Fitness suite at the Centre for Sport

Cardiac rehabilitation

UWE Bristol's Heartbeat programme

The Heartbeat programme is the Centre for Sport's cardiac Phase IV rehabilitation programme run in partnership with Frenchay hospital.

About the rehabilitation programme

Heartbeat is a 12-week rehabilitation programme, which aims to guide patients through changes to their exercise patterns in order to enhance their lifestyle, and to aid the prevention of further cardiac episodes.

Taking part in the programme

Patients are referred to the Centre for Sport from their Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III programme specialist. One of our qualified Phase IV instructors will then contact the patient to either book their initial consultation, which counts as the first session of the 12-week gym based programme or book them into the cardiac class for 12 weeks.

12 week gym based programme

This is a flexible programme with an initial consultation and programme design with one of our qualified instructors. This will be followed up with three programme reviews and a lifestyle chat.

Price: The initial consultation costs £10 and includes the Heartbeat programme membership fee and an access card for parking at the Centre for Sport. Subsequent sessions cost £2 each.

12 week cardiac class

The class is weekly on Monday’s from 13:15-14:15 and is delivered by a phase IV qualified instructor.

Price: £30 per person for the 12 weeks.

Training partners for the gym based programme

We are aware that it can sometimes be challenging to exercise independently. As such, patients are welcome to invite a spouse or friend to join them for the 12 week period at the same rate (see below).

After the programme has finished, you and your training partner can become a member of the Centre for Sport at the concessionary rate of £245.

Additionally there is a progression cardiac class every Monday 14:30-15:30 which all are invited to attend on completion of the Phase IV programme.

Further information

If your have any queries, please contact our Sports Development Officer, Catherine McCluskey - email: catherine.mccluskey@uwe.ac.uk

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