REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2022 NOW OPEN!
Virtual Classes Available
Every Monday & Wednesday | October 17 – December 21, 2022
10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
1:30PM – 2:30PM ET
What is Fitness for Breath?
Fitness for Breath is an exercise maintenance program and support group for people living with chronic lung conditions.
- You’ll learn the importance of staying active for life
- Designed for patients living with chronic lung disease
- Goal is to increase knowledge of fundamental movement skills
- Show health-related benefits of suitable exercise
The Goals of Fitness for Breath
- Encourage an inactive population to become active for life
- Improve participants’ activity and daily function
- Improve physical literacy and fundamental movement skills
- Provide an accessible and safe exercise environment, and
- Strengthen the community recreation sector.
Fitness for Breath engages older adults and seniors with chronic lung disease in regular physical activity to motivate them to maintain an active lifestyle, help to manage their lung disease and to continue the gains received from their participation in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programs. For people with chronic lung disease like COPD, regular exercise results in fewer flare-ups and hospitalizations and a better overall quality of life.
Are you a fitness trainer? Get involved!
These e-modules will help you bring Fitness for Breath to your community. For additional information and help getting started, please email us.
Lung Health 101 Basic Training
Fitness Trainer Program
This course assists fitness trainers in planning and implementing their Fitness for Breath exercise maintenance program for participants living with a chronic lung disease. It is intended for trainers who have completed a “Lung Health 101” training through the Lung Health Foundation, Heart Wise or another certified training program.
Find a Fitness for Breath location
Classes are supervised by qualified and trained fitness staff at each Fitness for Breath program location. They are designed to work with people at any fitness level and ability. Classes are offered a minimum of twice a week and are at least 60 minutes in length. The class components may include the following:
- Aerobic exercises
- Resistance / strength training
- Flexibility exercises.
Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre
471 West Park Ave., Bradford, ON
Phone: (905) 775-7529
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka (Barrie Location)
22 Grove Street, West Barrie, ON
Phone: (705) 726-6421
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka (Innisfil Location)
1-7315 Yonge Street, Innisfil, Ontario
Phone: (705) 431-9622
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka (Gravenhurst Location)
1-101 Centennial Drive, Gravenhurst, ON
Phone: (705) 687-9899
55 Gordon St. Whitby, ON
Phone: (905) 665-8500
Town of Newmarket – Magna Centre
800 Mulock Drive Newmarket, Ontario
Phone: (905) 895-5193
Town of Bracebridge
110 Clearbrook Trail
Bracebridge, ON P1L 0A3
200 Hume Street
Collingwood ON L9Y 4E8
Wasaga Beach YMCA
1724 Mosley St.
Wasaga Beach ON L9Z 1Z7