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Science-Based 

Online Strength Training

for MS

Improving your symptoms at home, since 2017.

**NOW OFFERING WEEKLY YOGA FOR MS** 

SHE STARTED HERE TOO

"Walking Better...Even My Neurologist Noticed"

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JACQUELINE  MEMBER FOR TWO YEARS

 

"Through MS Workouts' expertise, I have strengthened and improved every muscle in my body - even those which neurologically fatigue faster than others! I rarely have spastic or tight quadriceps. I am walking better (my neurologist even noticed this!!) I am able to walk up and down stairs way better and my balance is much improved.

"The online members-only group is a fantastic, positive group that keeps you motivated" .

Read more success stories...!

HOW IT WORKS

A Comprehensive Program to Improve Your Symptoms

01

Become a Member and Complete the New Member Orientation

02

Receive weekly full-body exercise and stretch class designed by our team of MS Physiologists and Trainers. 

03

Perform your exercise & stretch session 2-3 times a week and enter your results into the MS Online Journal. 

04

Attend weekly Group Consultations to share your results with our certified trainer and get your specific questions answered! 

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Compliment your Strength Training classes with our Active Yoga Sessions for MS

IMPROVE your symptoms with

WEEKLY STRENGTH TRAINING CLASSES 

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STRENGTH TRAINING CLASSES STANDING CLASS | SEATED CLASS

Performing our weekly-updated exercise class 2-3 times a week will directly result in more strength for you.

 

Increased strength means a decrease in spasticity, improved balance and foot drop, better bladder control, less pain neck/back & more energy!

Every Sunday you will receive a link to your new class!

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Membership Includes Starter Exercise Kit at no additional cost!!

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PERSONALIZE your strength training classes with

SYMPTOM-SPECIFIC EXERCISES

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EXERCISES FOR FOOT DROP  MOBILITY | WEAK GRIP

Performing our weekly-updated exercise class 2-3 times a week will directly result in more strength for you.

 

Increased strength means a decrease in spasticity, improved balance and foot drop, better bladder control, less pain neck/back & more energy!

Every Sunday you will receive a link to your new class!

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Class Sample - Seated/Wheelchair

GENTLE YOGA CLASSES FOR MS 

COMPLIMENT Your Strength Training With:

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GENTLE YOGA CLASSES STANDING SESSION | CHAIR SESSION

 

As a member, you will have access to weekly updated yoga classes to compliment your Strength Training Classes. We offer two classes on a weekly basis:

 

Standing Yoga LIVE Session: Every Tuesday at 2:00 pm US CST  

Seated Yoga LIVE Session: Every Tuesday at 3:00 pm US CST

***You can access the yoga classes at any time after they are recorded

 

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Tools for your success

WHAT YOU GET

WEEKLY EXERCISE PLAN

Every Sunday you will receive brand new a full-body exercise & stretch session designed to increase your mobility, improve foot drop & reduce spasticity. 

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LIVE GROUP CONSULTATIONS

Every Tuesday, our Certified Trainer hosts a live group consultation where you can ask questions and learn new tips about the weekly workout!

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PROGRESS JOURNAL TOOL

The Online Progress Journal Tool allows you to measure your results from each exercise session and compare them to previous ones!  

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MEMBERS ONLY GROUP

Meet your fellow members who are performing the same exercises as you are on a weekly basis. Connect, find motivation, inspiration and the support to never quit! 

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WEEKLY UPDATED CLASSES

The weekly-updated full-body classes comprehensively improve the lower body, core, and upper body.

Increase Body Strength

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STRETCH ROUTINES

Stretch daily so as to add flexibility, decrease spasticity, relieve pain, and increase blood flow to muscle tissue.  

Relieve Tightness

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FOOT DROP SERIES

Increasing strength to the muscles that contribute to foot drop can allow you to lift the foot higher and for longer so you can walk more easily and safely.

Combat Foot Drop

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MOBILITY SERIES

The Mobility and Mobility (lite) Series strengthens your entire lower body allowing you to have better balance and coordination.

Improve Walking

Members Get Instant Access to:

CLASSES, PROGRAMS, & 100+ EXERCISES TO HELP YOU GAIN BETTER CONTROL OF YOUR BODY

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WEAK CORE SERIES

The Weak Core I & II Series strengthens all of the muscles in your core allowing for greater stability in body functionality.

Strengthen Core

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INDIVIDUAL EXERCISES

Add exercises to your workout routine to put extra attention toward your weakest areas.  Or build your own routine entirely.

Customize Your Routine

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CHALLENGES

Don't limit your challenge - challenge your limits!  Our Challenges are 4-12 week exercise programs, often sculpted around specific symptoms.

Challenge Yourself

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The goal of this group is to empower, motivate and support one another - so strength can be achieved TOGETHER.  

MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP

Accountability

SHE STARTED HERE TOO

"My Foot Drop Has Improved"

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DENISE  MEMBER FOR ONE YEAR

 

"Since following the program 2-3 times per week for 6 months my foot drop has improved to the point that I only wear my AFO for long-distance/tough terrain walking. I'm stronger and have more endurance for activities like taking my grandsons to the park".

 

"The Facebook Group is such a bonus. Having MS can be isolating. Having others 'there' to listen, relate and encourage is such a blessing"

 

Read more success stories...!

The Only MS-Specific Strength Training Plan Developed by

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS,

PHYSIOLOGISTS & MS CHAMPIONS

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Jeff Gotte, M. Ed

Personal Trainer and

Co-Founder of Practical Fitness

Exercise Studios

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Tina Warring, MPT Director - PT

Director of Physical Therapy at

Central Texas Neurology

Consultants

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David Lyons

Diagnosed with MS in 2006.

Founder of the MSFC

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Lori Mayor, MD

Director of Medical Research

and MS Specialist

AS SEEN ON

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RESEARCH SUPPORTED EXERCISE

"strength training improves neural drive"

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Lori Mayor, MS Research Specialist

MS JOURNAL OF CARE  "STRENGTH TRAINING IMPROVES GAIT"

 

In 2019, the International Journal of MS Care published a study that showed that Strength Training improves gait in people living with Multiple Sclerosis.   

Overall, six studies reported significant between-group strength improvements, and four reported within-group changes. Four studies reported significant between-group gait improvements for gait speed and /or endurance, and two reported within-group changes.

How We Apply the Research

"Exercise May Improve Mobility, Fatigue... "

  • How do I subscribe?
    Click on this link and provide your information: https://practical-fitness-online-ms.uscreen.io/users/sign_up
  • Should I ask my doctor before performing these exercises?
    Yes. We recommend that you consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
  • Can I get rid of my MS by exercising?
    No. Currently there is no cure for MS. But research does suggest that strength training can provide relief to many of your symptoms.
  • Will my MS symptoms improve after these workouts?
    MS is not a curable disease, yet. But everyone should exercise for a healthier life, and research does support added benefits to MS symptoms after exercising.
  • Can I customize my workouts?
    Not yet. We are currently working on making individual workouts available to you, as well as the ability to create and customize your own playlists.
  • Can I perform the workouts if I am in a wheelchair?
    Yes. We have an entire wheelchair series that focuses on upper body and core strengthening.
  • Can I execute all of the workouts?
    Yes. If there is a particular exercise that you cannot perform, then don't force yourself to perform it. We encourage everyone to try and challenge themselves, but don't force yourself into an unsafe or painful zone.
  • Are the exercises safe for me?
    Yes. They are low-impact and high-intensity exercises that keep your body and joints safe. But we still recommend that you consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.
  • Is this safe to do at my house alone?
    Yes, but we encourage you to take responsibility for your own safety in this regard. Discuss this with your doctor first.
  • How long are the exercise sessions?
    Each exercise session is 20-30 minutes long. There are generally 6-10 different exercises in each session, with rest periods in between.
  • How often should I exercise?
    We recommend you execute our videos two to threee times a week depending on how your body is feeling.
  • Are the exercises really hard?
    The exercises will range in difficulty based on your strength or weakness in areas of your body. For example, you may have atrophy in your calves, so calf raises might be very difficult to perform in the beginning. However, performing a bicep curl may be easier if your arms are stronger than your calves. Our exercises are designed to give you flexibility in difficulty. If you feel like challenging yourself to the max, then use a heavier band. If you want to take it easy and just get some exercise in, then use a band with less resistance.
  • Will there be a trainer watching me?
    No. There will not be a trainer able to watch you while you are exercising from home. This is an option that we may provide in the future.
  • What equipment do I need to perform the workout videos?
    You will need a CLX Theraband, which you can purchase at our webstore: www.msworkouts.com/store. One Free Yellow Theraband will be provided for free when you subscribe.
  • How do I purchase an exercise band?
    Step 1: Click on www.msworkouts.com/store. Step 2: Click on the exercise band you want. They are in order from heaviest to lightest resistance and are separated by wheelchair and standing series. Step 3: Click Purchase. Step 4: Enter your information. Step 5: Wait to receive your equipment in the mail.
  • When do I need to upgrade my exercise bands?
    You will need to upgrade your exercise bands whenever you get stronger and the exercises aren't challenging you. You should be able to exercise until the last 30 seconds of each set which is what we call the "exhaust range." If you cannot reach the very end of the exhaust range then you don't need to progress to a stronger band yet. If you can reach past the exhaust range then you should upgrade to a higher resistance band.
  • What is the Steady-Pace Technique?
    The Steady-Pace Technique is a unique way of exercising based on the principals of slow-motion strength training. It was developed by Practical Fitness Studios in Austin, TX and has been executed there thousands of times. Steady-Pace slows down your rep time thereby engaging your body and muscles at a much higher level than traditional methods.
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