Adult Health & Wellness
Let Your Y Help You Live A Healthy and Happy Life!It doesn’t matter what shape you’re in! You will find lots of enjoyable programs for all age groups and fitness levels, which will soon have you feeling great in more ways than you ever thought possible!
Specialty Programs offered in the Empire Life Health and Wellness Studio
Y's Hearts Cardiac Maintenance ProgramThis program is a registered program by physician referral. A Certified Personal Trainer is available during your class duration for advice and support. Please see the front desk for details on registration. Subsidized memberships are available. Cardiac Maintenance Referral Form
Chronic Conditions ProgramThis is a drop-in program 2 days a week. Master Trainer in Chronic Pain, Tarey Gillard can assist you with your program. It is recommended that you have an initial consultation to determine the appropriate exercise program for you. Chronic Conditions can include fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoarthritis, COPD.
YMCA's Healthy Lungs Program
YMCA Healthy Lungs Program was developed in partnership with Providence Care's Respiratory Rehabilitation Clinic to deliver a monitored, after-care exercise and wellness program for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) community members. There is a certified Personal Trainer available Tuesdays and Thursday, between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to assist with programming. Saturdays is self-managed. Please provide a Referral Formfound on the back of the YMCA's Healthy Lungs Program brochure.Empire Life Health and Wellness Studio schedule
Cancer Care Exercise ProgramThis new program was developed in partnership with the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. The YMCA is committed to assisting those living with cancer in our community. A certified personal trainer will be available to assist and guide you through your exercise program. A physician's Referral Form, found on our Program brochure is required prior to starting your exercise program.
PARmed-X for pregnancy Physical Activity Readiness Medical ExaminationHealthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies can integrate physical activity into their daily living and can participate without significant risks either to themselves or to their unborn child. PARmed-X for PREGNANCY is a guideline for health screening prior to participation in a prenatal fitness class or other exercises.
Y-Weight Total Body Transformation - weight loss program
Y Weight is run twice a year; in the spring and in the fall. This is a 12 week program for those looking to make a lifestyle change and involves regular exercise, nutritional counseling and weekly weigh-ins. Programs information, dates and fees for this program can be found in our Seasonal Program Guides.
There is an application process to determine qualification based on current BMI and/or physician recommendation. Please note that only 16 applicants will be chosen for each session.