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Staying well is a multi-faceted task and an important goal for everyone, especially those living with multiple sclerosis. Wellness encompasses the many ways that you can nurture your mind, body and soul such as regular health check-ups, therapeutic groups, and exercise. Below is a list of exercise classes in the community to help maintain wellness. All instructors have completed the National MS Society training for fitness professionals. Please consult with a healthcare professional before beginning new exercises. Limited financial assistance may be available to help cover the cost of these group exercise classes. Please call an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867 for more information.

 

Maryland

Charles County

Yoga Body/Mind 
Tuesday, 6:45-7:45 p.m. (6-week sessions)
UM Charles Regional Medical Center (CRMC)
5 Garrett Ave.
La Plata, MD 20646
For more information contact:
Anne Machetto
240-682-3329


Gentle Relaxation and Movement Yoga Therapy (FREE CLASS)
Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (7-week sessions)
UM Charles Regional Medical Center (CRMC)
Irene Davis Building
6 Garrett Ave.
La Plata, MD 20646
For more information contact:
Anne Machetto
240-682-3329

 

Montgomery County

Moving with Multiple Sclerosis
Sunday, 1 – 2 p.m.
Germantown Community Center
18905 Kingsview Rd.
Germantown, MD 20874
For more information contact:
Matt Rowe, Program Coordinator
240-777-6895
 
TR Swimming for Physical Disabilities
Thursday, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center
5900 Executive Blvd
North Bethesda, MD 20852
For more information contact:
Matt Rowe, Program Coordinator
240-777-6895
 
Adaptive Yoga: Chair Poses    
Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 South Fredrick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
For more information contact:
Kim Thompson
301-275-0880
 
Adaptive Yoga: Floor Poses   
Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 South Fredrick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
For more information contact:
Kim Thompson
301-275-0880
 
Gentle Yoga   
Thursday, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. OR 6 – 7:15 p.m.
Holy Cross Hospital Resource Center
9805 Dameron Rd
Room 11A
Silver Spring, MD 20902
For more information contact:
Jordana Carmel
301-754-8800
 
 

Prince George's County

Adaptive Yoga for MS
Sunday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Yoga Space Studio
4206 Gallatin St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
For more information contact:
Douglas Thompson
301-699-5440

 


Virginia

Arlington County

Adaptive/Seated Yoga
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
VHC Carlin Springs Campus
601 S. Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA 22204
For more information contact:
Cornelia Lesh, Program Coordinator
703-558-6740

Adaptive/Seated Yoga
Sunday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
VHC Carlin Springs Campus
601 S. Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA 22204
For more information contact:
Cornelia Lesh, Program Coordinator
703-558-6740
 
Fairfax County

Adaptive Yoga
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Sun & Moon Yoga Studio
9998 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
For more information contact:
Noralea Dalkin
703-525-9642

MS Water Exercise  
Friday, 12:30 – 1:25 p.m.
Audrey Moore ReCenter
8100 Braddock Rd
Annandale, VA 22033
For more information contact:
LeeAnn David, Program Coordinator
703-222-4664
 
Balance and Beyond
Thursday, 11 – 11:55 a.m.
Audrey Moore ReCenter
8100 Braddock Rd
Annandale, VA 22033
For more information contact:
Barb Eason
703-856-6638
 
Balance and Beyond
Thursday, 1 – 1:55 p.m.
Providence ReCenter
7525 Marc Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
For more information contact:
Barb Eason
703-856-6638
 
Balance and Beyond
Wednesday, 11:00 – 11:55 a.m.
Oak Marr Recreation Center
3200 Jermantown Rd
Oakton, VA 22124
For more information contact:
Barb Eason
703-856-6638

Better Balance
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00am
Body Dynamics Inc
410 S. Maple Ave
Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22046
For more information contact:
Body Dynamics Inc.
703-527-9557
 
Gentle Pilates
Monday, 10 – 11 a.m.
Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079
For more information contact:
Lesley Spalding
703-584-2965
 
Gentle Yoga
Tuesday OR Wednesday, 10 – 11 a.m.
Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079
For more information contact:
Lesley Spalding
703-584-2965

Water Aerobics - Arthritis, Fibro and MS
Tuesday/Thursday, 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Rd
Reston, VA  20191
For more information contact:
Vicki Shackford
703-476-9500


 
Loudoun County

H2O Low Gentle
Tuesday/Thursday, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Ida Lee Recreation Center
60 Ida Lee Dr. NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
For more information contact:
Jane Johnston
703-203-2264

 

Washington, DC

Adaptive Yoga for MS  
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Lombardi Cancer Center
3970 Reservoir Road NW
Washington , DC 20007
For more information contact:
Kelly Schrader
202-375-5611
 
Therapeutic Yoga
Monday & Thursday, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., OR Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Smith Center for Healing
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
For more information contact:
Kiersten Gallager
202-483-8600
 
Chair Yoga
Tuesday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Smith Center for Healing
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
For more information contact:
Kiersten Gallager
202-483-8600
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