Heart Month draws attention to Cardiovascular Health

February is Heart Month, a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health and what we can do to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease. That, along with so much change happening in our daily lives in the past year, taking stock of one’s health and wellness needs has been receiving greater attention.

According to Health Canada, Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. Health experts suggest that making healthy lifestyle choices can reduce our risk of heart disease. Among the heart-health activities include engaging in regular physical activity.

With the help of the Cummings Centre’s live on Zoom exercise classes, participants age 50 and over can benefit from signature classes all from the comfort and convenience of one’s own home.


“These classes go well beyond losing weight and gaining muscle and maintaining heart health,” said Forse. “They offer physical and mental benefits as well as friendships. Exercising with my companions in a group has many upsides. I have found that I tend to stick more faithfully with my group exercise classes than if I were in a solo fitness routine.” Kenneth Forse is a regular participant at Cummings Centre’s walking workout sessions. In addition to the physical fitness and health element associated with the cardio workouts, Forse says he also appreciates the camaraderie aspect of these group courses conducted over Zoom.

Your cardiac health class list Live on Zoom at eCummings

  • CARDIO/STRENGTH INTERVAL : INTER/ADVANCED
    Wednesdays at 8:30am
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  • WALKING WORKOUT 2KM : BEG/INTERMEDIATE
    Wednesdays at 1:30pm/Fridays at 8:30am
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  • CARDIO LITE : INTERMEDIATE
    Tuesdays at 11:30am
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  • CHAIR AEROBICS : BEG/INTERMEDIATE
    Mondays at 11:30 am
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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


At the start of the pandemic when fitness clubs were temporarily closing their doors, Polina Klein, 65, knew that exercise was so important to her well-being that she had to continue working out. With the Cummings virtual offerings, the choice was made easy.
Klein works out several times a week in morning cardio, cardio strength interval classes, and dance fitness program. With February’s heart health…to read Polina’s full story, click here!