tag:ecg.fitness,2013:/posts ECG Fitness, West London's community Heart Exercise and Yoga Group 2019-10-21T08:54:22Z ecg tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1468388 2019-10-21T08:54:22Z 2019-10-21T08:54:22Z Poor Air Quality Bad News for People with Hearts


tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1462613 2019-10-04T09:57:25Z 2019-10-16T15:13:14Z Date for Next Social, 11th November confirmed

11 November, IndiaIndia 19.00

£15 per head, BYOB. BYOB is for alcoholic drinks only.

Partner or friend welcome

Veggie and non-veggie options

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1453732 2019-09-10T10:28:01Z 2019-09-10T10:28:01Z Harvest Festival - ECG's first crops at our allotment.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1453444 2019-09-09T13:55:41Z 2019-09-09T13:55:42Z This Man is Bob. Bob Fights Heart Disease. Be like Bob.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1451716 2019-09-04T11:12:07Z 2019-09-04T11:12:07Z Goodbye Helen, RIP

Sad news folks. Our friend and ECG stalwart, Helen, has passed away.  Thank you, Natalie, for finding out. Helen was very private, yet she was the lead coordinator in planning and organising our work meeting Level 3 patients going through Cardiac Rehab. Right now, we don't know anymore. Will keep you posted.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1444278 2019-08-13T14:27:34Z 2019-09-03T09:23:18Z Yoga Change

From 4th September Yoga Classes will be taught by Amanda Lutchford who most members will know.

The class will still be held on Wednesdays but there is a new time - 5.45.

Please complete the form below and email it to amanda.lutchford@googlemail.com

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1441710 2019-08-06T13:25:23Z 2019-08-06T14:46:33Z All Change, Here at ECG!

The bad news first. We are losing Barbara Sowa, our trainer and inspiration from the very start. She is moving on career-wise,  it's a well-deserved promotion.

Barbara leaves our group in fine shape, with a new crew of trainers, some of whom are already in place so the show, which Barbara created, goes on.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1436920 2019-07-29T10:06:00Z 2019-07-30T13:03:50Z Classes Back to Normal, weather back to normal!

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1433506 2019-07-17T11:00:44Z 2019-07-17T11:00:44Z ECG Members Only Social

Come and see your allotment this evening at the Harvester end of Haslemere Ave? It's open to all of us.

No digging or planting - it's a social. BYOB.


tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1420973 2019-06-17T10:45:28Z 2019-06-27T12:02:10Z AGM Update

This is a thank you to those able to attend the AGM on 17th. And an update for those who couldn't make it.

Special thanks to Barbara and Natalie for contributing so much.

And for those who have joined our team of volunteers - welcome!

The minutes will follow. Watch out for updates.

ECG AGM 2019


17 JUNE 2019 / 18:30 - 20.00


ECG Members and Trainers


Welcome and Announcements. Thanks!

How and why we started, current committee holders, need for more volunteers and members.

Financial Review - where our money goes, what it’s spent on, Bonus Ball, Fund-raising, Contributions, Donations

Level 4 Fitness Classes, what is BACPR, why it matters and why it is not and must not be a competition. 1 or 2 minute exercises?

Heart Yoga - just why and how it’s optimised for us

CPR classes

Allotment, new membership category

Lunchtime meetings, membership software

Any Other Business

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1419521 2019-06-12T14:52:06Z 2019-06-12T14:52:06Z GPs Prescribe Allotments for Heart Patients?

The ECG Allotment will shortly be available to members. There is no charge.


tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1417488 2019-06-07T12:36:07Z 2019-06-07T12:38:18Z Do you have any spare garden tools?

Have you got any garden tools to donate? 

The Ealing Cardiac Group (ECG) was founded 5 years ago by volunteers when the NHS withdrew funding to provide supervised exercise classes for those in the area who had had heart interventions. 

The classes have proved successful in maintaining members fitness and wellbeing and membership has since increased fivefold. ECG recently acquired half of an allotment on the Haslemere site to extend the opportunities for heart patients to improve their wellbeing especially those who cannot necessarily participate in an exercise programme. 

ECG now needs basic garden tools and would welcome any of the following donations: Spade/shovel, garden fork, hand trowel/fork, secateurs, branch saw, garden sieve, miniature pickaxe (mattock), hoe, rake, watering cans, canes or anything else that experienced gardeners feel we may need.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1410129 2019-05-18T14:44:37Z 2019-05-18T19:17:11Z We have an Allotment!

Sunday 19th we can start digging. Ian has set up Grow ECG Group.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1410124 2019-05-18T14:33:22Z 2019-05-18T18:22:41Z AGM Monday 17th June 18:15

This is after the early class. Late class members should see Barbara to re-arrange alternative class that week.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1395149 2019-04-08T10:48:59Z 2019-04-08T10:48:59Z Fundraiser and Social Meal

Every time we add a class, ECG makes a loss until the numbers build up and up to now that's worked out for us.

We do now need to top up our modest coffers to offset costs incurred because of the additional Monday class so that's what the 29th is about.

The £15 for the meal includes £5 for ECG - thanks to the generosity of IndiaIndia.

The last meal there was well received. That wasn't a fundraiser and the cost to each of us is the same as the last one,

There are veggie and non veggie set meals and there should be more than enough food!

Because this is a BYOB place, we can bring alcoholic drinks in - but not soft drinks or bottled water.

The meal is at 8pm.

You can bring a guest. They're most welcome.

We are a non-profit voluntary organisation. Just in case you didn't know!

We are most grateful for Barbara's  commitment and professionalism and welcome Natalie as an additional trainer.

One last thing:  AGM on 27th May.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1388809 2019-03-22T17:24:36Z 2019-03-22T17:24:36Z Annual General Meeting

AGM is pencilled in for 23rd May at 6.30, William Hobbayne Centre.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1378390 2019-02-25T14:08:12Z 2019-02-25T14:08:12Z 5 Classes a week

Thanks everyone for your support. We welcome people with heart conditions.

We are a non-profit, with affordable membership subs.

And we have the most amazing trainer,

Come and try us.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1376241 2019-02-20T14:24:18Z 2019-02-20T14:24:19Z Yoga this evening!

Our Yoga isn't any old yoga.

It's optimised for people with heart issues.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1370313 2019-02-04T15:01:06Z 2019-02-04T15:04:58Z Milestone

Special thanks to Barbara Sowa and all who have contributed to our growth.

 From 4 February we have added another Level 4 fitness class. This one is at 18.15.

There's much more work to be done though.

There's much too much heart disease in our area.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1361625 2019-01-16T13:07:00Z 2019-01-31T12:21:05Z Fitness Classes and Yoga

Monday and Thursday - fitness classes, Barbara style! 17.00 and 18.15.

Yoga is on Wednesdays at 17.15.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1361352 2019-01-08T13:23:59Z 2019-01-29T15:50:06Z New Fitness Class on Mondays

From Monday 4th February there will be an extra class at 6.15.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1354979 2018-12-19T10:03:14Z 2018-12-19T10:03:14Z Exercise is Medicine - new research


tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1354294 2018-12-17T14:49:15Z 2018-12-17T14:49:15Z From 4 to over 40 Members

Under 5 years ago, the fitness class, then partially funded by the NHS, was closed, when the money ran out.

But 4 people decided to continue to fund it so it would not close. With Barbara's commitment and support, the group survived and thrived.

We will be running 5 classes per week from February.

Thanks to all who have helped - the local Rotary Group, Heartlink and our supporters.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to some of our members who have been very unwell - not with heart issues.

Special thanks to Barbara Sowa. 

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1320955 2018-11-21T12:00:00Z 2018-11-21T16:00:40Z £3.60 for Yoga? This evening at 17.00

Add yoga to your subscription and the cost per class is just £3.60! So if you haven't tried yoga yet now is the time to try it. There's a class tonight. ( £3.60 is based on the monthly subscription of £15, calculated over 50 weeks ) Heart patients and family only.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1340386 2018-11-05T15:43:57Z 2018-11-15T14:34:49Z ECG Thursday 15th November

Trainers ready?

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1338735 2018-11-01T11:23:43Z 2018-11-15T14:33:55Z ECG Christmas Meal 10th December

Please note that the date has moved and the venue, too.

Full details shortly.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1328462 2018-10-03T13:08:13Z 2018-10-03T13:08:13Z Yoga for Heart Patients


ECG's Yoga Classes are Wednesdays @ 5.15 pm.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1320319 2018-09-10T14:35:04Z 2018-09-10T14:35:04Z Ealing Cardiac Group, Monday class looms

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1313548 2018-08-20T14:04:18Z 2018-09-03T12:44:56Z Reminder! Class this evening

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1312356 2018-08-16T12:21:23Z 2018-08-16T12:21:23Z Two Classes today

James is taking the classes.