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Facility Features

  • 8,000 sq. ft of fitness centre and multi-purpose studio space
  • Universal changeroom facilities
  • Personal training specific space
  • Functional training space
  • Expanded fitness programming


The ARC is located in the UBC Life Building (formerly the old Student Union Building) on the basement and main level of the building. Throughout the spring and early summer of 2018, there will be ongoing construction in the area, so access to the ARC will require users to walk through the Life Building and use either the elevator or east stairs to reach the fitness centre and changeroom areas in the basement level.


Current fitness memberships at the BirdCoop will also be valid at the ARC until their expiration. Community, staff, and faculty memberships (1 month, 3 month, 9 month, and 1 year) will be valid for access to the ARC (and the BirdCoop) for the duration of their term. All student memberships will expire on April 30th.

Updated fitness membership rates will be available beginning May 1st.

Hours of Operation

Throughout March and April, the ARC will be open with the same hours as the BirdCoop Fitness Centre:

Mon – Thu: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

*subject to reduced hours during April Exam periods

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The Latest News about the ARC


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 […]

New Program Option for Iaido

In addition to the Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday registration option for Iaido; there is now a Tuesday and Saturday option! Take advantage of these savings while still getting your fix out of Iaido! This new option will be $145 for Students, $165 for Staff/UNA Residents and $183 for the Public. Click Here to check out […]

Personal Training Special – 3 Sessions for $99

To celebrate the opening of the ARC, we are offering three personal training sessions for $99. This is a savings of over $75 and a great introduction to the benefits of personal training.

Updated Hours for the ARC

As of Monday, March 12, the ARC will be open with its regular hours through April 30.

The ARC Opens its Doors on Feb 26

The ARC is opening its doors on Monday, February 26th! During the first two weeks, we will be operating with limited hours. Stop by the ARC for free workouts in February any time we’re open.