COPD Exercise

Nelson, Accrington and Burnley locations

These classes are an opportunity, in partnership with British Lung Foundation, for anyone who has a diagnosed lung condition such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma to continue or start being active.

Social time (30min)

A time to meet other people over a tea or coffee, and to speak to Vicky if you have any queries regarding managing your lung condition, or any other circumstances that are affecting your health. Appetite for Wellbeing work closely with other organisations, and can therefore signpost to appropriate services if needed.

Circuit (45min)

This class is an ideal continuation if you have completed the NHS 6wk Pulmonary Rehab course, or are active in your day to day life. This class will help increase your current fitness levels by gently challenging your stamina. Whilst the warm up is seated, you will be encouraged to stand for a proportion of the class to help increase your activity levels. You will also be given some strengthening exercises that you can continue to work on at home. Vicky will be on hand to guide you around managing your breathing, and pacing yourself through this class.

Tuesdays at Appetite for Wellbeing, Nelson

1.45pm Social time (30mins)

2.15pm Circuit (45mins)

£4.00 each week.

Thursdays at Woodnook Community Centre, Royds St, Accrington

12.15pm Circuit (45mins)

1pm Social time (15mins)

£4.50 each week.

Fridays at Vincent Farrell Community Centre, Temple St, Burnley

10.15am Circuit (45mins)

11am Social time (30mins)

£4.50 each week.


Classes are delivered by Vicky Rayson; an Exercise Specialist with over 10 years experience exercising people with respiratory conditions.

The class can be adapted dependent on current fitness levels, and what sort of day you are on. Should you find yourself struggling one week due to the weather, or generally just a bad day, Vicky will be able to advise on adaptations to the exercise.

We work closely with the East Lancashire Pulmonary Rehab team who offer an initial 6 week rehab course across East Lancs. These classes are an ideal continuation to maintain the improvements made on the programme. If you haven’t attended pulmonary rehab or found it too difficult, please contact us to discuss further. We can offer you support to help you to attend the pulmonary rehab class and organise a referral.

Please ring Vicky on 01282 572571, to discuss your current health status and which class is most appropriate for you.

For more information about the British Lung Foundation, please take a look at their website:



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