This cardiac care program offers patients three streams of supervised exercise and education based on their stage of rehabilitation.
Stream 1: Supervised walking program for individuals waiting to participate in cardiac rehabilitation.
Stream 2: Supervised cardiovascular and strength program for individuals that have been identified as appropriate by Cardiac Rehabilitation team at HHS.
Stream 3: Supervised graduate program for individuals who have completed their hospital program and are ready to transition to the community for maintenance.
This is a registered program and all participants are required to meet with a YMCA Kinesiologist for a medical screening, tour of the facility and a review of the program schedule.
A doctor's referral note is required. An individualized program is designed that includes appropriate exercises and proper technique. Exercise selection and educational information is screened by a HHS health professional. Participants can join at any time and access multiple branches. Program is included with YMCA membership.
The Healthy Hearts program will allow participants access to,
- Group warm-up and cooldown with individualized exercise plans on the fitness floor with access to a CHRC kinesiologist and YMCA staff.
- Education sessions from staff at the Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation Centre (CHRC).