Get moving during Thrive Month!

Come get moving with us this November as we enter Thrive Month!

What is Thrive Month? Each year, UBC dedicates the month of November as a time when we come together as a UBC community to learn and explore ways to support our mental health. To celebrate Thrive Month on campus this year, UBC Recreation and Thrive have collaborated to present fun NEW activities including F45 fitness, skateboarding, and fencing! For more information about Thrive and other events, please visit the Thrive Website.

Important Details:

Who can participate: Everyone, including Students, Staff & Faculty, and community members! There is no prior experience or skill level required.

Cost: All New Moves with the Move U Crew offerings are FREE!

Registration: Registration is required for all classes. Register here.

What to bring/wear*: A water bottle, and comfortable shoes/clothing that are meant for sweating.

* Equipment for activities will be provided for all classes.

Event Descriptions:

To kick off Thrive Month, we will be hosting a large fitness class party, called Rise & Thrive with F45! Have you seen F45 studios all around Vancouver and wondered what they are about? Well this is your chance to try out a beginner class as we are bringing F45 to UBC! What exactly is F45, you may ask? The "F" stands for functional training, a combination of HIIT and circuit style workouts aimed for everyday movement. As for the “45”, it is the total time in minutes for the heart-pumping, sweat-dripping fun. All levels of ability are welcome, especially if you are a beginner. So be sure to get your workout in at this fun-tastic fitness party! Great music is promised featuring our favourite DJ. This is a FREE event that is available to everyone, regardless of fitness level. Be prepared to move, enjoy, and THRIVE. No equipment is required.

If you are unable to make this event time, no worries! We encourage you to head over to the Oak and Broadway F45 to start a trial.

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Student Recreation Centre Gymnasium

Skateboarding is a great form of transportation, but it can be tough to learn on your own! Coordination, stress alleviation, precision, reflexes, and patience are just a few benefits of skateboarding. Hand, eye, leg, and foot coordination are all enhanced by skateboarding. It is especially important to be safe when learning a new skill, so this is the perfect FREE beginner session if you’ve always wanted to learn how to skateboard. Be prepared to learn these new skills while having fun! No experience or equipment is required. However, if you have a helmet of any sort, we recommend bringing it. If you do not have a helmet, one will be provided for you.

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM & 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: Robert F. Osborne Centre Gym F

Registration deadline: November 14, 2022 @12pm

In this session you will be introduced to the fundamental footwork and blade work of fencing, led by the UBC Fencing Club! And if you learn to enjoy the session, you could always join the UBC Fencing Club to enhance your fencing skills. Increased balance, flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, and cardiovascular endurance are just a few of the physical advantages of fencing. Fencing works every muscle in the body and also improves your ability to think quicker and more clearly. No equipment is required.

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Student Recreation Centre Gymnasium

Registration deadline: November 21, 2022 @12pm


These free events are organized by UBC Recreation's Physical Activity Office. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at