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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.


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.




BodyWorks is excited to announce our registration opening to non-members (new participants) to further increase our community and student engagement opportunity during a time where exercise and social connection is important.


Invite your friends, family, and/or neighbours to join in on our discounted exercise pilot classes, alongside other registered BodyWorks members.  These quick 45 minute sessions are led by BodyWorks senior Kinesiology student-staff and volunteers.


Please see details below for more information regarding registration



Dear BodyWorks Members,

We are excited to announce our launch date for our 6 week online pilot exercise program for both our Changing Aging and Community Fit style classes!


Who is eligible to participate?

  • Current BodyWorks Members
  • Public (July 7 registration opens)
  • Have device with webcam capable of running ZOOM
  • Comfortable exercising without a trainer physically present


What do the classes entail?

Each class is 45 min and designed using the latest research evidence to help you meet Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines while having fun with other members.

Classes include moderate- to vigorous intensity aerobic activity, muscle and bone strengthen exercise as well as activities to improve balance (changing aging)


When are the classes?

July 14-August 20

Changing Aging: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00-9:45 am

Community Fit: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00-10:45 am

*for more information regarding these classes, please visit our class information page here


How much is the pilot?

We are offering a 50% discount from our regular $10.00 drop in rate!

$60.00+ GST for 12 classes!


How are the classes being delivered?

Our classes will be delivered via ZOOM platform. Our assessment of choosing this platform included collecting feedback from other online class instructors and programs who have successfully adopted it into their services.

Each class will have at least two senior level instructors, in addition to multiple volunteers to ensure we are offering exceptional support to participants.

An email with instructions will be sent out to all registered participants 48 hours prior to our first class. This will include how to log into Zoom, and our safety protocols around what is required of you to have for each online session.


Will I need equipment or a specific space?

All participants will be required to have at least a space that they can move freely in, along with a chair and a wall. Weights are not required, but other weighted objects will be suggested (i.e. water filled milk jugs, canned goods)


What is the purpose of this pilot program?

To assess community and student engagement through an online delivery method. The pilot will collect participant and student feedback regarding overall satisfaction to ensure we can offer our members the best experience while supporting their physical actively goals.


When is Registration & how do I register?

  • Registration opens July 2 and closes July 13 12:00 pm (*EXTENDED REGISTRATION)
  • Registration will be available through email only, and it is a first come first served process.
  • Please email with subject title of online pilot and the class you are wanting to register in. This will help streamline all requests to our office.
  • *EMAIL SUBJECT i.e. Online Pilot- Changing Aging


Registration confirmation and payment: You will be contacted via email by the registration office with instruction for payment. We will only be able to accept payment by phone and at prescribed times due to modified office hours.


What happens after registration?

All registered participants will receive a zoom link for the online sessions as well as details of our safety protocols.




Dear Clients and Members,

We hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Thank you for your continued patience as we monitor our programming options and schedule with respect to COVID-19.


As schools, restaurants, and other personal service businesses begin to transition to re-opening, the same is happening within the fitness industry. We understand the frustration of seeing multiple places open, however, the university is taking a more cautious, slower approach to phase-in activity than that of the Province rolled out in the community centers under WorkSafe BC guidelines.


We are currently working on a School plan for returning to our regular programming. Our direction will come from the Provost-level down through individual units such as the School of Kinesiology. We are working assiduously on this and will be keeping all members and patrons of BodyWorks informed as we progress.



In order to try and provide community and support during this time, BodyWorks is looking at offering pilot online group exercise classes, in addition to 1 on 1 private training. As we want to receive feedback and suggestions from our members, there will be a poll sent out to you by mid June. We appreciate your participation in this survey so that we can best address your interests and preferences.



Seniors COvid-19 Pandemic and Exercise (SCOPE) Trial

In order to support older adults during this time of COVID-19 and social isolation, Dr. Mark Beauchamp, a professor of Exercise and Health Psychology within the School of Kinesiology has announced this new exercise trial.

Please visit for more information on the program overview, what to expect, eligibility and contact information.


On behalf of our trainers and management team, we hope that everyone remains happy and safe and we hope to see you soon.


Best regards,

UBC BodyWorks
School of Kinesiology | Faculty of Education

Registration Office: 604 822 0207



Dear Members and Participants,

We hope that everyone has been staying healthy and spending time at home with loved ones during these difficult times.

Thank you for your continued patience as we monitor our Spring and Summer term programming schedule with respect to COVID-19.

Given the current climate of uncertainty we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Spring term programs that were scheduled to run from May – June, 2020.

An update regarding the Summer term, which runs from July – August, will be sent in late May. This will include any potential registration or cancellation details for Summer Classes.

Please continue to refer to this page for any updated information.


At Home Exercises & Resources for all Members:

We would also like to recognize that cancelling programs decreases your access to physical exercise and social connection amongst other BodyWorks Members. To support you in continuing your daily movement regime, our staff have put together an at home Workout Program: BodyWorks At Home Exercises

As of right now, we are exploring options for online activities and will remain in contact as this develops! In the mean time, we have provided links to Organizations that are currently offering online exercise options. You can use canned goods for dumbells, and also can access online ordering sites such as Amazon for resistant bands.

Senior Exercises Online

Workouts for Seniors

ACE Fitness Active Aging Workout

Resistant Bands


On behalf of our trainers and management team, please stay home with loved ones and stay safe. We hope to see you all again soon.


Best regards,

UBC BodyWorks
School of Kinesiology | Faculty of Education

Registration Office: 604 822 0207





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
    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: And please feel free to contact us directly at 604-822-0207 or

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





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. 

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


For any updated information, please refer to our website

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.



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:

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



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 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: Please feel free to contact us directly at 604-822-0207 or


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.


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

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


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