Lungs in Action

Learn how to manage breathlessness and exercise safely after pulmonary rehabilitation

Programs temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Program Overview

Lungs in Action is the Lung Foundation Australia’s exercise program designed to help people living with chronic lung disease or heart failure improve their breathlessness and physical health after pulmonary rehabilitation.

The six to eight week program will guide participants through upper and lower body strength exercises, balance and control techniques and more. Whether you have mild, moderate or severe symptoms - our experienced fitness team is here to guide you and provide personalised assistance and training.

Lungs in Action classes are available at YMCA Bowen Hills and are run by exercise professionals who are trained in exercise technique for people with chronic lung conditions and heart failure. Class formats may vary between instructors and equipment availability; however all classes follow the guidelines set by the Lung Foundation Australia’s Lungs in Action training program.

Who Can Join YMCA Lungs in Action

Lungs in Action is for people with stable chronic lung conditions who have completed a pulmonary rehabilitation program and it’s also suitable for people with stable NYHA Class II and III heart failure who have completed heart failure rehabilitation. All classes are suitable for people using supplemental oxygen and/or walking frames, and there are seated options for every exercise.

Next Intake

Programs temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

The program runs several times a year at YMCA Bowen Hills. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can inform you of the next available intake.

YMCA Fitness & Recreation supports people in South-East Qld into healthy living and physical activity.

YMCA Fitness & Recreation is a division of The Y Brisbane (YMCA Brisbane).