What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the airways in the lungs. It causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways, making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. This can lead to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Asthma can be triggered by a variety of factors, including allergies, exercise, stress, cold air, and respiratory infections. It can also be influenced by genetic factors.

Asthma is typically managed with medication, such as inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids, which help to open up the airways and reduce inflammation. People with asthma may also be advised to avoid triggers and make lifestyle changes to manage their symptoms. While there is currently no cure for asthma, with proper management, most people with asthma are able to live normal, active lives.


The Importance of Exercise in Asthma

Exercise can have many benefits for people with asthma, including:

    1. Improved lung function: Exercise can strengthen the muscles used in breathing and increase lung capacity, which can lead to improved lung function and better breathing control.

    2. Reduced symptoms: Regular exercise can help to reduce asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath, by improving overall fitness and reducing inflammation in the airways.

    3. Better asthma control: Exercise can help to improve asthma control by reducing the frequency and severity of asthma attacks, which can result in a better quality of life.

    4. Improved mental health: Exercise has been shown to improve mood and reduce stress, which can have a positive impact on mental health and help to manage asthma-related anxiety.

    5. Increased overall health: Regular exercise can improve overall health and reduce the risk of other health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, which can be common in people with asthma.


Live & Breathe Better with Asthma

The Lung Workshop is 8 weeks of interactive group exercise training supervised by a rehabilitation specialist. The program is tailored to your needs and follows evidence-based exercise training which aims to improve respiratory symptoms and physical function.  

Initial Assessment

Schedule a consultation to meet your trainer, discuss goals and cost, address questions, and perform a quick physical assessment.

Exercise Classes

Attend two 60-minute supervised group exercise classes every week. The sessions are online via Zoom, so you can exercise at home and not worry about traveling to a gym or centre.


Receive practitioner support every step of the way. Our goal is to help you manage your condition, regain independence, and build confidence. 


The Lung Workshop is 8 weeks of virtual group exercise supervised by a rehabilitation specialist. The program follows evidence-based exercise training which aims to reduce breathlessness, improve lung function, and enhance quality of life.

The cost is $250 for the 8-week workshop. You will also have access to the Free Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program during and following the Lung Workshop.

All insurance plans are slightly different. If you are unsure as to which paramedical services are covered by your insurance plan, please review your policy document or contact your insurance provider. When speaking with your provider, be sure to ask specifically about coverage for supervised exercise training with a rehabilitation specialist.

We understand that not everyone has access to a fully equipped gym or expensive exercise equipment. That’s why we’ve designed our program to be adaptable and budget-friendly. All you need is a resistance band and two light weights / dumbbells. You can get creative and use household items (e.g., soup cans, water bottles, bags of rice) if you do not have dumbbells.

The program lasts 8 weeks, which includes a complimentary consultation, 2 exercise sessions every week, and practitioner checkins.

This is a virtual program offered online via Zoom.  

No, you do not need a signed referral from a doctor to participate in our program. Our mission is to make pulmonary rehabilitation easily accessible for everyone. We encourage all clients to discuss pulmonary rehabilitation with their physician to ensure the program is right for them.

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Pulmonary rehabilitation helps ease respiratory symptoms, improve physical and psychological well-being, and increase disease management. Please discuss your decision to begin online pulmonary rehabilitation with a doctor or health care provider.

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