CHAMPS, UI Hospitals and Clinics Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management and Prevention Service, offers several cardiovascular health programs, including programs that emphasize:
Our CHAMPS services are also available for patients at Iowa River Landing. Located at the Coralville interchange on Interstate 80 (exit 242), UI Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing offers patients easy access, free parking, several amenities, and a state-of-the-art building for delivering outstanding patient care.
The program is tailored to help reduce your risk factors. The first step is a preliminary evaluation that may include:
Once the evaluation is complete and the CHAMPS staff has studied the results, they will work with you to develop a program to help reduce the risk factors in your life through exercise, personal training and education.
To enroll in the program, check with your physician. He or she may order laboratory or other diagnostic tests before you enroll. You can enroll directly with CHAMPS and we can contact your physician and carry out any orders before you begin.
There is a monthly fee of $39, but discounted prices are also available if paid in full: Annual fee is $411 ($34.25 per month) and six-month fee is $221 ($36.84 per month). We also offer discounted rates to members' spouses and significant others at $34 per month.
Prevention program hours are:
If you have had a heart attack, angina, pectoris, peripheral vascular disease, heart surgery (bypass or valve), balloon, stent or artherectomy, the CHAMPS program can help you reduce the risk factors in your life while strengthening your cardiovascular system. You must have a physician referral for this program.
The program consists of six 12-week sessions that include exercise and education. Throughout the program, our cardiovascular rehabilitation specialists will evaluate your progress. Each session includes closely monitored exercise (with electrocardiogram and blood pressure) and information to help you control your risk factors.
The outpatient program includes classes on:
Most insurance companies pay for some, or all, of the outpatient program. Check with your medical insurance provider for information about your coverage.
CHAMPS offers personal training to prevention and maintenance program participants. As part of the prevention program evaluation, your trainer will develop an individualized program for you, taking into account your goals and concerns. The plan will help modify your risk for cardiovascular disease, increase fat-free mass, make fitness fun and increase your quality of life. The plan balances nutrition, cardiovascular training and strength training.
New fees for Personal training are: $39/hour. Group training is $29/hour. If you meet with a personal trainer at least 4 times per month, you get to utilize the facility for free.
Personal training hours are by appointment only.
The CHAMPS Lipid Management Program helps people with high cholesterol lower their risk of heart disease. If you already have heart disease, this program will help to decrease the progression of the disease. The best ways to lower your cholesterol levels are through exercise, eating low fat foods and, if necessary, taking medications. The Lipid Management Program will help you make any needed lifestyle changes through phone calls, mailings and referrals to our health education programs.
If you do not have heart disease, but are at a risk for developing heart disease, the lipid management team, comprised of your lipid nurse, a dietitian and exercise physiologist, will work with you to help you reduce your overall risk for heart disease, not just your cholesterol. Your lipid nurse will let you know when to come in for another blood test, the results of your last blood test, and the next steps to be taken based on your individual risk evaluation.
The CHAMPS staff members teach a number of classes:
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