About Healthy Hearties
Welcome to Healthy Hearties
Why Cardiac Rehab? Because it will make you feel great again after a heart attack or surgery and get you back on track! After a heart attack, heart surgery or a stay in hospital, getting home can feel overwhelming and scary. Your treatment seemed to go well but the aftercare and education, may have felt a bit… underwhelming. You’ve been told hardly anything about exercise other than to ‘take it easy’. Those feelings of worry, fear and being unsure of who the ‘new you’ is exactly why I started Healthy Hearties. I want to tell all Hearties that it’s possible to be fitter, healthier and get your energy back on track, with a few simple tips.
Who am I? I’m Angela Hartley, Cardiac Nurse and Cardiac Rehab Expert! I used to be that busy nurse on the ward sending you home from the ward with a bag of medications and a wave goodbye. Now I aim to empower people with knowledge, confidence and the tools to get back out there and exercise again. The Healthy Hearties Cardiac Rehab Programme will teach you that you CAN do more than you think. And it IS good for you! In my programmes you will understand your heart condition, know more about your medications and how they affect your mood, your exercise and know what foods really are heart healthy so you can get your energy, mojo and life back!
Meet Our Team
Healthy Hearties is run by Angela Hartley, Cardiac Nurse and Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist.
I am an ‘Aussie in London’ although I have been here for 15 years and now live in Surrey! My favourite thing to hear from my clients is that I’ve given them the confidence to go out and exercise again. From marathon runners after a heart valve replacement, to heart failure patients who need guidance and support on what is safe, I’ve helped hundreds of Hearties get more confident, fitter, healthier and feel back in control of their lives. I want people with any type of heart condition to live a full and active life without being scared to do things. I’ll help you get your mojo back!
Catrice has the greatest organisational skills and loves a spreadsheet! She keeps the classes running on time, blog posts looking pretty and the general day to day social media accounts interesting and up to date. She loves Mexican food and is often heard singing 90’s music!
“My Mission Is to Get You Exercising With Confidence and Live a Life Full of Energy, Without Fear”
Why Work with Us?
With 17 years experience as a Cardiac Nurse in a range of fields – on the ward, in ICU, Cardiac Rehab, pre-op, education I have seen the patient journey from a wide range of angles! I know what you’ve been through because I’ve seen it from start to finish.
Professional & Friendly
And occasionally funny. I was born in Brisbane, Australia and moved to the UK when I was 23. So you may notice that I’m quite relaxed about ‘everything’. I take your health seriously and use my confidence about heart health to help you feel confident about your own heart’s abilities.
Ask me all the questions!
I’ll answer all the ones you forgot to ask at the hospital about your medications or your test results. I can give you 100 x more detail than the doctor did about exercise – they told you to ‘not overdo it’, I’ll tell you exactly what you CAN do.
Homework to follow
This may not seem like a good thing but it will give you a great guide to follow so that you feel safe doing exercise by yourself. I will either give you a heart rate to stick to or give you specific instructions.
We will go through your diet – is it as good as you think? Are you getting enough heart-friendly Omega 3’s? How much sugar are you eating per day (hint – it’s more than you think, even if it’s not added to your coffee).
I will recommend supplements that will improve your heart health and energy after taking your current medications into account.