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Table 1 Results of HWE audits, N = 45

From: Evaluating the Heart Wise Exercise™ program: a model for safe community exercise programming

Criteria n (%) meeting
1. Encouraging daily aerobic exercise 32/45 (71.1 %)
2a. Incorporating a warm-up 44/44 (100.0 %)
2b. Incorporated a cool down 42/42 (100.0 %)
2c. Encouraging self-monitoring 38/45 (84.4 %)
3. Allowing participants to exercise at a safe level and offering options to modify intensity 42/43 (97.7 %)
4. Accepting participants with chronic health conditionsa 29/29 (100.0 %)
5. Offering health screening for all participantsa 27/29 (93.1 %)
6a. Having a documented emergency plan that is known to all fitness leadersa 26/29 (89.7 %)
6b. Fitness leaders have current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificationa 27/29 (93.1 %)
6c. Phone access to local paramedic servicesa 28/29 (96.6 %)
6d. Having an automated external defibrillator on-sitea 28/28 (100.0 %)
  1. aassessed at the facility-level. All other items assessed at the exercise class-level. Please note items 6a and b were assessed at both the facility and exercise class levels