Brighton & Sussex Take Heart Group – Providing Cardiac Rehab Exercise in Sussex for 25 years!

Coronavirus - update - 18th March 2020

Suspension of Classes

Dear Members,

In view of the current Coronavirus crisis we, as a committee, have taken the decision that we have no option but to suspend the classes. We have been meeting regularly to consider what action we should take and have taken advice from the Hospital. After careful consideration it was decided that, in the best interests of our members and safety, to suspend all the classes for the time being. The Hospital has also suspended its Phase 3 Rehabilitation classes.

We are looking at ways to help members to continue to exercise albeit not at the formal classes we normally attend. We have a number of exercise videos which demonstrate the routines that you can follow to exercise well and safely and if you would like one of these please let us know. In addition, we will try and provide some online supervision for those that are internet savvy. If feasible we will try and do some outdoor exercise classes which should be relatively safer than exercising indoors.

Needless to say, it is incredibly disappointing to have to take this action, we recognize the importance of physical activity to maintain heart health and hope to resume classes at the earliest opportunity. Please check the website, we will keep you updated as the situation changes.

In the meantime, do keep exercising and we hope that we can all get back to normality as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully
Take Heart Committee

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Brighton & Sussex Take Heart Group

Welcome to the Cardiac patients self-help & voluntary group for Sussex.

BSTHG’s core function is to provide Phase IV cardiac exercise classes designed for: Any individual wanting to either reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease or improve their heart health and general fitness following any type of cardiac event or treatment which may include angioplasty, valve replacement, bypass surgery and heart failure.

In addition we provide: Peer to peer support; Social Activities; Newsletters

Our Cardiac Exercise Classes and Cardiac Rehab Programmes

We offer community based group exercise classes and personal training delivered by BACPR (British Association of Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation) qualified instructors. Take Heart Group provides weekly exercise healthy heart classes across Sussex.More about our Cardiac Exercises Classes

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Richard is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with almost 30 years’ experience in the health & fitness industry. During his career Richard’s passion for knowledge in the field of Exercise Medicine has resulted in the acquisition of various Academic and Vocational Qualifications … Read more about Richard

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… As a result of attending these programmes they can slow down or reverse the progression of coronary heart disease and this may include a reduction in medication

25 years of Healthy Heart Exercise!
We have been providing Cardiac Rehab Exercise in Sussex since 1993!

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