Created in 2017 by Tina Warring, MPT; Lori Mayer, DNP, FNP, MSN, RN, MSCN, and Practical Fitness, a one-on-one, private strength-training studio with 5 locations in Texas established in 2009.
After seeing substantial increases in mobility, coordination, and strength with MS clients at Practical Fitness, our team decided to create the most comprehensive online exercise program for MS available. All of our exercises were designed by Tina Warring. Research in the benefits of strength training for individuals with MS provided by Lori Mayer. Each movement is performed using the Steady-Pace® Technique, a low-impact, high-intensity exercise technique designed to be safe on your body and joints while being highly effective, developed by Practical Fitness. All videos are recorded at Central Texas Neurology Consultants in Round Rock, Texas and presented by Jeff Gotte, co-founder of Practical Fitness.
Meet Your Team
Jeff Gotte received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Business and Master's in Physical Education from Texas State University. While there, he was a graduate assistant with the Health and Human Performance Dept., taught five courses per semester and was also a graduate assistant football and strength conditioning coach. In 2009, Jeff co-founded Practical Fitness in Austin, TX, a private personal studio specialized in strength training for busy professionals. In addition to certifying the company's instructors on PracFIT proprietary exercise technique, 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.
M. Ed - BS Exercise Science
Tina Warring, MPT is the Director of Physical Therapy at CTNC. She earned her Master's in Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University and is LSVT BIG and McKenzie certified. Tina designs all of the exercises performed in each video and bases them on the movements executed with her MS clients at Central Texas Neurology Consultants and Practical Fitness's Steady-Pace® technique. Tina enjoys spending time with her daughters and attending sporting events.
MPT Director - PT
Central Texas Neurology
David Lyons was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006 at the age of 47. A bodybuilder and former owner of fitness centers across the country, he made the choice to fight MS head-on through bodybuilding. David is the author of David's Goliath, and autobiographical story of his journey with MS, and his new book, Everyday Health and Fitness With Multiple Sclerosis, is for anyone who wants to get in top shape while battling physical or emotional obstacles to getting started. 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.
Senior Fitness Director &
Founder of MS Fitness
Lori Mayer is the Director of Medical Research Services for Central Texas Neurology Consultants / Multiple Sclerosis Clinic of Central Texas in the Round Rock since 2000. She has expertise in strategic planning, design, execution and management of MS clinical research programs, as well as providing MC clinical care. She has consulted and written MS protocols for clinical trials and has published articles in neurological journals. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP), is currently MS-certified, Chair for the IOMSN Research Committee, member of the editorial board of the International Journal of MS Care and Chair of the editorial board for LiveWiseMS. She is committed to enhancing the role of nursing in the care of MS patients and empowering nurses through education and the expansion of nursing research.
Director of Medical Research - Central Texas Neurology Consultants