In partnership with HHS, this exercise and education program is designed for individuals who have completed their rehabilitative program at the hospital or at risk of developing heart disease and are looking for support in prevention.
This is a registered program and all participants are required to meet with the YMCA Wellness Coach for a brief medical screening, tour of the facility and a review of the program schedule.
A doctor's referral note will be required. Each participant's YMCA Wellness Coach will design a specific fitness program based on individual health and fitness needs. The program will include appropriate exercises, proper exercise technique and machine set-up.
Education sessions will occur monthly at each location. Topics include heart health, stress management, diabetes, blood pressure, working with a health care team and nutrition.
During the supervised exercise times, participants are able to drop in during a two to three hour block of time and trained staff will be available on the fitness centre floor to assist with a personalized program. Exercise selection and educational information is screened by a HHS health professional.
Participants can join any time and access multiple branches. Program is included with YMCA membership. Registration and doctors referral is required. Please visit one of the YMCA membership desks for more information or visit www.ymcahb.on.ca
This program is offered at the Flamborough, Les Chater and Ron Edwards YMCAs.