Virtual Resources Hub

Find everything you need to make the most of June, brought to you by our sponsor, Manulife.

What to expect

The Virtual Resource Hub is where we have curated useful content to help you complete our weekly challenges in June as part of your Manulife Heart & Stroke Virtual Ride for Heart journey to get active, get healthy and get fundraising!

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Get Active

From virtual fitness classes to tips for beginners, we have some amazing resources to help support you getting physically active!

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Get Healthy

Focus on your overall health with healthy eating recipes, tips on self-care and understanding your current risk factors to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Get Fundraising

Get inspired to supercharge your fundraising by learning more about some of our incredible supporters, the research your support makes possible as well as other inspirational tidbits to help you along the way!

Weekly Virtual Challenges
Presented by Manulife

Title Sponsor

Complete one or more of our Weekly Challenges per week using the Resources on this page. After completing a Challenge, download the badge below that Challenge and post it to your social pages with the hashtag #VirtualRideForHeart. Collect them all!

Week 1 June 1-7

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Get Active

Walk or be physically active at least 1/2 hour each day. Watch to find out WHY this is so important.

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Get Healthy

Create and follow a healthy meal plan for the week.

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Get Fundraising

Reach $100 in our Week 1 Get Fundraising Challenge by midnight on June 7 and you could win 1 of 25, $100 gift cards courtesy of Fitness on the Go.

Rules and Regulations

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Week 2 June 8-14

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Get Active

Comment on Facebook or retweet on Twitter for your chance to win 1 of 10, $100 gift cards from Fitness on the Go.

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Get Healthy

Complete the Heart and Stroke Risk Assessment to better understand your own health.

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Get Fundraising

Share your personal fundraising page on all your social media channels using our social media templates.

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Week 3 June 15-21

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Get Active

Fitness on the Go is giving away TWO amazing prizes for our week 3 Get Fundraising challenge. All participants who qualify by securing 3 donations this week, will be entered into a draw for the chance to win:

  • 3 virtual personal training sessions (1 hour each) valued at $300
  • 6 virtual personal training sessions (1 hour each) valued at $600

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Get Healthy

Manage your Stress by completing the following:

  • Write down 10 things you are grateful for
  • Perform deep breathing exercises 3 times
  • Get 7 8 hours of sleep each night

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Get Fundraising

Secure donations from 3 people who have not yet donated to you.

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Week 4 - June 22-28

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Get Active

Average 5,000 - 10,000 steps per day for the week (depending on your current level of physical fitness)

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Get Healthy

Coordinate a video conference call to socialize with a group of friends you haven't seen in person in awhile.

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Get Fundraising

Make one last push for donations to your entire network before the end of the month for a chance to win one of fifteen $100 gift cards from Fitness on the Go! Receive one donation from Monday June 22 through Tuesday June 30 to qualify.

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Get Active Resources

Check out some of the great, free resources to help you get and stay active during the month of June.

Fitness on the Go Classes

Meet some of the Fitness on the Go instructors

Pam Rorigues

Pam Rodrigues

Amit Tiwary

Amit Tiwary

Monica Zielinski

Monica Zielinski

Enjoy two weeks free of Fitness on the Go’s virtual classes! From June 8 to 21, visit their Ride for Heart class page link to access any of their online classes. Check out their complete online schedule for June. There are classes for all fitness levels to help keep you active and healthy from home!

FitOn App - Free Virtual Fitness Classes

Quick and effective workouts from celebrity trainers you can do anywhere! From cardio to pilates to strength training, there are 100s of classes for every fitness level.

What Type of Exercise Should I Do?

Follow these useful tips to narrow down the right physical activity for you!

YMCA360 On Demand

Group exercise classes for all ages right in the comfort of your own home at no charge for a limited time!

CBC

Enjoy five, full-body and fun 20-minute workout videos.

Madfit 10-Minute Warm-Up

This is a super simple 10-minute warm-up you can use for at-home workouts!

YMCA360 Kids Activities

Get your kids off the couch and exercise. YMCA is offering virtual classes that are full of energy and fun for all members of the family!

Get In Motion

Free, telephone-based physical activity coaching for Canadian adults who are living with a physical disability.

Canadian Physical Activity Guideline

Check out this short PDF to better understand the Canadian physical health guidelines for adults 18 - 64 years old.

ParticipACTION Workout Videos | Kickstarter

Kickstart your new at-home routines! Start with this quick, easy workout you can do at home.

How Should I Monitor my Exercise?

Dr. Scott Lear helps you choose how to select the right fitness tracker.

Get Healthy Resources

Self-care is just as important as getting active for your overall well-being. From eating healthy to managing your stress, use these free resources below to continue your Virtual Ride for Heart journey in June.

Heart & Stroke - Get Healthy Recipes

Heart & Stroke dietitian-approved recipes and resources to help plan healthier meals for all tastes!

Unlock Food - Heart Healthy Tips

Healthy tips and guidance from the dieticians of Canada for heart disease prevention and heart health

Healthy Eating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Check out the Government of Canada's Recommendations on how to feel good and eat healthy during these challenging times.

Heart & Stroke - Meal Planning Tool Kit

Heart & Stroke approved healthy meal planning tool-kit featuring 21 balanced dinners with shopping lists.

Heart & Stroke - 7 Hacks to Beat Stress

Stress can be a risk factor for heart disease and other ailments. Learn how to better manage your stress with these amazing tips from Dr. Scott Lear.

UCLA Guided Meditations

Download a variety of guided meditations recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston, to help you stop for a moment and focus on your own self-care.

Heart & Stroke - Risk Assessment

80% of heart disease and stroke cases are preventable. Take the short Heart & Stroke risk assessment to better understand and mitigate those risks, now!

Heart & Stoke - Signs of Stroke Video

Would you know when someone is having a stroke? Recognizing the signs and acting quickly could mean the difference between life and death, or between a full recovery and lasting disability.

Heart & Stroke - Healthy Weight and Waist

There are two methods of self-assessment that can give you a clearer picture of how your weight may be affecting your health measuring your waistline and calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI). Find out how!

Coronavirus and Heart Disease and Stroke

If you or someone you love has had a stroke or is living with a heart condition, the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be especially worrying. Heart & Stroke has summarized the available information to answer these questions.

Get Inspired Resources

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to give us that little extra kick of motivation! Check out some of our incredible participant stories and share them with your supporters to help drive the impact you make through your fundraising in June.

Manulife Virtual Ride for Heart Video

Learn why supporting the Virtual Ride for Heart is important in this impactful video from our title sponsor, Manulife

Why We Ride - Virtual Ride for Heart

Meet some of our amazing supporters and learn why it's important to them to support the Virtual Ride for Heart!

Meet Francis Zita - Ride for Heart VIP

Learn about Francis Zita, one of our top VIPs who will be participating in his 33rd consecutive Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart this year!

Meet Paul Morse - Ride for Heart VIP and Stroke Survivor

Paul is a long-time Ride participant, a Heart & Stroke board member, as well as a person with lived experience and has an incredible story to share.

Meet Jennifer Michaud - Heart Disease Survivor

Watch Jennifer's inspirational story to understand how your support continues to help others suffering from Heart Disease.

Praveen Varshney's Story

Almost seven years ago, Praveen had a heart attack suddenly at the age of 46. Now he wants you to get up and exercise! These are more than mere words for Praveen Varshney. They have become a mantra.

Shawn Beaulne's Story

80% of heart disease and stroke cases are preventable. Take the short Heart & Stroke risk assessment to better understand and mitigate those risks, now!

Ashleigh Reddon's Story

Read Ashleigh's inspirational and very recent story of how she is honouring her father by participating in this year's Manulife Heart & Stroke Virtual Ride for Heart.

Heart & Stroke Research Breakthroughs

Learn more about the incredible breakthroughs made possible because of YOU with this interactive research breakthrough timeline!

Heart & Stroke - 3x3 Spotify Playlist

Wish you could make exercise fly by? Listen to three songs, while you exercise, and you’ll complete roughly 10 minutes of physical activity without ever looking at a clock.

Andrew Allen Performs for Ride for Heart

Watch Canadian Singer-Songwriter Andrew Allen performs one of his hit songs during the #VirtualRideForHeart Livestream.

Meet Bailey Bernknopf

Twenty-four-year-old heart disease survivor Bailey from Toronto shares her story of how heart disease has affected her.

Meet Saj Eswarakumar

Long-time Ride for Heart participant and stroke survivor Saj shares his story and what he is doing to participate in #VirtualRideForHeart.

Want More?

Check out all of our fundraising resources, including our Virtual Ride for Heart Fundraising A-Z.