While I was just in NYC I had the pleasure to visit Haven Spa in Soho. The spa is cute, quint but super lush with a velvet couch waiting room and little lights in the hallway to your treatments that look like the stars overhead. I booked two treatments. The Peach Smoothie and The Hour Glass. Here was my experience:
Welcome to the world of Victoria Park (often known as Vic Park or VP), one of the hottest boutique wellness clubs in Montreal. Their services range from personal trainers, group fitness classes, health facilities, spa treatments, top of line medispa procedures, healthy snacking, sistering restaurants (like celebrity Chef Antonio Park's Park Restaurant and Lavendria), and even Vic Park branded apparel. Yes, the Park brand has successfully created a little universe in the heart of Westmount. Branding and image are everything when it comes to health and wellness. People will pick the facilities that make them feel a part of something that betters them in all realms. From my own experience, and my understanding of members and trainers a like, people become addicted to the VP world, and here I am on the band wagon. I have been sharing some of my amazing experiences at VP on Instagram and Snapchat, and I invite you to follow along for an even more in depth look at my training and wellness journey. But first things first, lets get down to my top highlights as to why this place keeps me coming back for more....
Probably one of the best know features of Victoria Park is their health club, with state-of-the-art machines, an original and jam packed class schedule, and renown fitness trainers, this gym really offers an experience to its clients. No one drags their butts out of bed at 6am to get to a work out that isn't engaging and fun as hell. No one will feel comfortable showering or prepping in a gym that doesn't cater to their needs. VP does, and that is the beauty of why their clients trust what they are getting from the service. From the locker rooms and the products like L’Oreal Professional hair care, hot hair tools, tampons, filtered water, steam rooms, to the coffee machines, fresh press juice, and stocked Muthins, they seem to have thought of everything. Members (myself included), are very thankful! One of my favourite little touches, the jars of bobby pins and hair elastics in the women's locker room. I always forget mine and am constantly saved by these! Little touches like this make a world of difference. VP also offers their members access to their app, allowing them to sign up for classes from anywhere on the go. Non-members can simply call 514.488.5182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot.
Health Club Number: 514.488.5182
The Spa at Victoria Park offers tons of services such as anything from makeup application to massages, but my favourite part about the VP spa is the products they offer in their shop section. They do this to properly cater to their clients from start to finish. When specialist recommend products that are sometimes harder to get in the Montreal area, VP wants to ensure they have them accessible, and thankfully so because some of these are game changers in the wellness world! My top three products from the shop are Skinceuticals , Coola Suncare and one of my most recent favourites, NuFace. The Skinceuticals hydrating B5 gel replenishes the skin and helps it look and feel younger, is oil free and feels like on the face. One of the specialists at VP recommended this product to me and it has been great! Coola Suncare products are a great addition to your sun care routine. Not only are they great for before, during and after sun exposure, made from plant protecting agents, and are 70% organic certified but they are also great for the environment, created in solar power facilities and in cruelty free research labs. NuFace however steals the show, and this is the only place I have seen this product sold in Montreal so far. NuFace is an at home face lift process that works by sending microcurrent into the skin. It takes 5 minutes and can be done daily. You see the difference and tightness in skin immediately.
When a lot of people hear medispa they think of surgical procedures, Botox, and other aesthetic treatments. Yes, you can find these at Victoria Park, but you can also find an array of non-invasive treatments that are tailored to everyone, much less of a commitment and really target the general well-being and maintenance of beautiful radiant skin. Think of them as the future of anti-aging skin rituals. My favourite part, many of these treatments offered can be tailored to benefit audiences from 25-35 years of age, like myself. They are focused on improving and maintaining the youth and glow of the skin rather than transforming something that has already been damaged. Both are important to offer to clients. Doing this early on helps the skin age differently. For example BBL (forever young broadband light treatment) has grown in popularity with VP medispa clients. It is a light procedure that is able to give the skin all the benefits of light rays like the sun, without any UV. BBL helps to diminish imperfections and maintains a healthy glow, taking away skin problems that affect all ages like acne marks, rosacea. I have always believe that it is never to early to slow down the aging clock (and stay tuned because I am lucky enough to get to try out this awesome treatment!).
Medispa/Spa Number: 514.488.7722
There is lots to discover at Victoria Park. For more information check out their website. They have grown in popularity amount people not only from Montreal, but those whose visit make it a point to become part of the VP world. If you are just visiting the city, check this place out for an awesome class or rejuvenating treatment as you travel, and make sure to follow along for more of my exciting adventures at VP! And BONUS; here is a promo code for 10% off your first service or treatment at Vic Park! Enter or share code VICPARKBYS when you book!