Fit for Me, has been offering cardiac rehabilitation phase 4 classes since 2011. The rehabilitation classes are run and managed by cardiac rehabilitation fitness instructors and a cardiac nurse.
Our aim is to ensure you remain healthy, fit and most importantly reduce your risk of future cardiac event. Our classes are very enjoyable and there is always a bit of craic going on. Some of the clients tell us they just come for the laugh, however they do have to do a good work out too.
Mella Fitzgerald, NCEHS, MSc, HDip, RGN, BACR
Mella is an (ANP) Advanced Nurse Practitioner working in Cardiothoracic surgery for more than 12 years. After qualifying as a nurse in 1997, she continued to study a Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing and a Masters of Science in University College Cork. She has participated in many sporting events and has always been interested in health and fitness.
This interest lead her to completing a National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training through the National Training Centre (NTC). She then decided to specialise in Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase 4 and completed this course through the British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR).
She has also completed many cardiac safety courses, such as CALS (Cardiac Advanced Life Support Instructor), ACLS ( Advanced Cardiac Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and Training people with heart failure.
Deirdre Mullen, MSc, NCEHS, BA, NCSM, NCEF, BACPR
Deirdre is qualified as a fitness instructor since 2000 and has been specialising in Cardiac Rehabilitation since 2007. She has many qualifications, such as, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Step Aerobics, Spinning, Rip 60, Pilates, Personal Training, Boxercise, Swimming teacher, Lifeguard, a Skiing instructor and also an Irish Dancing Teacher.
She has certificates in the use of an AED, Occupational First Aid, and Sports Massage.
In recent years, Dierdre completed a Masters in Preventative Cardiology through the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway.
Dierdre works full time in Trinity gym as the sports programmes manager, and with Fit for Me part-time. She loves fitness and always brings a new programme to the cardiac rehabilitation class.
“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)