Group fitness

UBCO Recreation offers a wide range of fitness classes, both online and in person, in an open and welcoming environment to all levels and abilities. In person classes are held in the lower level of the Hangar Fitness Centre in one of the three functional studio spaces or in the Gymnasium.

group fitness schedule

Fall 2020 Group Fitness Schedule

All Group Fitness classes will be pre-booked. Reserve your spot. Watch for in-person and virtual workouts.

Follow @ubco_recreation on Instagram for more tips on how to stay active in your own space.

UBCO Recreation also offers free virtual fitness classes to move your body remotely. To view the schedule, visit Virtual Fitness.


Purchase your membership and then pre-register for classes at least one day in advance. Be sure to check in at the customer service desk in the lower foyer of the gym prior to your scheduled class time, where a friendly staff member can check you in.

Register Here   Purchase a membership or pass

Drop-in rates (not available)

Students: $5 per class
Staff/Faculty/Alumni: $7 per class
Community: $8 per class

Class descriptions

Need an extra push while you are at home? Push the coffee table aside and join Nikki for our virtual boot camps. These workouts are designed to keep you on your toes! We want to keep you guessing – each class is designed to be different and push you out of your comfort zone! We will challenge you every class! Our goal is to offer encouragement rather than intimidation. We want you to have tons of fun – but be prepared for some high intensity training!

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

Fitness instructors

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.

*photo coming soon*

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 4th 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

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