Exercise is the Best Medicine!


As autumn approaches, Croí are helping the people of Galway take control of their heart health. Exercise programmes at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre are resuming after the summer with many programmes on offer specifically designed for those who due to a number of health issues are reluctant to engage in exercise. There are also exercise classes for those who are new to exercise and just want to get fit.

“All our exercise programmes are evidence-based and focus on achieving cardiovascular fitness so as to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes as well as improving overall health & wellbeing. Exercise is definitely the best medicine and there is always some form of exercise that everyone can do no matter what age they are ” says Croí Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist, Denise Dunne.


Being physically active prevents and helps control a multitude of health problems, especially, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Exercise programmes on offer by Croí provide a locally accessible fitness solution and opportunity for those living with chronic conditions: pulmonary disease;  recovering from stroke or cancer; those with breathing difficulties or other long-term health conditions, to commence a safe and beneficial exercise regime.  The Croí programmes are ideally suited to anyone trying to reduce weight or indeed improve their overall health and wellbeing or those who have had cardiac events and want to prevent future events.


“Most Croí programmes run on a rolling six-week basis and are specially designed to suit all levels of current fitness, from those keen on completing their first 10km run to those who feel more comfortable exercising in a chair – there is something for everyone. Prior to enrolling, all individuals will be assessed to determine current fitness levels so as to tailor the programme to their needs and ability.  The social interaction and group dynamic is also a vital part of our programmes. Over the past few years, it has been a pleasure to see the many friendships develop between members of the different programme groups, with everyone enjoying a cup of  tea/coffee at the end of some of the sessions” says Dunne.

Croí’s autumn exercise & fitness programmes are now up and running - offering morning, afternoon or evening sessions.

For further information or to book your place on a suitable programme call Croí now on (091) 544310 


Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
Charity Number: CHY7500

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