Women’s (Trans Welcome) & W2STGD Fitness Hours

Students are encouraged to visit the ARC Lower Level Studio during special Women’s (Trans Welcome) & W2STGD fitness hours. Enjoy private studio times, access to equipment, and the supervision of friendly and knowledgeable staff who self-identify as a woman. Feel empowered and gain the confidence you need to make physical activity part of your everyday routine. This program is open to the following:

Women’s (Trans Welcome)

  • This program is for all trans and cis women who are comfortable in a space that centres the experiences of women.

Two-Spirit, Gender Diverse, Trans & Women (W2STGD)

  • This program is for all two-spirit people, non-binary people, trans women, and cis women. Also referred to as W2STGD.

We ask patrons to self select which session they feel most comfortable attending. For any questions please contact src.operations@ubc.ca, and for more information on gender identity and gender expression please visit our Inclusive Recreation: Gender Identity and Expression page.

Program Details

  • Hours (January 16, 2023 – April 6, 2023):
    • Every Monday from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Women’s (Trans Welcome)
    • Every Tuesday from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Women’s (Trans Welcome)
    • Every Thursday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | W2STGD
    • Every Friday from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM | W2STGD
  • Cost:
  • Location: 
    • ARC Lower Level Studio (please sign-in at the ARC front desk)


“Women’s Only Fitness Hours has allowed me to become more active. I never have to worry if the equipment I want to use will be in use, or worry about being in someone’s way. I feel more comfortable trying new things in the gym without the fear of someone watching me!”

– Juliana, 1st Year Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology Student