It isn't Rocket Science, but it is Science

In Canada, the number of adults over age 65 is increasing rapidly. There will be 9 million Canadian seniors by 2031, or 25% of our population. Chronic disease disproportionately affects older adults in terms of disability and reduced quality of life. In fact, a majority of seniors are living with at least one chronic disease or condition. As a result, there are far reaching implications for our healthcare system through the increased demand of an aging population.

Fortunately, scientific evidence has shown that Healthy Aging can prevent, delay and minimize the severity of chronic disease and disabilities later in life, thus improving personal health and reducing pressure on health care systems.

In Canada, health care focuses primarily on treating people, not health promotion and disease prevention. That is where we come in.

Find out how the Wellness Institute promotes Healthy Aging for you, for our community and beyond.

Healthy Aging
never gets old

... for the community

20 years ago, the Wellness Institute was founded with a vision to improve community health through the prevention and management of chronic disease. Today the need continues and nowhere is it more applicable than Healthy Aging.

The Wellness Institute is Manitoba's leading facility, innovator and exporter of Healthy Aging services and expertise.

... for you

There is no age limit for an active life and you are never too young to start! We provide members and guests with a complete range of support so they can optimize their health and wellbeing at every life stage. Most of the services and programs you see throughout our website contribute to Healthy Aging.

Healthy Aging is an evidence-based approach to improving overall personal health and wellbeing by focusing on four key areas:

icon-image-1 maintaining an active lifestyle

icon-image-3 eating the right amount of nutritious food

icon-image-5 staying socially connected

icon-image-2 eliminating smoking



From low intensity to high impact, we have classes and programs for people of all ages and fitness levels in our world-class medical fitness facility.


Exercise with the peace-of-mind of knowing that our programs are created with help from medical experts, and tailored to many specific health needs. We have qualified staff that provide active, regular medical oversight and are equipped to respond to emergencies.

The Impact of Attendance at a Medical Fitness Facility

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Living with Chronic Conditions

Through our relationship with Seven Oaks General Hospital, choose to modify your health and fitness regimens with an option of medical supervision during exercise.

GLA:D Program

The Goodlife with Arthritis program is a evidence-based education and exercise program that helps people with hip and knee osteoarthritis manage symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Brain Health

It's never too early or too late to make lifestyle changes for your brain health.

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Wellness for all

We strive to make the facility easily accessible to all and provide a number of pieces of inclusive fitness equipment. Wellness Consultants can help you find options suited to your needs.

Diet & Nutrition

Our diet and
nutrition experts
will help you
understand which
foods to choose and
how to prepare menus,
because sometimes
it's mind over meals.

Exercise with peace-of-mind knowing that our programs are created with help from medical experts. Our qualified experts provide medical oversight and are equipped to respond to emergencies.