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Together In Movement and Exercise (TIME™)

About the Program

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​Together In Movement and Exercise (TIME™) is a community-based program welcoming people with balance and mobility challenges to exercise.

TIME™ is based on health care and community organizations working together to make exercise more accessible, do-able and fun! The group exercise program is designed by physiotherapists at Toronto Rehab, and led by fitness instructors in community centres across the country, presently in more than 40 locations.  The health care and community centre collaboration creates a safe and effective opportunity for participants to exercise in their neighbourhoods. 

 For people who could become less & less active because of the movement challenges they face, TIME™ puts them in motion to improve their health and well-being through exercise


Who comes to TIME™?

Participants in the TIME™ program experience balance and mobility challenges and are looking for a safe exercise program that suits their needs. For example, TIME™ participants may be living with:

  • Orthopaedic and neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • The effects of aging
  • Weakness after an operation or extended hospital stay

 

To be eligible for the program, individuals must be able to walk at least 10 metres (30 feet) by themselves, with or without a cane or walker. This is roughly the distance to cross the street in a residential neighbourhood.

Join TIME™ at your local community centre, if you want to:

  • Be more confident in your balance
  • Feel stronger and be more active
  • Enjoy the many benefits of exercise
  • Move with more ease, in your home and community​​​​​

Program details at each location may differ, but the general schedule is as follows:

  • Each session lasts about 8 to 12 weeks
  • Classes usually meet once or twice weekly
  • Each class is usually 1 hour long

 

Jo's TIME™ Fund - NEW for 2017

The purpose of TIME™ is to increase access to exercise in the community. For those in financial need, Jo's TIME™ Fund can help anyone participating in a TIME™ program, anywhere across Canada by funding registration fees, some transportation costs and if necessary, a certified health care aide to assist the participant in doing the program exercises.

For more information about help with funding to attend a TIME™ program, see the For Professionals or How to Register page.

 

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