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

Update - 8th June 2021

Take Heart is Back! It is great to be able to say the classes have re-commenced and the early indications are that word is getting round such that numbers are increasing. Unfortunately, we have not been able to mirror the schedules we had before lockdown; Newhaven is not available to us, Peacehaven could only provide afternoon classes and Withdean could only provide one class a week and not in our usual room. Stanley Deason is the same as before lockdown. Apologies to our Newhaven members and we are trying to find an alternative venue.

We have our new venue, Fitnesshub Plus in Preston Park which has replaced the Withdean classes. There is a great variety of equipment at Fitnesshub including rowers, skiers, bike, and the challenging "battle rope". Cathy is our new trainer and has proved very popular with members with a slightly different style but with a sense of fun, seriousness of purpose and a smile. She is a massive supporter of QPR and Leicester City so she can't be bad.

I am aware that some people may not be aware of the new schedules or that we have started back because they do not use email so if you know of anybody in that position, please let them know as we will of course be delighted to see them.We have picked up some new members which is fantastic news.

Excerise class times and locations

If you are anxious about re-starting exercise then please be assured that you are not alone and will be well looked after. You can of course ask your GP to pass you fit for exercise if you are concerned.

Contact us if you have any queries about the classes!

Yours faithfully
Take Heart Committee

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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Call David on: 07834 595657
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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!