News

CURRENT NEWS

POLO SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE
See the Merchandise page.

PARKING AT WINCHESTER ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
If you had the benefit of parking passes in the past then you should be able to park on levels 3 or 4 (staff parking), if you still have the same car registration number.
These levels have ‘registration recognition’ and read your car registration upon entry. There is no fee to pay.
Otherwise, you should park on level 5 or 6 where there is a parking fee.
ONLY PAY ON LEAVING.
To pay your fee there is a machine on level 6, and at the car park end of the ground floor corridor as you leave the hospital.

To attend the sessions it is hoped you will be able to use the 1 to 1½ hour period at £2.70.

The methods of payment are:- Cash, Notes, Credit or Debit cards.

Please note that the parking period is between passing the barrier on the way in, and paying the fee, as there is a tolerance for you to leave the car park having paid.

ALTERNATIVES
Car sharing might be an option for some.
You can also park in Hilliers car park in Romsey Road, opposite the hospital, after 6pm when it is free!

There is also the Winchester Park & Ride scheme.
Off peak parking (After 10.30am) £2.50
At the Barfield and St Catherine’s sites it is free after 4pm!! Perfect for us.
If you have a bus pass, you can travel for free to the hospital.
Last bus leaves the hospital at 7.38pm so no good for the later sessions
Details Here: Park & Ride

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CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT
During this current heatwave, classes at Winchester have been cancelled on Tuesday 23rd July and Thursday 25th July.
Classes at Eastleigh are continuing, unless things get worse.

EASTLEIGH CLASSES HAVE CHANGED TO TUESDAYS
The Hampshire Fire & Rescue HQ have asked us to change our gym nights from Mondays to Tuesdays due to other events taking place on Monday evenings.
This will start on Tuesday 25th June 2019.

Exercise Bicycle Presentation

ATTENTION: CLASSES CANCELLED TONIGHT
The 6.15 and 7.15 classes at Winchester tonight (Tuesday 29th January 2019) have had to be cancelled. The 5.15 class will go ahead as usual.

2018 CHRISTMAS DINNER
Fully Booked.

GYM SESSIONS DURING THE HEATWAVE
Following our recent meeting with Liz Britton and the hospital’s physios, we have decided to take a lead from Phase 3, in so much as, instead of closing the gym during periods of high temperature, we should continue with exercise classes, but at a reduced level of exertion. Ie 10min warm up, 10min circuit, 10min machines, a short break for refreshments, and finish with 10min cool down.

The final decision on the level best suited to the conditions at any given time, will be left entirely to the discretion of the trainer.

This means we plan to continue with exercises from this coming Monday, 23rd July.

July 2018: Winchester Gym Re-opening
Eastleigh gym remains closed on Monday 16th July but Winchester gym will be open on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th.
Watch this space, or the the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartsupport/ for further announcements.

1st July 2018: Gym Closures
During this period of high heat, both gyms at Eastleigh and Winchester will be closed.
As soon as temperatures return to normal, i.e. 23 deg or less after 5pm, exercising at the gyms will be able to resume.
Please keep amn eye on this website and also the facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartsupport/

Monday Gym Sessions
GOOD NEWS:
The gym at the Fire & Police HQ opens again on Monday 14th May 2018.
Monday 7th May is a Bank Holiday so there will be no gym that evening.

Session supervisors as per the existing schedule.

Remember, it is important to keep up your exercises with us because if you are absent for 3 months or more, you will be referred back to Phase III.

Membership Subscriptions
Your membership of WHSG becomes due on 1st May 2018. You will have until 31st May to pay your subscription after which, if you have not paid, you will be struck off the records. Current subscription is £15.

2018 AGM Report
The 2018 AGM was held on Wednesday 23rd March at the Winchester Club.
You can read the full report here:  2018 AGM minutes (PDF Document)

AGM 2018
FRIDAY 23rd MARCH AT 8PM
AT THE WINCHESTER CLUB, HIGHFIELD LODGE, WORTHY LANE, WINCHESTER SO23 7AB
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR GROUP AND COMMITTEE, AS WITHOUT THEM THE GROUP WOULD NOT FUNCTION

EASTLEIGH GYM TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The gym at the Fire & Police HQ is closed from Monday 19th February 2018 until early May 2018, due to building work taking place. Members will be informed when it is safe to return.

SECRETARY REQUIRED
Jim will be retiring at the next AGM so we will be needing a new secretary. If you are interested, contact us via email or the contact form, for details of the job.

NEW TRAINER
Martin Sorenson has joined the team at Winchester, replacing Alison as trainer on Thursday evenings.
We hope you will all give him a big welcome.

Please Note: If you have not attended the gym for 3 months or more, you may have to return to Phase 3 to be re-assessed for continuation with Phase 4 exercises.

Supervisors Needed.
We are always looking for supervisors for the gym sessions, to give the current few some free weeks. If you feel you could assist the group in this way, please talk to Jim Finch at Winchester, or Greg Smith at Eastleigh. The supervisors set up the session with the paperwork from the box, oversee the money coming in, record the details on the slip then put the cash in a bag in the box. New attendees are given a “starter pack” of forms to complete, which the supervisor then places in the box.

Nothing to be frightened of, just housekeeping, which usually has to be done about once every 4 weeks or so.

The front cover of the British Heart Foundation
Heart Attack Booklet – Free Download
This booklet is for people who have had a heart attack, and their family and friends. It explains what a heart attack is and how it is treated, including primary coronary angioplasty. It also has information about recovery from a heart attack, and what you can do to help yourself stay healthy.