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Let us guide you towards a stronger and longer life through exercise

Exercise is proven to be one of the most effective and safe ways to prevent and treat many chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, anxiety disorders, depression and more. It's also recognized by the government as critical to our overall health.

As a result, the Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC) initiative was created to reward and encourage more individuals to exercise as a proactive health measure. The focus is to encourage primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients and referring their patients to EIMC credentialled professionals. The YMCA of Okanagan is proud to have the credentials to offer this program.

Have your doctor prescribe exercise to prevent disease and work towards a healthier self!

  1. Bring this form to your doctor

    Your doctor will fill out your prescription for exercise form.
  2. We'll call you

    Your doctor will send your prescription to the YMCA's CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist staff to arrange your first appointment.
  3. Try it for free

    Your first appointment will include a facility orientation and brief health and exercise readiness assessment. You can try the Y for one week free or sign up for a membership right away.
  4. Get a personalized fitness plan

    Your membership includes a customized exercise program tailored to your specific needs. You can meet with a health coach 4 times a year to revisit and refresh this program.

Program Materials

Information for Medical Professionals

Prescription for Exercise (form)