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.


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.

Covid Updates

Dear BodyWorks Members and Public,


We are excited to announce our launch date for our 6 week online classes: Changing Aging, Fit Over 50 (no spin), Community Fit, and Modified Changing Aging (NEW).


Who is eligible to participate?

  • Current and Non current BodyWorks Members
  • Have device with webcam capable of running ZOOM
  • Comfortable exercising without a trainer physically present


What do the classes entail?

Each class is 55 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).

For more information about our classes and what one is best fit for you, please visit our Fitness Classes Info page


When are the offered classes?

November 9 – December 17, 2020

Changing Aging:

  • Monday’s 9:00-9:55 am | 6:00-6:55 pm
  • Wednesday’s 9:00 am-9:55 am

Fit Over 50:

  • Tuesday’s 8:00-8:55 am
  • Thursday’s 8:00-8:55 am

Community Fit:

  • Monday’s 8:00-8:55 am
  • Tuesday’s 12:00-12:55 pm| 6:00- 6:55 pm
  • Wednesday’s 8:00 am-8:55 am

Modified Changing Aging:

  • Tuesday’s 8:00- 8:55 am

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


How much are classes for the 6 weeks?

$54.00+ GST for 6 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 one 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 24 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)


Why are we continuing with our online program offering?

Based on a successful 6 week online pilot for our Changing Aging and Community Fit classes we wanted to offer further opportunities for both community engagement and student learning/development.


When is Registration & how do I register?

  • Due to our building being closed for in person registration, we are streamlining our registration through an online survey. The survey is now open. 
  • If you are eligible to partake in our online classes the registration office will email you with next steps and a confirmation of a day/time they will call to complete registration.
  • Our registration inquiry form will close Friday, November 6 at 12:00 pm
  • Registration is a first come first served process. Our max capacity for classes is 17 and we do have a minimum for our classes in order to run them.


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.

For archived COVID update announcements: Click Here.


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

Adult Programs

We offer in person and online group fitness classes ranging from moderate to bouts of vigorous exercise intensities. Each class description provides a thorough detail of what to expect and if the class is best suited for your ability.  For more information regarding our adult programs, please visit our fitness classes page.

Older Adult Specialized Programs

We offer in person and online group fitness classes modified for the older adult population. Our classes focus on achieving a range of exercise intensities based on the class. Each class description provides a thorough detail of what to expect and if the class is best suited for your ability. For more information regarding our adult programs, please visit our fitness classes page.


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


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