Lady Gaga worked out at Ron Zalko gym in Kitsilano during visit to Vancouver

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      Ron Zalko Fitness & Yoga has hosted a bevy of celebrities over the years. But few have shone as brightly as the most recent superstar to visit Zalko's Kitsilano gym.

      Over the noon hour on May 26, Lady Gaga dropped by for a workout lasting an hour and 10 minutes with other members of the club. And she even signed her name on the wall.

      "She was terrific and down to earth," Zalko told the Georgia Straight. "She kissed me on the cheek."

      Then he quipped, "I shouldn't take a shower."

      He also said that she cracked many jokes and sang along with the music as she exercised. Zalko and his wife Kathleen collected cellphones from the other patrons to ensure no unauthorized photographs were taken.

      "It just went fantastic," Zalko recalled.

      "What a beautiful class! Merci Ron et famille, amour," wrote Lady Gaga.
      Charlie Smith

      Zalko said that Lady Gaga was accompanied by two big, good-looking security guards and they came into his facility through a private entrance.

      Once she arrived, she asked if exercise bikes could be moved into the studio, where she participated in a spinning class created for her.

      At first, the singer spoke in French because she was under the impression that Zalko spoke the language.

      One of the first major celebrities to visit Zalko's gym was Jane Fonda in the 1980s. Since then, the facility has welcomed Faye Dunaway, Ryan Reynolds, Zac Efron, Linda Carter (aka Wonder Woman), Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Biel, Seal, Jessica Alba, Diahann Carroll, Hugh Jackman, the Rock, Sylvester Stallone, and Kim Cattrall.

      "They feel that it's like home for them," Zalko said. "They feel secure. We're very flexible and the product is great."




      May 29, 2015 at 7:17pm

      Oh I'm sorry, I thought this was the sports section. Nice to see the straight is basically the northern version of entertainment tonight.

      totally being serious

      May 30, 2015 at 2:22am

      fascinating story. Riveting. Game changing journalism. etc.

      Mr. Cynical

      May 30, 2015 at 11:15am

      Huh? The Georgia Straight has a sports section??? Everyone knows that Socialists are bad at sports.