tag:ecg.fitness,2013:/posts ECG Fitness, West London's community Heart Exercise and Yoga Group 2019-05-18T19:17:11Z ecg 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.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1310236 2018-08-08T12:05:25Z 2018-08-08T12:05:26Z Mystery Yoga Trainer

ECG class members will meet a trainer covering while Barbara is away. Who will it be?

ECG's Yoga for heart health is the best value around.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1307642 2018-07-30T12:24:30Z 2018-07-30T12:24:30Z Our CPR Training last week was excellent ....

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1306485 2018-07-27T22:52:48Z 2018-07-27T22:52:48Z CPR instead of Exercise Class

No exercise classes today because of extreme heat.   

Instead, Barbara is offering training in how to deal with someone who is suffering from cardiac arrest. 

The class does involve physical activity. It's very hands on. You'll also learn how to use a defibrillator. 

As a result, you will be able to potentially save someone's life. 

Not to be missed. 

If you've already had this training it doesn't matter. More training is good!

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1300379 2018-07-06T11:23:23Z 2018-07-06T11:23:23Z Welcome to ECG

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1299749 2018-07-04T12:29:24Z 2018-07-04T12:29:24Z ECG Yoga

Public Health England says 10000 steps a day is not enough to stay fit. They urge Yoga.  We knew that already!

Our classes are on Wednesdays at 5.15. At the William Hobbayne Centre.

( People with heart conditions and supporters only at the moment)

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1291022 2018-06-05T14:49:45Z 2018-06-05T18:18:45Z 21st July Fundraiser Tickets Available

It is a good idea to reserve your ticket as soon as possible. John has kindly produced them.

Family members and friends are welcome.

Heather is hosting the event and providing the food. Thank you, Heather, for your generosity.

Payment will be made through your GoCardless account : £12 per person. 

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1288400 2018-05-28T15:07:20Z 2018-05-28T15:07:21Z ECG Community Allotment?

If any members are interested, please advise. Hanwell/Northfields border. Feasibility study at this stage.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1284416 2018-05-17T11:51:52Z 2018-05-17T11:51:52Z ECG Social and Fundraiser

Heather is kindly hosting the first of our summer events on 21 July. More details soon.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1277095 2018-04-26T09:56:28Z 2018-05-31T23:30:25Z Cardiac Rehab Fitness Classes Today - William Hobbayne Centre

It's two class Thursday.

Clean, shiny equipment, thanks to John.

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1273320 2018-04-16T09:20:42Z 2018-05-31T23:35:51Z Warm Welcome to new members joining from Cardiac Rehab!

tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1261687 2018-03-15T15:16:14Z 2018-04-11T12:49:54Z Release your Happy Endorphins at our Classes! Exercise is Medicine


tag:ecg.fitness,2013:Post/1246472 2018-02-12T14:01:19Z 2018-02-12T14:26:25Z Our Heart Yoga - are we unique?

Our Yoga is specially tailored for heart patients and we think its the only Yoga Class in West London that is geared to helping people like us recover from heart procedures and to help keep us well.

  • It's suitable for beginners
  • But it's proper Yoga
  • Free trial class
  • Wednesdays at 5.15

The following is an excerpt from the British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk

Benefits of yoga

Yoga is popular amongst people who want to relax or increase their flexibility. It can develop strength, balance and coordination.

Yoga has been shown to help with anxiety, stress and depression, conditions which affect many people who have suffered a cardiac event or have undergone cardiac surgery. If you have a heart condition, regularly practising yoga can be a way of helping to deal with stress and therefore helping you to cope with your condition. It can also help to increase feelings of wellbeing. Some people find it helps with depression.

Yoga can make people feel better about themselves, which may help recovery and help to provide the confidence and motivation to maintain regular yoga practice and to make other beneficial lifestyle changes, such as other forms of exercise, eating healthily or quitting smoking.