Due to the Coronavirus we unfortunately have cancelled all classes until further notice.

If you are living with a heart or circulatory condition, your risk of catching coronavirus is no higher than anyone else, however, the risks of developing complications from the virus, if infected, are greater. It is therefore particularly important that you reduce your chance of catching the virus by following the information provided by the UK government and NHS. 

As always you can contact our team on 01837 732510 if you have any further questions.

During Covid-19 Home Exercise Programme

Myself and your fitness instructors Adrian Woods and Helen Sanchez, have devised an individual Home based Exercise Programme to keep our clients fit and mobile over the next few months.

In addition to this an instructor has been calling our clients every two weeks to see how they’re doing, how they can progress their programme and continue to stay active during the lockdown.

We understand that a lot of our clients have been self-isolating, so this home exercise programme will keep their heart healthy and strong, and provide some company to clients who are living by themselves.

Home based Exercise Programme

We have also been sending links to the BHF Home based Cardiac Rehab Programmes, which provide exercise videos for all fitness levels. If you haven’t seen it, check it out https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/support/practical-support/cardiac-rehabilitation

In Phase III at the hospital we are also offering home exercise programmes, and providing weekly consultations from Nurses, Exercise Staff and Occupational Therapists, to patients who usually would have attended hospital based rehab.

Unfortunately group exercise classes seem far away, and discussions between the Health Board and our Charity suggest its best if that the decisions at Phase III are replicated at Phase IV.

We will of course keep our Phase IV members updated with the situation. In the meantime myself and the instructors are working hard to see what else we can offer our clients.

Watch this space.

There are a total of 17 cardiac rehabilitation community exercise classes covering Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent.

Under the supervision of our professionally qualified tutors and their assistants, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to continue with your long term rehabilitation in a safe and monitored environment.

Each class is different and we suggest that you discuss with your Cardiac Rehabilitation or Heart Failure nurse on which class they think will be best suited to your needs.

Find out more about becoming a member.

Non member

£450Per Class

Member

£400Per Class

Choose from 11 locations in and around Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent.

Facilities – large, air conditioned room with underfloor heating. Free car park. Water/squash provided during class, tea/coffee available after class for a small additional charge. Disabled access.

Class format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment (bikes, trampette, rowing machine, steps, bands and weights)
  • group warm up and cool down
  • a short relaxation section concludes the class

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Wednesday 14.00 – 15.00 Circuits Adrian Woods
Saturday 09.00 – 10.00 Circuits Ioan James/ Adrian Woods
Saturday 10.00 – 11.00 Circuits Ioan James/ Adrian Woods
Saturday 11.00 – 12.00 Circuits Ioan James/ Adrian Woods

Facilities – large airy room. Free car park. Water provided during class. Disabled access

Class format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment (bikes, trampette, rowing machine, steps, bands and weights)
  • group warm up and cool down
  • suitable for low level exercisers

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Tuesday 12.30 – 13.30 Circuits Adrian Woods

Facilities – free car park, exercise class in light well ventilated room, water/squash provided during class, tea/coffee available after class for a small additional charge, disabled access.

Class format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment (bikes, trampette, rowing machine, cross trainer, steps, bands and weights)
  • group warm up and cool down

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Tuesday 09.45 – 10.45 Circuits Ioan James
Tuesday 16.00 – 17.00 Circuits Helen Sanchez
Thursday 10.00 – 11.00 Circuits Helen Sanchez

Facilities – state of the art gym. Located next to the school it has all the latest equipment that an individual exerciser would need, housed in a large room on the first floor. It has a lift, changing rooms, with lockers and showers. The swimming pool has an adult only session (check with your clinician if you qualify). Exercise programmes are supervised by your tutor. Large car park

Class format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment (bikes, trampette, rowing machine, cross trainer, steps, bands and weights)
  • group warm up and cool down

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Tuesday 11.00 – 12.00 Gym Ioan James

Facilities – free car park in Broad Street. Disabled access to building but class based on 1st floor, no lift, access via stairs. Water/squash provided during class, tea/coffee available after class for a small additional charge.

Class format

  • equipment includes upright and recumbent bikes, cross trainers, treadmill, rowers, step ups, dumbbells)
  • cool down (Tai Chi)

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Wednesday 13.30 – 14.30 Gym Ioan James

Facilities – large hall, free parking in multi storey car park opposite, water/squash provided during class, tea/coffee available after class for a small additional charge, disabled access.

Class format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment (bikes, trampette, rowing machine, cross trainer, step bands and weights)
  • group warm up and cool down
  • suitable for all exercise abilities
  • a short relaxation section concludes the class

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Monday 10.30 – 11.30 Circuits Adrian Woods
Thursday 10.30 – 11.30 Circuits Adrian Woods

Facilities – car park, wheelchair access and lift, exercise class in air conditioned gym, tea/coffee available from vending machine, showers available.

Class format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment (bikes, trampette, weight machines, treadmills and weights)
  • warm up/ cool down on exercise equipment
  • suitable for all exercise abilities
  • can progress at own pace and level on aerobic stations during main part of class

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Thursday 09.00 – 10.00 Circuits Adrian Woods

Facilities – car park, wheelchair access and lift, exercise class in air conditioned gym with sprung wooden floor, water provided during class, tea/coffee available from vending machine, showers available.

Class format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment (bikes, trampette, weight machines, treadmills and weights)
  • warm up/ cool down on exercise equipment
  • suitable for all exercise abilities
  • can progress at own pace and level on aerobic stations during main part of class

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Tuesday 09.55– 10.55 Gym Helen Sanchez

Facilities – parking, disabled access, water provided during class, tea/coffee available.

Class format

  • circuit class with a 15 minute warm up, 30 minute main session, 15 minute cool down (Tai Chi)
  • variety of equipment (step ups, bikes, rebounder, weights, resistance bands,)
  • 30 minute talk at end of session with tea/coffee

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Wednesday 16.30 – 17.30 Circuits Ioan James

Facilities – street parking, few steps at entrance, disabled toilet on the ground floor. Refreshments at halfway stage and end of second class

Class Format

  • mixed aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises
  • variety of equipment
  • group warm up and cool down
  • suitable for all exercise abilities

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Wednesday 10.30 – 11.30 Circuits Ioan James

Facilities – large roomy hall with sprung wooden floor, free car park, disabled ramp, toilets on ground level, water provided during class, tea/coffee available

Class format

  • circuit class with a 15 minute warm up, 30 minute main session, 15 cool down (Tai Chi)
  • extra cardiovascular equipment in adjacent room

Timetable 

Day Time Class Trainer
Tuesday 14.00 – 15.00 Circuits Helen Sanchez