Exercise is vitally important for people with MS, particularly programs with qualified instructors that address individual physical needs. It is important to maintain your muscle tone. Exercise also counteracts symptoms of depression and enhances your overall well-being.
The National MS Society promotes Aquatics, Yoga, and Tai Chi as the three most helpful forms of exercise for people with MS. Hippo therapy (horseback riding) is also considered helpful for problems with balance in some people. Always consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program to ensure that your individual needs and safety requirements will be met. Yoga and Tai Chi can be done in either standing or sitting positions. This is a Tai Chi demonstration.
Check out our Helpful Hints on Participating in an Aquatics Program page here!
Information on Putting Yoga in Your Lifecan be found here!
Find information on T'ai Chi here.
Our Gateway to Wellness programs provide six sessions that focus on exercise, discussion and activities to promote wellness, self-management, and balance in lifestyle.
The following exercise programs are sponsored by the National MS Society-Michigan Chapter:
Please call 1-800-344-4867, option 1, regarding financial assistance to attend classes in your area.
Pure Barre- Saginaw, MI
30 N. Center Rd.(Block Plaza)
Offering Pilates, Yoga, and stretch class for people with MS.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:45 am
$5.00 per class
Persons with MS are eligible for program scholarships. Contact Christy Bomba at 989-249-1184 or Christy.email@example.com to find out more about National MS Society Wellness Scholarships
The following is a non-NMSS program. However, class fees may be covered for NMSS members with MS on a limited basis.