While we adjust to new routines due to physical distancing measures, it is important to stay active for your physical and mental health. We are offering free virtual classes to provide a convenient way to move your body and revitalize your spirit while working and studying from home.
virtual fitness schedule
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try some featured classes this summer!
Watch for new Fitness Schedule coming July 12th with in-person classes!!
Follow @ubco_recreation on Instagram for more tips on how to stay active in your own space.
Need an extra push while you are at home? Push the coffee table aside and join us 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.
This is a new virtual fitness class designed for UBCO staff and faculty during your lunch break. This class is a full body endurance-strength workout with minimal cardio so you feel energized to finish off your workday.
You will need a floor mat and a set of light dumbells (or soup cans). If you don’t have equipment, we will adapt your exercises for what you have available.
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.
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.
What does Maria teach? Spin, Cardio & Core, and Bums & Tums
Maria’s Certifications: CFES Group Fitness Instructor & 4th Year Bachelor of Human Kinetics Student at UBCO
When Maria isn’t teaching, you can find her: skiing at Big White in the winter, hiking and backpacking in the summer, and hanging out with her dogs in between!
What does Josée teach? Power Yoga, Flow Yoga, and Yin & Yang Yoga
Josée’s Certifications: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), 300 Hour YTT (in progress), Bachelor of Science
When Josée isn’t teaching, you can find her: exploring Kelowna (likely to find a waterfall or a view), at the gym, or studying! Josée is currently in a Masters of Social Work and has a passion for mental health, social justice, and multidisciplinary wellness!
Josée enjoys leading her students to connect with mind, body, and soul through her carefully crafted yoga classes.
What does Aspen teach? Morning Flow Yoga and Vinyassa Flow Yoga
Aspen’s Certifications: 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Bachelor of Science in Biology
When Aspen isn’t teaching you can find her: spending time in nature, notably exploring the many mountains and lakes B.C. has to offer!
What does Bree teach? Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Bree’s Certifications: 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training certificate and Bachelor of Psychology and Education.
When Bree isn’t teaching, you can find her: Outdoors either hiking, biking or running with her dog. Bree’s passion for wellness is tied into her classes as she provides a holistic style of yoga.