Smart Start

Smart Start is your free customized introduction to Wellness Programs at the YMCA.

Smart Smart sessions are one hour in length. In your session, you will receive direction to help you get started in the appropriate wellness program. Varying appointment times are available. To book a Smart Start Session, please complete a Smart Start application.

Download the SMART START application. The completed application can be dropped off at A.R. Kaufman member services desk or emailed to wellness@ckw.ymca.ca.  We will contact you once you have submitted your application to set up your Smart Start session.

YMCA Wellness staff have specialized training to work with individuals who have low fitness levels and/or chronic health conditions like osteoporosis (Bone Fit), arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, MS, Parkinson's Disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, and COPD. The Wellness staff team consists of registered kinesiologists, certified exercise physiologists and YMCA certified fitness instructors.

All participants are advised to speak to their physician before starting an exercise program. Written physician approval may be required to participate in an exercise-based wellness program.

Smart Start sessions are also available for those who are unable to attend a YMCA wellness program but would like direction on a home exercise program.