The MS Fitness Challenge (MSFC) was birthed from David Lyons' MS Bodybuilding Challenge and his wife, registered nurse, Kendra's desire to help others who suffer from multiple sclerosis. His bodybuilding challenge and his book, David's Goliath, about his journey as a bodybuilder with MS are inspirations to others who find trials and obstacles in life to overcome. The MSFC is David's test to others to fight this debilitating disease through health & fitness.
Partnered with FitPro: Real Milk Protein company, BioTrust Nutrition, KewlFit Cooling Vests, the NaturalBody fitness brand and host gyms nationwide, it is the goal of the MS Fitness Challenge to provide certified fitness professionals to people with MS nationwide in an effort to educate and train them in the benefits of health & fitness in winning the battle against multiple sclerosis. MSFC will pay for these professionals to work with the person signed up for the Challenge and a membership for that person at one of the MSFC host fitness centers through the donations of its supporters.
MSFC implements the support people with MS need to stay as fit as possible, overcome limits and keep their bodies moving. Help us help those with MS to beat this disease through health & fitness and combat its devastating effects on the body. 100% of all donations go to the cost of the MS Fitness Challenge program with a portion going to the National MS Society to support their organization's work to educate, provide resources and help find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
MS is a chronic, unpredictable autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves. Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibers of the CNS is a fatty tissue called myelin, which helps nerve fibers conduct electrical impulses. In MS, myelin is lost in multiple areas, leaving scar tissue called sclerosis. These damaged areas are also known as plaques or lesions. Sometimes the nerve fiber itself is damaged or broken. Myelin not only protects nerve fibers, but makes their job possible. When myelin or the nerve fiber is destroyed or damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain is disrupted, and this produces the various symptoms of MS. MS is not contagious and is not directly inherited. People withe MS can expect one of four clinical courses of disease, each of which might be mild, moderate, or severe.
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