Hertbeats activities are partially resuming from early December
Evening exercise classes are planned to resume at a new venue, Greenwood Park Community Centre at Chiswell Green, St Albans. This replaces the classes previously held at Maple in St Albans Hospital which we can no longer use. We hope to restart sometime before Christmas or early in the New Year.
We will be initially running 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.
Unfortunately, we can only consider running classes on other evenings if demand and costs allow as Greenwood Park is more expensive than Maple.
However, 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: email@example.com or 07851 480552.
Greenwood Park website is here.
37 Chiswell Green
Exercise Classes with Antonella using Zoom video
Antonella has run cardiac fitness classes at Harpenden, Batchwood and London Colney for many years starting way back in 2004. Her classes continue online using Zoom video conferencing.
She has an extensive programme of Zoom exercise classes. Three of them are especially suitable for Hertbeats members. This is the lockdown schedule.
Senior Pilates Code P1 Tuesday 12.00 noon
Heartbeats Code H Thursday 11.15 am
Senior Pilates Code P2 Friday 11.00 am
For updates and further information send Antonella an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is by bank transfer with the code and week number as the reference.
It’s very simple to participate as long as you have a computer with a loudspeaker connected to the web. A microphone is optional so you can chat to the participants before the work begins. To participate you simply send her an email at 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.
There are three classes a week. Other groups such as Probus join in. The Thursday class is mainly for Hertbeats. Anyone can join.
- Tuesday 12.00 noon
- Thursday 11.00 am
- Friday 11.00 am
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
and also at 6:00pm
St Albans City Hospital Maple Unit
Harpenden Leisure Centre
and at 6:00pm
St Albans City Hospital Maple Unit
Thursday: 6:00pm and 7:15pm
There is a small charge for every session as shown opposite.
For the Maple Unit 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.
Exercise Groups are planned to resume weekly as shown
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 – email@example.com
St Albans City Hospital Maple Unit, Waverley Road, St Albans AL3 5PN.
All £4.00 quarterly in advance, total £52.00.
Contact: Graham Imber – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday evenings for an hour from 6:00pm.
Wednesday evenings for an hour from 6:00pm.
Thursday evenings for an hour from 6:00pm.
Thursday evenings for an hour from 7:15pm.