Breathlessness Circuit Class
Our breathlessness circuit class offers exercises to develop your fitness if you have a condition which causes breathing difficulties.
This class is also ideal for you if you’ve been affected by illnesses, including Covid-19, which have left you with increased breathlessness.
We are proud to offer this class that is supported by East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group and British Lung Foundation.
We start the breathlessness circuit with a standing warm-up. You will then work through a series of exercises designed to challenge your fitness and endurance, such as Cycling, Step-ups and Squats. This class is specifically designed to get your heart rate up and your muscles stronger.
Your breathing will increase during this class which can be daunting, but don’t worry. Our experienced staff will monitor you and coach you around managing your breathlessness. They will help you to learn techniques on the correct pace to exercise. This will enable you to progress without becoming severely out of breath, and give you the confidence to be active independently. The class is an ideal opportunity to push yourselves, knowing you have the expertise at hand to monitor you. We’ll guide you through the correct training level for you individually.
We finish this class with a standing cool-down and stretches ensuring you leave us with a calm, relaxed breathing pattern. This class also has opportunity for a brew and chat with peers.
We work closely with East Lancs Pulmonary Rehab Team, and therefore can continue your fitness journey from completion of the 6 week course. However, if you found the Pulmonary Rehab 6 week course too challenging, please view our Less Huff and Puff class.
Many conditions linked to breathlessness can have an emotional impact on the person, often causing anxiety and panic attacks. In addition to the exercise class, you may be interested in 1-to-1 support from our Holistic Health Practitioner, who has 20 years of experience working in the health field and is a qualified counsellor.
This is a 2 butterfly class, so it’s at a moderate intensity level.