Hartlepool Hearts can help solve coronary worries

Members of the Hartlepool Heartd Coronary group enjoying a weekly workout session in the Mill House Leisure Centre.
Members of the Hartlepool Heartd Coronary group enjoying a weekly workout session in the Mill House Leisure Centre.

A health group is holding its annual meeting this week with a plea for more people to come and get involved.

The Hartlepool Hearts Coronary Support Group supports people who have some sort of coronary problem.

Its annual meeting will be held from 7pm on September 3 in the Central Library in York Road.

Items on the agenda include social activities and the future of the group’s monthly social meetings.

The support group’s weekly exercise classes are held each Monday at the Mill House leisure centre sports hall from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Secretary David Tyson said: “We do circuit training and heart rates are taken before we start.”

The group splits into pairs and warm up before embarking on exercises which include leg, arm and chest routines.

“The idea is to get people’s heart rate up and exercise the heart, and then take pulse readings,” said David.

The second half of the session focuses on slowing the pace and getting the participants’ heart rates back down.

But the exercise classes are not the only way in which people can get involved.

The group also holds sessions in the Central Library in York Road on the first Thursday in alternate months from 7pm.

There is no bar on age of members taking part.

To find out more about the Hartlepool Hearts Coronary Support Group, contact David on (01429) 281709.