Arroyo Grande

MONTHLY (except July & Dec) - 2nd Tuesdays - 6pm - 8pm

1st United Methodist Church, 275 N Halcyon Road

contacts: Carl Deriso & Sarah Kirwin


MONTHLY - 3rd Fridays - 12pm - 1:30pm

Goleta Valley Community Ctr, 5679 Hollister Ave, 93117

contact: Mike Jack

Thousand Oaks

MONTHLY - 2nd Thursdays - 1pm - 3pm

Goebel Adult Community Ctr, 1385 E Janss Rd

contact: Darlene Feigen -


MONTHLY - 3rd Fridays - 11:30am - 1pm

Denny's Restaurant, 4095 Telegraph Rd. (via teleconf during pandemic)

contacts: Donna Nowland (Co-Leader)

Events Calendar

Exercise with TJ Fortuna
Saturday 18 August 2018, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
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Location: AC4 Gym 3883 La Cumbre Plaza Lane, Santa Barbara, (near the AT&T store on corner)

If you are interested and have not signed up please:

  1. Sign up by emailing TJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Sign up/respond on TJ Fortuna's Facebook: “Exercise group - Living with MS on the Central Coast”

A small $5 fee requested can be waived. The class has been very beneficial to many of the group.

In addition to being essential to general health and well-being, exercise is helpful in managing many MS symptoms. Indeed, according to a review published in August 2016 in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, exercise has been associated with a reduced relapse rate, lower lesion volume, slower progression of the disease, and improved performance on neurological tests. Other benefits include:

  • better cardiovascular fitness
  • improved strength
  • better bladder and bowel function
  • less fatigue and depression
  • a more positive attitude
  • increased participation in social activities

Additional studies have confirmed the benefits of exercise, including improvement in cognitive function and mood enhancement. In contrast inactivity in people with or without MS can result in numerous health problems including many risk factors associated with coronary heart disease, muscle weakness, decreased bone density, and shallow, inefficient breathing.

TJ Fortuna, recently diagnosed with MS and a Physical Exercise Trainer with over 10 years experience, is continuing his small group personalized class MS & Exercise.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020 News

Eric Small is now teaching online classes. Come and share this wonderful experience. Check out his new website at

All participants must complete a registration and sign a waiver. On receipt of the completed registration, waiver and payment, an email will be sent containing a link to the Zoom

Monday, April 13, 2020 News

Dear Friends

I hope you and your family are well and, to avoid the virus, are staying indoors as much as possible, practicing social distancing, and when you go out are using a face-covering mask as required and washing your hands on your return.

In this time of crisis and isolation, it is important to maintain contact with others, a role our monthly group meetings have tried