MS Exercise & Wellness

A program designed specifically for your wellbeing.

ABOUT

This is a one-of-a-kind community exercise program designed to enhance the lives of those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through exercise and socialization. Research shows that individuals with MS who exercise regularly demonstrate physical, emotional, and cognitive improvements, and maximize their well-being and quality of life.  Our resources and facility are unparalleled.


This program focuses on improving function and relieving common MS symptoms with a main concentration on reducing fatigue:

  • Ensures the safety of participants by utilizing discontinuous exercise balancing activity and rest

  • Promotes socialization and camaraderie, leading to improvements in mental health including anxiety, depression, and mood

  • Offers a cost-effective, fun way for people with MS to maintain control of their health

  • Serves as a viable adjunct to individualized rehabilitative care

Fun at Yoga

CLASSES

All classes are only $15!
Yoga & Meditation
  • Breathing techniques to combat stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • Improves balance and flexibility

  • Awareness and engagement of core muscles benefit posture

  • Active and passive stretching leads to better joint mobility and flexibility

  • Low impact strengthening exercises keeps joints safe


Mindful meditation has shown to decrease cortisol levels and improve fatigue, sleep, depression, and anxiety. Since stress has been linked to MS relapses, and meditation has been shown to relieve biological markers of stress, it could help slow MS progression. People with MS usually have elevated levels of cortisol, a hormone the body releases in response to stress. Higher levels of cortisol lead to people with MS developing a resistance to cortisol; not benefitting from the hormone’s normal anti-inflammatory effects.

Physical Optimization

Stretching and strengthening, balance, posture, breathing, cognition, fall prevention and recovery, elements of Tai Chi and LSVT BIG, and includes the following:

  • Flexibility exercises

  • Balance and coordination exercises

  • Hand dexterity and coordination

  • Motor Control

Speech Therapy

Exercises address the following common problems that occur in people with Multiple Sclerosis:

  • Voice Projection & Articulation

  • Swallowing

  • Breathing

  • Posture

  • Cognition

Restorative Exercise
  1. Circuit Training includes stations that address flexibility, strength, coordination, stability, balance, and agility and aerobic conditioning.

  2. Aerobic Conditioning offers low to moderate intensity to help improve aerobic fitness and reduce fatigue

  3. Non-Contact Boxing both standing and seated concentrates on:

  • Footwork

  • Balance

  • Agility

  • Movement in all Planes

  • Hand-Eye Coordination

  • Strength and Endurance

  • Flexibility

  • Posture

  • Breathing 

  • Cognition

CLASS SCHEDULE

Click on a day to see the available classes.

Meet the Wellness Team

Niamh Tunney
Mark Bodnar
Geoff Uhal
Alex Gomez
Maggie Daniel
Kitty Chin
Valeria Gary