Better Breathers Classes

Better Breathers Exercise Classes 

Better Breathers Timetable

Better Breathers Class is a 60-minute series of guided exercises specifically designed to help those with breathing difficulties.

  • A trained, experienced, and friendly instructor leads a series of upper body exercises designed to free-up muscles and improve circulation. A focus is on ‘thoracic mobility’ which involves the muscles surrounding your lungs, abdomen, back, shoulders and neck.
  • These exercises can be done seated or standing using a chair for support. Or a in a circuit format at the circuit classes.
  • Balance exercises are included to help reduce your risk of falling.
  • Diaphragmatic breathing, also called Belly Breathing is taught to help learn the art of correct breathing.
  • Reducing tension or stress can help better breathing, so the relaxation component is aimed at gradually reducing stress and anxiety in all muscles of the body.

Keeping active can be daunting and even frightening for those with breathing challenges. The Better Breather class helps you learn and practice beneficial exercises, so you gradually become more active. You will gain confidence to practice exercises at home. You will get to talk with others with similar challenges and get information from trained professionals.

Better Breathers Timetable

BETTER BREATHERS CIRCUIT

The Better Breathers Circuit is held at Club Waimea, 345 Lower Queen Street in Richmond, on Tuesday and Fridays, starting at 10am to 11am. Please bring your medication in case of emergency and a water bottle.  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. $6 per class per person. Deborah Costley is the lovely trainer for this session.

BETTER BREATHERS CLASS MOTUEKA

The Better Breathers Class is held at the Motueka Recreation Centre “Functional Fitness Room” Old Wharf Road, Motueka, on Mondays (during the school term), starting at 11.30am to 12.30pm. Please bring your medication in case of emergency and a water bottle.  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. $5 per class ,per person. Donna Bradley is the lovely trainer for this session

BETTER BREATHERS CLASS NELSON

The Better Breathers Class is held at the Reformed Church, 15 Burrough Place, Enner Glynn, on Wednesdays (during the school term), starting at 1.00pm to 2.00pm. Please bring your medication in case of emergency and a water bottle.  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. $6 per class per person. Deborah Costley is the lovely trainer for this session.

The Nelson Asthma Society provides weekly classes that offer support to those with breathing difficulties, please also view:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Course

Please Contact us for more information.

Better Breathers Timetable