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Old 02-01-2019, 01:57 PM
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Question What do you know about "MS Gym"?

I need structure (and a buddy if you're in San Diego!) when it comes to exercise. I am lazy.

I watched a video the other week by Trevor Wicken about stretching out my calves and that is how I found "MS Gym" and the "RISE movement". I'm leary. I'm not trying to badmouth anyone or what he says, so please don't take it that way. I just don't want to be taken advantage of because I have MS and he has something to sell.

My problem is I'm trying to understand if he's legit. There is a free Facebook group available, which is not overly useful to me. There is a paid membership that seems useful, but you can't get in to see what it's like without at least paying for a 1 month membership.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMSGym/

I am really interested in your thoughts and experiences with this site and / or Trevor himself.

Thank you! g1
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:37 PM
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There are two exercise video programs specifically for MSers: MS Gym and MS Workouts. Both are $30 or more a month. I haven't reviewed either in any detail, but they both have avid fans.

Might want to check out both:
http://www.themsgym.com/
https://www.msworkouts.com/

Personally, my Planet Fitness monthly pass is $10 and gives me access to lots of equipment and is only a mile away. Might not be my fave gym, but it works for me when I go. For exercise videos, you also might want to check out Jessica Smith's videos on YouTube. They are free. I just modify them to work for my disability.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7...confirmation=1
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:28 PM
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I have found MS Gym extremely good. I get it free on you tube. PL, MD with PPMS
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:33 PM
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I have found MS Gym extremely good. I get it free on you tube. PL, MD with PPMS
I was thinking about just using the videos available on YouTube as well. I feel like he's always trying to sell me something a cure and not an exercise program, when he's not an MSer. It feels a little slimy for me.
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:16 AM
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Default MS GYM Trevor Wicken

A Good Guy, Read on...……
Trevor Wicken has been a medical fitness practitioner for the past 15 years and is passionate about setting his clients free from pain and restrictions through exercise. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania.
Trevor is an NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, performance enhancement specialist, and elite personal trainer. He also serves as a level 2 Neurokinetic Therapist, and TRX Sports Medicine Practitioner. He has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in medical, private, commercial, and specialty based fitness centers.
Trevor, has an extensive background in the medical fitness industry and has worked on clients ranging from 9 years old to 97 years old. Trevor’s deepest passion lies in working with clients with neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke Recovery, Total Brain Injuries, and Alzheimer’s Disease. He also enthusiastically works with individuals whose lives are affected by, arthritis, total joint replacements, spinal pain, orthopedic injuries, bariatric surgery, diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, cancer, motor vehicle accidents, and sports medicine return to sport.

Trevor has worked with Division I athletes, some of whom have been professionally drafted, Olympic medalists in training, current and retired professional athletes.
Trevor also has a passion for writing, speaking and presenting on topics related to medical fitness, lifestyle management, and personal development. He has presented to medical patient support groups, physician groups, medical conferences, fitness conference, medical fitness webinars, personal training organizations, and government health and wellness organizations.

He is the owner RISE Movement Solutions, a medical fitness company dedicated to providing medical exercise programs, lifestyle modification plans, senior fitness, and high quality of living programs.
Trevor’s mission is to partner with individuals as they walk through the process of recovering from illness, healing from injury, eliminating the side effects of medical conditions, and creating of healthy lifestyles through the power of movement. He believes every person has the right to live a quality life free from limitations.
“IT IS NOT OK that so many individuals believe they have to accept their medical condition, surrender to their disease, and settle for a life without the freedom to choose how to live… there is always a solution in movement. You deserve to be free.” –Trevor Wicken

Education, Advanced Certifications, Publications and Media Presence

Experience
16 Years of practicing as a Medical Fitness Professional
Served over 1000 clients, (50,000 sessions) - Add 4,600 MS Gymmers to that now!
Train and educated fitness professionals, therapists, and allied health professionals across the world.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree, Sports Medicine, Colorado State University
Master’s Degree, Exercise Physiology / Biomechanics, Cali
Certifications
MS Society - MS Fitness Specialist
NASM Performance Exercise Specialist
NASM Elite Fitness Coach
TRX Sports Medicine Practitioner
AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Level 1 Neurokinetic Therapist
Level 2 Neurokinetic Therapist

Advisory Roles
Advisory Board Member Medical Fitness Network
Co-Chair Medical Fitness Education Foundation
Preferred Provider National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Preferred Provider Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

Recognized As An Industry Expert By:
MS Society
MS Foundation
MS Fitness Challenge
Friend’s Of Parkinsons
Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation
Arthritis Foundation

Creator of Education Courses For The Following Organizations:
Medical Fitness Education Foundation
MS Fitness Challenge
Alzheimer’s Research And Prevention Foundation
National Federation Of Personal Trainers
Fitness Learning Systems
PTA Global
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:17 PM
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Adie,
While I appreciate your effort on this post. That information is readily available on his website and his marketing.

It sounds great on the surface, but what I see is he's all about marketing and wanting me to buy into his expensive program.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:56 AM
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I am a member of the MS Gym and I say its worth it, Trevor knows what he is talking about and as many people that he as helped to walk again since being in a wheel chair, there is all different programs in the membership whether it is chair or standing programs and access to his help, it as helped me and I have noticed a improvement i have hand at to stop this last month because of bad chilblains on my toes which have kept me of my feet and have noticed a difference. I don't just do this I also do some weights and stationary bike work.
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