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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.

Announcements & Updates

Dear BodyWorks Community,


Today is the first day of Return to Campus at UBC, the resumption of classroom and laboratory instruction and research following UBC’s Covid-19 planning guidance. As we transition from highly prescriptive COVID-19 specific orders and protocols back to more general institutional policies and guidance on occupational health and safety, we have taken the decision to delay the resumption of BodyWorks. Please be advised that the following programs will not available this upcoming Fall term 2021.


Changing Aging at Kerrisdale Community Center

Changing Aging at Dunbar Community Center

Changing Aging at the UBC Osborne Center

Virtual Changing Aging classes

The Community Fit program

All Memberships and Personal Training services


We acknowledge that this news comes very last minute and may have a significant impact on you. We’d like to offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.


The relationship and trust that we have built with many of you, in some cases over many years, is one that we value very highly and take pride in. Our sincere intention and request is to continue this relationship as soon as we are able to. Unfortunately, this may not be until the Winter 2022 term. During this Fall Term of 2021, we will be re-prioritizing and rebuilding our program infrastructure to ensure high quality programming for communities and experiential training for students for the future.


Please stay tuned as we will communicate all new updates via this newsletter format as well as our website,


Kind regards and stay safe,


Robert Boushel

Professor and Director

School of Kinesiology

On behalf of UBC BodyWorks

Cardiovascular response to respiratory muscle loading: Effect of menopausal status in women

We are recruiting a group of healthy young and older, men and women for a study investigating the blood pressure and heart rate response to respiratory work. We aim to see the effects of menopausal status on the cardiovascular response. More details and information about eligibility is available here.. If you have any questions or are interested please contact Michael Leahy for more information:

Dear BodyWorks Community,


In March 2020 all classes and memberships etc. were cancelled and / or suspended due to COVID. Many of you have already inquired and received either a pro-rated refund or credit.


If you have not yet received a credit or refund please be advised that as of Mon April 5th 2021, refunds will no longer be offered, no exceptions.


If you believe that you are still owed a refund or credit, please:

  • send an email to
  • we will then verify the information and offer either a credit or a refund
  • to receive the refund or credit you will have to first Create an Online Account in our New Online Registration System
  • all refunds will be issued by cheque and may take 4-6 weeks to process


We must receive your request prior to Mon April 5 2021 in order to get a refund. Any requests received after this date will only be offered account credits which can be used for future programs and services.


If you have any questions please contact us prior to Mon April 5th or a refund will not be an option, only a credit.


Kind Regards and Stay Safe,


UBC BodyWorks

In preparation for the launch of our Winter 2021 programs we’ve transitioned to a new online registration system.



Who needs a new account?

All current and new clients MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER for any offered BodyWorks programs and services.  This includes all UBC staff, faculty, or members of the general public. You will require a new account for both online registration and over the phone registration.


When do I need to create my account?

Right away! To register for online classes this January 2021, you must have an active account.


Are you still owed a credit from the 2020 Season?

If so, it is very important that you create your account then complete this survey. We will require this information in order to process your credit.


*As of March 31, 2021, we will no longer be providing refunds or credits from the previous 2020 season




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.


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.