What is Exercise Physiology?
Exercise physiology is all about helping people achieve their best physical selves. Exercise physiologists from Heart Health and Fitness help different people such as athletes who want to reach their optimum fitness, patients who need to recover from chronic health conditions, or people who want to lose weight.
We don’t provide a generic approach in our services, so we encourage our future clients to show up for an initial consultation.
“If exercise were a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed drug.”
We take a holistic approach to your care.
That means that we don’t just go through your physical function, abilities and pain points. We also assess your diet, mental health and other lifestyle behaviours (e.g. smoking and drinking habits).
We then use this information (as well as your health and medical history) to come up with a personalised journey to achieve YOUR goals. Whatever they may be. And if you are unsure about what you want to achieve, we can help you with this as well.
We help you track your progress and understand what exercise types and intensities are safe for you.
There’s definitely no one-size-fits-all approach to your health and well-being journey. So, let us help you get on the right path to success.
“All the usual aspects of cardiac rehab (exercise and lifestyle education) in a fraction of the time.”
Phase 2 cardiac rehab program – face to face
This 4-week lifestyle program will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to exercise independently and live a heart healthy lifestyle that (hopefully) doesn’t seem like a burden. This program will consist of 3 sessions per week, 45 minutes per session. One session will be a workshop and the other 2 will be exercise sessions. The workshops will discuss:
- Motivation and goal setting: The surprising things that actually motivate us and how to set the right goals
- Nutrition Part 1: Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and reading food labels
- Nutrition Part 2: Meal planning and preparation, where to find healthy recipes
- Mental Health: Positive psychology, stress management and improving sleep
Cost: $271.70 (valued at $387)
Length: 4 weeks, fixed dates (terms)
Delivery mode: Face-to-face
Why: Get more supervision and support for exercising safely, plus “crash course” in cardiac rehab, lifestyle education and exercise.
What does it involve: 2 d/wk 45-minute group exercise class (check in/out), 1 d/wk 45-minute education and activity workshop
Features / benefits:
- Individual consultation at the start of the program
- Face to face delivery
- Group exercise classes twice per week
- Group workshop once per week
- Express timeline
- Take-home workbook
- Re-assessment session
The next program starts on Monday 14th September, 2020. So get in quick to secure your spot and complete your assessment before it starts.
Strong Hearts Online
“We help you lay down the right foundations towards a heart healthy lifestyle, then guide you through the implementation process to help make it stick.”
Phase 2 cardiac rehab program – online
The Strong Hearts program is 12-week online program for people who have had a heart attack or surgery and want to use exercise and lifestyle changes to regain their confidence, boost their physical and mental fitness while connecting with health professionals and patients in similar situations.
Topics include meal planning, stress management and knowing your heart attack action plan.
Cost: $197 (valued at $437)
Length: 12 weeks
Delivery mode: Online
Why: To help you understand your cardiovascular disease, behaviour change and heart healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, psychology). And to help you implement a heart healthy lifestyle and access online group exercise classes.
What does it involve: 30-45 minutes per week for education and activities, plus access to group exercise classes online 5 d/wk from Week 5 or personalised home program (monitored through our phone app), plus access to Strong Hearts Society.
Key benefits: online, flexible learning and timeframe, maintain contact, guidance with implementation
Features / benefits:
- Includes individual consultation at the start of the program
- Short, weekly workshops
- Access to Strong Hearts Society
- Access to online group exercise classes from Week 5
To find out more or to get started, click this link. Please note, you will be taken to another site where the program is being hosted.
Strong Hearts Society
“Making heart healthy living fun and simple.”
Phase 3 cardiac rehab
The Strong Hearts Society is a membership for people with heart conditions looking to use exercise and lifestyles changes to improve their health and well-being. Join this fast-growing and supportive group of people as we help you navigate through the mess and chaos of health sciences to make heart healthy living easy.
Cost: $15.57 per week
Delivery mode: Face to face and online
Why: With all the information available, both online and offline, how do you know what to believe? Let us help you cut through the mess.
What does it involve: Join our weekly exercise classes (face to face or online); Facebook group for motivation, thought-provoking discussions and support; masterclasses and workshops
Join our monthly membership to get access to:
- Live exercise classes (9:30 am and 5/5:30pm AWST, Monday to Friday)
- All previously recorded classes
- The Strong Hearts Society Facebook group
- Online peer support group
- Masterclasses and workshops
All our classes are recorded (well the instructor is). So, if you can’t get to the clinic, you can join us online.
We have 3 types of classes to suit your needs and abilities:
- Back to Basics
- Challenge Me
- Control and Stability
Back To Basics
This class is great if you are new to exercise or returning after a break, whether due to illness, injury or otherwise. This class is also suitable if you have any issues with maintaining blood pressure and changes in position (e.g. POTS). We stick to standing or seated exercises in this class.
Monday’s and Thursday’s
This class is a great mix of strength and cardio exercises to challenge your whole body (upper, lower and core). We will give you alternatives as required so that you can push yourself as easy or as hard as you want.
Tuesday’s and Friday’s
Control and Stability
Combining Pilates, yoga and tai chi, this class is all about control. Ideal for improving your flexibility, balance and core control.
Group class membership: $15.57 per week (no lock-in contracts)
Casual class pass (1 visit): $15
10 class pass (10 visits): $135
4-week program: $271.70
12-week program: $197
Face to Face (in clinic) Consultations: $110 (initial), $93 (follow up)
Telehealth Consultations: $70*
Telephone Consultations: $50*
*Bulk billed with an Enhanced Primary Care plan through your GP.