• It’s more than the gym. Whether you’re taking your first yoga class, choosing healthier foods or deciding to quit smoking, physical health is an important part of gay men’s lives. This section provides resources, articles and information about how you can live a longer, healthier life.

  • Transitions

    Transitions is a new dynamic program at Health Initiative for Men that engages a diverse group of men involved in the sex industry in Metro Vancouver. Through a multi-phase program of support, Transitions aims to increase men’s personal and professional capacity and provide them with the tools necessary to reduce their reliance on sex work […]

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  • Tango with HIM

    Close embrace tango for gay men. No previous skills required. No partner required. A fun and social group dedicated to learning the essentials of Argentine Tango Milonguero. Get the chance to get close and connected to your fellow dancers through this passionate and expressive style of dance and music. Bring your best dancing shoes (no […]

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  • Ask the Nurse

    Have a sexual health question? Join us at Ask the Nurse – a friendly, open forum led by a registered Fraser Health nurse – to discuss a wide range of sexual health topics! Date/Time: Wednesday, April 13th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Location: 220 – 10362 King George Blvd. HIM in Surrey Health Centre (enter through rear parking lot door) For more info, […]

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  • Deliciously Disabled Does Vancouver!

    HIM and Mpowerment are proud to host an evening reception and interactive keynote address about sex and disability. Monday February 29th 2016 7:00 – 9:00pm Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) Our presenter Andrew Gurza is a Disability Awareness Consultant whose passion is “making disability accessible to everyone.” Andrew is the Founder and Co-Director of Deliciously […]

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  • Learn to Run with HIM – 2016

    Learn to Run with HIM and improve your mood – open to gay guys of all levels of fitness, ages, sizes and abilities. 10 weeks starting Monday, February 15th! Research has shown that physical activity can improve your general well-being. Feeling low sometimes? Lacking energy or motivation? Then, come and learn to run with HIM in our […]

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  • Holiday Closures 2015

    The holidays are fast approaching and we would like to let you know about our holiday closures for this year-end.  As in previous years, our health centres, group sessions, and workshops will be temporarily closed for a few days during the holiday season.  Please refer to the charts below for the last day open and […]

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  • HIM’s Organizational Evaluation

    Evaluation at HIM Getting feedback from our clients and the communities we serve is a critical component of our gay men’s health strategy. We’re privileged to connect with the diverse range of community members who engage with a variety of our programs and services at Health Initiative for Men. Although we may have heard from many […]

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  • Fruit Camps

    Outdoor Summer Fitness Groups for Gay Guys It’s a great time to get out and get healthy with HIM’s annual outdoor Fruit Camps… that’s fruity boot-camps, not camping for fruits! These FREE one-hour workouts, beginning Monday April 25th, will guide you through warm-up, jogging, cross-training, walking, stretching, and general physical exercises for all gay guys at all […]

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  • Stretch Your Way to Well-Being

    Take your flexibility & agility to the next level with this intensive stretch program! Want to improve your flexibility for sport, recreation or in general? Tried yoga or other practices and want to learn new ways to stretch? Then check out this indoor workshop. Learn new, effective and safe stretching techniques – with a mix […]

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  • Aging Fabulously

    Aging is wisdom gained, but only through acceptance of the aging experience and knowing how to care for ourselves at any age. This informative six-week workshop teaches you how to perform physical exercise in a safe manner that’s within our capacity while guiding you through body and mind integrated self-care. To register, or for more […]

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