Wyre Council and Fylde Coast YMCA is working with local charity Heartbeat to bring cardiac rehabilitation sessions to Fylde & Wyre. The sessions will take place at Thornton YMCA.
Heartbeat is a charity that provides prevention, rehabilitation, support and education for those who have experienced, or are at risk of developing, a cardiovascular illness, such as people who have had a heart attack, a stroke/TIA, Diabetes, Heart Bypass, High blood pressure or High cholesterol. Their focus is on helping people make long term progress with their health. Heartbeat offer a range of exercise programmes, which are fully supervised by specially trained instructors qualified with the British Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation.
Each person is assessed by Heartbeat prior to taking part in any of their exercise programmes. The assessment takes the form of a treadmill test, the aim of which is to determine your tolerance to exercise to ensure your safety and give you the reassurance to take part in an exercise programme. They also offer personalised support for nutrition and mental health, helping people improve their lifestyle.
A donation of £20 per month is encouraged to help towards the running costs of the sessions. You will able to attend twice a week with highly qualified staff and will receive a high quality, supervised exercise experience.
You can request a referral from a healthcare professional such as a GP or cardiac/vascular nurse. You can also self-refer by contacting the main reception on 01772 717147 or by downloading the form (opens a new window)
Sessions at YMCA Thornton will run on Tuesdays (12.15-1.15pm) and at YMCA St Annes on Tuesdays & Thursdays (10-11am)