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[email protected] is a community-based chronic illness rehabilitation service which offers programmes of specifically tailored exercise classes in a supervised environment by instructors sensitive to the needs of each group. It is a collaboration between the WIT ARENA, the WIT Department of Sport and Exercise Science & the WIT Department of Nursing and Health Care. The concept of MedEx Wellness originated in Dublin City University, where a thriving programme has been operating since 2006.

Where and When are the [email protected] programmes on?

The 10-week Move-On exercise programme is hosted by WIT Arena in collaboration with the WIT Department of Sport and Exercise Science & the Department of Nursing and Health Care. The 10-week Move On exercise programme commenced in March 2017. Classes run on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings. Please contact the WIT Arena for information on the start date for follow-on programmes. 

Our Smart Steps and Heart Smart programme commenced in October 2018 for individuals who have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), who have completed phase III cardiac rehabilitation or who have hypertension.  Currently this is free of charge to participants.

Why choose [email protected] programmes?

These programmes will allow you to exercise in a safe, friendly and social environment. Each session is led by instructors sensitive to the relevant group. The focus is on improving your self-confidence to exercise as well as increasing your overall fitness. Fitness assessments are undertaken as part of the programme.

How much do the programmes cost?

•          €90 for full programme duration

•          Includes 10 supervised exercise classes

•          Socialise with a Tea/Coffee after the class

•          Access to the Edge gym in WIT ARENA for the 10 weeks of the programme

•          FREE car parking at the WIT ARENA

•          At the end of the 10 week block, longer memberships will be available, if desired.

Booking and information

E: [email protected]

T: 051 834444

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Specifically designed for individuals with cardiovascular disease including hypertension

Inclusion criteria

Hypertension

or

Completed phase III cardiac rehabilitation

or

Peripheral arterial disease (Intermittent claudication)

Exclusion criteria

Angina

or

Heart failure

Specifically designed for people who have finished their cancer treatment.