Virtual fitness

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

UBC Okanagan is a place where all individuals are invited to express themselves, engage with each other, and celebrate the richness of diversity within our campus community. Whenever interacting with others — whether online or in-person — all community members are expected to contribute to an atmosphere of mutual respect and inclusion, and to uphold UBC’s commitments to equity, human rights and respect for diversity.

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

UBCO Recreation also offers a wide range of in person group fitness classes. To view the schedule, visit Group Fitness.

virtual fitness classes

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.

This is a cardio-kickboxing class. Non-contact that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio.  Builds stamina, improves conditioning and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout.

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.

Fitness instructors

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 Maria teach? Spin & Strength, Bums & Tums

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 Maria 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.