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The 8-WEEK MS Fitness Challenge



Progress Sheet

WEEK #1 BONUS CHALLENGE: Post a video on our facebook group of you performing an exercise from this weeks' class! 


WEEK #1 AGENDA: Go over schedule. Learn Steady-Pace technique. Learn how to safely exercise. Learn how to track progress. Perform the first exercise session! 

WEEK #1 GOALS: Familiarize yourself and your body with exercising. Perform each exercise in this session 2-3 times this week and write down your results! 

SAFETY TIPS: Keep a fan on you. Turn down your A/C to 68 degrees or COLD. Keep your hair off your neck. Remove any sharp corners or tables from your exercise area. Drink ice cold water between every exercise! 


Pattie's Journey Towards More Strength.

When Pattie first met David she gave him an ultimatum. She told him that he had ONE WEEK to improve her strength and walking abilities. She had worked before with trainers claiming to help her MS Symptoms, but she never got results! After one week of training with David - Pattie felt results and gave him another week and another week and another week.

"The difference with David compared to anything I've ever done with any trainers is that I'M GETTING RESULTS. It's a miracle the things that have happened to me. I can lay down in bed and lift up my legs and bend it. That never happened before. Now that I have strength and tone in my leg I can actually bend my leg! I can now even pick up my feet when I walk across my living room - and it's all from working out with David."  - Pattie


8 Week Challenge - SCHEDULE

WEEK 1 -- Laying Down the Foundation - Mobility & Balance

WEEK 2 -- Waking Up the Muscles - Foot Drop, Core, and Upper Body

WEEK 3 -- Walking Strong - Mobility & Balance

WEEK 4 -- All About That Core - Foot Drop, Core, and Upper Body

WEEK 5 -- Half Way Point - Mobility & Balance

WEEK 6 -- Perfect Form and Technique - Foot Drop, Core, and Upper Body

WEEK 7 -- Sticking with Exercise - Mobility & Balance

WEEK 8 -- Final Effort - Foot Drop, Core, and Upper Body

WEEK 9 -- Graduation!

"My mission is to change lives through strength training by providing safe and effective workouts to those living with Multiple Sclerosis all Across the World."  - David Lyons

Certified Trainers With Years of Experience Treating Multiple Sclerosis


David Lyons

Founder of MS Fitness Challenge 


Jeff Gotte

Exercise Physiologist  M. Ed - BS Exercise Science  NSCA-CSCS, ACE-PT

Along with MS Workouts, David works with organizations such as Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Medical Fitness Network and MS Views & News to help educate and train both fitness professionals and MSers on the importance of fitness, nutrition, and mindset in battling this disease.  David's goal is to bring exercise and healthy nutrition to every person living with MS.

In 2009, Jeff co-founded Practical Fitness in Austin, TX, a private personal studio specialized in strength training for busy professionals. Jeff has personally executed thousands of sessions with individuals dealing with many types of physical challenges, ranging from hip and knee replacements to lung transplants.  Jeff also oversaw Practical Fitness strength training pilot program for individuals with MS sponsored by the MS Society. 

What is



Together with the Director of Physical Therapy at Central Texas Neurology Consultants and the personal trainers at Practical Fitness Studios, our mission is to bring safe & effective online exercise to those living with Multiple Sclerosis.

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