© Pulsations 2017

Sessions

Days and Times

Sessions are held on:- Thursdays: 4:55pm- 6:00pm Saturdays: 8:55am- 10:00am

Before we start

Our busy secretary, Richard, is in regular contact with health professionals and leading heart organisations such as the British Heart Foundation. A feature of each session is the opportunity to pass on the latest news and information to members. The safety of members is of paramount importance, so anyone with worsening symptoms, who has recently been ill or had a change in medication must advise the session leader and they may be advised not to proceed with the session or to modify its intensity. Before exercise commences, members monitor their heart rate. This serves as a further check and gives an 'at rest' reference point. The group is attended by people of varying ages and abilities and members take the sessions at their own pace.

Warm Up

The first phase of the session, lasting around 10 minutes, is a routine of graduated low intensity exercise and short dynamic stretches. The aim is to increase myocardial blood supply, increase soft tissue flexibility and to mobilise joints.

Conditioning

The main part of the session comprises a series of 10  'stations' each visited in turn. Most comprise of a group of four Aerobic or a recovery exercises, each lasting about 45 seconds. Aerobic exercise strengthens and enlarges the heart muscle, to improve its pumping efficiency and so reduce the resting heart rate. It is also said to: strengthen the muscles involved in respiration facilitate the flow of air in and out of the lungs tone muscles throughout the body improve circulation efficiency reduce blood pressure increase the total number of red blood cells in the body, facilitating the  transport of oxygen improve mental health, including reducing stress and lowering the incidence of depression.

Cool Down

The main session is followed by a cool down period which includes low intensity exercise and short stretches. A final check on heart rates should see these reduced to near the pre- commencement level.

Relax

Then it's time for a nice cup of tea or coffee, biscuit and a chat. Friendship is another great benefit of joining the Pulsations group. It is a chance to share your experiences with others and to realise that you are not on your own. Not that we are obsessed with only matters of health and the heart - it's also just the place to make new friends. As well as the typical sessions , the group also organises occasional discussions. These may be on subjects such as diet, relaxation, medication or emergency first aid advice.

PULSATIONS LEEDS

© Pulsations 2017

Sessions

Days and Times

Sessions are held on:- Thursdays: 4:55pm- 6:00pm Saturdays: 8:55am- 10:00am

Before we start

Our busy secretary, Richard, is in regular contact with health professionals and leading heart organisations such as the British Heart Foundation. A feature of each session is the opportunity to pass on the latest news and information to members. The safety of members is of paramount importance, so anyone with worsening symptoms, who has recently been ill or had a change in medication must advise the session leader and they may be advised not to proceed with the session or to modify its intensity. Before exercise commences, members monitor their heart rate. This serves as a further check and gives an 'at rest' reference point. The group is attended by people of varying ages and abilities and members take the sessions at their own pace.

Warm Up

The first phase of the session, lasting around 10 minutes, is a routine of graduated low intensity exercise and short dynamic stretches. The aim is to increase myocardial blood supply, increase soft tissue flexibility and to mobilise joints.

Conditioning

The main part of the session comprises a series of 10  'stations' each visited in turn. Most comprise of a group of four Aerobic or a recovery exercises, each lasting about 45 seconds. Aerobic exercise strengthens and enlarges the heart muscle, to improve its pumping efficiency and so reduce the resting heart rate. It is also said to: strengthen the muscles involved in respiration facilitate the flow of air in and out of the lungs tone muscles throughout the body improve circulation efficiency reduce blood pressure increase the total number of red blood cells in the body, facilitating the  transport of oxygen improve mental health, including reducing stress and lowering the incidence of depression.

Cool Down

The main session is followed by a cool down period which includes low intensity exercise and short stretches. A final check on heart rates should see these reduced to near the pre- commencement level.

Relax

Then it's time for a nice cup of tea or coffee, biscuit and a chat. Friendship is another great benefit of joining the Pulsations group. It is a chance to share your experiences with others and to realise that you are not on your own. Not that we are obsessed with only matters of health and the heart - it's also just the place to make new friends. As well as the typical sessions , the group also organises occasional discussions. These may be on subjects such as diet, relaxation, medication or emergency first aid advice.

PULSATIONS LEEDS