The PACE is housed in the Department of Kinesiology, in the Ivor Wynne Centre and the Ivor Wynne Centre East buildings.
The McMaster Cardiac Rehabilitation and MacSeniors Programs operate in a bright and airy, 4000 square foot fitness facility. Program members have access to over 75 pieces of exercise training equipment including treadmills, stairmills, arm ergometers, recumbent stationary bicycles, and upright stationary bicycles. For a full body workout, our Centre features HUR strength-training machines; these easy- to-use machines are ideal for seniors and beginner exercisers who want to get stronger.
The MacWheelers Program is housed in the WB Family Foundation Centre for Spinal Cord Research and Rehabilitation. The Robert Fitzhenry Specialized Rehabilitation and Exercise Lab is a one-of-a-kind exercise centre for people living with a spinal cord injury, and features aerobic and strength-training exercise equipment that is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Our equipment includes arm ergometers, an arm glider, arm-leg recumbent steppers (NuStep) and ergometers, free weights, and fully accessible weight training stations. We are the only centre in Canada with three body-weight support treadmills, a Lokomat® for automated gait retraining, as well as a ZeroG™ system that provides body weight support while patients practice walking and balancing.
The PACE is also home to state-of-the-art laboratories where exercise physiologists, neuroscientists, and exercise psychologists work together to study and enhance the benefits of exercise for people with chronic health conditions and disability. Laboratories include the McCall MacBain Foundation Neurophysiology Lab, the Vascular Dynamics Lab, the SCI Action Canada Research and Knowledge Translation lab, a fitness testing lab, neurocognitive testing facilities and a data analysis lab.