Community Initiatives

Good things happen when everyone in our community feels a sense of belonging and connection!

A vibrant, healthy community offers opportunities for everyone. At the Y, that often means stepping forward with a new program or service to address specific and unique needs in the communities we serve. 

Discover exercise that has your heart in mind!

Physical activity is important to your overall health. Heart Wise Exercise programs are certified fitness classes appropriate for people who want to stay healthy and who may be living with a chronic health condition.

A program or class that displays the Heart Wise Exercise logo does all of the following:

  • Encourages regular, daily aerobic exercise
  • Encourages and incorporates warm up, cool down and self-monitoring with all exercise sessions
  • Allows participants to exercise at a safe level and offers options to modify intensity
    Includes participants with chronic health conditions – physician approval may be required
  • Offers health screening for all participants
  • Has a documented emergency plan that is known to all exercise leaders, including the requirement of current CPR certification, phone access to local paramedic services and presence of a defibrillator.

Learn more about Heart Wise Exercise and view a list of frequently asked questions (PDF) to determine if these classes are right for you.

heart wise logo

The Heart Wise Exercise logo helps
you find
physical activity programs
that are safe and appropriate.