The YMCA Abilities in Motion Program (AIM) was founded in 1999 in partnership with the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre (Nova Scotia Health). AIM was born from the need to provide safe, supportive, fully inclusive and affordable access to the rehabilitation centre gym, and its equipment, for community out-patients with mobility concerns – many of whom were on fixed incomes and required an affordable, specialized exercise program to maintain a healthy lifestyle. YMCA staff and volunteers led the activities in the evenings when the gym was not being utilized by in-patie