Subject to Government guidelines coming into force as from 19th July, it has been decided that as from August we will continue to open in both venues on one day per week but will increase exercise sessions to three per morning with no need to pre-book.
We will also have a few chairs available in case some less-able members want to exercise seated as there will not be a specific class for them at the moment. These will be placed in the middle of the room so members doing circuit training can exercise round them.
It is also intended to re-open up the serving of tea and coffee. These will be in disposable cups with no biscuits. There will not be any charge for this and the situation will be reviewed at the end of September.
From September, if demand increases, we will also open on a Monday in Bury St Edmunds with three sessions and tea and coffee.
Because the Group is still vulnerable, masks and hand sanitisation will stay for the time being and then later, at peoples discretion.
We will monitor the situation and hopefully be able to open up fully before Christmas.

  Michelle Jermy one of our Instructors up with other instructors and kindly provided us with an online programme of exercises to follow.  

It's not good to be sedentary for a  long time , so have a look for something that suits you.
 There are several workouts to choose from.

website templates free download

Exercise Sessions

Supervised (BACR Phase lV) exercise sessions (circuits and aerobics and a seated exercise on Mondays Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays) are held on:

Bury St Edmunds
Monday mornings at The New Bury Community Centre, St Olaves Road, Bury St Edmunds: 9.15am - 12.30pm

Wednesday mornings at The New Bury Community Centre, St Olaves Road, Bury St Edmunds: 9.15am - 12.30pm

Friday mornings at The New Bury Community Centre, St Olaves Road, Bury St Edmunds 9.15am - 12.30pm

Friday evenings at Sexton's Manor Primary School, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3HG 6.45pm - 8.15pm
Bury St Edmunds
Tuesday mornings at Long Melford Old School,The Green, Long Melford, CO10 9DX 9.15am - 12.30pm

Due to increasing numbers exercising, as from 2nd January 2018, we are holding three classes every Tuesday morning at The Long Melford Old School.

These will consist of an Aerobics session from 9.30am to 10.30am, A ‘Gentle’ class for the less abled from 10.30am to 11.15am and a further Aerobics session from 11.15am to 12.15am.

Tea and coffee refreshment facilities will be on offer throughout these times for exercisers to cool down after their classes as well as for members who come to see our resident Cardiac Nurse or just to sit and chat with friends both old and new.

All people with cardiac history who have attended the West Suffolk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Course will have been advised regarding the suitability of exercising with ‘Upbeat’, taking into account their medical condition.

We advise anyone who has not been the patient attending the West Suffolk Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Course, or where you were the patient and a period of six weeks has elapsed since completion, to seek further advice from your GP regarding your suitability for exercise before starting sessions with ‘Upbeat’. You will understand, of course that ’Upbeat’ must reserve the right to refuse participation in Exercise Sessions.

The ‘Upbeat’ exercise sessions are supervised with Qualified Instructors and a Cardiac Adviser, but please remember:-


Please wear comfortable clothes and suitable footwear and remember you are not obliged to ‘keep up’. Reduce your pace if you feel stressed, make smaller movements and/or leave out arm movements. Above all enjoy it – you will certainly be better for it.

Pop in to have a look at what we do and how we enjoy it!

Other exercise opportunities such as guided walks are also arranged. 

There is currently a charge of £3 per session towards class expenses.

Michelle Jermy - Excercise Instructor

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