REGULAR SUPPORT MEETINGS

Goleta

3rd Fridays

MONTHLY

Goleta Valley Community Ctr
12pm - 1:30pm

5679 Hollister Ave, 93117

contact: Mike Jack

 

Thousand Oaks

2nd Thursdays

MONTHLY

Goebel Adult Community Ctr
1pm - 3pm

1385 E Janss Rd

contact: Darlene Feigen

thousandoaksmssupportgroup.org

Arroyo Grande

2nd Tuesdays

MONTHLY (except July & Dec)

1st United Methodist Church
6pm - 8pm

275 N Halcyon Road

contact: Ellen Schrodowski

 

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.

Upcoming Events

Fri, 21 Feb 2020: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MS Yoga at Vista Del Monte
Fri, 21 Feb 2020: 12:00PM - 01:30PM
MS Lunch Meeting
Mon, 24 Feb 2020: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MS Yoga at Vista Del Monte
Tue, 25 Feb 2020: 11:00AM - 12:10PM
Free MS Yoga Classes
Wed, 26 Feb 2020: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MS Yoga at Vista Del Monte
Wed, 26 Feb 2020: 12:00PM -
LMSCC Board Meeting
Thu, 27 Feb 2020: 02:00PM - 03:15PM
Free MS Yoga Classes
Fri, 28 Feb 2020: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MS Yoga at Vista Del Monte

News:

Thursday, February 20, 2020 News

We have an exciting speaker and topic for our next lunch meeting Dr. Kathy Gruver, PhD, LMT, CHt. As summarized in her bio, TED talk and Youtube presentation below Kathy has developed novel therapeutic approaches to Stress, Anxiety and Pain reduction. She has spoken worldwide, has an ongoing practice in Santa Barbara and has helped someone in our group deal with severe MS

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 News

WHERE:

Santa Barbara Yoga Center
Studio 2
32 East Micheltorena Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101
(805) 965-6045
Website: ...

Thursday, September 05, 2019 News

blendersIn 2019 Living with MS on the Central Coast (LMSCC) has supported a Wellness Program consisting of exercise, diet, stress reduction, and lifestyle change, that has demonstrated life changing benefits for folks with

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 News

Dr. Timothy West, formerly of UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center and Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, recently visited us to provides a comprehensive look at what's going on in MS. The lecture was presented on April 11, 2019 for Living With MS on the Central Coast. We provided dinner for 80 guests at the High Sierra Grill in Goleta to mark this event.

The lecture was

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