New gym equipment for Cystic Fibrosis patients

The transformation of the Cystic Fibrosis gym at the Wolfson Centre

Posted on: 10 May 2022

Thanks to your generous donations, we’ve recently been able to fund new gym equipment for patients being treated at the Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre.

We went along to see the space before and after the equipment arrived. The gyms area has now been converted into one large room with three separate pods, which allows for up to four patients to work out at one time without the risk of cross-infection and for them to stay distanced for their own safety.

The empty room at the Cystic Fibrosis Centre. You can see a small bike and a treadmill in the photo but the room looks darker and empty
Before the arrival of the equipment
The newly funded gym equipment now sit in what was an empty room. You can see rope, hurdles, gym bikes, blocks and weights all the photograph. The room is warm and welcoming.
After the arrival of the equipment

Each of these pods has a variety of equipment such as weights, floor mats and treadmills, so the patients can choose what they would like to do on the day.

It’s important that Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients build up muscle mass as this is beneficial for their treatment. Doctors tend to increase the amount of calories that patients eat but strength exercise can also help build muscle mass.

The workouts are tailored for the patients to allow them to take the exercises away with them or work with their previous levels of fitness.

CF patients are also unable to mix with one another due to the risk of cross-infection, so these pods allow them to exercise in one space together, while remaining at a safe distance.

A piece of weight lighting equipment are placed in the centre of a gym mat

A new set of weights which has been funded by the charity

Kevin Mosley, Physiotherapy Assistant at the Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre, said: “The donations to the NUH Charity have allowed us to develop a safe space for CF patients to optimise their health and fitness. Although Cystic Fibrosis is still a life-limiting condition, the patients really appreciate the gains they can make and are very grateful for the support from NUH Charity.”

These small projects make a huge difference to patients in Nottingham Hospitals and we couldn’t do it without our generous donors and fundraisers.


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