Heart Wise Exercise

Contact: Carla Gencher
(613) 798-9818 ext. 278, cgencher@jccottawa.com

HeartWise+UOHI_ColourThe Soloway JCC and The University of Ottawa Heart Institute have teamed up to offer safe and effective programs for people with cardiac disease. Exercise programs that carry the Heart Wise logo are most suitable for those with cardiac disease or those who may want to assure themselves that the programs are heart-friendly.

We are proud to offer Vitality Plus (Group Fitness), AquaWaves (AquaFit) which meet the Heart Wise criteria. See the Group Fitness Schedule for times.
Ottawa Heart Institute Rehab Program participants save 20% on an Annual Membership at the Soloway JCC

All Heart Wise Exercise Programs:

  1. Encourages regular, daily aerobic exercise.
  2. Encourages and incorporates warm-up, cool down and
    self-monitoring with all exercise sessions.
  3. Allows participants to exercise at a safe level and offers options to modify intensity.
  4. Includes participants with chronic health conditions – physician approval may be required.
  5. Offers health screening for all participants.
  6. Has a documented emergency plan that is known to all exercise leaders, including the requirement of current CPR certification, phone access to local paramedic services and presence of an AED.

For more information on Heart Wise Exercise click here.

Vitality Plus

Share life-enhancing benefits and have fun with this low-impact class combining cardiovascular exercises, muscle toning and stretching.


The best of both shallow and deep water aquafit. Aquawaves focuses on cardiovascular endurance with full body toning and an aqua stretch segment for relaxation. Aqua belts are provided for flotation.