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Exercise Services and Support

​Physical fitness is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Alberta Heartland Primary Care Network’s exercise team offers a variety of programs and services aimed at improving your fitness levels and keeping you active.

Exercise Counselling
We will answer your questions about physical activity and look for ways to overcome barriers that are getting in your way. We’ll help you set goals, find motivation and provide follow up.

Exercise Prescription

We will design an exercise prescription specifically for you, and we will provide information about appropriate community services and programs. To learn more go to Prescription To Get Active.

Call 780-997-0046 to schedule an appointment with an exercise specialist or complete the online form

Workshops

What Moves You?
Learn about the benefits of active living and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. We will address barriers and de-bunk some common misconceptions about exercise. We will help you discover opportunities in your day to move more and sit less! Please note: This workshop is included in Back 2 Basics. Requirement for an appointment with the Exercise Specialist and Supervised Exercise Program.

Nordic Pole Walking
Nordic walking is a total body version of walking that is performed with specially designed walking
poles similar to ski poles. Learn about the benefits of using poles and how to use them. We will have
sets of poles for people to try out.

Supervised Exercise Program 

What is a Supervised Exercise Program?

Supervised Exercise Program is small group training under the guidance and supervision of an Exercise Assistant at the Dow Centennial Centre. Participants will exercise twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks. The program is free and includes 2 months admission to the Dow Centennial Centre. We will tailor a program to your preferences and needs with the goal of increasing your knowledge and confidence in a fitness centre. We will add on different exercises to your program as you master the foundations.  After the 8-week program, participants have the confidence to continue to exercise independently.


Who can join the Supervised Exercise Program?

Entry is open to adults with stable chronic health conditions who are interested in improving their overall health and well-being. We are different from Physiotherapy as we do not treat recent injuries.  Participants must first be cleared by their family doctor and/or the Exercise Specialist. Common participant health conditions include diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, depression, arthritis, high blood pressure. These conditions are considered stable if they are controlled with lifestyle changes or medication and/or observed by a medical physician. 

 

What are the benefits of attending this program?

Learning to exercise safely will help you prevent injury and stay on track for healthy living.  In each personalized exercise prescription, participants will improve their heart and lung function as well as gain muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.  Our staff are here to motivate you and answer any questions along the way, enabling participants to feel comfortable in a recreational setting and learn how to self- monitor. Other benefits include improved posture and balance, weight control, increased self-esteem, feeling more energetic, stress reduction and relaxation.  For additional information and/or questions please call 780.997.0046 ask to speak to one of our Exercise Assistants/ Exercise Specialist.