Exercise Program

Stay Active with Heartmoves

Heartmoves exercise program of ConnectAbility Australia is a low to moderate Heartmoves exercise program designed by the Heart Foundation and the Department of Health. Run by accredited exercise professionals, the classes are suitable for anyone who is not currently exercising or previously exercised.

The class is also a great place for people to make new friends and work with others to get moving, and have fun exercising at their own level within a small group. Heartmoves is open to everyone and is designed to be safe for people with stable long term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or obesity.

The Heart Foundation’s Heartmoves name lets the public and health professional know that Heartmoves exercise programs are low to moderate in intensity, have a specially trained and accredited leader, follow safety guidelines and encourage people to start slowly and work safely at their own pace.

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Mondays and Wednesdays: 2.15pm – 3.00pm

Bookings Required. Cost: $7.00 per class.

Classes held weekly, at The Jesmond Neighbourhood Centre.

NOTE: A completed health assessment is required for participation

To save some time at your first session, could you please print out the following form and fill it in before coming along.

Bring this form to your first class and give it to the instructor: Pre-Exercise Assessment and referral form.

If you have trouble opening the form, you may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is free and is available from here: Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.

How Heartmoves can help you

Taking part in regular Heartmoves sessions can help:

  • lower blood pressure
  • improve cholesterol control
  • manage weight
  • improve wellbeing and quality of life
  • manage diabetes
  • improve balance and flexibility
  • improve sleep
  • improve bone mineral density with arthritis management
  • prevent falls and injuries from falls


For more information see the Heartmoves website

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