Member for Ferny Grove Geoff Wilson with the Heart Foundation’s Julie Adsett and fitness trainers Sasha Boon and Helen Barge at the Heart Moves launch at Samford.
A program designed to bring better health to people living with heart conditions has arrived at Samford.
Heart Moves, a Heart Foundation initiative dedicated to reducing the number of people living with heart, stroke and blood vessel disease, has been launched at In-Line Fitness at Samford Village.
The special fitness program is designed for older people and those with medical referrals, and could not previously be delivered in the area because of a lack of appropriately qualified trainers.
Member for Ferny Grove Geoff Wilson officially launched the program last month.
Heart Foundation Co-ordinator Julie Adsett said the expansion of the Heart Moves program throughout Queensland was a deliberate strategy to reduce preventable illnesses and deaths.
Participation in the low intensity exercise sessions can help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol control and manage weight. Exercise can also help improve balance and flexibility, manage diabetes and arthritis, and prevent injuries from falls.
The Heart Moves program, to be run by licensed fitness trainers Helen Barge and Sasha Boon, will replace existing rehabilitation classes at the In-Line Fitness gymnasium.
Four Heart Moves classes will be held each week at In-Line Fitness, Main Street, Samford Village. Phone 3289 2001 or visit http://heartmoves.heartfoundation.org.au/