Exercise Programs

Registration for the Spring 2024 term running May to June is open!

Note: there are different registration dates for remote community centres. Click the tab below for facility specific registration dates.

Click here to view our Spring Brochure

You can also view our online calendar and register here.

Changing Aging

This 55+ evidence-based program is a specialty class for older adults. It focuses on strength, mobility, and cardiovascular health through muscle- and bone-strengthening exercises followed by intervals of aerobic exercise. Additional focuses include exercises to improve change of direction, reaction time and core stability. Modifications are provided to accommodate different abilities and limitations.

Some exercise will take place on the floor but transitions will be limited to 1-2 per class and standing modification will be provided if required. This class will include at least 4 multi-joint resistance exercises targeting major muscle groups and 20 minutes of moderate intensity continuous exercise or three 5 minute bouts of vigorous intensity.

Features:

  • Exercise in a safe space with other like-minded adults and supportive instructors
  • Strengthen muscles used in activities of daily living
  • Practice change of direction, reaction time and stability drills to improve walking confidence

How to Register?

  • Submit an online Get Active Questionnaire or visit/call the Osborne Registration Office at 604-822-0207
  • We will contact you with instructions on next steps
  • A fitness assessment will be required prior to joining the program

To Prepare to Register:

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at kin.outreach@ubc.ca or by phone at 604-822-0207.

When Are the Classes Offered?

View and search for all program details in our Online Calendar.

Changing Aging @ UBC Osborne Centre

2024 Spring (May to June)

Registration day: Tuesday, April 2nd at 9am

Mondays & Wednesdays

  • 8:00am-9:00am
  • 9:00am-10:00am
  • 10:00am-11:00am

Fridays

  • 8:00am-9:00am
  • 9:00am-10:00am
  • 10:00am-11:00am

Location: Osborne Centre 6108 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

To Register:

  1. Visit our FAQ page. It contains critical information you will need to know and be comfortable with prior to registration
  2. View and search for all program details in our New Online Calendar
  3. Visit the Osborne Registration Office or call 604-822-0207

Changing Aging @ Kerrisdale Community Centre

2024 Spring (May to June)

Registration day: Saturday Mar 9 at 9AM in person & online, Monday Mar 11th at 9AM by phone 604-257-8100

Tuesdays & Fridays

  • 8:00-9:00am
  • 9:00-10:00am
  • 10:00-11:00am
  • 11:00-12:00pm

Location: Kerrisdale Community Centre 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6M 3W9

To Prepare to Register:

  1. Visit our FAQ page. It contains critical information you will need to know and be comfortable with prior to registration
  2. Submit an online Get Active Questionnaire or visit the Osborne Registration Office or call 604-822-0207
  3. We will contact you with instructions on next steps
  4. To stay up to date on all current and future program updates please signup for our newsletter

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Kerrisdale Community Centre, or call 604-257-8100

View and search for all program details in our New Online Calendar.

Changing Aging @ Dunbar Community Centre

2024 Spring (May to June)

Registration day: Tuesday Mar 12 at 7PM in person, Wednesday Mar 13 at 9AM by phone 604-222-6060

Mondays & Thursdays

  • 9:00am-10:00am
  • 10:00am-11:00am

Location: Dunbar Community Centre 4747 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6S 2H2

To Prepare to Register:

  1. Visit our FAQ page. It contains critical information you will need to know and be comfortable with prior to registration
  2. Submit an online Get Active Questionnaire or visit the Osborne Registration Office or call 604-822-0207
  3. We will contact you with instructions on next steps
  4. To stay up to date on all current and future program updates please signup for our newsletter

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Dunbar Community Centre, or call 604-222-6060

View and search for all program details in our New Online Calendar.

Changing Aging @ Sunset Community Centre

2024 Spring (May to June)

Registration day: open!

Fridays

  • 9:30am-10:30am

Location: Sunset Community Centre 6810 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5X 0A1

To Prepare to Register:

  1. Visit our FAQ page. It contains critical information you will need to know and be comfortable with prior to registration
  2. Submit an online Get Active Questionnaire or visit the Osborne Registration Office or call 604-822-0207
  3. We will contact you with instructions on next steps
  4. To stay up to date on all current and future program updates please signup for our newsletter

Registration: For a complete program schedule, prices, and to register, please contact or visit the Sunset Community Centre, or call 604-718-6505

View and search for all program details in our New Online Calendar.

Community Fit

This functional training class is aimed at adults and can accommodate a range of fitness levels. The class consists of muscle and bone strengthening exercises using bodyweight, resistance machines and free weights followed by high intensity intervals of aerobic exercise. This class has progression and periodization built into the training plan which enables participants to push themselves to improve their health while still allowing for variety and novelty to keep the class interesting.

Features:

  • Instructors lead participants through the exercises and provide coaching and exercise modifications as needed.
  • All workouts include categories of exercises in which participants choose the exercise best suited to them.
    • Eg. Two legged lower body movement with anterior emphasis:
      • Bodyweight squat
      • Goblet squat
      • Barbell back squat
  • Instructors encourage participants to exercise at the desired moderate-to-vigorous intensity through providing repetition ranges and checking rate of perceived exertion.

How to Register?

  • Submit an online Get Active Questionnaire or visit/call the Osborne Registration Office at 604-822-0207
  • We will contact you with instructions on next steps
  • A fitness assessment will be required prior to joining the program

To Prepare to Register:

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at kin.outreach@ubc.ca or by phone at 604-822-0207.

Community Fit @ UBC Osborne Centre

2024 Spring (May to June)

Registration day: Tuesday Apr 2nd at 9am.

Tuesdays

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday

  • 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • 6:15pm-7:15pm

Location: Osborne Centre 6108 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

To Register:

  1. Visit our FAQ page. It contains critical information you will need to know and be comfortable with prior to registration
  2. View and search for all program details in our New Online Calendar
  3. Visit the Osborne Registration Office or call 604-822-0207