The Heart Fit Cardiovascular Program is designed for participants who want to focus on risk factor modification through exercise and education. Participants may remain in the program as long as they remain medically stable. The cardiac rehabilitation team, which includes registered nurses, exercise physiologist and support staff, will oversee the program under the direction of Dr. J. Pala, Medical Director.
Benefits of the program include: up to 5 days per week of cardiovascular exercise and resistance training, risk factor assessment, monitoring by our professional staff, corresponding with participants, interventions with lifestyle modifications, optimal exercise equipment, educational classes and workshops, blood pressure and heart rate check, and self-monitoring skills.
Participants may be referred by a Physician or after completing Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. A physician's order is required to enroll in the program.
The cost of the Heart Fit Program is $43 per month due prior to the beginning of each month. An initial start up fee of $43 includes the initial assessment and first month of exercise sessions. One adult and significant other (SO) who qualifies for the program will receive a discount of 25% off of one regular fee (SO fee $32/month).
Payments can be made at or mailed to the Knox Community Hospital cashier's office by cash, check, or credit/debit card. Payment can be made over the phone and online using a credit/debit card. Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of this program and cannot be billed by Knox Community Hospital. We are proud to announce that we now are accepting SilverSneakers® and similar health insurance programs.
Times & Location
The program days are:
Monday and Wednesday 7 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM - 3 PM
Thursdays 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7 AM - 5 PM
The department will be closed for lunch from 12 PM - 1 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday.
The program is located beside the Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program on the first floor of the hospital.