classes?

Please bring your own gloves and wraps. Gloves and wraps must be worn in heavy bag classes.

Will you provide hand wraps for the boxing classes?

We will have wraps for purchase at the front desk or you can bring your own. Wraps must be worn with gloves for heavy bag classes.

Is boxing training a good workout?

Yes, boxing training can be an excellent workout that targets multiple muscle groups and provides a high-intensity cardiovascular workout. Boxing classes can be an effective and fun way to improve your physical fitness and mental well-being.

Are boxing classes worth it?

Yes, boxing classes can be a great way to improve your physical fitness, mental toughness, and overall well-being. Some of the benefits boxing classes include:

Cardiovascular fitness: Boxing is a high-intensity workout that can help improve your cardiovascular endurance and burn calories.

Strength and conditioning: Boxing classes require strength and conditioning, particularly in the upper body and core muscles. Over time, boxing classes can help build muscle and increase overall strength.

Coordination and balance: Boxing classes involve a lot of footwork and coordination, which can help improve balance and agility.

Mental toughness: Boxing can be a mentally challenging sport that requires focus, discipline, and perseverance. Taking boxing classes can help develop mental toughness and confidence.

Stress relief: Boxing can be a great way to relieve stress and release pent-up energy and emotions.

Community and camaraderie: Boxing classes can be a great way to meet like-minded people and build a sense of community and camaraderie.

Boxing classes– where to start?

Get the right gear: You’ll need boxing gloves and hand wraps.

Focus on technique: As a beginner, it’s important to focus on mastering the proper technique for each punch and movement. Listen carefully to your instructor’s guidance and practice regularly.

Stay consistent: Like any sport or fitness routine, consistency is key. Aim to attend classes at least a few times per week to make progress and see results.

Have fun!

Career

I have a question that’s not answered here, how can I contact Altea Active?

We love hearing from you! Please submit all questions here.

Do I have to have a valid CPR to teach Studio Fitness with Altea Active?

Yes.

Do I need to be certified to be a Studio Fitness instructor with Altea Active?

Yes, all Altea Active Studio Fitness instructors must hold valid certifications in the disciplines that they teach.

Can I apply for Altea Active in person?

We encourage all candidates to apply online. Click here to learn more and submit your application!

What are the perks and benefits to working at Altea Active?

For starters, you will be part of a group of talented individuals who cultivate magic, mindfulness, embrace change, and celebrate the community which is Altea Active.
Through a culture of empowerment and adventure, Altea delivers career-defining and growth experiences for our team members.

PLUS … Altea Team Members Receive:

– Competitive Pay
– Professional Development
– Benefits, and a
– Complimentary Membership

When would I be able to start work with Altea Active?

It depends on the role that you are interested in. Click here to learn more about current openings, and to submit your application!

What positions is Altea Active hiring for?

We have a wide variety of positions within the Altea Active! Click here to learn more about current openings, and to submit your application!

Where do I submit my application and resume?

Click here to learn more about current openings, and to submit your application!

How can I get a job at Altea Active?

If you’re an individual who wants to be part of a vibrant team of go-getters who redefine and inspire a new way of exploring health and fitness by taking care of the body, mind and spirit then we want to hear from you!

When you join Altea, you’re not just joining a team – you’re joining a family. We’re proud to bring together talented people who cultivate magic and mindfulness, embrace change, and build community.

Altea Team Members Receive:
– Competitive Pay
– Professional Development
– Benefits, and a
– Complimentary Membership

Click here to learn more and submit your application!

Class Schedule

What are the most popular group fitness classes?

The most popular fitness classes can vary by person. Here are some examples of fitness classes that are popular at Altea Active:

Yoga: Yoga classes are popular for their physical and mental benefits, including increased flexibility, strength, and stress relief.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training): HIIT classes involve short bursts of high-intensity exercise alternated with periods of rest or low-intensity exercise. They are popular for their efficiency and calorie-burning potential.

Cycling/Spin Classes: Cycling or spin classes involve riding stationary bikes to music and are popular for their cardiovascular and leg-toning benefits.

Pilates: Pilates classes focus on building core strength, flexibility, and balance through controlled movements and stretching.

Barre: Barre classes are a fusion of ballet-inspired movements, Pilates, and yoga, and focus on building strength, flexibility, and balance through isometric exercises.

Zumba: Zumba is a dance-inspired fitness class that combines Latin music and dance movements with cardio exercise.

Bootcamp: Bootcamp classes involve a combination of cardio, strength training, and bodyweight exercises, and are popular for their total-body workout and variety of exercises.

We recommend trying a variety of classes to see which ones you like best. For recommendations on classes and training options, we recommend booking your Road Map Session.

When do fitness classes start?

Group fitness classes start as early as 6AM!

How many fitness classes should I take per week? 

The number of fitness classes you should take per week will depend on your fitness goals, current fitness level, and schedule.

Generally, we recommend 2-5 classes per week.

Cycle

What is the capacity of the Cycle Studio?

33 bikes – 4 rows of 8, plus the instructor

How much are indoor cycle classes?

Indoor group cycle classes are included in all membership tiers at Altea Active.

Are indoor cycle classes hard?

Indoor cycle classes can be challenging, but the level of difficulty can vary depending on several factors, including the instructor, the duration of the class, the intensity level, and the individual’s fitness level. If you are new to group cycle classes, try sitting close to the instructor, letting them know you are a beginner and go at your own pace.

How long are indoor cycle classes?

Most classes are 45-55 minutes, and this includes warm-up and cool-down time.

Are indoor cycle classes good for you?

Indoor cycle classes can be a great way to improve overall health and fitness. Indoor cycling is a great low-impact group exercise option for all experience levels.

Are indoor cycle classes worth it?

If you are looking for a fun, motivational way to improve your cardiovascular health, stamina and body composition, indoor cycle classes are a great option!

What type of shoes or cleats do I need?

Any running shoes will be okay to participate in a cycle class as the bikes have straps to keep your feet on the pedals. Cycle bikes at Altea use SPD/Shimano cleats. 

What are indoor cycle classes?

Indoor cycle classes, also known as spinning classes, are group fitness classes that take place on stationary bicycles. The classes are led by a certified instructors who motivate participants through a series of cycling exercises and drills set to lively music.

Hot Yoga

What is the capacity of the Hot Yoga Studio?

42 people, including the instructor

How many calories do you burn in a hot yoga class?

The number of calories burned during a hot yoga class can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as your body weight, the intensity of the practice, and the duration of the class. However, on average, it’s estimated that a person can burn between 330 to 550 calories in a one-hour hot yoga class.

Is it bad to do hot yoga every day?

Doing hot yoga every day may not be suitable for everyone and may not be necessary to achieve the benefits of a regular yoga practice. When planning your weekly exercise routine, it is important to consider your overall health and wellness goals to determine which classes and workout styles are best for you.

What is the difference between hot yoga and regular yoga?

The main difference between hot yoga and regular yoga is the temperature and humidity level in the room. Hot yoga classes at Altea Active take place in a studio with a temperature of 105 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) and 40% humidity. Regular yoga classes take place in our Fusion studio, which is at room temperature. Hot yoga classes are generally more intense, due to the heat and humidity. It’s important to drink plenty of water in hot yoga classes to stay hydrated.

LF3

What is the capacity of the LF3 Studio?

LF3 classes are limited to 15 participants. Everyone will receive their own station and focused attention from the LF3 Coach

Are small group training classes worth it?

Yes, small group training classes can be worth it for many people looking to improve their physical fitness and achieve their goals. Here are some reasons why:

Personalized attention: With smaller class sizes, trainers can provide more individualized attention and instruction, helping participants to improve their form and technique.

Motivation and accountability: Group training classes can provide a supportive and motivating environment, where participants can encourage and push each other towards their fitness goals.

Cost-effective: Small group training classes can be a more cost-effective alternative to one-on-one personal training sessions.

Social aspect: Group training classes can be a great way to meet new people and build a sense of community around fitness.

Variety of exercises: Small group training classes can offer a variety of exercises and workouts, which can help keep participants engaged and challenged.

LF3 stands for Lifestyle Fitness based on 3 core pillars

Be Strong | Be Healthy | Be Resilient

Each LF3 class incorporates a mixture of cardiovascular and resistance training that is never repeated twice. We’re all about keeping it new and exciting to keep you, and your body, on its toes. Our engaging staff and sense of camaraderie you’ll build with other members will keep you wanting to come back to LF3, again and again. Heads up! You won’t see machines in our studios. Our workouts are based on realistic movements inspired by everyday life. Learn to enjoy movement and enhance your overall quality of life.

What is LF3?

LF3 stands for Lifestyle Fitness based on three core pillars (Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be Resilient). LF3 is Altea’s small group training and digital fitness solution. Altea wants to make sure that every member has the ability to access quality fitness professionals and science based workout programming anytime, anywhere in all of their membership offerings. Our Diamond membership is the only membership that includes unlimited LF3 small group training sessions, in person.

Membership

Can I transfer my membership?

All memberships except for Platinum Flex have transfer privileges.

The stipulations surrounding a transfer are as follows:

  • Eligible members may only transfer their membership within their initial contract term.
  • Both the transferor and transferee must be present at the club to complete the membership transfer.
  • Members must pay a transfer fee, that may change at the sole discretion of Altea Active. Currently there are two options available for eligible members:
    1. Transfer Option 1:   Fee: $99.95 + tax.  New member joins at the current membership rate and receives the term remaining on the agreement.
    2. Transfer Option 2:  Fee: $249.95 + tax.  New member joins at the previous member’s membership rate and receives the term remaining on the agreement.

What is your cancellation policy?

Altea Active members may provide cancellation notice once their initial 12-month commitment has ended (or at any time for Platinum Flex members). Altea Active requires at least 30 days cancellation notice, provided in-club or via registered mail.

Refer to your Membership Agreement for more details on your rights under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act.

Can I downgrade my membership?

Membership downgrades are permitted in the first 10 days of your membership term, or anytime after the completion of your annual commitment term. Please note that all downgrades are subject to the membership options and rates available at the time of change.

Can I upgrade my membership?

Yes! You may upgrade your membership level at any time. Please note that all upgrades are subject to the membership options and rates available at the time of your upgrade. You will be required to pay the difference between your current membership and the upgraded membership.

Can I put my membership on hold?

It depends! Freeze privileges are included in select membership types, including Platinum, Platinum Flex, and Diamond memberships. If eligible, you may freeze your membership for up to 6 bi-weekly cycles per 12-month membership term. For more details, please reach out to our team at west6@alteaactive.com. Please note: Due to a high volume of requests, we require 5 day’s notice to process membership freeze requests.

How much will my price go up after my initial term?

1. Founding member rates will remain consistent for a minimum of 12 months.
2. Founding member rates will always be the lowest rates offered by Altea Active.
3. If your membership remains active (without cancellation or transfer), any future rate increase(s) will be based on your existing rate (founders/opening).
4. After the initial term of the agreement, your membership will become month to month and you can cancel any time with 30 days notice.

Do you offer Student Memberships?

Not currently. Altea Active: West 6 may consider offering this type of membership in the future. However, the future rates will not be as low as the current founding member offers.

Do you offer Corporate Memberships?

If you are interested in discussing corporate membership opportunities, please reach out by email to west6@alteaactive.com.

Do you offer Family Memberships?

Not currently. Altea Active: West 6 may consider offering this type of membership in the future. However, the future rates will not be as low as the current founding member offers.

What is included in my membership? What is additional?

Your membership includes:
– Unlimited Best-In-Class studio fitness classes. Choose from 120+ weekly classes across 6 boutique studios.
– State-of-the-art strength and cardio machines with personalized entertainment
– Functional Turf Area + 10 Olympic Lifting Platforms
– Catalyst Cafe + Wine Bar + regular member and social events
– Member lounge areas
– Luxe dry saunas and steam cabins in each change room

Items that have additional fees include:
Personal Training, Reformer Pilates Training, recovery room amenities, Catalyst Café + Wine Bar, and Active Kids Club (plus LF3 group training for non-diamond members).

Can members of Altea Active access other Altea Active clubs?

Diamond and Platinum members of Altea Active: West 6 will have complimentary access to all Altea Active locations. Gold members will have complimentary access to Signature Level Altea Active locations, and access to Prestige Level Altea Active locations for 50% off the lowest Guest Pass rate. Click here for more information about Signature and Prestige Level clubs.

Personal Training

How much does personal training cost?

The price of our personal training packages is determined by the frequency and duration of the package, as well as the level of the trainer.

How to become a personal trainer?

Passionate about health and wellness? Want to inspire others to improve their health?

We recommend starting with a nationally recognized personal training certification. Once certified, visit our careers page and apply.

Pilates

What is the capacity of the Reformer Pilates Studio?

5 participants

How much are Pilates classes?

All mat Pilates classes are included in all membership tiers. Private and group reformer sessions will have an additional cost.

Are Pilates classes worth it?

Yes, Pilates classes can be worth it for many people looking to improve their physical fitness and overall well-being. Here are some reasons why:

Improved core strength: Pilates focuses on building core strength, which can help improve posture, balance, and stability.

Increased flexibility: Pilates exercises emphasize controlled movements and stretching, which can help improve flexibility and range of motion.

Reduced risk of injury: Pilates exercises are low-impact and focus on proper alignment and technique, which can help reduce the risk of injury.

Better balance and coordination: Pilates exercises can help improve balance and coordination, which can be especially beneficial for older adults.

Stress relief: Like many other forms of exercise, Pilates can be a great way to relieve stress and improve mental well-being.

Variety of exercises: Pilates offers a wide range of exercises and modifications, which can be adapted to suit different fitness levels and goals.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body while emphasizing core strength. The goal is to improve general fitness and overall well-being.

Similar to Yoga, Pilates concentrates on posture, balance and flexibility. It is a lower-impact form of exercise with a low risk of injury. It is also great for injury prevention.

Pilates also focuses on the mind-body connection. While doing the various exercises, your mind needs to be constantly aware of your breathing and how your body moves.

Yoga

What is the capacity for yoga in the Fusion Studio?

38 people, including the insctructor

Are yoga classes worth it?

Yoga classes can be worth it for many individuals, depending on their goals and preferences. With a range of physical and mental health benefits, yoga is a great group fitness class option for anyone looking to improve their overall health and wellness.

How long are yoga classes?

Yoga classes are typically 1-hour.

How much are yoga classes?

All yoga classes are included in all membership tiers at Altea Active.

Can yoga help with weight loss?

Yoga can be a helpful tool in a weight loss journey, but it’s important to understand that it’s not a quick fix or a standalone solution. Yoga can help to increase your metabolism and overall physical fitness. It also helps to increase mindfulness and improve stress reduction, with can benefit your decision-making and overall well-being. By pairing yoga with a strength training and cardio routine, you will be able to achieve your body composition goals effectively and efficiently.