Our free Active Living Exercise Program (ALEP) runs at Canmore General Hospital and at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre to help you learn how to exercise safely and take an active role in maintaining or improving your health. Our exercise programs are coordinated by our Active Living Consultants.
The ALEP is for you if you are at risk for, or already have, a stable, chronic condition, or if you have a stable or low risk cardiac condition and need to monitor vital signs while exercising.
We instruct you on safe and effective techniques including strength, endurance, balance and flexibility exercises. Each session lasts for about an hour. We will also connect you to other health professionals and resources that will help you meet your health goals.
At the end of your program you will do a reassessment, review your goals and make new ones for remaining active in the community. You may also have an opportunity to meet with an Active Living Consultant for follow up.
If you have a referral from a member of your healthcare team, one of our program staff will contact you to set a date for an orientation and/or an assessment. At the orientation you will meet in a small group with the Program Coordinator for an overview of the programs and the activities available, meet with other participants and view the exercise area. You will also make an appointment for your assessment with the Program Coordinator, where you will discuss your health history and current health status (e.g. blood pressure, heart rate, strength and endurance) and set the duration of the program and times for attendance.