Our Story

Lift Pulmonary Rehab was founded by Abby Cohen and Andrew Brimer. In 2011, Andrew and Abby met as students at Washington University in St. Louis, and have been working in the respiratory field for over 6 years. Both of Abby’s grandfathers have COPD. She has seen their struggle during COPD exacerbations and the impact pulmonary rehabilitation has had on their recovery and ability to get back to the things they enjoy doing.

While attending the COPD Foundation’s annual COPD10 conference in 2017, Abby and Andrew learned that only 2% of people with COPD have access to pulmonary rehabilitation due to cost, transportation, or location even though it is one of the most effective treatments for people with moderate to severe COPD. After the conference, Abby and Andrew brought together a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, respiratory therapists, pulmonologists, yoga and fitness instructors, and physical therapists to develop Lift Pulmonary Rehab.

Our Mission

We’re committed to helping people with COPD
breathe better, stay active, and live happier.

Our Team
Abby Cohen


Andrew Brimer


Raj Mehrotra

Software Engineer

Matt Wahlig

Software Engineer

Lift Instructors
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Lift Member Board

The Lift Member Board is a way for Lift Members to become more active in the direction of Lift Pulmonary Rehab. The Lift Member Board gets early access and provides feedback to the Lift Team about new features, technology, or classes that are in development.

Interested in joining the Lift Member Board? Contact us at hello@liftpulmonaryrehab.com

Press & Recognition
Lift Founders named to Forbes 30 Under 30
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Lift Founders Selected to Attend White House Demo Day
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Lift Founders Present at the United Nations
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Contact Us

Lift’s headquarters are located downtown St. Louis where all the Lift Classes are filmed and broadcasted.

Phone: 877-869-6023

Email: hello@liftpulmonaryrehab.com

Address: 911 Washington Ave., St. Louis MO 63101