online exercise for cystic fibrosis

We offer exercise videos and community support specifically for people with cystic fibrosis

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GROUP WORKOUT SCHEDULE

POPULAR WORKOUTS

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12 min
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Get fitter and stronger with this full body strength and cardio circuit


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Aaron Aby
15 min
2

Poses to improve digestion and core strength to relieve CF Belly


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Instructor
Katie Malik
10 min
2

HIIT session 2 - legs and core


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Instructor
Sophie Holmes
30 min
1

Physio-led pelvic floor exercises for stress incontinence


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Instructor
Amanda Savage
10 min
3

Have fun and workout with mixed martial arts techniques!


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Instructor
Aaron Aby
25 min
2

Physio-led cardio work-out for better health


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35 min
1

This yoga session uses a chair to experience postures in new ways


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Instructor
Katie Malik
25 min
2

Open up your back and chest with this yoga sequence for Cystic Fibrosis


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Katie Malik
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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Katie Malik

Katie Malik is a certified yoga instructor and professional opera singer from Washington State, USA. Her classes include flowing series of movements that link breath with motion, developing body awareness and allowing the breath to guide the inten...

Aaron Aby

My name is Aaron Aby and I was born with Cystic Fibrosis.

I am a Professional mixed martial artist out of the MMA Academy Liverpool and Head Coach of Inspire MMA. I also own and coach at the IPC Wrexham gym where I coach a range of ages a...

Sophie Holmes

I’m Sophie Grace Holmes, I’m a dedicated fitness fanatic, health and nutrition enthusiast and blogger. I also work as a personal trainer, fitness model and sports massage therapist, and love to help others fulfil their fitness goals and personal a...

TESTIMONIALS

"I'm not a gym bunny as from past experiences a lot of the instructors look panic stricken when I start coughing which then brought the whole class to my attention (embarrassing)! Pactster is perfect for me then as it allows me to exercise from home in my own time. I'm looking forward to hopefully building up a bit more fitness and lung function - finally something that will motivate me to get moving."
Emma Ainsworth
"It's just a brilliant concept - to have the benefits of going to a class yet without the hassle of getting there, joining up, getting changed etc etc. And the fact some instructors have CF is a brilliant bonus. Thank you so much for making this possible and for opening up an entire field of exercise to me that I would never get round to sorting otherwise."
Mark N.
"I love everything about Pactster, the range of different workouts and the trainers are so clear and precise with their instructions, the workouts are challenging enough for me and I'm sure other people with CF. I'm more than happy with Pactster and I'll continue to use it for quite a while!"
Lucy Taylor
"My daughter, Edith (8 years old), has cystic fibrosis and was looking for alternative physio / yoga exercises to help especially with her breathing. She enjoys the videos and does her exercises regularly."
Father of Edith
"I think it's a great website! I find the videos most useful when I'm having an exacerbation and am unable to continue with my usual exercise routine."
Anon.

BLOG

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 know this. But n[...]

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[...]

We’re extremely excited to announce a new partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK, 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 and cystic [...]

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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