UBCO Recreation offers a wide range of fitness classes in an open and welcoming environment to all levels and abilities. Classes are held in the lower level of the Hangar Fitness Centre in one of the three functional studio spaces.
Classes are available via membership or by drop-in. All classes are first come, first sweat.
Check in at the customer service desk in the lower foyer of the gym at least five minutes before the scheduled class time where a friendly staff member can help with anything you need.
Students: $5 per class
Staff/Faculty/Alumni: $7 per class
Community: $8 per class
New Year – new you. Free Fitness Class: January 6 – 12
Try any of the classes in the winter 2020 group fitness schedule for free: January 6-12.
group fitness schedule
Winter 2020 schedule now available on the calendar.
Classes run January 6 – April 5, 2020.
The fitness schedule is subject to change, based on participation. If a class has three or less participants for three weeks in a row, it will be cancelled for the remainder of the semester. The best way to keep your favorite class on the schedule is to attend it regularly—and bring a friend or two.
Note: Class schedule will be affected by Family Day weekend and Reading Break. Stay tuned for updated schedule for February 15 – 23, 2020.
Want a group fitness schedule for quick reference in your office or room?
Strong legs, a shaped booty and a firm core are the necessary foundations to being stronger and more fit. These classes tone those problem areas and have you looking great in no time. Whether you want to be more lean, tone your muscles, or just improve your fitness levels, this is the class for you.
Feeling like your arms and legs get all the attention in your workouts? Refocus your workout by burning calories with some cardio exercises and then strengthen your core—the often forgotten, but most important, part of your body that supports all the other muscles. Each class will be a little different but you’re sure to leave feeling equally as sweaty and strong.
Seeing stars? Muscles on fire? That’s how you know you’re doing Tabata right. Tabata is a high intensity interval training workout where you give it your all for 20 seconds, take 10 seconds of rest, and repeat… eight times for one set. Jungle Gym Tabata takes place on the jungle gym in Studio 2 to teach you how to use this masterpiece. 30 minutes of Tabata. Followed by 20 minutes of yoga flow, deep stretching, and relaxation to reward yourself for the hard work. Work hard. Relax hard. That’s the dream, right? All levels welcome. Modifications are provided.
Power Yoga takes its inspiration from ashtanga—a more intense, fast-paced style of yoga. It was developed as an attempt to make ashtanga yoga more accessible to Western students. It is sometimes referred to as “gym yoga” because it was designed to be intense enough to be attractive for Western athletes and gym-goers. Like vinyasa, power yoga is not a set series of poses which gives the instructor the ability to make each class a bit different which, we hope, will keep you coming back for more.
Lead by Myriam Webb, a somatic rest specialist, this meditation experience, affectionately called “the adult nap” due to its super battery-charging effects, as well as its calming results. In a Restorative Yoga class, poses are held in a relaxed manner for long periods of time during which practitioners are guided into meditative states. This result is a renewed and balanced self, body, mind, and soul.
“Get ready for the road”. Group cycling has never been better. Each class is individualized by the instructor but they’re designed for you to spin your way through a series of intervals, hill climbs and sprints that is intended to train your body for cardiovascular and endurance and keep your body guessing. Each bike is controlled individually by the operator so you’re welcome to push yourself or work within your individual limits—it’s up to you!
Similar to the spin description, above, but just a little bit shorter and a little more sweat. Which also means that you get a great workout in a slightly shorter time frame.
Looking to set the tone of positive intention for your week? Or want to unwind after a tough week/weekend? These well-rounded yoga classes are great for beginners but also offer options for the seasoned yogi to feel challenged. Develop breathing techniques while improving your balance, flexibility, core strength, and endurance through various postures and breathing techniques. Participants will enjoy a satisfying workout while practicing a flow of postures to create internal heat while developing strength and concentration.
This class is fit for all skill levels—you are welcome to work at your own pace and intensity level. It will be focused on a full body circuit training workout, using a variety of exercises and interval times. Each class will offer something new and fun. Come join us for H.I.I.T. (high intensity interval training) strength circuit.
This quick, 45 minutes is all the time we need to get you working hard. Tabata and circuit-style drills using a fun variety of equipment will make time fly and sweat drip. A great little lunch break workout.
This class works all major muscle groups – with a little more focus on booty and abs – and will get results you can see. Each participant will be responsible for keeping track of their own progress, resistance, or weight selection and progression. The program will change periodically as to avoid plateaus. This is an addicting class because of the motivating results.
Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement, where each pose is matched with a breath. Students work through a series of poses called Sun Salutations, moving smoothly from one posture to the next. It is because of this smooth movement that you may also hear vinyasa called “vinyasa flow” or simply “flow’.
Rise & Shine is gentle yoga flow to get the body moving and set the tone for the rest of your day. Vinyasa based, synchronizing breath with movement, students will work through a series of poses, moving smoothly from one posture to the next. Participants can expect to developing breathing techniques, improving balance, and flexibility through the various postures.
Every wanted to try some of those fun, crazy poses that only the “super, hard-core yogis” can do – but maybe you haven’t reach “hard-core yogi status yet”? Then this is the class you should try!
The Rocket is the perfect marriage of tempo and sequence. While it includes advanced routines, the class is appropriate for all levels of students. With plenty of ways to modify the classical poses, the benefits of the poses are transmitted equally to renew vitality and energy. The sequences are taught in a “bus stop” method that allows students to pick the variation of a pose that’s best suited for their practice and ability.
This vibrant routine is called the “Rocket” because, “it gets you there faster.” The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in the practice.
It’s a good time. You should definitely try it out.
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What does Randy teach? Yoga, Sweat & Sculpt, Spin, Jungle Gym Tabata
Randy’s Certifications: BHK, CFES Group Fitness, Yoga Alliance certified
Favorite Quote: “find a bit of fun and encouragement to hold on to habits which support a long and healthy life”
Randy’s favorite Kelowna spots: the Mission Greenway or Knox Mountain
When Randy isn’t teaching, you can find him: enjoying an active lifestyle, practicing yoga, or in the gym pretending to workout.
What does Nikki teach? Power Yoga, Rocket Yoga, Sweat & Sculpt, Bums & Tums
Nikki’s Certifications: BHK, CFES Group Fitness, 450hr of Yoga Teacher Training
Favorite Quote: “10 more seconds…” (which is usually always a lie – if you’ve been to bootcamp with me, you know)
Favorite Kelowna Spot: Bean Scene for coffee, Knox for a hike, The BOH for the best breakfast in town
When Nikki isn’t teaching, you can find her: Snowboarding at Big White all winter, on the lake, hiking, or road tripping in the summer
What makes Nikki happy: the feeling at the end of a yoga class, a hot cup of coffee, puppy cuddles
What does Joella teach? Full Body Circuit, Bums & Tums, Spin 45 & TGIF Spin, Cardio & Core
Joella’s Certifications: CFES National Group Fitness Certification, CPR-First Air, 4th year Human Kinetics student
Joella Values: being a positive influence in her community and living a purpose-driven life. She aspires to help people find success through fitness.
When Joella isn’t teaching, you can find her: enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, biking snow boarding & camping
What does Josee teach? Power Yoga & Rise & Shine Yoga
Josee’s Certifications: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training & fourth year science student
When Josee isn’t teaching, you can find her: in the yoga studio or studying on campus
Josee enjoys leading her students to connect with mind, body, and soul through her carefully crafted yoga classes.
What does Rhonda teach? Spin & BAM (Booty, Abs & more)
Rhonda’s Certifications: CFES Group Fitness
Favorite Quote: “I truly believe everyone of us has the potential to achieve anything, if we are willing to commit the time and effort”
Favorite Kelowna Spot: Rhonda owns and operates “Results 4 Life Fitness” where she loves teaching outdoor fitness.
When Rhonda isn’t teaching, you can find her: at “Rescue Ranch”, her acreage and happy place where she will be working outdoor with as many critters as she has room for.
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What does Malcolm teach? Spun Out Spin & Jungle Gym Tabata. Malcolm is also a Personal Trainer
Malcolm’s Certifications: BCRPA Fitness Theory & Weight Training, Hilltop Academy Group Fitness & Personal Training, Inner Fit Studios – Indoor Cycling
When Malcolm isn’t teaching, you can find him: studying in EME (he is a 3rd year Engineering student)
What does Maria teach? Spin & Strength
Maria’s Certifications: CFES Group Fitness Instructor & 3rd year Human Kinetics student
When Maria isn’t teaching, you can find her: at Big White or studying on campus
What makes Nikki happy: coffee, dancing & skiing