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Heart Wise Exercise in Northumberland

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The Northumberland Sport Council is proud to announce its new designation as Regional Coordinating Centre for Heart Wise Exercise with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  Heart Wise Exercise works with community physical activity providers to designate facilities, programs and classes where individuals can exercise regularly to prevent or limit the effects of living with a chronic condition.


A number of fitness facilities and programs in Northumberland County have qualified for a Heart Wise Exercise designation.  We are pleased that these facilities are now designated and increases access to recreational opportunities.


Facilities and programs that receive a Heart Wise Exercise designation:

  • Encourage regular, daily aerobic exercise

  • Incorporate and encourage warm up, cool down plus self-monitoring during an exercise session

  • Guide participants to exercise at a safe level and have options to increase intensity

  • Accept participants living with cardiovascular and chronic disease and those at risk

  • Offer health screening

Have a documented emergency plan with phone access to 911, which is known by all exercise leaders who are all certified in CPR. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is also located on site.


Designated Locations in Northumberland include:

  •  Cobourg Community Centre 750 D'Arcy St, Cobourg                                              
  •  Municipality of Brighton – King Edward Park Arena 75 Elizabeth St, Brighton
  • Port Hope Community Health Centre  99 Toronto Rd, Port Hope                            
  • YMCA Northumberland – Brighton170 Main St, Brighton
  • YMCA Northumberland – 339 Elgin St W, Cobourg 
  • Municipality of Port Hope - Town Park Recreation Centre 62 McCaul St, Port Hope
  • Municipality of Trent Hills- Hastings Field House 97 Elgin Street, Hastings
  • Municipality of Port Hope- Jack Burger Sports Complex 60 Highland Dr, Port Hope
  • Municipality of Port Hope- Ruth Clarke Activity Centre 81 Mill St, Port Hope
  • Hamilton Township- Baltimore Arena 23 Community Centre Rd, Baltimore
  • St John’s United Church 50 Bridge St W, Campbellford, ON

Please check with the individual locations as to what programs are designated or look for the Heart Wise Exercise symbol on their materials.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Grundy, Health Promoter, HKPR District Health Unit, Northumberland Sports Council member, at 1-866-888-4577 ext 1488 if you have any questions.

Northumberland Sports Council
Northumberland Sports Council
P.O. Box 13,
Port Hope, ON L1A 3V9

1-866-888-4577 x 1488 (message)

1-905-376-3798 (Molly Klintworth, Coordinator)