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Health & Fitness Programs

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The YMCA Healthy Hearts Program for cardiovascular patients in the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN is a Heart Wise Certified program designed to help patients:

  • regain your strength
  • reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events
  • improve your overall health and quality of life

Participants in the Healthy Hearts Program meet twice per week at the YMCA with a Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist. After the initial fitness assessment, a customized fitness plan is created that includes cardiovascular and strength training, mobility, range of motion and balance. Blood pressure, heart rate and other physical measures are monitored at each session.

The program has been created for people who have had a cardiac incident (heart or brain) have undergone heart surgery or a heart transplant or are at risk for these conditions. You do not need a doctor’s referral to join the program.

The program is offered at the Barrie YMCA and Innisfil YMCA at the cost of a monthly membership. A secondary membership is provided at no cost for the duration of the program for a caregiver or partner.

Financial assistance is available to eligible individuals to ensure everyone is able to join the program.

If you would like to learn more about the YMCA Healthy Hearts Program, please  email

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