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Cardiac Rehab Program

The Cardiac Rehab Program offers Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation for a healthy heart, mind and body.

It includes a personalized exercise program designed by the program's exercise physiologist and cardiologist consisting of three sessions a week of aerobic exercise and resistance training.

Richard A. Stein, MD and Nieca Goldberg, MD, medical directors

Program Description

The Cardiac Rehab Program is specifically designed to lower your risk of heart attack, improve your general level of fitness and promote overall health and well-being. Included are individual exercise prescriptions based on your medical evaluation and progress in the supervised exercise sessions.

We offer a versatile, mainstream exercise program in a pleasant, safe and supportive atmosphere and recommend that you exercise at least three days per week in our supervised exercise sessions.

Your group exercise sessions include multi-station aerobic exercises in our 5,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Cardio Court. These sessions are supervised by certified exercise physiologists specially trained to work in cardiac exercise and prevention. Although you will be exercising with many others who share similar needs, your program will be designed for you specifically.

Exercise Session Schedule

Mon, Wed and Fri
10:30-11:30 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Our Staff

Barbara Bentley, Fitness masters degree in exercise physiology and nutrition; certified: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified health/fitness instructor. She has worked at several hospital-based programs in the metropolitan area. Coordinator, Cardiac Rehab Program and supervisor of cardiac rehab exercise classes.

Richard A. Stein, MD, program founder in 1975, is the director of the Urban Community Cardiology Program and professor of Medicine at New York University Medical Center. He is also the author of Outliving Heart Disease.

Nieca Goldberg, MD, is the founder of Total Heart Care, a private practice focused on caring for women. She is the author of Dr. Nieca Goldberg's Complete Guide to Women's Health and The Women's Healthy Heart Program: Lifesaving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease. Dr. Goldberg is a clinical associate professor of medicine and medical director of NYU Women's Heart Program and the co-medical director of 92nd Street Y's Cardiac Rehab program.

Enrollment and Registration


6-month Rehabilitation Program
$725/$525 May Center members


6 months
$625/$425 May Center member

Registration Procedure

Medical clearance is required for you to take part in our Cardiac Rehab program. A thorough medical history including your most recent stress test is obtained from you and your physician. This information, coupled with a risk factor, is then reviewed by our medical directors and used in the development of a personalized exercise prescription and risk reduction program. We partner with your physician in providing you with optimal cardiac rehabilitation.

To set up an appointment, please call 212.415.5723.

Facts About Coronary Heart Disease

According to figures published by The American Heart Association, almost one million people die of cardiovascular disease each year, averaging a death every 33 seconds. Many more have some form of coronary heart disease such as angina or chest pain or have had coronary artery bypass surgery or angioplasty. Still others have heart disease risk factors without knowing that they may be potential heart attack victims.

Research has demonstrated that careful control of cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and physical inactivity can prevent the development and progression of coronary heart disease. Recent data from the Agency for Health Care Policy Research has shown that if you have had a heart attack, and participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program, your survival may be increased by 25% and you will enjoy an improved quality of life.

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For more information, email or call us at 212.415.5700.

Membership office: 212.415.5729

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