Health & Wellness
For a person living with MS, the road to wellness involves more than treatment of the disease. Equally important are health promotion and prevention strategies, satisfying personal relationships, fulfilling work and leisure activities and adequate attention to one's inner self.
MS Forward Gym- Powered By Dynamic Athletics
MS Forward Powered by Dynamic Athletics will begin Monday, January 14th. The hour long group training sessions will be offered three times a week for a flat rate of $40 per month. The program will feature Dynamic Athletic's motion capture system.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9 a.m.
9111 Flint Ave
Overland Park, KS 66214
Please contact Justin Maresh with Dynamic Athletics for questions or to register. Justin can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 402-802-6433.
Yoga for Movement
Join us for a safe and gentle way to health and well being at this beginner's yoga class.
Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
Teach to Inspire
1666 East Sunshine
1 block east of Glenstone and Sunshine in Sunshine Center
Please e-mail Vanessa Jacob (Instructor) at email@example.com to register. This class will be a beginners class- no yoga experience is needed. Preregistration is not required. Please bring your own mat. All other props will be provided by the Education Center (TTI)
Appropriate for persons with: stable chronic illness, i.e.: neurological disorders, arthritis, or pregnancy or persons who are overweight or obese, prefect workout for 50 plus ages. Must have primary care provider’s permission in writing prior to enrolling.
When: Every Monday & Wednesdays, 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Where: Lobby of Olson Center for Women’s Health
4th Floor Durham Outpatient Care Building
4400 Emile Street
Omaha, NE 68198
What: Enrollment fee of $30 dollars per month, no initiation fee, payment required first formal night of class, or $5 per class
Instructor: Mary Beth Brandeau
- First trial session free of charge
- Formal enrollment at anytime
- If assistance needed with exercise because of a disability may bring a “buddy” at NO cost
- Valet parking available for persons with disabilities
Call for enrollment (class may fill quickly): 402-333-9844
Please bring: Towel, water bottle, elastic bands are provided, will need to purchase and bring light weights, if desired.
MS Forward Gym
MS Forward is a division of MS Fast Forward Gym that provides programs designed to address the unique needs of people living with MS. View the flyer for more information.
8802 S. 135th Street, Ste 300,
Omaha, NE 68138
A 1-hour program designed for those who have completed their physical therapy and wish to continue with a long-term exercise program that addresses personal needs.
Increased core muscle strength, balance, and im-proved mental health is the focus of this program. Both active and passive stretching movements have been incorporated to reduce spasticity and muscle tightness.
Whole Body Vibration
Whole body vibration therapy massages, relaxes, strengthens, and tones the body, affecting circulation, flexibility, and range of motion regardless of disability and/or age level.
Monthly Fees | No Membership Required
2 times per week $30
3 times per week $39
Small group and private classes available.
For class schedules, call 402.330.6292 for days/times.
Improve circulation, relax muscles, increase mobility, increase range of motion, and improve pain management. All are keys to living well. Call 402.330.6292 for pricing.
MS Group Exercise
MS Group Exercise Class is a gentle workout, for people with Multiple Sclerosis or other challenges, designed to maintain strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. The class is held in a non-intimidating setting with an instructor leading participants through exercises and machines, adapting to the individual needs of each person.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 am Quick Fit Studio
Wednesdays from 10:15-11:15 am in Studio B
Fridays 12:15-1:15 pm in Studio B
Fees: Iincluded at no extra charge with a YMCA membership. Not a YMCA member? We would be happy to take you on a tour of our facility and have you try the class out a few times at no charge. Ask about our personal pricing program for membership fees.
For questions, contact Amy Shanahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-323-6407
6767 S. 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68512
1039 P St.
Lincoln, NE 68508
700 Penrose Dr.
Lincoln, NE 68521
2601 N. 70th St.
Lincoln, NE 68507
570 Fallbrook Blvd.,
Lincoln, NE 68521
570 Fallbrook Blvd.,
Lincoln, NE 68521
Multiple Sclerosis Aquatic Exercise
In collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – licensed clinicians will facilitate this FREE water exercise class which is designed to:
- Maximize muscle strength and endurance
- Improve flexibility
- Provide a positive social experience for participants with MS.
13010 Atwood Ave.in Omaha, NE
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.
Sept. 26, 2011 - April 20, 2012
Pool will also be reserved on Fridays for participants to enjoy on their own. Registrants must bring a signed copy of the Participant Liability Release Agreement before participating.
Lawrence Aquatic Center
4706 Overland Drive in Lawrence, KS
Monday and Wednesday, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
In collaboration with Kreider Rehabilitation. Contact Tamra Anrig at 785-505-2885 for more information.
St. John's Sports Center
4331 S Fremont Ave. in Springfield, MO
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. & 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Classes will be held in the shallow end of the lap pool. Participants in need of assistance in dressing, transferring to the lift or in the pool should bring their own helper. You will need a signed copy of the Participant Liability Release Agreement (available at classes), pool shoes if desired.
Midweek Yoga with Brenda Berg Dyck
Since discovering yoga in 1999, Brenda has developed a devoted practice and passion for yoga that continues to grow and expand. In 2007, she earned her RYT200 hr certification in classical Hatha style yoga from the worldwide Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and trained under Senor Swami Sitaramananda. Brenda enjoys sharing the immense benefits of various Hatha yoga styles with others.
Wednesdays at 5:15-6 p.m., free
- Safe & gentle way to health and well being.
- Sooth frayed nerves, ease aches and pains & increase vitality.
- Great for seniors and persons with physical limitations.
Wednesdays at 6:15-7:30 p.m., $10 drop-in
- Challenging but noncompetitive class focusing on building strength, increasing flexibility & cultivating mental clarity.
- Beginners welcome!
Both classes at:
Breathe Holistic Life Center
1407 Mass St., Lawrence, KS
Sign up by calling 954-471-6321 or e-mailing email@example.com.
New Adaptive yoga (ages 13+)
Adaptive Chair Yoga is designed for anyone whose limited strength or mobility has kept them from trying yoga. Poses are adapted to an individual’s current condition, while honoring his/her strengths. All of the benefits of traditional yoga are available to you. Ideal for many suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and a variety of Muscular Dystrophic illnesses. Wheelchairs and walkers are welcome.
Tuesdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
9333 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS
Sundays, 1-1:45 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
3330 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS
Fridays, 12-12:45 p.m.
13838 W. 21st St. North, Wichita, KS
Tuesdays, 11:30-12:15 p.m.
3405 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS
Mondays, 3-3:45 p.m.
6940 Newell, Wichita, KS
Yoga (in Chairs)
Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
North Lindenwood Support Center
315 North Lindenwood Drive in Olathe, KS
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid America Chapter is pleased to partner with Turning Point and Olathe School District to bring you Yoga In Chairs for 2010. Yoga performed in chairs is designed to allow almost anyone to participate in a very gentle form of exercise. It works the joints and muscles to increase flexibility, strength, balance and circulation. It goes beyond typical exercises in that it encourages quiet reflection, proper breathing and better posture. Call 913-208-4645 for more information.