CFRI’s CF Wellness Programs were developed in recognition of the positive impact of physical movement and exercise upon one’s physical and mental health. The following programs — free to individuals with CF, as well as parents, spouses, partners and siblings of those with CF — address the physical and psycho-social challenges faced by those living with or touched by CF; provide opportunities to improve the physical and emotional health of those with CF and their family members; and provide opportunities for a global cystic fibrosis community to engage and support one another in physical activities.
Yoga for CF Health
Interactive Six-Week Online Yoga Class Begins Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9:30 am – 10:45 am PT (12:30 pm – 1:45 pm ET)
This six-week free online interactive class, starting on Saturday, September 19, 9:30 am PT (12:30 pm ET), will help you find calm and connection during this stressful time.
The instructor, Martha Modawell, is a Certified Yoga Instructor and mother of two children with CF.
This class is free to individuals with CF, as well as parents, spouses, partners, and siblings of those with CF.
Sponsored to date by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and InterWest Insurance Services, LLC.
CF Strength and Conditioning
6-Week Interactive Online Class
This class will help you understand what type of exercise fits best for you, and help you put together the program that best suits your needs and goals. Whether you want to increase your cardiovascular endurance, improve your strength, or are just looking for other exercises to throw into your workout routine, this class has something for everyone. You will have access to a library of online exercise videos and live Q&A’s, and at the end of the 6-week sessions each individual will have access to the Pulmonary Performance Institute’s online exercise app that will allow you to stream exercise workouts and scroll through exercise content that is specially geared to those with CF.
CF Strength and Conditioning is an online interactive class taught by Taylor Lewis, MA (Kinesiology), (Cystic Fibrosis Fitness Institute).
The class is free to individuals with CF, as well as parents, spouses, partners and siblings of those with CF.
STAY TUNED! Upcoming classes to be announced soon.
Physical Therapy for CF Health
5-Week Interactive Online Class, started Monday, April 27, 2020, 4:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm ET
Physical Therapists are invaluable members of the CF care team. This class will help those with CF to address some of the more common health issues that may not always be addressed in clinic.
CFRI’s “Physical Therapy for CF Health” is an online class taught by Physical Therapists Nicole Irizarry, DPT (Endurance PT), and Karen von Berg, DPT (CF Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Center).
The class is free to individuals with CF, as well as parents, spouses, partners, and siblings of those with CF.
Topics include endurance, strength and flexibility, and managing posture, chronic pain and urinary incontinence.
REGISTRATION CLOSED Stay tuned for future classes!
All wellness programs sponsored to date by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.