New Exercise4Health Programme for those with Long Term Health Conditions.


Croí have teamed up with  NUI Galway and the Kingfisher Fitness Club to provide a unique community exercise programme especially designed and developed to support people with long term health conditions such as, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke recovery, cancer recovery or indeed anyone trying to reduce their weight or generally improve overall health & wellbeing.


“Usually those with long term health conditions are reluctant to engage in exercise and often find it difficult to find a suitable exercise programme to meet their needs, so we have designed this special Exercise4Health programme to specifically cater for this need” says  Croí’s Specialist Physiotherapist, Denise Dunne.


The Exercise4health  programme is now resuming after the summer season and Croí are encouraging as many people as possible to come along and join what is also a very enjoyable session. The programme is designed to provide fitness solutions for everyone wishing to lead a healthier lifestyle including those living with or recovering from various health conditions. Being physically active prevents and helps control a multitude of health problems, especially, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Exercise4Health provides a locally accessible opportunity for anyone looking to commence a safe and beneficial exercise programme supervised by professional exercise specialists.


The six-week rolling exercise programme is specially designed to suit all levels of current fitness and prior to enrolling for the classes, participants will be provided with an individualised assessment to ascertain their fitness level. The Exercise4health Programme, led by expert cardiac physiotherapists/exercise specialists from Croí and delivered in conjunction with the fitness team at Kingfisher Club, will provide participants with:


•             An assessment of their existing fitness level and a personalised plan for improvement

•             Fitness classes delivered at a level to suit everyone

•             Weekly heart-rate monitoring and personal progress tracking

•             A motivating and enjoyable fitness programme which can be continued at home and which if followed will provide a measurable improvement in fitness levels


Professor Terry Smith, Professor of Biomedical Engineering Science at NUI Galway said, “This exciting partnership between NUI Galway, Croí and the Kingfisher Fitness Club aims to provide a community based exercise initiative which will significantly help to improve the health and wellbeing of people suffering from a range of chronic illnesses. Participants will only undertake exercise activities that suit their individual abilities and needs. The benefits are not just improved physical health, but meeting other participants and the fitness team at the Kingfisher Club also provides a great social outlet.”


The next Exercise4Health programme will take place on Thursday October 19th in the Kingfisher Fitness Club at NUI Galway from 1pm- 2pm and every Thursday thereafter at the same time.


For further information or to book a place on this exciting new programme call Croí 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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