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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our health care experts help cardiac patients improve the quality of their lives by emphasizing exercise and education.

Phase II

This medically prescribed program is for patients who have been discharged from the hospital. The group meets three days a week for 12 weeks.

Phase III

This maintenance exercise program is for patients who:
  • have just completed Phase II cardiac rehabilitation;
  • have known heart disease or risk factors for heart disease; and/or
  • have been referred by their physician.
Patients in this medically supervised program receive an exercise prescription. They have the opportunity to improve or maintain their cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance. 

Phase III classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 am; 9 am; 10:30 am; 12:30 pm; 2:30 pm; and 4-6 pm.

Stay Fit exercise program

This program is for individuals interested in beginning an exercise program. The classes meet in the Cardiac Rehab facility at the Prairie Heart Institute. All activity is supervised by an exercise specialist/physiologist.

Each participant’s medical history is reviewed so an appropriate exercise prescription can be developed to help meet the individual’s fitness needs.

Stay Fit classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; and 4 - 6 p.m. *Optional: Saturday 8-10 a.m.

To learn more about all of these programs, please call (217) 535-3990.

Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ program

Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants is now offering the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ program at FitClub South in Springfield for individuals who have had a heart event. This program integrates nutrition, stress management, group support and fitness to reverse the progression of heart disease.  

To learn more, call (217) 757-6120 or email