Welcome!

We want every individual at UBC, whether student, faculty, staff or community resident, to find ways to move more and sit less. Let us help you find a way to move at UBC, through free and low barrier programs, designed to be fun for all abilities, backgrounds and fitness levels.

What’s Your Movement Goal?

Getting moving isn’t always just about “how you should for your health.” We believe in using recreation to help you meet other life goals.  Knowing why you want to move helps you to determine the best option. Click below on some of the movement goals to discover ideas of programs or events at UBC that might be of interest:

How Can We Help You Move at UBC?

There are so many options to move at UBC but unfortunately sometimes it's hard to find a way to fit it in among all the classes, work, family responsibilities or friend responsibilities.  We want everyone to find a way to move as part of their life at UBC, so if you're having trouble or concerns about whether a program or event is right for you because of age, health, clothing, fitness level, gender, special facility needs or other reasons, please let us discuss these with you!

Please call or send us an email at the Student Recreation Centre Operations desk to start the conversation and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager:
Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)
Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

We want every person to find a way to participate in our programs.  Wherever possible, we strive to adapt programs and events, and integrate participants of all abilities into our programs.  You would be surprised to know what we have accomplished in order to ensure all our participants have an amazing experience! Let us see what we can do to help you also have a great time with UBC Recreation.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Recreation Centre Operations desk and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager:
Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)
Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

UBC Recreation has joined other service providers, academic researchers and other partners across the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses to aid in the development of a plan to help UBC community members move more and sit less.  Looking at campus-wide strategies to create a culture that supports wellbeing through movement, we will be sharing the strategy with the broader community in late Fall 2016.

 

Physical Activity News & Upcoming Events

NEW FITNESS CLASS: RAX

UBC REC is glad to introduce a new bootcamp format to the UBC Community, RAX! RAX is full body workout that incorporates various different exercises and combinations with gym equipment. It provides numerous exercises and movements that build strength, agility and flexibility. RAX will keep your heart rate up through by incorporating circuit training while also teaching you to adjust movements and the lifting weight for your own abilities through proper technique training. RAX is a new style of training that will give you a COMPLETE full body workout! For registration please visit our SPRING/SUMMER 2018 fitness programs page.

Meet Andy: MoveU Crew’s ParaNordic Athlete Extraordinaire!

Meet Andy…ParaNordic athlete, sports enthusiast and MoveU Crew member. Andy joined the MoveU Crew in 2017 to share with UBC his passion for sports and movement.

Favourite sports? Nordic skiing, playing soccer, or badminton.

Approach to health? Eat well, sleep lots, and get outside moving regularly!

Favorite place on campus? Sauder building. I enjoy hanging out in the library when I do my readings.

Book the MoveU Crew to lead a movement break in your class, lecture, meeting or event, and join the MoveU Crew on a walk around campus!

Meet Doris: MoveU Crew Yoga Enthusiast

Meet Doris, MoveU Crew Team Member, fourth year Commerce student and unsuspecting yoga enthusiast. We got to know Doris a bit more during our MoveU Crew weekly meetings.

Inspiration? Movement. Music. Food. Travel.

Favorite sports? Yoga & swimming

Favorite Coffee? Iced latte

Favorite place on campus? Nitobe Garden. This beautiful garden welcomes visitors with different views in all four season. Be sure to catch the miss cherry blossoms in the spring, irises in summer, and maples in autumn!

Book the MoveU Crew to lead a movement break in your class, lecture, meeting or event.

Join the MoveU Crew on a walk around campus.

Meet the MoveU Crew ‘Passion Specialist’

Meet our ‘Passion Specialist’ Kirk. Kirk joined the MoveU Crew this winter and provides charm and wit as he guides weekly walks around campus. We found out more about Kirk during this week’s Dog Walk.

“We guide walks around our beautiful campus and bring ideas from strangers which will inspire you and help you escape from the stressful life.”

Inspiration? Sports, sleeping and food.

Favorite way to move? Night jogging with my favorite music on, around the beautiful UBC campus.

Favorite movie? Forrest Gump. Run! Run! Run Forrest run!

Food? Tacos and my granny’s special Miso Soup!

Approach to health? Tennis and karate. Imagine the final is the ball, hit it as hard as I can.

Parting words? Hi there, I love meeting new friends during our walks and talking with them.

I have a very diverse background. Want to get inspired? Find me via the MoveU Crew and join our guided walks. We will “moveU” to where you want to be. The sky is our limit!

Book the MoveU Crew to lead a movement break in your class, lecture, meeting or event.

Join the MoveU Crew on a walk around campus.