Grab your free MS classes now for kindness day!
To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day this Friday 17 February, we’re offering all of our online sessions running between Wednesday and Friday absolutely free!
If you’re living with multiple sclerosis (MS), this is the perfect way to kick-start that health plan and get active, all from the comfort of your own home and under professional guidance and supervision – and have fun at the same time! And whether it’s dance, strength training, or building better neurological connections, there’s a class for you.
Why not try the Love to Move session on Wednesday? You’ll be learning dance-based exercises that challenge not only your body but also your brain, plus memory games as well as more improvised movement and rhythmic explorations.
The class will be mostly seated with options to move lower limbs, improve hand coordination, and strengthen those all-important core muscles.
The British Gymnastic Foundation devised Love to Move based on Japanese research into the benefits of ‘bi-lateral asymmetric’ exercises with dementia. After this initial work the programme has been expanded to develop classes specifically for people with MS.
All you need is somewhere comfy to sit (and maybe stand too), with room to stretch out your arms. Just turn up and the wonderful instructor, Bridget, whose grandmother and sister had MS, will take you through the rest. There’s no obligation or expectation, just do what you can and feel comfortable doing.
Also on Wednesday is chair yoga, a practice of simple exercises you can do daily to help move, stretch and strengthen your body while expanding your breath and calming your mind, free from everyday chitter chatter.
Or, if you don’t fancy dance or yoga, on Friday, why not learn a range of exercises which are simple yet incredibly effective to create new neuromuscular connections? Ways to manage spasticity, how your eyes impact your balance and gait (walking) and the connection between seemingly unrelated areas of the body such as the jaw, pelvis and leg strength are just some of the topics the class covers.
There are also three levels of exercise session running on Friday, so you’ll be able to find exactly the right group for your level of mobility and benefit from these exclusive sessions designed specifically for people living with MS.
To find out more and to register for any of MS-UK’s sessions, visit the Eventbrite page here.