Formerly Lean, Keen, Kidney Machines
This free, introductory physical activity and lifestyle awareness program offers exercise and education for people living with all stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Under the guidance of an exercise professional, you will learn safe ways to be more physically active, how to use different equipment, find exercises that are right for you, and work towards your physical activity goals. Use your new knowledge and skills to include more physical activity in your life as part of your healthcare journey.
If you are a patient with a renal/kidney program in Manitoba and have doctor/nephrologist approval to exercise, KidneyFit may be right for you. Learn more about CKD and gain the benefits of exercise.
There are three 12-week levels to the program:
KidneyFit Level 1: Join other people who live with kidney disease to learn about how to safely exercise and gain the benefits of physical activity. The class is two hours and runs one to two times each week for 12 weeks. In addition to guided exercise, gain a deeper understanding about your body, nutrition, medications and safe exercise for people living with CKD.
KidneyFit Level 2: After KidneyFit Level 1, you will begin to do more on your own in the gym with guidance from fitness experts while enjoying cardio, weights, balance and stretching exercises.
KidneyFit Level 3: You will begin Level 3 with the confidence and knowledge to exercise on your own. The fitness instructor will be there to answer any questions but you’ll have the tools and support to be exercise on your own. Level 3 will help you learn how to continue to include physical activity into your life after graduating from KidneyFit Class.
Find out more at kidneyhealth.ca