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The 8-WEEK MS Fitness Challenge



Progress Sheet

WEEK #3 BONUS CHALLENGE: Make a post on our facebook that answers this question: WHO INSPIRES YOU TO KEEP EXERCISING? 


WEEK #3 AGENDA: Active Rest and why it's so important in your recovery. Exercises will focus on glutes, quads, hips and the posterior chain. This exercise sequence is great for improving balance and coordination. 

WEEK #3 GOALS: Understand Active Rest. Perform all Exercises 2-3 times a week.

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.  Make sure to continue to breathe during the exercise, continue to remind yourself not to hold your breath.


Real Members. Real Results. 

"I love MS Workouts.  I'm a former college varsity wrestler and was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS during my junior year in college (way back in 1991).  Over the years, my overall condition has worsened and at this point I struggle, mostly with leg weakness and foot drag, although I'm blessed to still have a fair amount of mobility.  


Walking more than a mile or standing for long periods can be a real struggle. Anyway, I was looking on youtube for exercise videos that would address my weaknesses and found a number, but most of them were rather depressing and made me feel sick and hopeless.  


When I found MS Workouts, I immediately appreciated Jeff's fitness-orientation, optimism and overall energy. And I saw immediate results.  So I joined a few months ago and have been keeping up with the weekly workouts, seeing progress and feeling better about my overall health.  


Thank you to the whole MS Workout team. I've recommended this site to others whom I know also have MS." - L.S.


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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