By Miranda Massie on December 7, 2017
At this time of year, during the cold and dark winter months, many people typically hibernate and stay indoors. But there are still lots of ways to stay active and maintain a fitness routine. This month, we offer some winter-proof workouts for you to try.
Week 1: Workout at your desk
No time for the gym? No problem. Make the most of your time by doing this quick and easy routine from your desk, office, or anywhere with a spare chair.
Week 2: Think outside the box
Too busy or overwhelmed to find time to work out? Consider the Greatist.com’s list of stress-free ways to incorporate activity into your day, like delivering donations on foot, sledding and even singing.
Week 3: Embrace the snow (wherever you can find it)
Metro Vancouver offers a wealth of unique activities and adventures that can only be done in the winter. Don’t miss out on the fitness opportunities that snowy and chilly conditions can bring.
Week 4: Be prepared in cold weather
If you are heading out into the cold, make sure to review our Cold Weather Clues factsheet to ensure that you stay warm, dry and hydrated.
For more fitness tips and inspiration, visit our Fitting in Fitness page.
Photo credit: Miranda Massie
By Miranda Massie on December 7, 2016
The temperature may have dropped but that’s no reason to stop moving. Check out all of the ways that you can keep your heart rate up over the holidays.
Week 1: Cold Weather Workout Tips
Before walking out the door, make sure to review our cold weather workout tips to ensure that you stay warm, dry and comfortable.
Week 2: Skate Your Way to Health
Enjoy some old fashion fun at Vancouver’s only outdoor skating rink at Robson Square. Skate rentals are $4, and skating is free if you bring your own! Plus, skating is a great workout that has lots of health benefits. Check out a full list of 38 Metro Vancouver skating rinks here.
Week 3: Winter Sport Conditioning
Getting ready to hit the slopes? Try these quick 30-minute fitness conditioning videos for skiing and snowboarding.
30 Minute Ski Conditioning Workout
28 Minute Snowboard Conditioning Workout
Week 4: Staying Strong Over the Holidays
Try these quick and easy bodyweight-only exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere. Even if you are travelling or have a packed schedule of social engagements, you can still stay on track with your fitness goals and routine.
For more even fitness tips and inspiration, visit our Fitting in Fitness page.
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By Melissa Lafrance on January 12, 2016
Fitting in Fitness is a series for staff and faculty that shares tips and hints on how to increase physical activity levels. This series is brought to us by Courtney Chan, a fourth-year student in UBC’s School of Kinesiology.
Here are Courtney’s tips for January!
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About Courtney: Courtney is a fourth-year kinesiology student at the University of British Columbia. When not studying or working at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Courtney enjoys running and curling, and has a secret passion for line dancing. To her, the most important part of fitness is feeling good about yourself and having fun!
By Miranda Massie on December 2, 2015
UBC Events and Activities
Birdcoop supports the AMS Food Bank: Dec 1-15
Come and enjoy a free boot camp, cycle fit, be fit class or a workout with a non-perishable food donation from Dec. 1 – 15, 2015, at the Birdcoop Fitness Centre in the Student Recreation Centre.
For $30, enjoy unlimited access to all dance, yoga, Pilates, Barre, Zumba, and Tai Chi classes at the SRC and Ponderosa Commons studio. Passes are on sale now!
New faculty are invited to a mid-year check with UBC’s Senior Advisor Teaching and Learning and Academic Director, Simon Bates, and CTLT educational consultant staff. Please join the group for a morning of networking, discussion, and reflection.
Learn practical ways to model behaviours we would like to see from others, to; respect one another’s boundaries, to speak up if you see bullying, how to and seek help when necessary. Learn tips and tools to help make UBC a more respectful place in which we all can work, live, and learn.
30 Day Online Mindfulness Pilot: Registration open now
The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge is an online training focused on reducing stress, while increasing joy and peak performance in all areas of life including leadership, interpersonal communication, conflict management, and decision-making in the workplace.
- 10 minutes per day of mindfulness training for 30 days
- Expert led and evidence based programming
- Online and on the go platform that can be used anywhere
- A cost of $25 per person (includes participation for a buddy of your choice for free!)
Check out our list for new and updated corporate health, fitness and family discounts!
Off-Campus Events and Activities
Winter Wonderland at the PNE: Dec 11-20
Join in the fun at the 10-day holiday extravaganza filled with activities, attractions, arts and crafts, culinary delights and more!
Alive @ Work Magazine: December Issue
Winter running tips, immune boosting strategies, holiday eating and more!
Dejal is a Stretch Prompter Software aimed to gently remind you to take a break from your workstation on a regular basis. Recommended by the UBC Ergonomics program.
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