online exercise for cystic fibrosis

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30 min

Physio-led pilates session focusing on pelvic floor awareness and exercises

Discipline: Pilates

Difficulty: Beginner

Amanda Savage
60 min

Progress your yoga practice with this 60-minute multi-level class with plenty of modifications

Discipline: Yoga

Difficulty: Intermediate

Katie Malik
15 min

A 15-minute session aimed at improving digestion and core strength to help relieve CF Belly

Discipline: Yoga

Difficulty: Intermediate

Katie Malik
6 min

A short, seated sequence for cystic fibrosis to prepare you for an effective airway clearance session.

Discipline: Yoga

Difficulty: Beginner

25 min

25-minute physio-led cardio workout for better health

Discipline: HIIT

Difficulty: Intermediate

10 min

10-minute session to stretch, mobilise and strengthen your upper body and spine

Discipline: Strength and Conditioning

Difficulty: Intermediate




"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."


Laptop screen showing spreadsheet with responses to cystic fibrosis exercise survey

Over the last few months, we’ve been carrying out some fascinating research into factors that help and hinder adults with CF to exercise.

We’ve been doing this so that we can make getting and staying active easier and more enjoyable for you, by providing you the right kind of support.

Read on to find out what research we did and what we found out...


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 [...]

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[...]


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...

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