The MS Fitness Challenge was created to help improve the lives of those living with the devastating physical affects of living with MS. After my diagnosis, “and reading about it, and not really finding anything positive… I started realizing, this is not the direction I want to go. I’m a fighter, and I need to fight this. I need to get back into the gym and do it the way I’ve always done things, and that’s physically.” — David Lyons, Co-Founder of MSFC
Normal fitness trainers don’t know how to work with people with MS. They don’t understand our struggles. Our instructors take the time to get to know each person who signs up. We learn about your unique abilities and tailor an exercise program specifically to you. Unlike most personal trainers, the trainers who work with the MS Fitness Challenge are educated in ways to work with the limitations MS can cause; weakness, spasticity, fatigue, numbness, balance issues, etc. Many of our trainers even have MS. They experience, firsthand, the challenges you face on a daily basis. They figured out how to cope with their own limitations, and now they want to pass that knowledge on to you, so you can live your best life.
Getting the proper guidance in preparing and maintaining an ongoing lifestyle of fitness, nutrition and health is especially important for those of us with Multiple Sclerosis. This is the number one reason MSFC has created a FREE online program for those of you who have MS and who are not able to attend one of our nationwide 12 week challenges or work with an MS certified trainer in your local gym.