Move U Crew

We help get YOU moving!

The Move U Crew is committed to enhancing campus wellbeing. They do this by offering movement breaks in classes, conferences and meetings, hosting guided walks, and helping to coordinate walking challenges. Move U Crew members are “movement specialists” with experience in fitness, dance, stretching and a variety of other recreation specialties. The goal of the Move U Crew is to engage students, staff and faculty and contribute to personal, professional and success on campus and beyond. Below are just some of the services we offer:

Request a Live Movement Break!

Request a free guided movement break from the Move U Crew by completing the form below. We will join your lecture, seminar, meeting, or event to guide attendees through a short routine of stretches and light exercises. Sessions are typically between 5-15 minutes! We are available both in-person or online.

Evidence shows that physical active improves one’s mood, productivity, motivation, and of course physical health! Uniquely, our movement breaks increase the energy of your event—they improve the focus and enjoyment of attendees! We are here to assist you—request a movement break today!

Anyone! Faculty could request for their class, staff could request for their meeting, and students could request for their club event. We are here for the UBC community!

Our movement breaks are designed to be convenient and nonintrusive. When online, we will arrive five minutes early (or earlier if required), and privately message you in the chat. When in-person, we also try to be as non-disruptive as possible!

Anything you desire! Dance, stretching, light exercise—we can do almost anything! Let us know in your request what you are looking for! If you are unsure, we will organize a light-movement break that will get you moving!

Active wear is not required! We plan light-movement breaks that people can do in any attire!

Absolutely—request as many as you want! Better yet, make a movement break part of your class/meeting routine! We are available to host weekly, bi-weekly, or any permutation of movement breaks you wish! Request today! Active wear is not required!

If you are interested in other mental health and wellbeing topics, the Wellness Centre offers bookable 10-15 minute skill building sessions called Wellness Moments. Topics include:

  • Live well with stress
  • Setting boundaries with technology
  • Get grounded with your emotions
  • Connecting with others, making friends
  • And more!

Movement Break Videos

Looking for movement break videos that you can share with your class or do in your own time? We have lots for you to choose from! To find movement breaks, we recommend you check out the following:

Physical Activity Peer Coaching Sessions

Are you a student struggling with a busy schedule and not getting enough physical activity? Or perhaps you are struggling with your body image, work productivity, mental health, or sleep quality, and wondering if physical activity might help?

Getting in 150 minutes of physical activity in your week has many benefits such as improved mood, better sleep quality, enhanced memory and brain function, lowered risk of diseases and the list goes on! Whether you are a student or staff, we understand fitting in physical activity can be challenging for many reasons.

As the Move U Crew, we're here to support you! We are now offering free 1-on-1 peer Physical Activity Coaching sessions. Within these 30-minute sessions, we will help you to break down your barriers, set goals and suggest ways to fit physical activity that interests you into your busy schedule. These sessions are completely free and open to students, staff, faculty, and community members of all fitness levels and abilities.

  • Physical Activity Coaching sessions are offered virtually. A Zoom link will be sent to you before your session.
  • Please note that we are students like you, and while we are knowledgeable about physical activity, we are not coaching or counselling experts.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to physical.activity@ubc.ca.

Wellbeing Walks

Twice a month, the UBC Move U Crew host a 45-minute themed lunch walk around campus. Examples themes include a campus tour, puppy walk, and a scavenger hunt! Make sure to check out the Wellbeing Walk webpage for more information and registration!

For any questions about the Move U Crew services, please email MoveU.Crew@ubc.ca.