What is Post COVID-19 Condition?

Post COVID-19 condition, also known as long COVID-19, is when the symptoms of COVID-19 persist for more than 12 weeks after the infection and cannot be explained by an alternative diagnosis. These symptoms can be wide-ranging and may include fatigue, trouble sleeping, shortness of breath, general pain and discomfort, brain fog, depression, anxiety, and more. 

It can affect people of all ages, including those who were not formally tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 or only had mild to moderate symptoms. Some people with post COVID-19 may recover completely over time, while others may experience ongoing symptoms and disability. Symptoms of post COVID-19 can fluctuate in intensity and may come and go intermittently. 

In some cases, individuals may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation to manage their symptoms and improve their overall health and quality of life during the post COVID-19 period. It’s important for anyone experiencing ongoing symptoms after COVID-19 to seek medical attention and discuss their concerns with a healthcare provider.

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The Importance of Exercise in Post COVID-19 Condition

Research into the post COVID-19 condition is ongoing as it is a relatively new phenomenon. The World Health Organization regularly updates rehabilitation guidelines for adults living with post COVID-19 to help them get back to their previous quality of life. Early intervention that focuses on treating the whole person through exercise and activity will be crucial in the recovery process.

Here are some ways exercise can be beneficial for people with post COVID-19:

  1. Improved cardiovascular function: Regular exercise under the guidance of a healthcare professional can help improve cardiovascular function, including heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen uptake.

  2. Increased muscle strength and endurance: Supervised exercise can help improve muscle strength and endurance, which can help individuals better perform daily activities and reduce fatigue.

  3. Improved respiratory function: Exercise can help improve respiratory function by increasing lung capacity and reducing shortness of breath, which is a common symptom of post COVID-19 condition.

  4. Enhanced mental health: Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, including reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, which can be common in people with post COVID-19 condition. Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural hormones that can produce a feeling of euphoria. 

  5. Enhanced overall physical function: Supervised exercise can improve overall physical function, including balance, flexibility, and coordination, which can help individuals better perform daily activities and reduce the risk of falls and other injuries.

Live & Breathe Better with Post COVID-19

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 $400 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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