Heartwatch Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Classes

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Heartwatch Exercise Classes are for anyone with a heart condition or cardiovascular disease. The initial assessment and exercise plan are free and then in-person and online classes are subsidised. For any South Cambs resident.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • improved cardiovascular fitness will make you feel stronger and healthier;
  • regular exercise boosts mood;
  • making exercise part of your weekly routine helps you keep active.

“I have a specific exercise programme designed for me. As a result, I can walk further without getting breathless, I feel stronger and happier. Thank you, Christine, for being so lovely!”

“Thank you for showing me that the equipment is not scary and making me more confident. Thank you for allowing us to laugh and joke and, if we feel low in energy, to do less and adapt our exercise.”

How to contact

Where to go

Anglian Leisure Centre
New Road
Sawston
Cambridge CB22 3BP

Throughout South Cambridgeshire District
UK

What to expect

Heartwatch provides online and in-person exercise classes for people who have:

  • angina that is currently stable
  • an angiogram that is currently medically managed
  • had a heart attack
  • coronary artery bypass grafting
  • insertion of stents
  • pacemakers/ICDs
  • atrial fibrillation and other controlled arrhythmias
  • many other heart conditions – see Heartwatch website for more info

With a referral from your Cardiac Rehabilitation Team or GP, you can book an initial one-to-one assessment with Christine for free. Based on this assessment, you will also receive a tailored exercise plan you can do at your own pace and can easily achieve by attending online or in-person Heartwatch classes at Anglian Leisure Sawston. Referral forms can be found here.

More information

Christine Benson, who founded Heartwatch and runs the classes, is a British Association for Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) Exercise Instructor, a Referral for Exercise Instructor and a Level 4 Registered Exercise Professional in The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Level 4. She is also Registered Nurse. You can take a look at the Heartwatch website here.

There is free parking at Anglian Leisure Sawston. For in-person classes clothing and footwear suitable for exercise should be worn – bring water, exercise is thirsty work!

If you need more information or would like to book an assessment, you can contact Christine via a contact form on the Heartwatch website.

Sessions are subsided but there is a charge. The initial assessment is free.

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