Redditch Hale and Hearties History

Redditch Hale and Hearties was established in September 1997 as a heart support group, providing phase 4 exercise classes.

Exercise phases:

Phase 1 (Acute) is in hospital shortly after your cardiac event;

Phase 2 (sub acute) Hospital outpatient rehab, first few weeks;

Phase 3 (Intensive out patient therapy)  the latter stage of your hospital rehab programme;

Phase 4 (Independent Ongoing Conditioning) Joining a club which offers a heart patient centered                         exercise programme.

The initial exercise venue was at the Oakenshaw centre in Redditch (Friday afternoon sessions).

Two more venues then opened, another in Redditch at Community House in Easemore road (Wednesday evening exercise session) which is also where we have our bi-monthly meetings, and one at the Bromsgrove scout hut on the Kidderminster road (Friday morning exercise sessions).