MS Monterey – Multiple Sclerosis – Fitness

“The pool class gave me hope, made me feel less lonesome and isolated, and helped me to improve strength and balance, giving me back the confidence I’d lost when I had begun to identify as an illness rather than a person who had much to share with others. It began a new life for me; one that could enjoy sharing my journey with others without thinking that, or being afraid that new people in my life would reject me.” ~ Laurence

MS Monterey Pool Class


A Water Exercise Program

At the Monterey Sports Center
With MS / PD specific instructions.
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00PM – 1:00PM

CHOMP exercise class

Get the Zoom access info by writing to:


Join MS Monterey and CHOMP physical therapist, Simone Gingras-Garcia, on the 2nd Thursday of every month starting at 1pm (for about an hour) as she leads us through a ZOOM exercise class for individuals with MS / PD or other neurologic conditions.

Modifications will include standing as well as seated options to allow individuals of all ability levels to participate.

No equipment necessary! ALL are welcome and this class is free.

Simone Gingras-Garcia, PT, DPT, NCS (Neurologic Clinical Specialist)

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Hartnell Professional Center
576 Hartnell St. Suite #120 & #200
Monterey, CA 93940
Outpatient Neurologic Physical Therapy
Phone: 831-625-4720 ext. 3118
Fax: 831-625-4721


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Exercise is – In addition to being essential to general health and well-being, exercise is helpful in managing many MS symptoms. From the National MS Society

Videos and information

Adaptive yoga
Adaptive Tai Chi

Above MS, MS Wellness – Exercise & Fitness – free – workout videos

Several workout videos including six chair workouts.

Gina Puccinelli, Yoga Instructor
She teaches zoom classes at
Including a Chair Yoga with Gina and Buddy

App Store – free smartphone apps
Simply Yoga
Meditation – free smartphone apps
MS focused – free smartphone apps
MS Manager

YouTube – free workout videos
Chair workout
Chair yoga

Disclaimer: Content on our site is provided for information purposes only. Our site includes links to site maintained by others. MS Monterey is not responsible for content on those sites. Please remember to consult with your doctor or health care provider before starting any exercises program. At any point during your workout if you begin to feel discomfort you should stop immediately and consult a physician.