Hertbeats Exercise Groups will hopefully resume on 21st June 2021
The exercise classes that were previously held in the Maple Therapy Gym in St Albans Hospital will be moving to Greenwood Park Community Centre in Chiswell Green when the classes resume.
Following the publication of the recent Government roadmap out of lockdown, and after consulting Eleanor Hughes the cardiac physiotherapist taking the new classes,’ and the cardiac rehabilitation team, I’ve been advised that full indoor group exercise classes should only restart from 21st June of this year at the earliest. This could change of course as government advice is updated and I’ll be monitoring the guidelines issued by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). I’ll endeavour to keep the current exercisers updated via email and on the website if things change.
If you do not receive exercise class news emails you can get on the list by sending an email request to email@example.com
We plan to run two one-hour classes on a Thursday, one at 6:00 pm and one at 7:40 pm, both led by Eleanor Hughes.
The new classes are all floor exercise based as there are no gym machines at Greenwood Park. The current cost is £5.00 per session.
We can only consider running classes on other evenings if demand and costs allow as Greenwood Park is more expensive than Maple.
The venue size means we can currently accommodate significantly more exercisers per class than was previously possible.
There is plenty of free parking at the hall. Members might be pleased to learn that there is a defibrillator on the outside wall of the building. If you would like to join or try out one of these classes, or want more information, please contact Graham Imber: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07851 480552.
Greenwood Park website is here.
37 Chiswell Green
Exercise Classes with Antonella and Jacquie using Zoom video
Antonella has run cardiac fitness classes at Harpenden, Batchwood and London Colney for many years starting way back in 2004. Her exercise classes continue online using Zoom video conferencing. She has an extensive programme of classes, three are especially suitable for Hertbeats members. This is the current schedule.
Senior Pilates Code P1 Tuesday 12.00 noon
Heartbeats Code H Thursday 11.15 am
Senior Pilates Code P2 Friday 2.30 pm
For updates and further information send Antonella an email email@example.com
Payment is by bank transfer with the code and week number as the reference.
For information on Jacquie’s classes make contact through the Hertbeats secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s very simple to participate in Zoom as long as you have a computer with a loudspeaker connected to the web. A microphone is optional but if you have one you can chat to the participants before the work begins. To participate you simply send an email to email@example.com asking to join and on what date. The cost for a one hour session is £5.00 – you pay by bank transfer. There are typically a dozen participants.
Some time before the class is scheduled she will email you giving joining instructions. It will begin with ‘Antonella McMillin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting’. Web page URL will then be given, followed by the ‘Meeting ID’ and ‘Password’ and finally the name of the class and the start time.
When the classes begin you switch the view on your computer screen and Antonella is displayed in full screen, the others can be seen as small “thumbnails” or you can turn them off. She speaks the instructions and shows you what to do.
Contact Antonella, it’s easy and fun and keeps you fit!
Exercise is a vital part of cardiac rehabilitation. The exercise classes organised by Hertbeats are structured to give exercise to a level appropriate to those who have had heart problems.
Groups would normally meet weekly on Mondays through to Thursdays for about an hour at locations in and around St Albans. For more information see the table below or contact Graham Imber – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jersey Farm Community Centre
Harpenden Leisure Centre
There is a small charge for every session as shown opposite.
For some sessions, if you haven’t exercised for a while, we ask that you bring a letter from your GP confirming your fitness for light exercise.
Before Covid the Exercise Groups were weekly as shown. Currently there are no classes. Click a name to send an email to the organiser.
Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Brelades Place, St Albans AL4 9RG. Tuesday evenings for an hour from 6:00pm, cost £4.00
Contact: Roger Miller
Westminster Lodge, St Albans. Aerobics and Studio Session.
Monday afternoons for an hour from 2:30pm, cost £3.75
Contact: Christine Hill
Harpenden Leisure Centre, Leyton Road, Harpenden AL52HU
Wednesday afternoons for an hour from 1:00pm, cost £3.85
Contact: Antonella MacMillin
New venue, details of classes to be confirmed.
Greenwood Park Community Centre
Contact: Graham Imber