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I figure there won't be much for free time once things get going in September, so I'm wondering what the best facility near the Law school is to workout and roughly how much I can expect it to cost, to try and save the time it currently takes me to travel to the gym I'm going to currently. Priorities would be 1.Most Quiet 2.Most/best equipment (mostly use free weights) 3.Proximity to the law school 4. Lowest cost (is there a flat rate for access to all of the gyms at UBC? any insight into how this works would be really helpful). 

Any advice would be appreciated!

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The UBC on campus gym is $35/month for its basic membership, but is insanely busy. Often times you can't find an available machine because it's so busy. With that said, they have recently opened a second location since I graduated from my undergrad at UBC, so it may be less busy, but I am doubtful. Here's more info: https://recreation.ubc.ca/fitness-classes/memberships-rates/

There is also a Gold's Gym on campus that is more expensive but less busy. Unless you are living in a residence at UBC with a fitness room, I believe those are your best options for on campus. If you're living off campus there are too many options to list- it would depend more on what neighbourhood you're living in.

Hope that helps!

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Bird Co-Op would be good if you didn't need to do cardio. (UBC is a beautiful campus so doing cardio outdoors isn't a bad idea)

Off-campus at anytime fitness would be my 2nd choice.

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Thanks! A little bummed out to hear how busy it is, but thanks so much for the link and advice. 

My current program includes very little cardio anyways so that might workout, I'll see if I can do a one week trial or something. I'm not going to be living on Campus and will be commuting from Burnaby, was just thinking it would be more convenient to workout near the school if the gyms are decent enough and cost less then my current membership. 

I am actually already a member at anytime fitness, it's just a bit expensive is all, but I guess that's how they keep it a bit quieter, can't really have it all. Also I think there is one along the 84 bus route so maybe just staying there and biting the bullet on the cost is the best way to go. 

 

Thanks again for the advice!

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Yeah, there's an Anytime Fitness right on the 84 route near Olympic Village Station. 

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There’s a trial for the gym at the beginning of semester usually. I find both gyms are usually equally busy (one is a lot smaller than the other). There’s a bouldering wall at one which is sweet (good for upper body). Gould’s gym is nice but pricey (it’s about a 15min walk from the Law building). These days I mainly swim and do calisthenics outside but I’m also lucky to have a basic gym in my residence. I’ll probably get a membership once we start up cause $35 a month is worth it even if I go once a week but I definitely prefer to avoid the gym if I can do a different workout.

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On a more optimistic note I believe last years 1st year schedule had 3 days a week being done at 12 so I’d imagine the gym is probably a decent amount quieter then. Also, I haven’t tried going in the morning but there are showers in the Law building so you can work out before class.

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On 5/15/2019 at 11:41 AM, LittleMissMolly said:

The UBC on campus gym is $35/month for its basic membership, but is insanely busy. Often times you can't find an available machine because it's so busy. With that said, they have recently opened a second location since I graduated from my undergrad at UBC, so it may be less busy, but I am doubtful. Here's more info: https://recreation.ubc.ca/fitness-classes/memberships-rates/

There is also a Gold's Gym on campus that is more expensive but less busy. Unless you are living in a residence at UBC with a fitness room, I believe those are your best options for on campus. If you're living off campus there are too many options to list- it would depend more on what neighbourhood you're living in.

Hope that helps!

Correction - I meant $35/term! 

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