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Dynamic Fitness Training and Exercise

Active exercise is any exercise in which a person must exert force to complete a move. The opposite of active exercise is a passive exercise, in which another person moves the client’s extremities to keep muscles from atrophying or better the client’s range of motion. One can use active exercise to improve one’s strength, flexibility, conditioning, and overall functional capacity.

Our trainers at IHG are fitness professionals who, using an individualized approach, assess, motivate, educate and train clients regarding their health and fitness needs. They create safe and effective exercise programs focusing on each client’s unique health and fitness goals. Our trainers work closely with IHG’s interprofessional healthcare team (e.g., Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, and RMTS) to ensure a client-centered approach.


During the initial assessment, the personal trainer will assess active/passive range of motion, basic postural alignment, and performance of foundational exercises and discuss goals, challenges, and barriers regarding the interpretation of exercises and dietary habits. Then, a client-centered exercise program will be developed in collaboration with the client depending on the client’s goals, barriers to function, and involvement of healthcare professionals.

Whether you want to improve your fitness or regain function, our facility is equipped with everything you need to help you keep moving forward. IHG prides itself on taking a collaborative approach by working with clients, utilizing a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, and having a facility accessible to clients of all ages and stages.


  • Depression, anxiety & quality of sleep: Studies show that low serotonin levels in the brain may cause depression, anxiety, and sleep issues. Physical activity stimulates the release of serotonin and, in many cases, is preferred to the prescription of antidepressants.

  • Recovery from Injury: Low-impact, aerobic exercise can increase strength and endurance and improve muscle function in one’s body following musculoskeletal injury.

  • Pre and Post Surgery Rehabilitation: Exercise is recommended before and following orthopedic surgeries to increase recovery and function of the area needing orthopedic intervention, such as for knee or hip replacements.

  • Neurological Conditions: Exercise can help decrease muscle stiffness, reduce the chances of muscle wasting and maintain range of motion and strength in affected joints and muscles, for instance, following a Spinal Cord Injury or a Stroke.

  • Heart disease: Regular exercise can improve your heart health. For example, interval training can hinder the progression of heart disease and lower one’s risk of dying.

  • Type II diabetes: Consistent exercise can help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels. Physical activity can also help one control their weight and boost their energy.

  • Asthma: Regular exercise can help control the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.

  • Arthritis: A carefully designed exercise program can help with pain reduction, alleviate joint stiffness and help maintain muscle strength in affected joints.

  • Dementia: People who are physically active regularly are less likely to develop dementia and cognitive impairment. Studies have also shown that regular exercise can improve cognition in people affected by Dementia

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