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A charitable organization that delivers enriching sports and fitness, arts, research and education, and life skills opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

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Respiratory and Cardiac Maintenance

Our Respiratory and Cardiac Maintenance programs are designed as post-rehabilitation – a way to transition into our community-based facility to further improve or maintain your current physical abilities. The program is ideal for those with heart conditions such as a heart attack, arrhythmias, or angina, or those with respiratory conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), pulmonary fibrosis, chronic asthma, etc. It is the Abilities Centre’s intent to allow for a continuation of programming and support to assist in your physical health and in turn, your emotional and mental health as you improve your quality of life.

This class is supervised by Jessica (see below), a Registered Kinesiologist, and instructed by trained fitness instructors. Classes are 60 minutes long and involve:

  • 30 minutes of aerobic exercise (options include walking to 200m track or various cardio equipment)
  • 30 minutes of structured strength training and flexibility exercises (led by fitness instructor)
  • Personalized exercise log book provided to record aerobic exercises   

*Please note: you must complete a physician referral form by a referring doctor or healthcare specialist to be accepted into this program. Please find this form attached to the brochure link below. Once completed and signed, please return it to Jessica or our Welcome Desk and schedule an assessment with Jessica before finalizing your registration*

Classes are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
10:30 - 11:30am 
Court 1
Non-Member: $5.00/class
Free for Abilities Centre Members

Meet Jessica

Jessica Cohan is the Lead of Post-Rehabilitation Programs at the Abilities Centre. After studying Kinesiology and graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science, Jessica successfully became a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Her interest in fitness and studying the movement of the body combined with her passion for helping others motivates her to continuously improve Abilities Centre’s Post-Rehabilitation programs.

Respiratory Maintenance Brochure
Cardiac Maintenance Brochure


Jessica Cohan
Lead, Post Rehabilitation Programs
905 665 8500 ext. 114 

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