AIM to improve mobility! 

January 7, 2021 Update – This program is temporary closed due to COVID-19 Restrictions at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre. We are working hard to relocate the program to the John W. Lindsay YMCA

The YMCA Abilities in Motion Program is a fully accessible program designed to assist individuals in their pursuit of health and fitness. AIM welcomes individuals with mobility concerns who are motivated to pursue exercise and physical activity in a social environment and understand the benefits of regular physical activity on the spirit, mind, and body.

In partnership with Nova Scotia Health Authority, our goal at AIM  is to provide a supportive and fully inclusive environment for individuals with mobility concerns who wish to pursue fitness as a means of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and as part of their rehabilitation efforts. 

Our dedicated YMCA Staff and Volunteers work one on one with participants, and are committed to providing support in the achievement of their long-term fitness and recovery goals. YMCA Staff and Volunteers are able to provide educational resources, personal fitness plans, and other resources to help you reach your fitness and rehabilitation goals.

Eligible program participants may include individuals with the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Progressive degenerative neurological disorders
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Multi-trauma injuries resulting in physical limitations
  • Any other condition that results in mobility impairments and/or limitations

All AIM participants also have access to Restorative Pool Time from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This is open, unstructured pool time for those who wish to continue aquatic therapy after rehab, stretch, work on strength, or float, relax, unwind and take pressure off joints.

Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre – Grace Hansen Therapeutic Pool 3rd Floor, 1341 Summer St., Halifax Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is ongoing.

Class Fees:

Program Membership $34.50 per month
Punch Pass Fees: $5.00 a class (8-Punch Card is $40.00)

For registration and information on this class:

Cathy Beairsto Coordinator, YMCA Health & Active Living
(902) 422- 9622 x 4385
[email protected]