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Living Lung

Live Classes are back

We are super excited that we are allowed to re-start LIVE exercise classes.

Tuesdays 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Oakenshaw Community Centre

All classes are £3.70 per person from w/c Monday 4th April 2022.

We are conscious that it is important to keep you safe in class and have put in place the following controls...

  • no sharing of equipment
  • 2m distance between participants
  • chairs wiped down between classes
  • everyone faces forwards for the class (except for the instructor)
  • use of antibacterial get as you enter the building
  • face masks are not compulsory but encouraged

To join the class please complete the registration form below, so that we know to expect you.

We are also continuing to delivery a weekly "remote" exercise classes, which is Fridays at 11am for £2.50.  So if you are still unsure about returning to LIVE classes there is an alternative way to reconnect with others in the same position.

To register your interest in joining the virtual class please follow the link below to our on line payments facility.  Please enter "LUNG" as the reference and your full name and the date of the session that you wish to attend.

There is a bit of paperwork to be completed below, but this information just needs to be submitted once so that we have and idea of your health as well as how to contact you directly.

Then you are ready to GO !!

You  can pay for your class online here

To register please complete our online form below

As a Local Authority we collect, hold and process information supplied by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act, to allow us to provide services effectively. You can find out more regarding this and our privacy notice here.

Online form

Please complete and submit

You can also exercise at home by following Nicole in this video.

Remember to make sure that there are no trip hazards in the room and always work to your own pace.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

It includes:

  • emphysema – damage to the air sacs in the lungs
  • chronic bronchitis – long-term inflammation of the airways
  • interstitial lung disease – affects the network of tissue that supports the air sacks in the lungs

Bronchiectasis - a long-term condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus that can make the lungs more vulnerable to infection

Lung disease a common condition that mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke. Many people do not realise they have it.

The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time and can limit your normal activities, although treatment can help keep the condition under control. Adults above the age of 35 who are smoker or ex-smoker are more likely to be living with breathing problems

Exercise itself cannot reverse lung disease, but it can change the way you feel, breathe, and function.

We want to help you to make exercise a part of your daily routine. Exercise training can reduce the symptoms of breathlessness on exertion, build stronger muscles and improve exercise tolerance which will lead to a better quality of life. It will also enable you to stay independent and achieve all your daily activities. Keep it up at least three days a week.

Exercise cannot reverse lung disease, but it can reverse de-conditioning and improve your quality of life.

If your health care professional has told you to use oxygen with activity, you should also use oxygen with exercise. Ask your health care provider how to set your oxygen for exercise, to ensure you are getting an efficient amount.

To find local support in the Redditch and Bromsgrove area, click here

Here at Redditch Borough Council we are working with the Countywide COPD Team to bring you a continuous sustainable community class, with a qualified instructor who is passionate about health.

If you would like any further information please contact Hayley Gwilliam on 01527 881404 or email Hayley Gwilliam