It's now a known fact that heart disease is an epidemic that is sweeping the nation. 1 in 3 adults have cardiovascular disease: That's 80 million Americans. It's the #1 killer in both men and women, claiming over 1 million deaths per year. In fact, almost one out of every 2.9 deaths result from cardiac related causes. Breaking it down even further, 2,300 Americans die every day from heart disease. That equates to one death every 8 seconds. Collectively, it's more than all forms of cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and accidents combined.
An even more pressing fact is that the thickening of arteries is now being seen in people as young as 8 years old- similar to what we used to see in middle aged adults. With two-thirds of all American adults being considered seriously overweight, it's no surprise. That's a 150% increase over the past 30 years. It's also no surprise that, because of this, Type II Diabetes has also doubled.
In 2005, Ironheart started as an endurance club for cardiac patients and has now grown its presence to 46 states and 8 countries. Collectively, Ironheart's members compete in more than 1500 races/year. As the team has grown, so has the diversity of it's members. With a simple mission to 'raise awareness for healthy heart living and inspire others along the way,' Ironheart has attracted cardiac athletes, physicians, coaches, personal trainers, lawyers, marketers, and other professional executives, along with 'everyday athletes' that want to support Ironheart's mission. This growth has given Ironheart the ability to expand it's reach and potential. Beyond the racing team, Ironheart has branched into a virtual based training/coaching program for cardiac patients looking to change their lives. By utilizing our network of seasoned professionals, Ironheart Fit strives to give 'best in class' service to assisting cardiac patients and helping get them on the road to a healthy, 'fit' lifestyle.
Our Mission: "We don't want to be #1"
With heart disease as the top killer in America, Ironheart Fit looks to treat this epidemic through a healthy, fit lifestyle. We don't want heart disease to be the #1 cause of death any longer. We do not want you to become a statistic! However, we want you to be the #1 BEST you can be. This doesn't happen overnight. It's hard work, dedication and a desire and commitment to make the changes necessary to achieve success.
Our goal is to get you on your way to making the necessary changes to do so. Our coaches know a thing or two about heart disease... many have it themselves or have family members or loved ones that do. All of our coaches have specialized training in heart health, along with professional certifications in a wide array of personal training, coaching and nutrition/weight loss. In addition, Ironheart Fit has consultants that help our coaches provide you with the best, most personalized plan for you.
Consultants include cardiologists, cardiac nurse practitioners, and certified nutritionists.
Whether you're looking to drop a few pounds, get your cholesterol or blood pressure under control, recover from heart surgery, or take on an athletic challenge, Ironheart Fit is here for you. TOGETHER we set your goals, WE provide the tools, YOU provide the work, There's no limit to setting your goal. Trust us... we've seen it all.
By utilizing our network of coaches, personal trainers, cardiologists and nutritionists, Ironheart Fit has created 'Best in Class', individualized training programs for cardiac patients to re-focus, re-assess, and set realistic, achievable goals for you.
What we DON'T provide: A 'canned' training in a box. All of our programs our designed especially for you. We take into consideration your health and personal history, your goals, your time and ability to commit, your family obligations and professional responsibilities.