Cardiac Rehabilitation Service

Cardiac Rehabilitation is suitable for people who have suffered a cardiac event including Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) bypass surgery, heart-valve surgery or stent insertion.

The purpose of cardiac rehabilitation is to do the following:

  • Improve physical fitness levels
  • Help restore confidence after a cardiac event
  • Help prevent a further cardiac event
  • Help people adopt healthy lifestyle changes
  • Encourage return to work or normal activities of daily living
  • Enhance quality of life

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a guided exercise programme with a qualified Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor. The programme structure continuously runs twice a week for six weeks. Classes run at scheduled times, both in the morning and evening depending on availability.

Please note to participate in this course you will need a completed referral form from your Doctor. Once we receive this referral form, we will confirm a start date based on which time slots you would like to attend – Please contact the arena clinic for documentation and class information.

Location: Mardyke Arena UCC, Mardyke Walk, Cork.



Staff Information:

Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator: Andrew Burns BSc MSc


Class Coordinator: Alanna McKenna BSc


Contact information:

the arena clinic

Opening hours: Monday to Friday (08:00 – 20:00)

Email Address:

Phone Number: 021 490 4760

We ask all patrons of the Arena to bring water and a towel with them each time they visit the gym.