MSfit Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to actively serving MS participants with access to a free fitness and wellness program that will help promote good mood, muscle strength, mobility, stamina, and overall quality of life. MSfit will also provide internship opportunities to graduate students seeking to gain hands-on experience in the field of physical therapy .
MS is the most common disabling neurological disease of young adults in the U.S. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide.
People living with MS that lack physical activity may experience an increased risk of depression, poor balance, fatigue, and secondary diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Studies show that exercise not only improves your overall health and well-being, but can also help to manage and reduce many MS symptoms. Our goal is to enhance the physical, emotional, and overall well-being of MS participants.
"When I saw the article in the paper about MSfit I was so excited. I thought to myself this is the perfect program to stay in shape and meet other people with MS that are experiencing similar symptoms as me."
- Etta Branson
"As a person living with MS, I have noticed that I feel much better when I exercise on a regular basis. I believe a program like MSfit most certainly have a tremendous impact on their quality of life."
- Matthew Aloi