Awful news. Please stay safe everyone.
Awful news. Please stay safe everyone.
Zoom User guide
The sessions will become active at 5pm, with an aim to start each session at 5:30pm
When the class is due to start please ensure your screen is set to speaker view – this
will ensure that the instructor (speaker) remains on the large screen for ease of
The instructor will then mute all other users – this will mean that you can hear the
instructor but the instructor will not be able to hear you or any other user. This is to
ensure they remain on the large screen.
The instructor will not play any music during the sessions to ensure you can hear
their instructions clearly – however feel free to play your own music, as other users
will not hear this.
At the end of the session the instructor will unmute all users.
Health and Safety
Always keep feet moving
Use RPE scale to check effort between 11 – 14
During warm-up start at 10 by the end should be at 14 on the RPE scale.
Include stretches before and after exercise.
Make sure you have taken your medication
Make sure that you have eaten at least 40 minutes before you exercise
Keep hydrated, dehydration can reduce blood pressure
Wear appropriate shoes and clothing
Always warm-up before exercise and cool down afterwards
Never exercise in pain, discomfort is fine
Breathe correctly with movement, exhale no harder part inhale on the easier part
Avoid exercising when you are acutely ill, including when suffering from a cold or flu.
Muscle or joint pain that does not dissipate with rest. Stop exercising
Trouble breathing or excessive shortness of breath. Stop exercising
Light-headedness, dizziness, or new difficulty balancing stop exercising
Chest pain or pressure. Stop exercising
Put some uplifting music on
Exercise together with family
Pick a structure time and day to perform each week.
Record your session using the sheet and add in RPE
Once RPE scale gets to 12 and below, increase workload
No weight use tins or water bottles, can fill these for more weight as you get stronger
Give yourself a reward for all the effort you have made.
Get dressed in your exercise/gym clothing
Remember that EXERCISE is MEDICINE and all this medicine is going to do, is keep you strong and healthy
I would encourage anyone with any concerns right now to take a look at the BHF link on how to stay healthy whilst self-isolating.
It discusses all health aspects - physical activity, diet and mental health. It is important to address all at this time. As much as myself and Faye are here to help with the physical we are not experts in the other areas.
I have just had a meeting and been informed that Ealing IAPT service is no longer accepting any more referrals, so I urge you all to please take care of your mental health. Use the resources provided - apps such as Calm and Headspace have been recommended by our team psychologist. And do not underestimate talking to friends and family!
While the Hobbayne Centre remains open and our trainers are available, classes are continuing.
Please don't attend your class if you are unwell - please no colds and coughs.
Do bring your own water bottle - you can fill up with tap water.
Washing hands before and after class is mandatory.
Please don't queue for blood pressure checks - the trainer will call you.
The form is for ECG Members to complete so our trainers get feedback and ideas. Replies are confidential.
Printed copies will be available when you attend class.
Yes, our Yoga is three years old. It is complementary to our fitness classes and could be an alternative.
Come and see!
The class is available to people with heart or pulmonary issues and partners or carers.
We are delighted that Junko Furugori will be joining us as Yoga Teacher from 29th January.
The class is open to Cardiac and Pulmonary Patients and partners.
'Natalie's "Yoga" yesterday was brilliant'
'A thorough muscle stretching via Yoga poses and moves, each of which you can "push" to your level of comfort. E.g. these can be adapted to do on a chair. Give it a go!'
'Totally agree with you Martin it is exactly what we want'.
'Agree with both comments enjoyed the session and keep telling myself to straighten up! Look forward to next weeks stretches'.
Classes are back to normal from Monday 6th January. ( and much needed, after the holiday )