The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced an extension of its collaboration with Beam, the online exercise, education, and wellbeing platform, to offer adults living with cystic fibrosis in the United States unlimited access to the platform's exercise and well-being content throughout 2021.
The benefits of regular exercise for overall health and disease management are well documented. For people with CF, research shows that regular physical activity provides benefits well beyond better lung function -- keeping fit also helps strengthen bones, manage diabetes and heart disease, and improves your mood.
Beam offers users access to on-demand workouts, live classes, community groups, and special events. The platform connects users with physiotherapists, physical therapists, instructors, and other people living with CF while exercising in recognition that community is an essential component of any well-being program. Classes are led by specialized physical therapists and trainers who are experts in, or in some cases living with, cystic fibrosis.
“Wellness plays a critical role in an individual's quality of life no matter what challenges they are facing, and our goal is to help all people with CF to not simply survive but thrive,” said Sue Sullivan, senior director, head of community partnerships at the CF Foundation. “Our collaboration with Beam provides adults living with CF the opportunity to explore what wellness means to them, and offers classes to help users from all backgrounds, at all levels of fitness. We are excited to continue supporting free access to this important resource for the CF community.”
Along with its exercise content, Beam also offers educational content and emotional support to users, including specialty workshops, a yoga series for people living with advanced lung disease, and a program for people who are on Trikafta® and are exercising for the first time.
The collaboration began as a pilot program in 2019 before it was launched nationwide in 2020. To date, more than 800 adults living with cystic fibrosis in the United States have used this platform to further their health and wellness needs.
To sign up, click “Get Started” in the upper right-hand corner of Beam's homepage and navigate through the registration process. Once registration is complete, a pop-up window will appear to confirm that you have been granted free access from the Foundation. No promo code is necessary.