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Cardiac Rehabilitation | Exercise to improve psychological wellbeing

Fit for Me, has been offering cardiac rehabilitation since 2010, based in the wonderful settings of Memorial Gardens, Dublin 8. The exercise classes are of most benefit to people with heart disease, but we welcome friends and relatives too.

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Fit for Me, has been offering cardiac rehabilitation since 2010, based in the wonderful settings of Memorial Gardens, Dublin 8. The exercise classes are of most benefit to people with heart disease, but we welcome friends and relatives too.

There is no monthly subscriptions or joining’s just pay as you go.
There is no booking in process it’s just........see you when we see you.....but the more we see you the better it is for your heart.
We offer advice, regarding your disease as classes are run by a Cardiac Nurse and 3 experienced fitness instructors.
Finally, we socialize, there are many social events throughout the year,that help our hearts in so many ways.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Following a diagnosis of heart attack or heart failure or after a procedure such as angioplasty or heart surgery, participating in cardiac rehab is one of the best things you can do for your heart-health. Recovery is a journey as much as a destination. You might often feel like you’re a passenger in a car being driven by your heart, like you have no control. But cardiac rehabilitation helps you grab the steering wheel so you can regain control of your health.

Cardiac rehab doesn’t change your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future. Every little step you take toward heart health helps you take the next step, and the step after that, and so on. It’s not always easy. It’s not always fun. But it’s how you lower your risk of a second heart-related event. It’s the path to feeling better than before.
American Heart Association

Benefits from attending Cardiac Rehabilitation classes at Fit for Me

  • Lower your risk of a future cardiac event
  • Reduce your mortality by 26%
  • Improved exercise tolerance which will improve your cardiac function
  • Exercise helps to reduce your cholesterol
  • Encouragement to eat better
  • Enjoy the company of training with your peers
  • Exercise also helps to regulate your sugars if you’re diabetic
  • Delay the progression of your cardiac disease
  • Assistance in ensuring you are ready to return to work
  • Better engage in daily activities
  • Improved flexibility and strength
  • Enjoy social outings and educational evenings
  • Improve your psychological wellbeing
  • Encouragement to quit smoking
  • Encouragement to lose weight if required
  • Improvement in your symptoms of heart disease

Phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase 1– Begins in the hospital when you initially have a cardiac event.

Phase 2 – Continues in the hospital and when you’re discharged home.

Phase 3 – Begins approx. 6 weeks after your event, and is a hospital based program that you attend in the physiotherapy out patients department.

Phase 4 – Is a community based program to help you to continue to overcome your risk factors and to continue exercising in a structured class. Phase 4 is a maintenance journey for life. Phase 4 is what we offer at Fit for Me. You are welcome to join us for one night or continue to work with us for the rest of your life. We have clients with us that started in 2011, remain as dedicated today (Feb. 2017) as they did on their first week.

For more information on phase 4 classes and cardiac rehabilitation in Ireland, please visit the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation website

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Who can attend ?

Cardiac rehabilitation is an option for people of all ages and with many forms of heart disease. In particular, you may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation if your medical history includes:

  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Certain congenital heart diseases
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Angioplasty and stents
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve replacements
  • If you have any of the risk factors associated with heart disease; high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, obese, smoker or a history of smoking,

How do I sign up?

You need to make contact with us, through the website, email or phone. We will then ensure your referral form is completed.

What do you do in the class?

The hour long class involves a 15 minute warm up then a 35 minute circuit program and a 10 minute cool down with stretchin

What do I need to bring?

You need to wear a track suit or comfortable leisurewear, and running shoes. You’ll also need to bring a towel and a bottle of water.

How often do I need to attend?

You can attend as often or as little as you like. However, the more often you attend the better you will feel.

How much do the classes cost?

Classes in Islandbridge are pay as you go, so you don’t have to commit to any large subscriptions. Your first class is free so come try it out!

€5 per class.

Can my partner/ friend/ relative attend?

Yes, we welcome partners or close friends of clients with heart disease. We find this encourages people to attend more often.

Am I too old or too young to attend?

No, we have people as young as 34 and our eldest client to date is 88 years old.


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“Many heart patients experience heaviness of spirit from time to time and I am no exception. But I always come away from the class in good form, refreshed, invigorated and renewed”

67 year old male (after Heart Attack, CABG, Aortic Valve Replacement and Stents)

”I have found the classes very beneficial in my recovery. I find the pace of training, the excellent tutors, and exercising with like minded people most rewarding. I highly recommend it”

62 year old female (after a Heart Attack and Stents)