We currently have one regular exercise session arranged every week. For the first half hour we usually do aerobics to
music. Some of the moves are similar to those you may remember from the Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions at the
hospital. In the second half hour we vary the activity week by week, to include toning sessions with resistance bands,
pilates, circuit training, or games such as badminton, table tennis, walking football or hockey.
Depending on demand from our members, we may well consider putting on a second session in the future, perhaps in
There is a very small annual subscription fee of £5.00 to help with the club's administration costs and expenses.
All our exercises take place in the new Queen's Park Sports Centre (Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield), are supervised
and led by a qualified fitness instructor and paid for at a substantially reduced member rate (see below).
By agreement with the centre management you may also use the fitness centre and the swimming pool during the
scheduled LightHearted sessions.
As a spin-off from the exercise session some of our members now also play badminton on Thursday evenings, by
DAY AND TIME:
Every TUESDAY morning, from 10.30 until 11.30!
(Pay £2.60 at reception, save your receipt and get a FREE cup of tea in the cafeteria downstairs afterwards,
in the company of other club members; a popular opportunity for a chat.)
LightHearted NEWS (June 2014):
Following a successful bid for help through a special fund provided by the Mansfield Building Society we have recently
been presented with a cheque for £490.00 which we have used to purchase new polo shirts to wear for exercise (see
picture below!). Our members would like to say thank you to the MBS for their generosity and encourage other voluntary
organisations or self-help groups to put in an application for a grant themselves. The process is fairly simple. Here is the
link to take you to the community page of the MBS:
Would you like to read about exercise in general in more detail?
Go to the extra page by using this link:
still under construction
More about exercise:
Here is a quote from a draft policy document issued by NORCOM / NHS Sheffield in 2011:
"... for individuals having a stable cardiac condition the adverse event risk associated with sedentary behaviour far exceeds the risk
associated with undertaking moderate physical activity... Even in perceived 'higher risk' situations where individuals having proven
coronary artery disease performed occupations involving heavy physical exertion, 'no convincing evidence for increasing the cardiac
risk of patients' was found."
What does this mean in plain English? It means that sensible exercise is better for your heart than no exercise, even with a cardiac
condition! This is why we at LIGHT♥HEARTED in Chesterfield believe that we need to exercise more than once a week in order to
increase our fitness levels. We strongly encourage our members to join the Queen's Park Sports Centre too! Membership at the Centre
allows many of our members to take advantage of the whole range of activities on offer, from using the fitness suite, to swimming,
or playing badminton, table tennis or racquet ball (to name just a few). Whatever your level of fitness, you will probably find an
enjoyable activity to suit you.
If you think you might be interested, why don't you take a look at the Queen's Park Sports Centre website?
For an overview of their activities, facilities, admissions policy and price list just CLICK on the link (picture) below.
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