Who do we work with?


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Who do we work with?


Do you want to:

Feel HEALTHIER?

Feel HAPPIER?

Have more ENERGY?

NOT THINK about your health all of the time?

Be more CONFIDENT?

DO MORE (gardening, bowls, walking, running, football)  - all the things they used to enjoy?

I didn’t realise it was possible to feel ‘good’ again - I thought that being sick and taking so many medications meant I would be tired and stuck inside for the rest of my life. After completing my 12 week programme, I can now walk for several miles without getting breathless, I have more energy (no more afternoon naps) and I can stay up later. I’ve even started lifting weights - something I had never tried before but I can really feel the difference in my posture and the way I walk. I am so glad I took that first step to getting fit again.

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?

Our bespoke exercise and nutrition programmes help people to recover from a cardiac event or health condition to feel FITTER, HEALTHIER and get MORE out of life. We also help people who may not have a health condition but feel out of shape and may not have exercised for years and don't know where to start - we'll show you what to do in a safe and comfortable way.

Here is a list of the conditions we regularly help:

  • Health conditions:
    • Diabetes.
    • Weight loss.
  • Heart conditions:
    •  Angina
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Arrhythmias (e.g. atrial fibrillation, SVT, ectopic beats).
    • High cholesterol.
    • Heart failure.
  • After a cardiac procedure or event:
    • Ablation.
    • Cardioversion.
    • Myocardial infarction (heart attack).
    • Angioplasty (Stenting).
    • Pacemaker insertion.
    • ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) insertion.
    • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts)
    • Valve surgery (replacement or repair).
  • Before, during and after cancer treatment including:
    • Surgery (e.g. mastectomy, prostate removal).
    • Radiotherapy.
    • Hormone treatment.
    • Chemotherapy.

What is included?


What is included?


Your programme will include physical exercise in a safe and structured manner. Every session, we aim to improve your cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. Small and sustainable changes are implemented into your daily routine each week, that become healthy habits for life.

You will be given information and guidance about nutrition – how to improve your current diet AND make it tasty. Our aim is to help you eliminate the unhealthy food felons: trans fats, highly processed foods and added sugars. We show you how to do this without crash dieting and without having to eat boring or tasteless food. Guaranteed weight loss and habits that will be with you for life.

Throughout your programme, you will have regular assessments - this means that you will be measured at regular ‘check points’ to ensure you are achieving the results that you want and need. Below are some case studies of people with a variety of clinical conditions and the results they achieved.

    • Stephen, age 68, Diabetes - Weight loss of 15lb and reduction in diabetic medication after 12 weeks
    • Susan, 55, Heart Attack - Full recovery from heart attack and started a regular gym programme after 6 week programme. Achieved 10lb weight loss, reduction in cholesterol and improvement in health after just 12 sessions.
    • James, 42, Stenting - Ex-Marathon runner who had a heart attack during training and subsequent stents inserted was able to return to running.  He completed a full marathon 6 months later.
    • Jack, 70, Heart Failure - Improvement in fitness and exercise capacity – at the beginning of the programme became breathless walking to the door; after 6 weeks working on breathing and building stamina he was able to walk 3 miles without stopping.
    • Jane, 39, Breast cancer - Increase in energy and faster recovery time after surgery and chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. The programme was one exercise session per week for three weeks, with a break for the week after chemotherapy.
    • Chris, 50, Prostate cancer - Reduction in uncomfortable symptoms, maintenance of muscle mass, 10lb fat loss and increased confidence. Chris was undergoing long term hormone treatment for prostate cancer. Initially starting with 2 sessions per week for 12 weeks, this dropped back to 1 session per week as he began to perform more exercise by himself.
    • Caroline, 57, no health conditions - wanted to lose that 'middle aged spread' and have more energy. After 12 weeks of subtle changes to her diet, improving her water intake and exercising a few times per week, she lost 1 stone and has maintained it. In her words 'I feel great, have more energy and best of all have stopped craving sweet things, which means I can keep the weight off and stop yo-yo-ing!'.

What do we need from you?


What do we need from you?


It’s essential that we talk through your programme before you commence to ensure that we have every chance of success. Our personalized programme needs to suit your personality, working hours, social life, past experience and of course your likes and dislikes.

Going through every aspect in great detail is crucial to you enjoying and succeeding in your programme. We need you to be committed to your health for the long term and understand that this is a lifestyle, not a quick fix. 

You will need to make healthy eating and exercise a priority. This does not need to take up too much of your valuable time. In fact, when you are fitter and eat better you will become MORE efficient and have MORE time to do the things you enjoy.

Our programmes are for those who are committed to living a long and healthy life and are willing to make the changes needed to achieve this.

FAQ's


FAQ's


Do I need a doctor's referral to enter the program?

If you have a medical condition then a referral from your doctor is very helpful.  Alternatively, with your permisssion we can contact your doctor or hospital to find out more about your condition to ensure your safety throughout your programme. We will then work with your doctor to develop a programme suited to your current health and treatment. Simply pass on the name and hospital of your consultant.

Will my doctor receive regular reports?

Yes - with your permission, our programme will give regular progress reports to your doctor. You will also receive a copy of these progress reports. We perform regular reassessments to keep track of your acheievements and can also adapt your programme based on these results.

What do the exercise sessions involve?

The exercise sessions will involve alternating between cardiovascular work (raising the heart rate) and weight (resistance) exercises. The exercise sessions will be circuit based and will involve rotation around number of exercise stations. This means that we can maximise each session.

Where do the sessions take place?

We come to you to ensure that the sessions are replicable in your own environment. We visit you in your home, can help you to set up a home gym, can visit your local gym with you and if weather permits we can exercise outside. We also offer programmes for international clients who are visiting London. We have developed close ties with a number of 5 star hotels in central London and can develop a bespoke programme in the comfort of your hotel. We also visit international clients in their overseas homes.

Why is exercise important?

There is a wealth of evidence to prove that physical activity plays a key role in improving people's health and well-being. Patients who attend cardiac rehab reduce their risk of complications and recover faster. Research has shown that people who exercise regularly reduce their risk of developing cancer and diabetes.

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/diabetes-full-story/#activity

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/healthyliving/exerciseandactivity/physical-activity-exercise-and-cancer

Physical activity can also improve your psychological well-being and mood, decreasing your risk of depression and improving your mental health and quality of life.

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/mental-health-a-z/E/exercise-mental-health

What benefits can I expect from the programme?

There are a wide range of benefits to be made from participating in physical activity, both physical and emotional.

Our unique programme will help you to:

  •  Recover quicker from surgery or treatment
  •  Lower your blood pressure
  •  Increase your fitness
  •  Lose weight
  •  Improve your health
  •  Sleep better
  •  Feel more energetic
  •  Stay independent and reduce your need for help from others
  •  Improve your co-ordination and flexibility
  •  Improve your muscle tone
  •  Improve your confidence and feel good about yourself

Are educational and counseling services available and can my partner/family join? 

Yes - your health can have an impact on the whole family so education and counseling can be of great support to all involved. Your partner or support person is very welcome to join you in your sessions. During each session, we will be giving you a wealth of information and education specific to your needs. Information will be delivered face to face, over email, through fact sheets and leaflets. You and your family can ask questions at any time throughout your programme.

Will an individualized treatment plan be developed for me?

Yes - we work with your doctor to develop a programme suited to your current health, treatment, medication and fitness levels. Together we set goals that you have identified. We adapt each session based on how you are feeling on that particular day. We work with you to increase your health and fitness each week.

Are the staff specially trained in the field of cardiac rehabilitation?

Yes - all of our staff are highly qualified. Every staff member is a qualified Cardiac Nurse and/or Phase 4 BACPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Instructor.

Are all staff currently certified in CPR?

All staff are qualified in Basic Life Support and are experienced on what to do in an emergency. Every staff member attends regular revalidation and updates their skills regularly.

Is emergency equipment and supplies readily available?

Yes - there is a defibrillator and emergency equipment available.

Are the fees covered by insurance? 

Unfortunately not; we are are self pay service. If you have a high level of health insurance coverage, you can ask your insurance if they will cover a set number of sessions. 

How much does the programme cost? 

Each programme is tailored to the individual and varies in length so our programmes vary in cost. Contact us for a quote based on your needs and a free initial consultation.

What happens at the end of the course?

The completion of the programme is not an end-point but the beginning of a healthier lifestyle incorporating regular physical activity. Throughout your programme we will provide you with home exercises and you will need to continue with these. If you have enjoyed your programme, we'd love you to keep your programme going! if you'd like to continue to see us for regular exercise sessions we will discuss your options and will be able to give you a discount on your subsequent programmes.

Still have further questions? Please contact us to ask. We love adding new questions to this page so please let us know if you have any questions that we haven't covered.

You may also like to download our information leaflet.

Are you ready?


Are you ready?


...To enjoy a unique, specialised service in the comfort of your own home?
Increase your fitness?
Improve your health?
Sleep better?
Enjoy a better quality of life?
 

Take a look at our specialised 4 week, 12 week or fully bespoke training programmes!