Rehab & Prehab
The West Vancouver Health & Fitness team specializes in all areas of wellness including Rehabilitation programs like:
Healthy Hearts, Better Bones, Joint Replacement, Stroke, Parkinson's, GLA:D Canada, Cancer Thrivers and Women on Weights.
Our objective is to offer programs that are specifically designed to improve your well-being and improve your quality of life. Whether you are looking to increase your range of motion, boost energy levels, improve stability, manage pain, or release tension – we can help you find a program that will met your needs.
For registration dates, visit westvancouverrec.ca/registration.
Whether you are diagnosed or considered at risk-benefit from exercises that increase strength and help reduce the risk of falls and other related incidences. Did you know that one in three women and one in five men will suffer a fracture due to Osteoporosis? Increase/maintain bone density, get your balance in check, and improve flexibility for less restricted movement with the help of a personalized program.
Cancer Thrivers is designed to promote health, strength and recovery. The program offers weekly movement classes including fitness and yoga, bi-weekly educational sessions from medical practitioners in the field of cancer recovery and healing. Experience the benefits of fitness and ways to incorporate activities daily living. Movement has been shown to increase physical function, improved psychological outcomes and increase quality of life in cancer patients.
|This program is fully funded by generous donors to Enhance West Van.|
Chronic Low Back Pain and Core Strength
Are you suffering from chronic low back pain (LBP)? Does your pain prevent you from being active? Come and learn exercises to correct form, help alleviate some pain, and reduce the likelihood of reoccurring pain.
FAME (Fitness and Mobility Exercise Program) For Stroke
Did you know that stroke is the leading cause of disability in Canada? Improve overall mobility, build up lost cardiovascular endurance, and develop arm and hand functions with the guidance of an experienced personal trainer. FAME (Fitness & Mobility Exercise Program) is a community-based exercise program developed by researchers at UBC for post-stroke individuals that still maintain standing and walking ability.
Join us for an education and exercise program that has helped thousands of people with hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) manage symptoms of pain and loss of function. Benefit from a program that reflects the latest OA research and has been developed based on feedback from people with OA, as well as healthcare professional who provide care to individuals with mild to severe symptoms. GLAD® offers an evidence-based approach that works in the real world.
Keep it pumping and lower your risk! Continue to build on your heart strength through aerobic exercise and muscular endurance training in a personal program designed with prevention in mind. We're here to bridge the gap between community and hospital cardiac rehabilitation.
Your physician’s approval is required to participate in this safe and supervised environment.
Whether you're going in, or coming out, our joint replacement pre and re-habilitation program is custom designed to strengthen the repairing bone and muscles around the replaced joint, manage pain, and improve mobility. Get back on your feet and resume your active lifestyle faster with a regular pre and post-surgery exercise program-our certified trainers are here to help improve your chances of long-term success.
Osteoarthritis Joints in Motion
This program is for people who graduated from the GLA:D® program. Come experience exercise to help with symptoms of Osteoarthritis in the knee and hip. Exercises include functional, core, strength and alignment in a group setting. Session supervised by a certified trainer.
Participants are required to complete the GLA:D® program prior to joining.
Parkinson’s Movement Therapy
formerly Parkinson’s Rehabilitation
Did you know that exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility, and performing the activities of daily living for people with Parkinson's? Prolong your overall strength with resistance training, aerobic fitness, and flexibility through a personalized program designed for you by our Personal trainers who facilitate the group and monitor your progress.
PILOT: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Waitlist
Register to get on the waitlist for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program to beginning April 2022 Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. Functional exercises in a group setting followed with cardiovascular training in a safe, welcoming environment instructed by qualified staff to ensure your safety.
Well Balanced Level 1 and 2
Has your balance changed? Do you find yourself hesitating to go for walks, to the grocery store, or up and down stairs? Well Balanced is a new rehabilitation program that is designed to improve your balance and confidence! Join us to strengthen and stretch all those stabilizing muscles, help improve your posture, and stay Well Balanced in a small group setting!
Women on Weights
Let's be honest, we are equal but different! Expect all the benefits of our Customized Strength & Conditioning program, only designed with the female clientele in mind. Consultation required for all new participants.