Programs that run from January through March 2021 are now open for viewing online!
Due to forthcoming Provincial Health Office guidance that may affect many of our planned programs, Winter 2021 program registration has been postponed to Saturday, December 19. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
From fitness classes, to dance , tennis drills, and everything in between you can now view programs that start in 2021. See below to view all programs
The safety of our patrons and our staff is our top priority, and we are committed to offering a safe recreation experience. We’re having fun and keeping it safe. #RestartSmartVancouver ⠀
Coptic Bookbinding with Wood Covers (19+ yrs)
Coptic is an Ancient Egyptian technique for binding a book that requires no glue or paste. Its strength is proven when you flip the pages onto itself (like a sketchbook) and it refuses to weaken. Wood will be used as the book covers, an Ethiopian adaptation. All materials and tools are provided. No prior experience is required. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
F Mar 26 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 291474 $59.95/1 sess
Spanish Beginners (Level 1) (19+ yrs)
BIENVENIDOS! Come and learn Spanish with us. This class is designed for you to learn a new language in a relaxing an enjoyable atmosphere. The emphasis of the course is on communication, proper phonetic, vocabulary and some basic grammar. At the end of the course you will be able to introduce yourself in Spanish and converse about travel, work and much more. Students are required to have the Soleado 1 textbook ($ 30.00 + tax) which can be purchased on the second class at the registration desk. Registration only. No Drop-ins. No class on Feb 15.
Instructor: Rohana Filippi
M Jan 18-Mar 29 11:00 AM-12:30 PM 293434 $130/10 sess
Spanish Beginners (Level 2) (19+ yrs)
ADELANTE!!!! Join this class designed for a small group and improve the basic Spanish you learned in the Beginners 1 class. Emphasizing communication, you will become familiar with idiomatic expressions and verbs such estar, gustar, tener, hacer. At the end of the course you will be able to talk about your family, to order in a restaurant, to go shopping, to ask the time and more. Students are required to have the Soleado 1 textbook ($30.00 + tax) which can be purchased on the second class at the registration desk. Registration only. No Drop-ins. No class on Feb 15.
Instructor: Rohana Filippi
M Jan 18-Mar 29 1:00 PM-2:30 PM 293438 $130/10 sess
Spanish Book Club (19+ yrs)
This course is for you if you already know enough Spanish to read and converse. It is the perfect opportunity to improve your confidence, skills and knowledge of the Spanish language and literature. In a relaxed, friendly environment, we will discuss the chosen book, review grammar rules, enrich your vocabulary and learn idioms to improve your understanding of Spanish. Students are required to purchase the selected book (approx. $10) at the UBC bookstore after the 1st class. Registration only. No Drop-ins. No class on Feb 15.
Instructor: Rohana Filippi
M Jan 18-Mar 29 3:00 PM-4:30 PM 293439 $130/10 sess
Tiny Leather Bookbinding (19+ yrs)
Learn to handcraft a leather bound book using a simplified medieval technique. Leather will be used as the book cover as it offers an authentic experience; but in a pinch, you can make additional books (even larger sizes) using upcycled materials. All materials and tools are provided. No prior experience is required. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
F Mar 19 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 291469 $59.95/1 sess
Fitness & Health
ABM NeuroMovement ® for Healthy Backs (19+ yrs)
The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is an evidence based, neuroplastic approach to healing chronic pain, injury, brain and body trauma. Build new neural pathways through slow and gentle movements and painlessly rewire your brain to move beyond limitations, improve cognition and experience overall higher performance. These mat-based classes will focus in particular on how to use your back to reduce pain and to move more easily and gracefully. Visit www.clairesandham.ca [clairesandham.ca] for more information. Participants are required to bring their own mat and cushion or block. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Claire Sandham
Th Jan 14 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 292661 FREE TRIAL
Th Jan 21-Feb 18 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 292657 $65/5 sess
Th Feb 25-Mar 25 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 292660 $65/5 sess
Core Control Monday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
Functional fitness and body alignment using your own body weight and resistance. Please bring your own mat and small equipment if needed. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Harry Wong
M Jan 11-Jan 25 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290162 $12/3 sess
M Feb 1-Mar 1 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290172 $16/4 sess
M Mar 8-Mar 29 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290173 $16/4 sess
Gentle Pilates (19+ yrs)
Matwork Pilates is a strength training technique that focuses on precise movement, focused breathing, and deep abdominal stabilization. Classes consist of a series of challenging, yet low-impact exercises that tone muscles, while improving flexibility, range of motion, and posture. This fun and invigorating exercise system will leave you feeling taller, leaner, and with more mental clarity. Pilates doesn’t just make you look good, it makes you feel good too! This class is suitable for all levels. Participants are required to bring their own mat. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Olivia Shaffer
M Jan 11-Feb 8 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 299217 $75/5 sess
M Feb 22-Mar 29 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 299218 $90/6 sess
Iyengar Yoga – Levels 1 & 2 (19+ yrs)
Cultivate a healthy body, quiet mind and open heart! In this class you’ll increase body awareness, flexibility and strength. Iyengar adapts to your personal needs, regardless of your age or health. All women and men are welcome. Registration only. No drop-ins. Please bring your own equipment (mat, blocks, blankets, etc) as it will not be provided by the centre.
Instructor: Arezou Moeini
M Jan 11-Feb 8 3:00 PM-4:30 PM 299335 $75/5 sess
M Feb 22-Mar 29 3:00 PM-4:30 PM 299336 $90/6 sess
Iyengar Yoga – Mixed Level (19+ yrs)
Reduce stress and move with more ease! Iyengar adapts to your personal needs, regardless of your age or health. In this class, you’ll increase your flexibility, strength and endurance. Registration only. No drop-ins. Please bring your own equipment (mat, blocks, blankets, etc) as it will not be provided by the centre.
Instructor: Siobhan Sloane-Seale
W Jan 13 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 292724 FREE TRIAL
W Jan 20-Feb 24 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 292721 $90/6 sess
W Mar 3-Mar 31 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 292723 $75/5 sess
Latin Fit Wednesday (w/ Marta) (19+ yrs)
A fun moderate cardio & toning class using mainly Latin rhythms & moves that leaves you feeling energized, stronger & more flexible. Please bring your own mat and small equipment if needed. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Marta Baricsa
W Jan 13-Jan 27 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290174 $12/3 sess
W Feb 3-Feb 24 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290175 $16/4 sess
W Mar 3-Mar 31 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290176 $20/5 sess
Morning Fit Friday (19+ yrs)
A balanced workout emphasizing cardiovascular health, step and low impact conditioning, resistance training, stretching and body alignment. Please bring your own mat and small equipment if needed. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: TBA Instructor
F Jan 15-Jan 29 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290178 $12/3 sess
F Feb 5-Feb 26 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290180 $16/4 sess
F Mar 5-Mar 26 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 290182$16/4 sess
The Joy of Gentle Yoga (19+ yrs)
Are regular yoga classes not right for you? This is a gentle and therapeutic yoga class that works with every body’s unique strengths and challenges. We use yoga mats, chairs and bolsters to make more yoga poses more accessible to more people in a deep, comfortable and safe way. This class will help build and maintain strength, tone and balance in both your body and mind. More information at www.joyofgentleyogawithsylvia.com for additional online classes by Sylvia. Registration only. No drop-ins. Please bring your own equipment (mat, blocks, blankets, etc) as it will not be provided by the centre.
Instructor: Sylvia Smallman
Tu Jan 12-Feb 16 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 291441 $81.90/6 sess
Tu Feb 23-Mar 30 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 291444 $81.90/6 sess
Weight Training for Beginners (19+ yrs)
This class is for beginners wanting introduction to basic weight training while learning proper form, technique, and understanding muscle groups being used. PAR-Q and consent form must be completed before participation. Registration only. No drop-ins. Instructor: Keiko Murakami
M Feb 22-Mar 8 3:15 PM-4:15 PM 297210 $45/3 sess
M Mar 15-Mar 29 3:15 PM-4:15 PM 297214 $45/3 sess
Women’s Weight Training (19+ yrs)
This class is for women wanting introduction to basic weight training while learning proper form, technique, and understanding muscle groups being used. PAR-Q and consent form must be completed before participation. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Keiko Murakami
M Feb 22-Mar 8 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 297198 $45/3 sess
M Mar 15-Mar 29 1:30 PM-2:30 PM 297201 $45/3 sess
Tai Chi – Exploring Yang Style (19+ yrs)
The gentle movements of Tai Chi improve balance, alignment, and range of motion and foster body awareness while promoting relaxation. The widely practiced Yang Style is the foundation for this mixed levels class, where you will gain an understanding of the basics or expand your practice as we work towards learning the classic Long Form. Suitable for all body types and fitness levels. Taught in moderate stance with no extreme moves. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Jean Kares
Tu Jan 12-Feb 16 3:30 PM-4:30 PM 291519 $72/6 sess
Tu Feb 23-Mar 30 3:30 PM-4:30 PM 291520 $72/6 sess
Tai Chi with Adrian (19+ yrs)
An ancient and unique system of health enhancement and self-defense, emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination and agility. Tai chi incorporates both mental and physical discipline. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, classes are conducted in a fun and focused manner. All levels welcome. Registration only. No drop-ins
Instructor: Adrian Rupp
F Jan 15 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 291437 FREE TRIAL
F Jan 22-Feb 19 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 291434 $70/5 sess
F Feb 26-Mar 26 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 291436$70/5 sess
Fitness & Health
Osteofit for Life (Tue-Bill / Fri-Anne) (55+ yrs)
Emphasis is on improving posture, alignment, strength, balance coordination and agility through safe and specific movements in a comfortable, fun environment. Participants must complete a medical form signed by their family physician. No drop ins.
Instructor: Bill Galloway and Anne O’Sullivan
Tu F Jan 12-Feb 19 11:30am-12:30pm 302255 $48/12 sess
Tu F Feb 23-Mar 26 11:30am-12:30pm 302275 $40/10 sess
Zumba Gold (55+ yrs)
ZUMBA® Gold is a low impact dance – fitness class for beginners and seniors that uses zesty Latin music, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Rock n’ Roll, (including Twist and Charleston), with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic and fun fitness class. Zumba® Gold strives to improve your balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly the heart. It is a “feel happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. www.zumbavancouver.ca.
Instructor: Zumba Vancouver
W Jan 13-Feb 10 2:30pm-3:30pm 302113 $62.50/5 sess
W Feb 17-Mar 24 2:30pm-3:30pm 302122 $75.00/6 sess
Seniors Social – Walk (55+ yrs)
Come by and socialize with others in the community! We will be going on a walk to one of 3 destinations. Masks are required for this activity, please bring your own we do not have masks to provide you. Please ensure that you are physically able to complete the walk. Registration required. Olympic Village – 6km return Showboat at Kits Pool – 6.8km return Arbutus Greenway & 16th – 5.5km return
Instructor: Maureen Powers
W Jan 20-Jan 20 10:00am-11:30am 302548 $0/1 sess
W Feb 03-Feb 03 10:00am-11:30am 302552 $0/1 sess
W Feb 17-Feb 17 10:00am-11:30am 302554 $0/1 sess
W Mar 03-Mar 03 10:00am-11:30am 302555 $0/1 sess
W Mar 17-Mar 17 10:00am-11:30am 302557 $0/1 sess
W Mar 31-Mar 31 10:00am-11:30am 302601 $0/1 sess
Writers’ Group (55+ yrs)
Join our self-directed writing group. Use this time to write in your own way: Reflections on life memoir, stories of the “old days”, or moments of inspiration. Share your work in a safe and friendly space and build from suggestions. Please note, this program takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Registration Only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: No Instructor
W Jan 13-Mar 24 1:00pm-2:30pm 301460 $0/6 sess