Heart Month draws attention to Cardiovascular Health

February is Heart Health Month and although it is widely associated with Valentine’s Day, it is also a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada the benefits of regular physical activity can be associated with better health.

A heartfelt approach to exercise stimulates participants to do more.

For the past two years, Mohamad El Youssef has been participating in Cummings Wellness Centre and Adapted Exercise Programs following an accident that required exercise as part of his post-rehabilitation.

Staff kinesiologists note that while post-rehab exercising can improve physical health, the cardio-vascular part of the program provides participants with an added benefit for heart health. El Youssef, who has an existing heart condition, praises the approach that staff take for the progress and well-being that he has experienced. “Their caring approach helps to stimulate participants to work harder towards greater health and be happier,” he said. “All this has benefited me.”

To start moving today visit Cummings Centre’s in-person and online fitness classes. Participants age 50 and over can benefit from signature classes uniquely designed to help you achieve your goals.

Your cardiac health class list

ONLINE

  • CARDIO/STRENGTH INTERVAL : INTER/ADVANCED
  • WALKING WORKOUT 2KM : BEG/INTERMEDIATE
  • CARDIO LITE : INTERMEDIATE
  • CHAIR AEROBICS : BEG/INTERMEDIATE
  • DANCE TO THE RHYTHM

IN PERSON

  • PERSONAL TRAINING
  • TAI CHI/CHI KUNG : BEGINNER
  • TOTAL BODY FITNESS : INTERMEDIATE
  • WALKING CLUB INDOOR CIRCUIT
  • BOXING INTERVALS

To browse group fitness classes, click here

Virtual Learning Library video (for members)

  • DANCE TO THE RHYTHM
    There are about 3-4 videos of different routines in the virtual library for Intermediate aerobic level
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  • BRAIN & BODY INTERVAL
    There are many recordings of different routines for Intermediate /Advanced participants
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  • LATIN VIBE!
    Great for Beginner aerobic level
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  • MORNING CARDIO
    There are many recordings of different routines for Intermediate /Advanced participants
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More member testimonials

Linda Barnabe, 73, knows all about the benefits of exercise and has kept up an active lifestyle that she calls ‘a lifelong passion.’ She recently joined the Cummings Centre and can be seen working out several times a week in the Centre’s Workout Studio. Following an initial fitness assessment with a staff kinesiologist, she received a personalized program that includes cardio strengthening and muscle toning exercises. To read Linda’s full story, click here!