Exercise classes for lung conditions, diseases and COVID relief

LUNGtivity is a special exercise program, coordinated by the Lung Association, for people with lung disease. We will be offering classes and will be able to help you tap into other community resources.

LUNGtivity is a community based education and  exercise program for people with lung disease from COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis,  pulmonary hypertension, chronic bronchitis, CF, emphysema, or lung cancer, and suffering post COVID breathing/lung issues. New evidence is emerging that indicates up to 50% of COVID survivors who require hospitalization will have long term lung issues that are  similar to those with lung disease, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, de-conditioning, flare-ups and lung infections. While no one knows if COVID related lung issues are reversible, get worse or improve, this exercise based rehab will play a pivotal role in regaining function and enjoying activities of daily living (ADL).

This program  is  even for someone with an oxygen tank. Patients must be able to adhere to their medications as prescribed and identify symptoms of a flare up and know when to seek medical attention. We assist clients in all of this and in setting up an action plan with their family physician or respirologist to assist in the event of a flare-up. Self management is the concept of giving clients the tools they need to take control of their own health and wellness.These skills are important factors in their ability to manage their lung disease.

There is a warm-up, cardio strength, stretch and cool down portion for a 30-45 min class on Zoom and maybe one day back in person. We practice breathing techniques & relaxation techniques as well. It is 8 weeks 2X per week and pre-registration is required.

BENEFITS:

*increased endurance
*increased functional status
*increases independence with ADL
*decreases severity of dyspnea (shortness of breath)
*improves quality of life
*join a helpful and supportive community
*helps decrease anxiety/depression
*improves sleep patterns
*helps maintain weight and regular appetite
*improves balance and decrease risk of falls

It is not necessary to have a doc referral or to be in or have taken the Pulmonary Rehab program.They can contact the studio directly to register at this email or text 204.999.9984

Cost is income driven, based on ability to pay. No one is turned away. They need high speed internet, chair, mat, water to sip, pillow, a charged cell phone with
charging code near by.

Classes start the week of Tuesday April 6 and Thursday April 8running  8 weeks until till May 27. Call to register yourself or someone you love and want to help thrive.

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