My name is Angela Hartley and as a Cardiac Nurse and Exercise Coach, I realised that there was not much support out there for people with a heart condition once they’d been discharged from hospital or finished cardiac rehab. So I decided to offer it myself!
I started Healthy Hearties in 2014 after hearing the same concerns over and over that my hospital patients were having – they didn’t know what to do next, they were scared and they felt they had no one to turn to.
I started offering one to one programmes in my gym and the feedback after just one or two sessions was AMAZING. They felt listened to, they felt their questions had been answered and best of all, they felt they had the KNOWLEDGE to go out and exercise by themselves.
As a mum to two small children, I realised I had a limited number of people that I could help each week. So I decided to move things online so that I could help so many more people get the same results that my face to face clients were having.
I want people with a heart condition to know that I’m on their side. I’m here to listen, answer your questions and make you feel SAFE.
Just like Simon. He got in touch with me over email after he’d seen my Healthy Hearties Facebook group. He had a heart attack, stents and then kidney failure in 2017 and felt stuck and unsure what type of exercise he should be doing. He had been given very little information from his doctors in hospital and barely saw someone once a year to check his heart.
His follow ups were quick and there was no time to talk about exercise. When he did get a chance to ask about exercise, the doctor answered with a shrug and an unhelpful “do what feels right but don’t overdo it”. (The reason that many doctors aren’t very helpful may surprise you – your Dr doesn’t KNOW what type of exercise to do!).
Simon had completed cardiac rehab but that was in 2017 and now had no plan to follow. He had asked his GP. “Try walking. And lose weight. But don’t do too much!” Simon was annoyed and confused – am I doing enough? Too much? Can I do more? No one seemed to know! He looked elsewhere for help and support – his family was great, his friends tried but didn’t really understand.
That’s where I came in – I gave Simon what he needed – someone on his side, listening to his concerns, asking what he wanted to do with more fitness (play golf on holiday, hike up his local hills with his dogs without puffing) and we set a plan in place. He finally was on the right course.
Simon was not an uncommon case – because of a lack of guidance many people with a heart condition lose the confidence to get out there and do it themselves. You WANT to do it, you know you NEED to, you just need help and reassurance that you’re doing it RIGHT. It’s a vicious cycle – you want to do something but aren’t sure what to do or how much, and on it goes.
That’s what I’m here for – to help with all of the concerns that are swirling round your head.
I’m here to help you get on the right track and swim through the weeds of confusion to the other side where life is full of energy and fun! And we will do it bit by bit. As part of a team.
Nearly all of my Hearties come to me confused and unsure where to start but after as little as 1 month they are back doing the things they love and best of all, they have their life back.
Come join the other successful Hearties and I can help you get yours back too.
Being a member costs £47 per month (less than the price of a 1 hour session with me face to face).
You get so many of the benefits of training with me face to face without all the overheads! Come and do my weekly Zoom classes, complete your monthly homework, attend coffee catch ups with the other Hearties and so much more!
Cancel at any time, no contract.
I even offer a 14 day money back guarantee so that there is no risk to you. Tell me via email that you aren’t happy within 14 days and I’ll give you a full refund.
If you know you need the support and know the commitment will help you to stick to a plan then I’m offering 12 months for the price of 10 if you pay in full for the year. What a steal!
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