Medically Based Fitness Centre
The Reh-Fit is a medically-based fitness centre, which makes it different from a commercial fitness centre. The difference positions it as a valuable asset to the community in several ways.
Our medical professionals, including a Medical Advisor, and our credentialed staff use the results of each member’s health screening and fitness assessment — a unique personal profile — to design an exercise program that encourages a lifetime commitment to fitness and health.
We have created a strategic partnership with the St. Boniface General Hospital to collaborate in four areas:
- Improve the quality of healthcare in Manitoba,
- Partner on specific health research initiatives,
- Develop training opportunities within each institution for professional staff growth, and
- Expand appropriate patient education and public health promotional materials.
We also collaborate with several other health care organizations which allows us to provide a wide range of health & fitness programming and services.
Our overall monitoring and supervision create a feeling of support and encouragement when needed, whether you are just starting an exercise program, suffering from a chronic disease, recovering from surgery, taking part in our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, or fine-tuning your athletic training program.
The Reh-Fit reinvests its earnings back into the Centre to better serve the community.
Health and Fitness Assessments & Coaching
Members complete a pre-participation health screening form, and all members are given the opportunity to have a Wellness Coaching session and a supervised health and fitness assessment that measures their aerobic fitness and determines their risk profile for heart disease and other lifestyle related diseases. Recognizing health-related issues as well as identifying a level of cardiovascular fitness helps the staff guide each member to design a personal program of exercise and education that enables them to reach their health and fitness goals. Results of health and fitness assessments are always forwarded to the individual’s personal physician for reference.
Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even boost your self-esteem. And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.
When you design your fitness program, consider your fitness goals. Think about your fitness likes and dislikes, and note your personal barriers to fitness. Then consider practical strategies for keeping your fitness program on track.
Starting a fitness program is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming one. By planning carefully and pacing yourself, you can make fitness a healthy habit that lasts a lifetime.