RHL - Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation
"Pitched at right physical demand and carried out in a very
Our Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation classes are for people who are
either recovering from heart problems or heart surgery. We offer safe
and effective exercise under the guidance of a qualified B.A.C.R exercise
professional (British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation) to help
with your long term maintenance of physical activity or lifestyle change.
You can join at any time as our classes run throughout the year, but
a medical referral is always required.
Following completion of the NHS Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation programme,
you can be referred to continue into our Phase IV programme. This is
a weekly, circuit-style class that is not held in a gym, and which you
can continue to attend for as long as you wish.
Alternatively your doctor may be able to refer you to our class if
you have any of the following conditions:
Post heart attack
Post bypass (CABG)
Post coronary angioplasty
Post valve replacement
Post I C D
Unfortunately, we cannot accept people who have:
High resting heart rate (above 100bpm)
|Erratic/uncontrollable heart rate
||Unstable or acute heart failure
||Recent blood clot
|High blood pressure (over 180/100mmHG)
"Thank you for providing the above service. It is exactly
what we need"
What is the class like?
Unlike other Phase IV classes, ours is not held in a gym. You will be
exercising with a small group of people who have all experienced similar
At your first session, the instructor will assess your medical condition
and will agree an individual exercise plan with you, taking into account
the medical referral form that you bring from your Phase III programme
or your referral from your GP.
At each subsequent session, the instructor will monitor your progress
and modify your exercise plan to reflect your improvements.
During the class you will move around a circuit in the room, performing
different exercises and using different items of equipment as you go.
Each session lasts 1.5 hours, and includes warm up and cool down exercises
and stretches as well as the circuits.
What should I bring to class and what should I wear?
You do not need to bring any equipment with you. We recommend that
you wear exercise clothing shorts or track suit bottoms and a tee
shirt are fine, and you should also wear trainers. Bring water to drink,
and you may want to bring a small towel - be prepared to get hot and
"No improvement necessary. I am happy with the activity provided.
From my point of view, everything is very good."
Please click here to view our latest class timetable on our timetable page.
Please contact us if you have any queries or would like to book onto a class.