Heart Wise Exercise

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The Northumberland Sports Council is a designated Regional Coordinating Centre for Heart Wise Exercise with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

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What Is Heart Wise Exercise?

Heart Wise Exercise works with community physical activity providers to designate facilities, programs, and classes where individuals can exercise regularly to prevent or limit the effects of living with a chronic condition.

A number of fitness facilities and programs in Northumberland County have qualified for a Heart Wise Exercise designation.  We are pleased that these facilities are now designated and increases access to recreational opportunities.

Facilities and programs that receive a Heart Wise Exercise designation are required to:

  • Encourage regular, daily aerobic exercise
  • Incorporate and encourage warm up, cool down plus self-monitoring during an exercise session
  • Guide participants to exercise at a safe level and have options to increase the intensity
  • Accept participants living with cardiovascular and chronic disease and those at risk
  • Offer health screening
  • Have a documented emergency plan with phone access to 911
  • All exercise leaders are certified in CPR
  • An automated external defibrillator (AED) is required to be located on site.

Designated Locations in Northumberland include:

Cobourg Community Centre 750 D’Arcy St, Cobourg – (905) 372-7371

YMCA Northumberland – 339 Elgin St W, Cobourg – (905) 372-0161

Municipality of Brighton – King Edward Park Arena 75 Elizabeth St, Brighton – (613) 475-0302

YMCA Northumberland – 170 Main St, Brighton – (613) 475-2887

Port Hope Community Health Centre – 99 Toronto Rd, Port Hope – 905-885-2626

Municipality of Port Hope – Town Park Recreation Centre 62 McCaul St, Port Hope – (905) 885-7908

Municipality of Port Hope– Jack Burger Sports Complex 60 Highland Dr, Port Hope – (905) 885-2474

Municipality of Port Hope– Ruth Clarke Activity Centre 81 Mill St, Port Hope – (905) 885-2228

Municipality of Trent Hills– Hastings Field House 97 Elgin Street, Hastings – (705) 696-2252

St John’s United Church 50 Bridge St W, Campbellford, ON – (705) 653-2283

Hamilton Township- Baltimore Arena 23 Community Centre Rd, Baltimore – (905) 372-5662

Please check with the individual locations as to what programs are designated or look for the Heart Wise Exercise symbol on their materials.


HearWise Exercise Re-Certification Training Introduction

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If you have any questions, please contact Heather Grundy, Health Promoter, HKPR District Health Unit, Northumberland Sports Council member, at 1-866-888-4577 ext 1488