The training portion of the class consists of two 1-hour supervised sessions per week. Each patient will be provided with a unique program, tailored to their current cardiovascular capacity. The program will be designed with safety as the primary focus, and will progress from week to week as the patient progresses. Each patient will have a heart rate monitor, to allow for minute by minute monitoring of the work loads.
Another goal of the training classes will be to teach the patient how to self-monitor their activity, allowing them to increase activity at home. A focus will be put on teaching the patient how to relate their feelings of exertion to their heart rate.