5 Virtual Programs for the CF Community

We're spotlighting five programs the CF community can join from the comfort of their own homes. From singing lessons to exercise programs, you can stay physically and mentally active and connect with others while physically distancing.

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Hannah Avery

On-Demand and Live Virtual Exercise Classes

From now through Labor Day, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is offering adults living with CF in the U.S. (ages 18 and older) free registration to Beam, providing them with unlimited access to on-demand workouts, live classes, community groups, and special events. Through Beam, you can connect with physiotherapists, instructors, and other people living with CF while exercising in a way that is fun for you. To sign up, click “Get Started” in the upper right-hand corner on the Beam homepage and navigate through the registration process. Once registration is complete you will receive a pop-up window to confirm that you have been granted free access from the Foundation. No promo code is necessary.

Virtual Youth Fitness Program

The Pulmonary Performance Institute is offering a free, three-week youth online training and conditioning program for children ages 7-14. The program features three 20 to 40-minute bodyweight workouts per week designed for all intensity levels, from beginner to advanced. Participants will receive detailed exercise videos, resources to track exercise progress, and tips to improve performance.

Chronic Disease Virtual Meetups

The Health Advocacy Summit is hosting virtual meetings every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET to connect young adults with chronic and rare diseases. If you'd like to chat with others going through similar experiences, email virtual@healthadvocacysummit.org for details.

Virtual Singing Lessons

Breathe Bravely's sINgSPIRE program provides individuals living with cystic fibrosis worldwide (ages 12 and older) an entirely virtual singing experience. By enrolling in sINgSPIRE, participants take part in a 10-week program of one-on-one weekly singing lessons taught by a professional voice instructor to improve both singing and respiratory strength. The next session starts June 2020.

In addition, beginning May 2, tune in every Saturday at 12 p.m. ET for the Sound of CF, a one-hour session for the community to write, learn, and sing a new song together.

Virtual Yoga Lessons

CF Yogi is offering free online yoga classes led by instructors who have firsthand knowledge of cystic fibrosis to improve strength and balance while relieving stress and anxiety. Classes are open to adults and children with CF as well as parents, caregivers, spouses, family, and friends.

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Hannah is a senior community engagement specialist at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In her role, Hannah engages with the CF community to develop content to support the Foundation's programs and manages the editorial calendar for the CF Community Blog. She has a bachelor's degree in public relations with minors in professional writing and business leadership from Virginia Tech. Hannah lives in Washington, D.C., and in her spare time, she enjoys trail running, reading with a cup of coffee, and spending time with her friends and family.

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