Prime Time

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Prime Time

 

Who qualifies?

  • If you are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but have completed a stress test with a negative result.
  • If you’ve had a cardiac event, you must have completed at least 3 months’ of cardiac rehabilitation and have taken a stress ECG that clears you for exercise within the past 12 months.

Training guidelines

 
To get the most out of your programme you should:
  • Train at least 3 times a week. You can either train with the Prime Time group classes or independently – as long as it coincides with the nurses duty hours.
  • ‘Check in’ with the nurse before and after each session. Any details or measurements will be jotted down in your logbook.
  • Train with a heart rate monitor.
  • Safety parameters will be put in place for you. These are pre-determined by your referring doctor, such as heart rate limits, etc. 

Getting started

Before you start the programme, our team of skilled professionals will guide you through a focused induction process. Induction takes place on Mondays at 06:00 or 08:00 and consists of 2 phases:
Phase 1:  Assessment and orientation

  • You will be booked in to see the Prime Time Portfolio Manager for an assessment.
  • Baseline data is collected, a member file is established and you will be taken through a general introduction to the programme.
  • You are given your training logbook and introduced to the nurse on duty.
  • Goal setting will take place and a consultation date will be scheduled.

Phase 2: Consultation

  • You will meet the Prime Time Portfolio Manager again for a 60-minute consultation. During this time you are given an individualised programme prescription and guidelines are established for a weekly regime.
  • As a member of the Prime Time programme, you are not advised to train independently between 10h00-16h00 unless you have no other choice; in which case you must wear a heart rate monitor, stay within the limits set and follow your training programme as provided by the Prime Time Programme Manager.

Note: Prime Time members do not have access on Friday evenings or weekends.

 

Requirements

Members on the Prime Time Programme will need to complete an annual stress ECG test and pass the results on to the nurse or, better yet, to the Prime Time Portfolio Manager when their renewal assessment is due (whichever comes first).