Register for Term 2 Fitness Classes!

Did you try out a class you loved during Free Week? Now is the time to register for its term 2 series!

UBC Recreation offers two categories of fitness classes: series-based instructional fitness classes and drop-in group fitness classes.

These classes are open to Students, Staff & Faculty, and the public for registration. No experience is required for any of the classes and all abilities are welcome!

Having trouble deciding which class is best for you? Explore the following drop-down menus for the class descriptions:

Outdoor Boot Camp

Enjoy a full-body workout in an outdoor setting! Body-weight exercises, sports drills, and conditioning intervals help you develop lean muscle and functional strength, while improving your core strength and cardiovascular endurance.

 

Athletic Fitness Boot Camp

Boost your performance with this functional, full-body workout. Plyometrics, sports drills, kettlebells, and conditioning intervals train your functional strength, core strength, agility, speed, power, cardio endurance, and VO2 Max.

 

Beginner Boot Camp

This moderate full-body workout effectively improves cardio, strength, and muscular endurance. Our personal trainers guide you through correct exercise form and execution, increasing your confidence and fitness.

 

Body-Weight Boot Camp

Experience Calisthenics - the art of using your body-weight to build lean muscle, strong joints, flexibility, and mobility. A mixture of controlled movements builds gymnastic strength.

 

Cardio Core Boot Camp

Feel the burn! Cardio drills and high-intensity training intervals push your limits safely and effectively. Our personal trainers lead you through technical core exercises targeting your abs, obliques, and glutes!

 

Circuit Boot Camp

Perfect for participants who love exercise circuits! This well-rounded workout improves your cardio, strength, muscle tone, and burns through calories using exercise circuits. Core training included!

 

Express Boot Camp

Short and sweet. Our trainers maximize the effectiveness of these 45-minute workouts by including compound resistance movements, AMRAPs, and cardio intervals.

 

Full-Body Boot Camp

Boost your athletic performance with this full-body functional fitness workout. Our trainers switch up the routine every class to provide you with a variety of functional strength training, core work, agility, and cardio endurance drills.

 

H.I.I.T.

Get your sweat sesh here! High Intensity Interval Training uses short bursts of intense cardio training to maximize calorie burn and cardiovascular training. Burn through calories and leave feeling proud (and sweaty).

 

Pure Strength

This strength-based class focuses on building lean, chiseled muscle and improving strength. Our personal trainers coach you through effective resistance training exercises, with a focus on good form.

 

Strength & Sculpt Boot Camp

Build lean, chiseled muscle and improve strength with this full-body modular workout. Our personal trainers will guide you through effective resistance training exercises, with cardio training mixed in to improve body composition.

 

TNT Boot Camp

Trim and tone over your lunch hour with this fun, energetic class. This well-rounded workout improves your cardio, strength, muscle tone, and burns through calories using exercise circuits, movement combinations, and instructor-led drills.

 

Tabata Boot Camp

Tabata training incorporates short, intense bouts of intense effort followed by a short rest period. This cardio-focused class will push your cardio to its limits.

 

Abs & Strength

This group-fitness-style class combines core work with resistance training in a fun and energetic setting. Build strength and lean muscle, and target your core for improved posture and spine health.

 

CardioKick

This group-fitness-style class is a fusion of kickboxing techniques, aerobic conditioning, and resistance training. Drawing from traditional elements of martial arts, students will experience a full body blast in a fun and energetic setting.

 

Pump

This group-fitness-style class highlights resistance training to give you that full-body pump. Our motivating instructors help you push your limits in a fun and energetic setting.

 

Endurance Cycle

Develop your muscular and cardiovascular endurance! This 60-minute sweat session uses high-energy music to motivate you through longer speed intervals and climbing drills and leaves you with a sweat endorphin high.

 

Express Cycle

Short and sweet! Ride the rhythm of the music through this high-intensity express class to maximize cardio training and calorie burn in 35-minutes.

 

Power Cycle

Improve your cardio while building muscular strength and endurance! This 45-minute class is filled with energetic combinations of speed work, intervals, climbs, and high-RPM sprints.

 

Pilates

Pilates is designed to stretch and strengthen the muscles, creating a toned and lean look. Pilates improves posture, flexibility, and balance. Core exercises are emphasized, and you will definitely feel the burn!

 

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga focuses on strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. Practitioners flow through yoga postures like sun salutations while maintaining mindfulness and connection to the breath.

 

Flow Yoga

Fun and appropriate for all levels of skill for yoga. Flow yoga places an emphasis on moving through postures while synchronizing your breath and movement. This class will develop core strength, breath awareness, and improve your spine’s alignment.

 

Strength Beats

This group-fitness style class uses low weights and lots of repetitions to build strength and lean muscles making it a class for any fitness level! The workout is structured around great music that guides you through the exercises as we target every major muscle group and follow the beat throughout.

 

Hatha Yoga

A relaxed, revitalizing all-levels class designed to improve flexibility and muscle tone. Transitions between poses are slower-paced, providing more opportunity to focus on alignment and form.

Barre Fitness

Barre Fitness combines yoga, Pilates, and ballet barre conditioning to tone your whole body while developing balance, strength, and flexibility. Classes consist of yoga poses that flow readily into strength work and students can expect to be challenged in a warm and friendly environment. Classes will utilize both the mat and the ballet barre.

 

Intro to Weightlifting

Learn proper weightlifting technique in an energetic group fitness studio environment!  Our friendly and knowledgeable personal trainers will show you how you can use functional resistance training to achieve your health and fitness goals, while ensuring safe movement and injury-prevention.  Gain experience and confidence using group fitness barbells, free weights, kettlebells, and resistance bands while improving your functional strength, core strength, and body composition (lean muscle tone and fat loss).

Intro to Weightlifting for Women (Trans Welcome)

Learn proper weightlifting technique in an energetic group fitness studio environment!  Our friendly and knowledgeable personal trainers will show you how you can use functional resistance training to achieve your health and fitness goals, while ensuring safe movement and injury-prevention.  Gain experience and confidence using group fitness barbells, free weights, kettlebells, and resistance bands while improving your functional strength, core strength, and body composition (lean muscle tone and fat loss).  This program is for all trans and cis women, who are comfortable in a space that centers on the experience of women.

 

Intermediate Weightlifting for Women (Trans Welcome)

Take your fitness journey to the next level in a fun and energetic group fitness studio environment!  Our friendly and knowledgeable personal trainers will show you how you how to perform intermediate-level training techniques safely while progressing to higher levels of fitness.  Step up to the level of an intermediate weightlifter and see clear progress towards your goals while using group fitness barbells, free weights, kettlebells, and resistance bands.  Whether your goal is to improve your functional strength, lean muscle, core, or body composition, this program will show you how to get results.  This program is for all trans and cis women, who are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women.

 

Workout 101

Learn to use the gym while making new friends!  This class meets in the ARC Fitness Center on Sundays before it opens to the public at 10:00 AM.  A team of friendly and experienced personal trainers will teach you foundational fitness principles, giving you the knowledge and confidence needed to reach your fitness goals.  Learn how to use gym equipment safely and effectively in your workouts - including barbells, free weights, squat racks, cable machines, weight machines, and cardio equipment.  Get a great sweat on each week by completing strategic workouts designed by our trainers, while making connections with other new-to-fitness participants who share your fitness goals.

 

Workout 101 for Women (Trans Welcome)

Learn to use the gym while making new friends!  This class meets in the ARC Fitness Center on Sundays before it opens to the public at 10:00 AM.  A team of friendly and experienced personal trainers will teach you foundational fitness principles, giving you the knowledge and confidence needed to reach your fitness goals.  Learn how to use gym equipment safely and effectively in your workouts - including barbells, free weights, squat racks, cable machines, weight machines, and cardio equipment.  Get a great sweat on each week by completing strategic workouts designed by our trainers, while making connections with other new-to-fitness participants who share your fitness goals.

 

Workout 201

Take your fitness journey to the next level and see clear, measurable results!  This class meets in the BirdCoop Fitness Center on Saturdays before it opens to the public at 10:00 AM and is a great fit for those with a beginner-level understanding of resistance training.  Our friendly and knowledgeable trainers will teach you learn the principles, strategies, and techniques that help beginners become experienced gym users that achieve their goals and get visible results. Learn how you can improve your strength, lean muscle, flexibility, core strength, and cardiovascular capacity all while maintaining proper technique and improving your overall energy.

Workout 201 for Women (Trans Welcome)

Take your fitness journey to the next level and see clear, measurable results!  This class meets in the BirdCoop Fitness Center on Saturdays before it opens to the public at 10:00 AM and is a great fit for those with a beginner-level understanding of resistance training.  Our friendly and knowledgeable trainers will teach you learn the principles, strategies, and techniques that help beginners become experienced gym users that achieve their goals and get visible results.   Learn how you can improve your strength, lean muscle, flexibility, core strength, and cardiovascular capacity all while maintaining proper technique and improving your overall energy. This program is for all trans and cis women, who are comfortable in a space that centers on the experience of women.

Ballet 01

Ballet I is designed for those new to dance or ballet. This class will teach students the foundations of ballet to help to build clean technique and proper alignment. We will work on balance, stretching, and strengthening through traditional exercises, all while having fun in a supportive environment.

 

Ballet 02

Ballet 02 is designed for those who have completed Ballet 01 or have some prior experience. This class will continue to build on the foundations of Ballet 01 and will also introduce students to a variety of new jumps, turns, and traveling steps. As they build more strength, flexibility and experience, students will find themselves capable of more challenging choreography. Dancers who have taken Ballet 02 will then be able to confidently transition into the Open Level Contemporary Ballet class.

 

Contemporary 1

Contemporary I is designed for beginners who are new to dance or contemporary. Students will explore artistry and gain strength and flexibility in this beginner contemporary class. We will begin with basic sequences on the floor and then move on to centre and travelling exercises. Students will work on healthy alignment and technique while getting a great full-body workout. The last part of class will focus on learning choreography and exploring the dynamics, expression, and musicality of a phrase. Contemporary dance is done in bare feet or cotton socks and comfortable clothing .

 

Contemporary Ballet - Open

This class is for dancers with experience in either ballet or contemporary dance who want to continue to build on their skill level. We will begin with a thorough contemporary ballet barre that explores different movement qualities and musical styles. We will move into centre work, across the floor turns and jumps and finally, build a challenging choreo combination. Dancers who have taken Ballet 1 or Contemporary 1 are welcome to join this class as well as students who have a dance background.

 

Hip Hop

This is a street-dance based class that combines Hip Hop and Funk, utilizing the newest funky patterns and variations with fun and challenging dance techniques. Dance to Hip Hop and Pop music with energy, style, and a touch of attitude.

 

Hip Hop Party Grooves

Hip Hop Party Grooves is an open-level class where you can learn hip hop foundations in a supportive, stress-free environment. This high-energy, non-choreography class teaches you moves you can take to the club and impress everyone around you! New grooves will be taught each class, with a focus on the history of the grooves and how to feel good doing them. Great for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals and feel like they're at the club.

 

Hot Street Jazz

A fusion of commercial jazz, hip-hop, and street styles, this class takes you through modern choreography seen in popular music videos.

 

K-Pop Dance

K-Pop contains elements of western pop, dance, electronic, R&B and hip-hop. Having taken North America by storm, K-Pop dance is a mix of these hip-hop styles and sass set to Korean Pop music. 

 

Latin Funk

Before any other Latin Dance fitness class came on the scene, there was LATIN FUNK DANCE! The original tropical blend of 6 different Latin styles with a cool place of Funk dance! Get fit in Latin style!  Created by Dance Coach & Choreographer Gustavo Ferman. 

 

Lyrical Contemporary

Lyrical contemporary is an open-level class designed for all levels of dancers from beginner to experienced. It starts with a flowing Jazz and Ballet based warm up followed by some stretch and strengthening before spending the last half of class learning choreography. The music is expressive, dynamic and soul-fulfilling. Beginners are nurtured into learning to express themselves and more advanced dancers are challenged with options like floor work and turns provided by the teacher make things harder or easier. Come express yourself! 

 

R&B Choreography

R&B Choreography will bring out all the feels as you dance to new and old R&B tracks. Inspired by iconic 90s music video choreography, Owen will teach you choreography that brings out the smoothness, groove, and musicality from his favorite songs. If you love listening to Usher, Destiny's Child, Aaliyah, or H.E.R, you'll love this class. All levels welcome!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a realistic, hands-on martial art that allows any person to control a larger opponent in a real life confrontation using clinches, takedowns, holds, and submissions.

 

Classical Ju Jutsu

Classical Ju Jutsu is the close-quarter combat system developed over the centuries by Japanese warriors. Emphasis is on grappling techniques, but also includes striking, and the use of a variety of classical weapons such as the sword, dagger, and staff.

 

Hapkido

Hapkido is a ruthlessly effective means of self-defence. It uses all ranges and methods of technique, including throws, kicks and punches, nerve and pressure point attacks, joint locks and the use of both formal and improvised weapons.

 

Iaido

Iaido is the traditional Japanese martial art focused on the method of drawing and cutting with the Samurai sword. Develop mental discipline through control of body and sword movements.

 

Intermediate Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a stand-up, striking based combat sport. The intermediate class will build upon the principles and techniques of kickboxing, while expanding their use and application through partner drilling and exercises to better approximate a live combat-sport encounter.

 

Judo

Perhaps the roughest of the martial arts, Judo is a dynamic combat sport that requires both physical power and mental discipline. This class utilizes techniques such as throws and holds to subdue the opponent while teaching maximum efficiency with minimal effort. UBC Recreation Judo instructors are Judo Canada and NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) certified.

 

Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a stand-up, striking-based combat sport.  Instructors combine principles and techniques from various martial arts into a modern, practical form of sport and self-defence.

 

Muay Thai

Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is a stand-up striking sport that is also known as the ""art of eight limbs"" as participants learn to use their fists, elbows, knees, and shins for both defensive and offensive purposes. Various clinching techniques are also used to take opponents to the ground.

 

Nihon Goju Karate

Goju ryu karate relies on both hard and soft techniques and blends linear and circular movements. A variety of punches, kicks, open-handed, and closed-handed techniques are used as well as close-in techniques like takedowns and locks. Goju ryu techniques do not rely solely on strength and work well for any age, size, and gender. All experience levels are welcome.

Sambo

Sambo is a Soviet martial art, an internationally-practiced combat sport, and a recognized style of amateur wrestling, stylistically similar to Judo, Greco-Roman Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Literally meaning, "self-defense without weapons", Sambo is primarily a jacket-wrestling style, but it also includes striking similar to mixed martial arts.

 

Shotokan Karate

Shotokan Karate is a widely popular form of weaponless karate involving punches, kicks, blocks, forms, and sparring. It is a way for participants to realize their potential as well as expand their physical and mental capabilities. Initially, classes are geared to beginner students, with more advanced lessons being introduced as the classes progress. 

Classes fill up quickly! Be sure to register for your classes early to avoid getting waitlisted.