Cardiac Rehabilitation - Phase IV

In June 2010, Steve Pomroy gained the specialist qualification “Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Professional”. This makes Steve one of the few Level 4 Exercise Professionals in the UK (a Level 4 exercise professional on REPs, being the most senior level possible at the time).

The qualification, awarded by BACPR (British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation), officially enables Steve to exercise anyone who has Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), and those at risk of developing the disease.

As well as improving your fitness, your appearance, your self esteem, your weight and your state of mind, exercise has been clinically proven to reduce the risk of a further cardiac event by 20% or more. HOWEVER, it is vital that anyone with CHD, who takes up exercise, gains access to qualified training staff. You need someone with an understanding of the condition, its restrictions, medication effects and much more, in order to exercise effectively and safely. This is why a Phase IV Cardiac Rehab qualification is vital.

Since gaining this qualification, Steve has delivered hospital-based talks to patients with CHD on the importance of exercise; trained individuals using highly tailored programmes; and runs hospital-based cardiac rehab exercise classes in the local area (see below).

Additionally, Steve is part of the team at a local hospital delivering the earlier hospital-based phase of rehabilitation (Phase III), where he also gained his qualification in Immediate Life Support (include the use of a defibrillator). As of the start of 2011, he broadened the classes to include those at risk of CHD (i.e. if you have high blood pressure, smoke, are overweight, have high cholesterol, don’t currently exercise).

Classes are run at Epsom Hospital:
Monday 6:45pm
Tuesday 6pm and 8pm
Thursday 6:45pm and 8pm
Saturday 9am

Dorking Sports Centre:
Friday 2:30pm

****More classes are being added on a regular basis, so please phone or email for updated information****

The cost is just £5 per one hour session, using a mixture of machines and other equipment, all of which is explained to those taking part.

Partners are welcome too, and many of the sessions are attended by husbands, wives, children and siblings. They are gaining the benefits of supporting their loved ones, and they get fitter and lose weight too. The sessions are an opportunity to meet like minded people, share experiences and make a whole new group of friends.

The images on this page are from one of the classes run in Epsom. Please contact Steve on 07876 596649 to make enquiries or book your place.
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