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Getting Started

Starting your movement journey has never been easier. From step by step fitness plans to hilarious videos, we have it all! Set a goal, have fun and get into moving with any of these services.

Movement Breaks

Break up your day with movement! It is important to avoid long bouts of sitting when possible to provide greater health benefits. Check out these easy-to-follow videos and start fitting in movement into your day!

Fitness Fridays

Bored of your current workout plan? Tired of planning it out on your own? Take the thinking out of your work out, courtesy of the UBC Recreation personal trainers! Try any of these fun and challenging workouts on your own time. All levels welcome!

    Wellbeing

    There are many different and relevant ways to foster and maintain good mental health. Adding activity to each day can help you manage stress and can boost your mood. This is especially important when working or learning from home when we may tend to be more sedentary. Learn more about resources to support your overall wellbeing.

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    Get Moving

    Boost your mood and productivity in a moment! It is important to remind yourself to keep moving while working and/or studying from home as physical activity positively impacts your mental health and your cognitive function. Every little bit counts so commit to reducing your stationary time through frequent and short movement breaks with the resources below.

    Challenges & Events

    UBC Recreation hosts a variety of fun and exciting challenges and events. Tune in for the latest program and enter to win big!

    4 Week Fitness Plans

    Get Active at Home has created free four-week exercise workout plans for those who are new to fitness, or for those who are looking to change up their current routine. If you are looking to lose weight, tone up, gain muscle, increase cardiovascular fitness, and increase strength, sign up today to receive your four-week workout plan. 

    After signing up, you will receive a welcome email, and the following Sunday you will receive your first of four weekly workout plans. Challenge yourself to complete all four weeks, and get ready to get moving!

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    Virtual Fitness Classes

    Check out our recorded fitness classes to help get you moving from wherever you are. There is a large variety of classes taught by UBC instructors to pick from. Try one, or try them all!

    Muay Thai focuses more on the martial art and is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet to strike. 

     

    Kickboxing combines the best Martial Arts from around the world! This class will train feet, hands, knees, and elbows, as well as kickboxing-specific conditioning.

    Kickboxing barre is a total body workout that incorporates the fundamentals of barre with aerobics, resistance training and classic kickboxing technique.

     

    Dance Fit, led by instructor Sophie Wensel, is a mix of cardio and strength training which gives you a lean, sculpting workout and develops balance, strength, and flexibility.

    This is a glute and thigh strengthening bootcamp to get you off your seat led by one of our personal trainers, Jennifer. Get your heart rate up and break a sweat by finishing off with HITT.

     

    A cut-to-the-chase workout blending intervals of cardio, strength, and core/stretch using free weights or equivalent or bodyweight. Joanne's 45 minute home workout is for all levels!

     

    Pixie will take you through a moderate full-body workout that effectively improves cardio, strength, and muscular endurance.

    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!

     

    The poses used in Hatha and Flow Yoga are similar to those in Vinyasa, but transitions between poses are slower-paced, providing more opportunity to focus on alignment and form.

     

    Have you been working from home? This is a perfect 20 minute movement & mobility session for the home office body! All you need is yourself and maybe a wall/chair for balance support.

    K-Pop contains elements of western pop, dance, electronic, R&B and hip-hop set to Korean Pop music.

    Featured Class: Lunch Crunch

    A cut-to-the-chase workout blending intervals of cardio, strength, and core/stretch using free weights or equivalent or bodyweight. This 45 minute home workout is for all levels, and is perfect to fit into your daily routine!


    Additional Thriving Resources

    The UBC Wellness Centre

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    UBC Wellbeing's Thrive 5

    Learn how to promote a healthy mind and body with the Thrive 5 by UBC Wellbeing