Chester Heart Support Group has an arrangement with Cheshire West and Chester Council for the local community to use the Chester Heart Support Group gymnasium. Before using the facility, members will have an assessment by a cardiac qualified trainer who will give the member a recommended exercise programme and an introduction to the safe use of the equipment
Participants warm up sitting down. This includes mobility, pulse raiser and preparatory stretches. Everyone then partakes in strength and balance exercises standing behind their chair so they can hold on if necessary. This is followed by a circuit incorporating aerobic and muscle strength exercises with participants having the option to sit or stand. Cool down is sitting down and finishes with relaxation.
The Exercise class instructor is BACPR qualified (British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation). The circuit based exercise classes are suitable for low risk cardiac patients who have successfully completed a Phase III cardiac rehabilitation course or anybody who wants to increase/maintain their current level of fitness.
Both indoor and outdoor bowls, open to all. We have sets of bowls available for those who need them. Our annual bowling competition at Cheshire View gives a cup and prizes to the winner and prizes for the runners up. Lunch is included.
Easy walks of about 4 miles, usually with a break for lunch at a pub and in summer usually a picnic. Although in the summer this is usually a picnic lunch. We have about thirty regular walks but we are always keen to explore new ones. An average walk is up to two hours with shorter sections if you prefer. All ages are welcome as well as carers and friends, all of whom must be members
Strength & Balance Class Contact CHSG 01244 535788
Age is no barrier to exercise. At any age you can see improvement in your strength, balance, stamina, flexibility and more importantly the mental health benefits of exercise. One of the main reasons for these sessions is falls prevention
Lache Community Centre, Hawthorn Road, Chester CH4 8HX
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tai Chi Class Contact CHSG 01244 535788
Tai chi (also called tai chi chuan) combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai Chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise
The group embraces players of all abilities from 28 handicappers to those with single figure handicaps. To play with the group it is advisable to be a member of Pryors Hayes either for 5 or 7 day membership. We hold an annual prize giving dinner which is attended by wives and partners. We have monthly medal competitions in the summer months plus a variety of fun competitions throughout the year.