Heart Wise Exercise

Heart Wise Exercise works with fitness providers in your community to develop and identify programs and classes that are appropriate for people who want to stay healthy, continue with exercise after cardiovascular rehabilitation, or who may be living with a chronic health condition.

Heart Wise Exercise programs, classes, and providers:

  • Encourage regular, daily aerobic exercise;
  • Incorporate warm-up, cool-down and self-monitoring with all exercise sessions.
  • Allow participants to exercise at a safe level
  • Offer options to modify intensity according to your needs.
  • Accept participants with various chronic health conditions, including heart disease (physician approval may be required).
  • Offer health screening for all participants.
  • Have a documented emergency plan that is known to all exercise leaders. This includes the requirement of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification, phone access to local paramedic services, and the on-site presence of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Heart Wise Exercise programs are available across most of Southern and Eastern Ontario. Visit the Heart Wise Exercise website to learn more and to use our interactive map to find a location near you.

Program details

Website: heartwise.ottawaheart.ca
Email: @email
Phone: 613-696-7387


Jennifer Harris
Manager of Outpatient Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Regional CVD Outreach Programs
Phone: 613-696-7387