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Welcome to Sidmouth Cardiac Rehab and Healthy Hearts exercise classes, designed not only for people who have completed their hospital Cardiac Rehab program, but for anyone who would like to get fitter and healthier, in a class that can cater for a wide range of ages, health conditions and abilities.
The Classes aim to be fun and effective with the exercise adjusted to meet the needs of the individual. Our aim is to bring about a gradual improvement in stamina strength flexibility and well-being. In healthy hearts we are aiming for all gain and no pain!
Attending a regular exercise class helps different people in different ways.
This is what some people attending Tinas classes have found:
It keeps me motivated to exercise regularly
It helps me to stay mobile and independent.
It brightens up my week.
I enjoy moving to a great choice of music.
It has given me confidence to test my limits, and to really improve my fitness level.
It's an opportunity to socialise and share with people who have had similar experiences and concerns.
It has given me confidence to get back to all the activities I enjoyed before my heart problem.
My life my health and my happiness has been turned around by Tina's class.
We Are Sidmouth Cardiac Rehabilitation Classes
Exercising to get you well
Tina Theophilus has been a registered general nurse since 1987.
She is a BACPR (British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation) Qualified exercise specialist and a level 4 exercise instructor.
She has trained extensively in promoting fitness and health in older people and has 20 years experience in teaching exercise for cardiac rehabilitation and other health conditions.
She currently works as a specialist nurse with patients who have peripheral arterial disease. She teaches several cardiac rehabilitation classes each week.
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Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and to keep us all safe, the classes have
currently moved Online
They take place:
Mondays 10:30 - 11:30am
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30am
COST: PLEASE PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: BETWEEN £3.00-6.00 PER CLASS
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The class is designed to be both fun and effective
and caters for a wide range of fitness levels, they aim to improve your:
Tina is also able to help if you have any questions or anxieties about your condition,
or would like advice about diet and other lifestyle changes that could benefit your health.
What to expect:
There are no machines or equipment apart from steps, weights and bands.
Music is used for part of the class to make it motivating and fun.
The class format includes:
A warm up to prepare for exercise and to improve mobility and flexibility
A circuit of exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness and strength
A cool down for recovery and to improve flexibility and balance
A short relaxation and advice on diet and other lifestyle factors important health and well being.
It is open to anyone who wants to improve their health
and fitness and is also suitable for those with a history of:
Coronary heart disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Friends and partners welcome!!
Strengthening & lengthening
Adjusting to suit you
Confidential and Comprehensive
Movement to revitalise
It's a habit worth developing...
. Exercising at a moderate intensity for 30 minutes, 5 times a week is known to have huge benefits and lowers the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease,stroke and type 2 diabetes. Its effects include:
Lowering blood pressure
Improving blood sugar levels
Improving cholesterol levels
Reducing fat and increasing muscle
it can also improve your mood, increase your energy levels and slow down the loss of function associated with ageing
If you have a heart condition, regular exercise
Prevents further narrowing of blood vessels
Improves blood delivery to the heart
Helps maintain a normal heart rhythm
Reduces stress and anxiety
- Decrease the risk of death from heart disease
If you would like more information and book in for a free confidential assessment and blood pressure check contact us by telephone or email below