Stress incontinence is leakage from the bladder or bowels when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or take part in high-impact activities like jumping or running. Sound like a familiar issue? You’re not alone.

Stress incontinence is well recognised as being more prevalent in people with cystic fibrosis than in the general population. If you’ve already read our [...]

Amanda Savage | 19th October 2018

We’re extremely excited to announce a new partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the United Kindgom, to make Pactster completely free for people in the UK with cystic fibrosis, their carers and their physiotherapists.

We’re dedicated to developing online workouts and communities for people with specific health conditions[...]

Natalie Goodchild | 19th October 2018

We’ve just embarked upon a new project here at Pactster that’ll lead to some awesome new developments to help you and other people with CF to exercise more.

We just aren't sure what these developments are yet...

But that’s not a bad thing. In fact, the good news is, we’ve been awarded a grant to undertake this project (yay!). Better news is that you have the chance to get involved.<[...]

Natalie Goodchild | 19th October 2018

With so many of you now using Pactster, we’re keen to set up even more supportive communities and are looking for passionate community managers to run them.

What is a Pactster Community?

Our platform was built on the concept of a ‘pact’. You’re more likely to stick to your exercise plans if you sign up to a class or commit to meeting a buddy for a workout. We all k[...]

Natalie Goodchild | 19th October 2018

A growing body of evidence suggests that people with cystic fibrosis are affected not only by decreased cardiorespiratory fitness, but also by decreased muscle power, strength and endurance, as well as poor posture and impaired flexibility.

It’s for these reasons, and more, that exercise is so incredibly important in the management of cystic fibrosis, both in people who feel generally he[...]

Natalie Goodchild | 19th October 2018

Team Pactster may not have managed to secure a ballot place for the 2018 London Marathon, but there are no hard feelings.

In fact, if you were luckier than us and have chosen to run the London Marathon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, we salute you and we'd like to make your marathon training as smooth as possible.

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Natalie Goodchild | 19th October 2018

I’m both a maternity physiotherapist and a Pilates Instructor. I taught my last class 3 weeks before birth. I looked and felt great while pregnant. But after the birth I found it hard to get my body to recover and change too. Five months after the birth of my son, my tummy still looked like jelly, felt flabby, protruded out, felt disconnected. I remember clearly the day I just stood and stared [...]

Amanda Savage | 18th October 2018