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Virtual Classes Available

Registration For Winter 2024 is Open!

Register for virtual FFB classes according to the class that suits your schedule.

As a result to the overwhelming demand for our Fitness for Breath program, some of our classes have reached maximum capacity at a rapid pace. We are currently dedicated to expanding our program to accommodate a larger number of participants and eagerly look forward to involving more of your in the near future. Meanwhile, we encourage you to explore our video collection below, which offers valuable tips and exercises to help you begin your fitness journey.

Every Monday & Wednesday January 15 – March 20, 2024

Class Times (all times in ET) Registration Link Status
10:30 – 11:30am
Full
12:00 – 1:00pm
Full
1:30 – 2:30pm
Full

Every Tuesday & Thursday January 16 – March 21, 2024

Class Times (all times in ET) Registration Link Status
11:00am – 12:00pm
Full
12:00 – 1:00pm
Full
1:30 – 2:30pm
Open

A step-by-step guide on how to register for the class: Click Here

 

Registration full for your preferred timeslot or couldn’t get into a class? Don’t worry, we have some other options for you until we can get you into a class:

  1. Join one or more of our class waitlists as spots can open up and it prioritizes you for the next cycle of classes
  2. Follow along with our pre-recorded exercise videos and set your own exercise schedule
  3. Join our support group
  4. Call our Lung Health Line for one-on-one conversations & advice
  5. Become an advocate for change

 

Upcoming Dates

March 13, 2024
Registration for Spring cycle. Dates and times to be announced soon.

*Dates are subject to change. Please continue to check back for the most updated information. 

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.

At Home Workouts

Follow along with our Fitness for Breath workout videos at home. We are continually adding to our resource library, so please subscribe to our YouTube channel for more!

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

This course delivers “lung health 101” training and educates trainers on chronic lung disease (specifically COPD). This is the first session that you should complete if you’d like to start delivering a Fitness for Breath program in your community. 

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.