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, Aquawaves, After Work Energizer, Chair Yoga, Aqua Arthritis and Post Stroke Aquafit all of which meet the Heart Wise criteria. For more information on the benefits of HeartWise Exercise Programs click here.


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.

Vitality Plus

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

Instructor: Terry Hind, Andrea Norg, Hanifa Yip, Hiromi McPhail, Carla Gencher

See the Group Fitness Schedule for times.

Registration is required for this class. Included in membership.
Participants can register for both sessions at the same time in person at the Soloway JCC Front Desk.

For more Heart Wise Exercise programs, click here for the Aquafit Schedule

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