Our Cardiac Rehab Program

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Cardiac Rehab

People of all ages and heart diagnoses can benefit from regular exercise, however, it is important to exercise safely if you suffer from heart disease. Our cardiac rehab program provides a place for a monitored exercise program, social support and access to experts who will help you successfully manage your heart health. The cardiac rehab team is lead by exercise physiologists who work with a medical director, dietitian, counselors, and your cardiologist to provide the best care for you as an individual. Our program is certified by the American Association Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Exercise

Your exercise prescription is determined based on your current physical status. A low-intensity exercise test will be completed during your first visit to give us data to tailor the workout to you and your goals. Equipment such as stationary bicycles, treadmills, ellipticals, seated steppers, stair climbers, and resistance training machines offer a full body workout to safely, and efficiently improve your heart’s strength.

During your sessions, professionals will monitor the electrical rhythms of your heart using our cardiac telemetry system, assess responses to exercise such as blood pressure and heart rate in order to properly progress your personal exercise prescription. By using these values, our team of experts will gradually increase the intensity, and duration of your program in order to improve your condition.

The team members will communicate openly with your referring cardiologist and are equipped to handle any emergent situations. Our program follows the strict certification guidelines of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

In general, you will be exercising in a group setting alongside other like-minded individuals with similar goals (maximum number of participants per class is 12).

Our goal is that by the end of your program, you can expect to feel more like yourself, and return to the activities you once loved to do, but may have been limited by your condition. 

Education

Weekly education topics are discussed in a group setting to ensure that you have the tools and knowledge you need to live healthfully after a heart event. Our team of experts can help you gain valuable insight into how your heart works, and more importantly, how you can help it work better. Our education topics include stress management, heart healthy nutrition, heart medications, cholesterol management, high blood pressure, and other topics to help reduce the risk factors for heart disease.

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410-554-2167

For more information about Cardiac Rehab, or Medical Fitness, please contact the Fitness Center at with any questions.

Location

33rd Street Professional Bldg.
2nd Floor Fitness Center
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-554-2167

Hours

Cardiac Rehab Classes are offered on:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the following class times:
8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, and 1:30 pm

Medical Fitness is offered on:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the following hours:
Mon 1:00-3:00pm, Wed 8:00-11:30am, 1:00-3:00pm, and Fri 8:00-11:30am, 1:00-3:00pm

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Related Information

 

Our Cardiac Rehab Program is certified by:

 

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