Welcome to UBC Recreation Fitness!

The BirdCoop Fitness Centre is dedicated to bring a fun and friendly environment to all of the UBC students, staff/faculty, and surrounding community members. Here at the BirdCoop we offer a wide variety of fitness activities for all fitness levels ranging from starter programs and classes to boot camps, group and individual personal training, as well as Be Fit and Cycle Fit classes.

The BirdCoop Fitness Centre is also home to a climbing cave that is open during club hours to climbers of all abilities. Various routes of different levels have been set up and are changed on a regular basis. Membership to the BirdCoop Fitness Centre includes access to the climbing cave.

Our staff strive to create a clean and safe environment, where you are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We want you to feel great, not only from your workout, but from the experience and friends you make while training here.


Latest Fitness News

Boot Camps at the Student Recreation Centre!

Get fit, have fun, and meet new people who share the same interests!

Outdoor Bootcamps | Start small and build up gradually!

Working out in the sunshine or rain can be more fun than indoor fitness activities. If you like outdoor activities more than going to the Gym, or just want something different, this boot camp is for you! Try out this class for free during Free Week!

Free Week | May 23 – May 29

Free Week for this semester begins on Tuesday, May 23rd and it runs until Monday, May 29th. UBC Recreation welcomes students, staff & faculty, and the general public to this week long event at no cost. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to try out some instructor-led classes including Zumba, Aquacize, Boot Camp, Tai Chi Chuan, and more for FREE!

Here’s something NEW this Free Week!

You can get a chance to enter to win a free Fitness or Instructional class by getting your card stamped by your instructor at the end of the class. All you need to do is print your own stamp card at home or simply grab one in class and attend 3 different starred classes, then hand-in your stamp card at the SRC Operations Desk to be entered to win a free Fitness or Instructional class. Please note that only starred classes are eligible for stamp card.

Check out the Free Week schedule to find out which classes are eligible for stamp card and what classes are offered this spring and summer.

What are the cool things about Free Week?

  • All classes are drop-in basis – no pre-registration is required
  • Try out as many classes as you want, for free!
  • Beginners are welcome at all classes

Tips for Participants

  • Remember to wear comfortable clothing and bring water
  • Arrive early for all classes and plan to stay until the end
  • Pick up your stamp card in class and get your card stamped


Download your 2017 UBC Summer Camps Guide

All kids should experience the positive benefits of recreation and the opportunity to build confidence, social, and life skills through our tailored camps programming. View our Camps Guide for everything you need to know about the programs we offer.

View the 2017 UBC Summer Camps Guide for all the information you need to know to get moving.