Body Works

Home of BodyWorks, Changing Aging, Evidence-Based Class Programming, Student Development and Community Engagement

BodyWorks is an Outreach Program of the UBC School of Kinesiology. Our adult-oriented facility incorporates evidence-based practices into our programs and services, in addition to facilitating ongoing education and training to UBC undergraduate and graduate students. Our student based staffing and non-competitive classes creates an enriching and supportive environment for both the older adult, staff and faculty population.

Vision

Designed and run by the School of Kinesiology, UBC BodyWorks members enjoy an inspiring, supportive community that promotes health for every body and ability. The BodyWorks philosophy of exercise program delivery is to provide unparalleled fitness programming services for adults across the age span that blend athletic training principles with chronic disease and risk management and prevention where appropriate.

Mission

To develop and deliver exceptional evidence-based fitness programs and services that educate and inspire to enhance wellbeing, while facilitating excellence in student leadership and mastery of skills.

BODYWORKS UPDATE-MARCH 30

Dear Members and Participants,

Thank you for your continued patience as we monitor the situation with respect to COVID-19.

As you know, we cancelled all of our Winter term programs and classes as a preventative measure to help ensure the safety of our clients and public. All passes have been extended or put on pause until further notice.

BodyWorks still remains closed and will continue to be closed throughout April.

We are currently assessing our facility operations with respect to a re-opening date. To ensure we are considering all measures, the decision for closure for May/June will be decided mid-April.

Registration for Spring (May/June) is currently under evaluation for postponing. These details will be provided mid-April.

 

An update regarding passes: we are currently offering the following two options for passes:

  • You may leave the credit on your account and apply the value on any BodyWorks service or program in future terms
  • You may request a refund by credit card. If you would like to do so, you must:
    1. Send an email to kin.outreach@ubc.ca
    2. Please include your full name, the pass/passes you’d like a refund for and your phone number.
    3. We will call back all clients to process the refund over the phone
    4. Due to the volume of clients and extenuating circumstances resulting in reduced office hours, please expect a minimum of several business days for a phone call; we will not reply directly to each email

The safety of our community including members, students, and staff continues to be our utmost priority. As the situation is quite fluid, we will keep everyone updated as things progress and if there is a need for further changes.

 

Please visit our website for regular updates on program schedules moving forward: kin.ubc.ca/bodyworks And please feel free to contact us directly at 604-822-0207 or kin.outreach@ubc.ca.

On behalf of our trainers and management team, we sincerely hope that you are all staying healthy and safe.

 

Best regards,

UBC BodyWorks
School of Kinesiology | Faculty of Education

Registration Office: 604 822 0207

Email: kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Website: www.kin.ubc.ca/bodyworks

 

BODYWORKS PASS EXTENSION- POSTED MARCH 20

Thank you for your continued patience with our communication in regards to your membership and purchased services at BodyWorks.

Due to the unknown development of COVID-19, we are extending all memberships and passes until services resume. This includes the following:

  • 1, 4, 8, 12 month memberships
  • All premium memberships
  • 5 and 10 punch pass packages
  • All personal training packages

 

We appreciate the community’s understanding during these uncertain times as we work together to help ensure the health and safety of our community, and to slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you have specific question regarding your membership or pass extension, please email our Registration office with the following information as we are currently reviewing it case-by-case.

 

kin.outreach@ubc.ca 

  • First and last name
  • What package(s) you have
  • Your current situation

 

For any updated information, please refer to our website www.kin.ubc.ca/bodyworks

On behalf of our student-staff, volunteers and management team, we look forward to reopening our doors to you soon. In the meantime, stay safe and take care of one another.

 

2020 SPRING REGISTRATION DELAYED- POSTED MARCH 18

Thank you for your continued patience as we monitor the situation with respect to COVID-19.

Given the current climate of uncertainty we have decided to DELAY REGISTRATION BY ONE WEEK FOR ALL BODYWORKS SPRING PROGRAMS. This will allow us the time to assess and modify plans for next term, if need be.

The new Registration date will be: Tues April 14th, 2020

  • 11:00 am In person

This applies to:

  • Changing Aging
  • Fit Over Fifty
  • CFIT
  • Spin

Please refer to our website for any updated information: www.kin.ubc.ca/bodyworks

On behalf of our student-staff, volunteers and management team, please stay safe. We hope to see you all again soon.

 

2020 WINTER Program Term: CANCELLED- POSTED MARCH 16

On behalf of the School of Kinesiology and BodyWorks, thank you for your patience throughout the development of the COVID-19.

To confirm, as of this message on March 16, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on UBC campus.

Despite having no cases, the School of Kinesiology is taking a proactive approach to further protect the community, including our student staff, as safety is our number one priority. Our next preventative course of action is to temporarily close BodyWorks facility for two weeks, effective March 16-March 29.

The BodyWorks facility two-week closure will affect all services and programs provided between March 16-March 29. This includes:

  • Personal training
  • Membership Access
  • Group classes
  • Drop-in/Punch Passes

 

BodyWorks will be offering all clients who are registered in a class a prorated refund. The refund process for classes will be communicated over the course of the next two weeks. In regards to BodyWorks memberships, we are currently reviewing membership hold options in addition to prorated refunds. We value your patience during this time of temporary closure.

For personal training sessions, all BodyWorks personal trainers have been notified and will reach out immediately to reschedule sessions.

Currently, the impact of COVID- 19 remains low for the Province of BC. We encourage you to check for regular updates at https://www.ubc.ca/. This information follows advice and guidance from provincial health agencies.

 

BodyWorks will continue to communicate closure updates upon the development of the COVID-19 to ensure we maintain our number one priority of providing safety for our members and student-staff.  

At this time, we want to also confirm that our Spring Class registration remains scheduled to open April 14th. Additionally, we’d like to reiterate our thorough cleaning measures we’ve put in place every 30 minutes, including increased access to hand-sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.  

Our spring programs do not begin until the first week of May. Please visit our website for regular updates on program schedules moving forward: kin.ubc.ca/bodyworks Please feel free to contact us directly at 604-822-0207 or kin.outreach@ubc.ca.

 

2020 SPRING Program Registration:

  • Summer Registration will be open on April 14th, 2020.

2020 SUMMER Program Registration:

  • Summer Registration will be open on June 1st, 2020.

Programs

We offer a variety of membership and personal training options.
Find out more

Interested in participating in our specialized programs outside of the university?
Visit our Fitness Classes Page for more information about our Partner Centres, intake and registration.

Adult Programs

  • Community Fit: Twice a week class to build posture, back strength and functional conditioning
  • Spin: 45 minutes focused on improving your strength & cardio.

 

Older Adult Specialized Programs

  • Changing Aging (65+): Specialty class for members aged 65+ focused on functional strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health.
  • Changing Aging Plus (65+): Same structure as Changing Aging, but provides participants with an increase of cardiovascular bursts and less rest time in between exercise sets to maintain elevated heart rate.
  • Fit Over Fifty (50+): specialty class is designed for baby boomers looking to maintain their health, strength and flexibility.

Find more about Fitness Classes

Locker Rentals

As of September 1, 2019, BodyWorks will no longer be offering free lockers with membership purchases.

We will allow those who currently have a free locker with their membership keep it until their pass expires.

After August 31, passes that expire will no longer be able to access the free locker unless it is paid for.

For any additional information please contact the registration office.

From September 1st:

Size & Time UBC Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Emeriti Public
Half Locker - 4 months (1 term) $20.00 $35.00
Full Locker - 4 months (1 term) $25.00 $45.00
Half Locker - 8 months (2 terms) $35.00 $55.00
Full Locker - 8 months (2 terms) $45.00 $65.00
Half Locker - 12 months (3 terms) $50.00 $65.00
Full Locker - 12 months (3 terms) $60.00 $75.00

The School of Kinesiology’s Outreach Programs offer interactive workshops, individualized health and fitness assessments, as well as group fitness classes on-site. All of these programs are focused on building workplace health for employees and organizations within the Lower Mainland. Focused on best practices and current research, the Outreach Program’s offerings are designed to prevent health injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

UBC BodyWorks is also a proud supporter of UBC Human Resource’s Health and Wellbeing Program

UBC BodyWorks also partners with BC Psychosis Program

If you’re interested in seeking more information about our on-campus services please email janelle.iglesias@ubc.ca

Visit our Hiring Page for more information about what opportunities are available at UBC BodyWorks

For information about Waivers, Code of Conduct, Refund Policies & questions, visit out FAQ and Policies page

Please see the Forms page for details on available and required forms.

 

To Contact

604-827-5059

kin.outreach@ubc.ca

Osborne Centre, 6108 Thunderbird Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Monday – Friday
8:45am to 4:15pm