Contact Information

Office Phone 905-632-5000
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Primary Contact Christine Smith, LiveWell Specialist; Phone: 365-227-0455; Email:

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Ron Edwards Family YMCA
500 Drury Lane
Burlington, ON L7R 2X2
View Google Map
Intersection Drury Lane and New St

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

A series of supervised exercise and information programs delivered in partnership with area hospitals and health agencies

  • helps enhance health while managing specific chronic health conditions

Programs available at the Ron Edwards Family YMCA in Burlington include: 

Balance+ LiveWell

  • 12-week Falls Prevention exercise program
  • open to the community as well as members
  • two group exercise sessions each week to help build strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and reduce the risk of falls

Gentlefit LiveWell

  • designed for individuals suffering from chronic joint or bone issues and to optimize health pre/post joint replacement

Healthy Hearts LiveWell

  • offers continuum care for community based cardiac rehabilitation for individuals who have experienced a recent cardiac event
  • registered program in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences
  • includes both supervised exercise and education (based on stage of rehabilitation)
  • program is included with YMCA membership
  • doctor's referral note required

Hydrotherapy LiveWell

  • self-paced rehabilitative pool exercises using a variety of equipment like water weights or flotation belts
  • ideal for those with hip, knee, bone & joint issues or other medical conditions
  • open to everyone


  • designed for people with chronic bone and joint health problems such as osteoporosis and arthritis
  • also appropriate for those wanting to improve their health before and after having hip or knee replacement surgery
  • physician's approval is strongly recommended


  • gentle, low-impact workout that uses Activator walking poles, to reduce impact on joints and improve the strength and coordination of upper and lower body


  • fun 12-week program for older adults
  • sessions are twice weekly
  • registered class is geared towards older adults who may have early cognitive or mobility impairments
  • open to both the community and YMCA members

Back to Living Well

  • designed by the YMCA and McMaster University for those that suffer from lower back pain
  • 12 week program that includes a weekly group functional exercise class, individualized exercise program on the fitness centre and self-management education (delivered virtually)
  • also includes weekly action learning planning to help ensure members achieve their goals
  • included in membership
  • to ensure safety, any individuals with more complex health issues will be screened by a physiotherapist to ensure the program is appropriate
  • Mon-Fri 6 am-9:30 pm
  • Sat 8 am-5:30 pm
  • Sun 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Varies by program, contact for information

Contact for membership or to register for programs

Languages English
Fees Membership ; Fee assistance available for those with limited financial abilities * contact for more information * inquiries are kept confidential.

Categories and Classification

Agency Overview

Locations for this Service

Any omissions are unintentional and HIP disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of this site. For a complete copyright and license statement please refer to our Terms of Use.