1 Manor Lane, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 - (613) 332-5692

Healthy Living/Exercise

Programs Offered at North Hastings FHT

Heart Healthy Class

Heart Healthy ClassProvided by our dietitian, this program is intended for those patients and family members with high cholesterol. Patients are generally referred to the group by their healthcare provider. You may self-refer as well. Patients are able to go over their own blood work results and learn what their goals should be. With education on diet and lifestyle choices, this session is able to give the patients a beginning base for better eating habits to decrease their risk for heart disease

If you are interested in the next session please call 613-332-5692.

Other Programs

VON SMART Group Class

The VON Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together (SMART) Program is designed for community members 55+ who wish to improve their strength, balance, and flexibility regardless of their current ability level. Classes are an hour in length and consist of low impact aerobics, balance, strength and flexibility training. Option of exercises being done seated. For more information on how to participate please call Shirley Blanchette at 1-888-279-4866. An assessment is conducted to determine eligibility for Group and In Home program. There is a small fee for this program.

Mondays 10 am, Coe Hill Legion – $2/class

NHFP Trek N Track

A walking program designed to encourage you to live a health active lifestyle. Join the Program. Log your Steps. Redeem for Discounts and Free Gifts.

Contact 613-332-6700 or visit northhastingsfamilypharmacy.com

Bancroft Hiking Club

They hike every Wednesday morning for several hours. For more information e-mail Diane Gouchie at dianegouchie@gmail.com.

Links to Exercise Resources

Public Health Agency of Canada – www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
The Public Health Agency of Canada explains the benefits of physical activity for different age groups. They provide age-appropriate tips for becoming physically active as well.

Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology – www.csep.ca
The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), has developed the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines through the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada. They have developed the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines as well. For their printable handbook click here.

Canadian Diabetes Association – www.diabetes.ca
The Canadian Diabetes Association offers information on being physically for people with diabetes, click here to check out their recommendations. Ask your Diabetes Educator a copy of the exercise programs that have been developed by the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Informational Handouts

Actions to Increase Physical Activity
CSEP Physical Activity Guidelines Handbook
Physical Activity and Diabetes – from Canadian Diabetes Association

Facilities in Bancroft

Bancroft Fitness
26596 Hwy 62
Monday – Thursday 6 am – 8 pm
Friday 7 am – 12 pm
Saturday 9 am – 12 pm

Sword Motor Inn
146 Hastings St. N
Sunday – Saturday 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
*pool, whirlpool, sauna, tredmills, rowing machine,
stationary bike, and weights

141 Hastings St. N
Monday-Thursday 6 am- 7 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 1 pm