Welcome to UBC Recreation Fitness & Classes

UBC Fitness Programs are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the UBC Community. We have two fitness facilities: The BirdCoop Fitness Centre and the ARC Fitness Centre. These facilities offer gym memberships, women’s only fitness times, climbing cave, a variety of fitness classes, as well as personal training for individuals of all fitness levels. Access to facility requires advanced registration.

What’s New?

Safety Updates at UBC’s Fitness Centres

July 9, 2021

In addition to the general changes announced as part of Step 3’s Restart, the BirdCoop & ARC Fitness Centres will now permit partner workouts and spotters. Day-use lockers are also being reintroduced with the use of a personal lock.


Step 3 Changes to be Introduced on July 12

June 30, 2021

UBC Athletics & Recreation is preparing for Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan. We are focused on July 12 as the earliest date to begin introducing these changes across our facilities and programs. Please note that it may take up to several weeks for these changes to take place as we work with staff and visitors to implement new guidelines.


NOTICE: Outdoor Classes Moving Indoors on June 28 & 29

June 28, 2021

Due to extreme weather, the following outdoor classes will be moving indoors on June 28 & 29.