About Us

How did it all Start?


The Club was founded in 1990 by six to eight ex-heart patients as a continuum of the excellent and beneficial rehibilitation provided by the Physio Department of North Manchester General Hospital. It was also formed to help the families of those recovering from heart and heart-related problems.

From the original six to eight members, an exercise mat and the odd borrowed piece of equipment, it has established itself as a vigorous, vibrant, sharing and caring club. It now has 200+ members and a full and varied range of equipment.

The Heartline Club meets twice weekly, Wednesday’s and Friday’s, in the leisure centre of the Middleton Arena where, since the clubs inception, the management and staff have contributed to our progress and development by encouraging and continuously supporting us.

Our Activities

Exercises include:

  • Weights
  • Bicycles
  • Rowing machines
  • Treadmills
  • Badminton
  • Dominoes
  • Swimming
  • Armchair exercise
  • Table tennis
  • Holistics

…and more.

Committee Members

Mr W. Patterson, Mrs A. Almond, Mrs B. Collingwood, Mrs L. Dolan, Mrs K. Galley, Mr S. Smith and Mr P. Swindles.

Social Events

  • Annual dinner dance
  • Days out to places of interest
  • Annual weeks’ holiday

Other events are being introduced as and when requested.