- Have you recently completed the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in hospital?
- Do you want to continue to reduce your risk of heart related health complications?
- Are you looking for a community based program to continue group exercise classes?
What is Hearts In Motion?
Hearts in Motion is a low to moderate intensity exercise program run by an accredited exercise physiologist that is suitable for anyone who has recently finished Cardiac Rehabilitation through a private or public hospital service. It is also suitable for individuals that have had previous cardiovascular conditions or risk factors that haven’t done any exercise for a while.
Hearts in Motion has been designed as a Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Research has shown that benefits gained by completing Phase 1-2 Cardiac Rehabilitation will be lost if the exercise and lifestyle changes are not maintained.
What are the benefits of the program?
Research shows that regular exercise:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves cholesterol profile
- Helps manage weight
- Improves overall health and well being
- Improves aerobic fitness
- Improves strength and flexibility
- Increases bone mineral density
Who is the program suitable for?
Hearts in Motion is suitable for people who have recently completed Cardiac Rehabilitation and/or;
- Have a heart condition or have had heart surgery
- Are overweight
- Have high blood pressure
- Have high cholesterol
- Are concerned about exercising
- Have diabetes or are pre-diabetic
- Are interested in continuing to exercise after rehabilitation.
Frequently asked questions
What do the classes involve?
The Hearts In Motion classes involve once weekly group exercise sessions. The classes are run by our Accredited Exercise Physiologists. The classes consist of a combination of walking and strength based exercises. All exercises can be modified for individual abilities.
How do I know if I am eligible for the Program?
Hearts In Motion is a Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation program. To be eligible for the program you must have completed a Phase 1-2 Cardiac Rehabilitation program in a hospital prior to attending. You must also be able to obtain a referral from your Cardiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Co-ordinator or GP.
What if I have completed Cardiac Rehabilitation more than 12-months ago?
If you have completed Cardiac Rehabilitation more than 12 months ago, you may need a referral from a Cardiologist or GP.
How long do the sessions run for?
Each session runs for 60 minutes.
Do I need to book in?
Yes. Bookings are essential. Click on the registration button above to register.
What is the cost of the program?
Contact your nearest clinic for details on the cost of the program. Subsidies may be available and all sessions are claimable through your eligible private health insurance.
Where are the classes held?
Albury: Level 2, The Gardens, 470 Wodonga Place Albury NSW