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Hardy Hearts

Hardy Heart members on rowing machineThe Waterloo Regional Cardiac Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. (also known as Hardy Hearts) provides medically supervised, individually prescribed exercise training and education on healthy lifestyle modification for individuals who have cardiovascular disease.

Our participants include those who have had heart attacks, heart by-pass surgery, angioplasty, or who are at risk of developing heart disease due to high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, genetics, smoking, stress, and physical inactivity. Hardy Hearts offers these services to all residents of Waterloo Region.

Founded in 1975 by Drs. Ron Fowlis and Michael Sharratt, the program operates out of Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario.

More information on Hardy Hearts is available. 

The Hardy Hearts program gives you a sense of security knowing that you are in a well supervised environment. The staff and participants are fun, friendly and just a great group of people to be associated with.
– Denise Lowe

Contact Hardy Hearts

For information or questions regarding Hardy Hearts, please contact the program coordinators directly at 519-497-7049 or