HEARTBEAT was founded in October 2006 for people in West Yorkshire who have had or are at risk of having a cardiac event.
Walking with other people can turn an exercise session into an enjoyable social occasion and walking is also good for your mental health.
Their aim is to improve the quality of life and the life expectancy of their Members. The Charity, registered in England and Wales, number 1156951, is run by volunteer Trustees.
They hold walks with trained walk leaders three times a fortnight and offer several fun exercise classes each week as well.
Classes take place at the Brighouse Sports Club, Russell Way, Brighouse, HD6 4LX in a fully air-conditioned hall with disabled facilities and free parking.
Thursday mornings at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am
Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm
Tuesdays at 9.30am and 10.30am.
They also have a wide range of equipment: 1 cross trainer, 4 bikes, 2 foot bikes, 2 hand bikes, 2 rowers, steps, weights, bands and BMI scales. Their Trainers are BACR trained.
Anyone over 18 who meets our criteria can join. The criteria are have/had: a cardiac event/diagnosis, high blood pressure or cholesterol, Diabetes types 1 or 2, overweight BMI >25 or a carer for a Member.
They have male, female and transgender Members, with people from originally 7 countries outside of the UK. Members with other disabilities/ailments incude COPD, Downs, visual impairment, deaf, MS, stroke, arthritis/rheumatism, dementia, mental health and Parkinson’s.
Charitable incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales with the charity number 1156951