Aqua Fitness Classes

 

Aqua Bootcamp | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Challenge your fitness level and improve your cardio conditioning alternating with strength, balance, and core training segments while exercising in shallow water. This class features interval training, power and propulsive moves to challenge you without the stress on the joints. This is a higher intensity Aqua Fitness class.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.

Aqua Zumba | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Aqua Zumba is a high energy, calorie burning aqua fitness class and easy to follow exercise moves performed in shallow water to Latin music. The music and the exercise will keep you coming back for more. Get energized! Registration is required; no drop-in admission available.

This is a Specialty Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.


Circuit Aqua Fitness | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Personalize your workout by going at your own pace in this class in shallow water. You will spend 1 minute at each station working different major muscle groups. This is a complete body workout & suitable for all fitness levels and swim levels.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class.

Deep Water Aqua Fitness | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility with this deep-water workout.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.


Deep to the Core | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

This class has no impact on your joints, but it has an enormous impact on your cardiovascular system and core strength with the help of the resistance in the water! Equipment and a selection of core exercises will be used to enhance strength training and core strengthening. Floatation belts will be provided, or try exercising without the belt for a greater emphasis on core and cardiovascular conditioning. Participants must be comfortable in deep water.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.

Get Wet & Sweat | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

A combination of shallow and deep water classes that focus on cardio endurance, core stabilization, strength, balance, and flexibility. You choose the depth and take it to your own personal level of exertion! Participants of all ages and levels of fitness are welcome.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.


High Energy Aqua Fitness | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Shallow water exercise to get your morning started right! This low impact, high energy challenge will improve cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and core muscles.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class takes place in the Recreation Pool.

Hydro Board Fitness | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Hydro Board Fitness is a specialized Aqua Fitness class performed on floating Stand-Up Boards/Mats. Participants will work through a number of different routines while maintaining balance on Hydro Boards and constantly working their core. Get energized and don’t fall in!

This is a Specialty Aqua Fitness class is offered in the Recreation Pool.


Hydro Board Yoga | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Hydro Board Yoga is a specialized Aqua Fitness class performed on floating Stand-Up Boards/Mats. Strengthen your core muscles, find your ‘balance’ between mind, body, and soul through this Yoga class. All skill levels welcome and encouraged to practice at their own pace.

This is a Specialty Aqua Fitness class is offered in the Recreation Pool.

Parent and Baby Aquafit | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Fitness and fun for the parent and baby! Ease back into fitness and introduce your baby to the water. Your aquafit instructor will lead you through 45 minutes of cardio and muscular endurance while incorporating your baby in movements to the sound of music. Infants should be at least 6 months old.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness offered in the Leisure Pool.


Seniors Fitness | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Mild stretching, relaxation, balance, and core exercises on the pool deck, followed by 30 minutes of shallow water exercise performed to music.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.

Shallow Aqua Fitness | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Performed in chest-depth water with music to get you motivated and moving. Class includes muscular strength and endurance, core stability, flexibility, and more.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.

 

Aqua Yoga | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Rekindle the connection between Mind, Body and Soul to the water in this warm-water Yoga class. Loosen muscles and joints, increase flexibility and improve balance through hydrostatic pressure and breathing techniques. Taught by a certified Yoga instructor.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Leisure Pool.

River Walking | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. Walking against a gentle current in the warm lazy river is even better. This form of exercise is ideal for individuals with disabilities, neuromuscular or heart disease, injuries or joint replacements. This low-impact workout is easy on the joints while the water’s resistance develops muscular and core strength, balance and conditioning. All fitness levels can participate.

This is a Drop-In Aqua Fitness class offered in the Leisure Pool.


Aqua Therapy | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Aquatic therapy exercises are performed in the warmer water. Aqua therapy can be beneficial in treating a variety of medical conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, stroke recovery, diabetes, osteoporosis, joint pain and sports injuries. Water resistance is a gentle, but effective strengthening tool, ideal for recovery. The focus will be on low and non-weight bearing activities, mobility, easy stretching for joint flexibility and mild resistance exercises.

This is a Specialty Aqua Fitness class offered in the Leisure Pool.

Fit4Two Prenatal Program | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Exercising in the water is refreshing and rejuvenating during pregnancy and following birth.  All Fit4Two instructors are certified Pre and Post natal fitness specialists and follow the guidelines of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC). Par-Med-X for Pregnancy from must be signed by your health care provider (physician or midwife) prior to you participating in class. This form can be downloaded at www.fit4two.ca. Registration is required; no drop in admission available.

This is a Specialty Aqua Fitness class offered in the Recreation Pool.

 

Coached Express Workout | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Get fit during your lunch break! Improve your swim strokes and endurance through interval training and stroke drills. Great for triathletes, masters and recreational swimmers. A coach will provide training workouts, stroke correction and development instruction, breathing, flip turn and racing start techniques. Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 50m.

This is a Specialty Aqua Fitness class offered in the Competition Pool.

Swim Fit | Aqua Fitness at the UBC Aquatic Centre

Improve skills and endurance through distance swimming, stroke correction, and interval training. This coached-supervised program is great for the recreational swimmer who would like to improve strength, endurance, and cardiovascular training.

This is a Specialty Aqua Fitness class offered in the Competition Pool.

Aqua Fitness Class Schedule


Rates and Prices

Classes are identified in their descriptions as either Drop-In Aqua Fitness classes, or Specialty Aqua Fitness classes which are on different pricing structures.

Participate in Drop-In Aqua Fitness Classes

Drop-In Aqua Fitness classes are included with drop-in admission, a membership pass, or free with a valid UBC Student Card. Simply use your membership or UBC Student Card to enter the facility, or pay a drop-in fee at the operations desk, and proceed into the centre for each class.

A regular drop-in includes access to all pools open for drop-in during the time of your visit, drop-in fitness classes (excluding specialty fitness classes), access to the change rooms and amenities, as well as the steam room and sauna.

Child
(3-12 Years)1
Child UNA/CSC
(3-12 Years)1
Youth
(13-18 Years)
Youth UNA/CSC
(13-18 Years)
UBC Student2 UBC Faculty, Staff, or Alum Adult Public (19+) Adult Public UNA/CSC (19+) Senior (65+) Senior UNA/CSC (65+) Family Rate (Per Person)3 Family Rate UNA/CSC (Per Person)3
Single Drop-In (Peak Hours) $3.75 $3.25 $5.00 $4.50 FREE $6.25 $6.75 $5.75 $4.25 $3.50 $4.50 $4.00
Single Drop-In (Non-Peak Hours)4 $3.00 $2.75 $4.50 $4.25 FREE $5.75 $6.00 $5.25 $3.75 $3.25 $4.00 $3.75
10 Visit Card $34.00 $28.50 $45.00 $38.25 N/A $57.00 $61.00 $52.74 $38.25 $32.50 N/A N/A
1 Month Pass5 $40.50 $34.50 $55.00 $45.75 N/A $67.25 $72.50 $61.50 $45.75 $38.75 N/A N/A
4 Month Pass6 $92.50 $78.75 $120.00 $102.00 N/A $165.50 $190.00 $161.50 $100.00 $82.00 N/A N/A
1 Year Pass7 $220.00 $188.75 $295.00 245.00 N/A $397.25 $459.00 $387.75 $275.00 $196.75 N/A N/A

 

1Children under 3 years of age receive free access.
2Pool access is free for currently registered UBC Students with their UBC Card. Each student must scan their card each visit. There is a $5.00 charge for UBC Students who do not pay Athletics & Recreation fees or don’t have their card at time of visit.
3Family rate is listed per person for one or two parent household plus their children. Minimum one paying parent and one paying child.
4Non-peak hours occur Monday to Friday between 9:00am – 11:30am, 1:30 – 5:30pm, and 8:30pm – close. Non-peak hours occur Saturday to Sunday after 6:30pm.
5A 1 Month Pass is valid for one (1) calendar month from the date of purchase.
6A 4 Month Pass is valid for four (4) calendar months from the date of purchase.
7The Year Pass is valid for the period of one (1) calendar from the date of purchase.
8Closures: Aquatic facilities are complex and require regular maintenance. There will be both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance closures that will occur within the year. Facility users can anticipate scheduled maintenance closures of 3-6 weeks over any 12-month period. No refunds, partial refunds or credits will be granted due to facility closures / access restrictions.

 

For the complete list of UBC Recreation policies detailing Code of Conduct, Pricing, Payment, Refunds, Cancellation, etc visit the policies page. All facility users are also asked to familiarize themselves with the facility rules.

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Get in the water when your child is in lessons! You can enjoy a discounted drop-in rate of $3.50 when your child is in swimming lessons to spend time in the drop-in swim areas, steam room, sauna, and access to the amenities that are open during the time of your child’s lesson. (Regular drop-in rate is $6.75). Show up at the front desk with your registered child to receive your discounted rate!

Participate in a Specialty Drop-In Class

Specialty Aqua Fitness classes require a drop-in fee or registration. Register for a series of classes for the best rate, or pay an additional specialty class drop-in fee at the operations desk upon your entry to the facility.

Drop-In for a Specialty Class

If you are not able to commit to a class time each week, you can still drop-in and pay per-class for your favourite Specialty Aqua Fitness classes.

Register for a series of Specialty Aqua Fitness classes to save money! Inquire at the front desk or register online.

UBC Student UBC Faculty, Staff, or Alum UNA/CSC Adult Public (19+) Senior (65+)
Fit4Two Aqua Fitness $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $18.75 $17.00
Aqua Zumba $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
SwimFit $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Aqua Therapy $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Coached Express Workout $9.75 $9.75 $9.75 $10.75 $9.75
Hydro Boards $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $15.00 $14.00

 

For more information and policies regarding memberships and pricing please visit UBC Recreation Policies – Pricing Policies

Register for a Specialty Class

For the best rate on your favourite class, register for a series of classes. You can register online, or in-person at the UBC Aquatic Centre.

Aquatic rehab exercises are performed in the warmer water. Aqua rehab can be beneficial in treating a variety of medical conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, stroke recovery, diabetes, osteoporosis, joint pain and sports injuries.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
Aqua Therapy Thu 1:00PM - 2:00PM Jan 10 Feb 14 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $43.25 $43.25 $43.25 $48.00
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Aqua Therapy Thu 1:00PM - 2:00PM Feb 28 Apr 25 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $60.50 $60.50 $60.50 $67.25
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Aqua Zumba is a high energy, calorie burning aquacize class and easy to follow exercise moves performed in shallow water to Latin music. The music and the exercise will keep you coming back for more. Get energized! Registration is required; no drop in admission available.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
Aqua Zumba Tue 7:30PM - 8:30PM Jan 8 Feb 26 8 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $60.50 $60.50 $60.50 $67.25
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Aqua Zumba Tue 7:30PM - 8:30PM Mar 5 Apr 30 9 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $77.75 $77.75 $77.75 $86.50
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Get fit during your lunch break! Improve your swim strokes and endurance through interval training and stroke drills. Great for triathletes, masters and recreational swimmers. A coach will provide training workouts, stroke correction and development instruction, breathing, flip turn and racing start techniques. Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 100m continuously.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
Coached Express Workout Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jan 8 Feb 12 5 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $40.75 $40.75 $40.75 $45.25
80497 80497 80497 80497
Coached Express Workout Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jan 10 Feb 14 5 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre Feb 7 $32.50 $32.50 $32.50 $36.00
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Coached Express Workout Tue 12:00PM - 1:00PM Feb 26 Apr 30 8 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $65.00 $65.00 $65.00 $72.25
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Coached Express Workout Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM Feb 28 Apr 25 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $57.00 $57.00 $57.00 $63.25
80498 80498 80498 80498

Exercising in the water is refreshing and rejuvenating during pregnancy and following birth. All Fit4Two instructors are certified Pre and Post natal fitness specialists and follow the guidelines of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC). Par-Med-X for Pregnancy from must be signed by your health care provider (physician or midwife) prior to you participating in class. This form can be downloaded at www.fit4two.ca. Registration is required; no drop in admission available.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
Fit 4 Two Sat 7:30PM - 8:30PM Jan 12 Feb 16 5 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre Jan 19 $61.00 $61.00 $61.00 $67.50
80509 80509 80509 80509
Fit 4 Two Sat 7:30PM - 8:30PM Mar 2 Apr 20 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre Mar 16 $91.50 $91.50 $91.50 $101.50
80510 80510 80510 80510

Hydro Board Fitness is a specialized Aquacize class performed on floating Stand-Up Boards/Mats. Participants will work through a number of different routines while maintaining balance on Hydro Boards and constantly working their core. Get energized and don’t fall in!

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
Hydro Board Fitness Tue 6:00PM - 6:45PM Jan 8 Feb 19 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $84.00
80521 80521 80521 80521
Hydro Board Fitness Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM Jan 10 Feb 14 5 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $63.00 $63.00 $63.00 $70.00
80523 80523 80523 80523
Hydro Board Fitness Fri 5:15PM - 6:00PM Jan 11 Feb 15 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $63.00 $63.00 $63.00 $70.00
80525 80525 80525 80525
Hydro Board Fitness Fri 6:15PM - 7:00PM Jan 11 Feb 15 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $63.00 $63.00 $63.00 $70.00
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Hydro Board Fitness Sun 11:15AM - 12:00PM Jan 13 Feb 24 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $84.00
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Hydro Board Fitness Tue 6:00PM - 6:45PM Feb 26 Apr 23 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $100.75 $100.75 $100.75 $112.00
80518 80518 80518 80518
Hydro Board Fitness Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM Feb 28 Apr 25 8 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $100.75 $100.75 $100.75 $112.00
80516 80516 80516 80516
Hydro Board Fitness Fri 5:15PM - 6:00PM Mar 1 Apr 12 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $88.25 $88.25 $88.25 $98.00
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Hydro Board Fitness Fri 6:15PM - 7:00PM Mar 1 Apr 12 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $88.25 $88.25 $88.25 $98.00
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Hydro Board Fitness Sun 11:15AM - 12:00PM Mar 3 Apr 21 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $88.25 $88.25 $88.25 $98.00
80531 80531 80531 80531

Hydro Board Yoga is a specialized Aquacize class performed on floating Stand-Up Boards/Mats. Strengthen your core muscles, find your ‘balance’ between mind, body, and soul through this Yoga class. All skill levels welcome and encouraged to practice at their own pace.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
Hydro Board Yoga Sun 12:15PM - 1:00PM Jan 13 Feb 24 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $84.00
80513 80513 80513 80513
Hydro Board Yoga Sun 12:15PM - 1:00PM Mar 3 Apr 21 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $88.25 $88.25 $88.25 $98.00
80515 80515 80515 80515

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. movements Walking against a gentle current in the warm lazy river is even better. A specialized instructor will lead you through various movements to rebuild muscle, build balance and work on regaining strength. This form of exercise is ideal for individuals with disabilities, neuromuscular or heart disease, injuries or joint replacements.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
River Walking Mon 10:45AM - 11:30AM Jan 7 Feb 11 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $43.25 $43.25 $43.25 $48.00
80487 80487 80487 80487
River Walking Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM Jan 11 Feb 15 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $43.25 $43.25 $43.25 $48.00
80492 80492 80492 80492
River Walking Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM Mar 1 Apr 12 5 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $43.25 $43.25 $43.25 $48.00
80493 80493 80493 80493
River Walking Mon 10:45AM - 11:30AM Mar 4 Apr 29 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $52.00 $52.00 $52.00 $57.50
80491 80491 80491 80491

Improve swimming skills, ability and endurance through distance swimming, stroke correction and interval training. Must be able to swim 100m continuously and at least 2 of the following strokes: front crawl, back stroke or butterfly. This program is great for the recreational swimmer who would like to improve strength, endurance and cardiovascular conditioning. Registration is required; no drop in admission available.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Free Class(es) UBC Student CSC / UNA Staff / Faculty Public
Swim Fit Mon 9:30AM - 10:30AM Jan 7 Feb 11 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $40.75 $40.75 $40.75 $45.25
80481 80481 80481 80481
Swim Fit Wed 9:30AM - 10:30AM Jan 9 Feb 13 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $40.75 $40.75 $40.75 $45.25
80484 80484 80484 80484
Swim Fit Wed 9:30AM - 10:30AM Feb 27 Apr 24 7 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre $57.00 $57.00 $57.00 $63.25
80486 80486 80486 80486
Swim Fit Mon 9:30AM - 10:30AM Mar 4 Apr 29 6 sessions UBC Aquatic Centre Mar 18, 25, Apr 22 $48.75 $48.75 $48.75 $54.25
80485 80485 80485 80485