Exercise can help to manage many forms of heart and circulatory disease. It is also beneficial for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other common conditions. It can help to improve your symptoms and general health.
“Heart works” exercise classes are specialist cardiac rehabilitation and exercise referral classes, suitable for those with common health conditions, and others who want to reduce their chances of developing them.
If you would like to improve your health and fitness but have health limitations then these exercise classes are for you, as guidance is available from specialist fitness instrcutors.
We advise you to check with a medical professional (e.g. GP) before starting a class, to make sure the exercise is right for you.
What to expect
The format of the class and exercises included allow you to work with others or at your own pace, (even if you are a beginner) with guidance from a qualified instructor. After a full body warm up you complete a circuit of 14 exercises for one minute each. A cool down with stretches is performed at the end of the class, allowing you to fully wind down after your exercise.
Information on physical activity, healthy eating and local activities is also provided, to help you to live a healthy, happy lifestyle. Family and friends are welcome to attend with you if you would like some extra encouragement.
Classes are run as part of the “Heartworks” “Phase 4 cardiac rehabilitation and exercise referral scheme. Those with conditions listed below are encouraged to attend Heartworks classes, and just need to gain approval from their doctor, nurse, or physiotherapist first. This can be done by simply printing the referral form and guidance (see the downloadable form section) and taking it to your doctor (or health professional), and then to your first exercise class.
Who can attend?
Exercise classes are suitable for people with the following health conditions:
If you have one of these conditions you need to gain approval from a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist. Please contact us if you need more information.
To gain medical approval please download and print the referral form and guidance (from the downloads page), take it to your health professional, and then to your first exercise class. Please also contact us at Fitter Norfolk to let us know you would like to attend a class.
What if I don’t have a health condition?
If you do not have one of these health conditions and would like to attend classes to become fitter and healthier, please complete the PAR-Q form in the downloadable form section, and take it to your first exercise class. Please also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, to let us know you would like to attend.
Exercise classes are held in Mattishall.
9.30-10.30Mattishall Sports and Social Club
10-11amMattishall Sports and Social Club
10.45-11.45Mattishall Sports and Social Club
6-7pmMattishall Sports and Social Club
Mattishall Sports and Social Club,
47 South Green
Cardiac Rehabilitation & Pilates Instruction
Norwich & Accross Norfolk
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