Movement Matters

FREE Adaptive Exercise Classes

Tailored for People Living with MS

Movement matters, especially when you’re living with MS or a similar disease. It’s certainly no secret that exercise is an important part of general health and wellness, though this becomes much more important when living with MS. Regular exercise is key to reducing your risk of other health problems, and we all know that exercise has been proven to benefit one’s mental health and wellbeing. Exercise also works to combat fatigue, something nearly everyone with MS struggles with. Still, it can be difficult to get moving and feel confident in your exercise routine.

That’s why we’ve partnered with local Physical Therapists to sponsor adaptive exercise classes for people living with MS and similar diseases – because we want you to have all the tools at your fingertips to live your fullest life with MS. Under the guidance of physical therapy professionals tailoring classes to fit the needs of MS patients, you’ll be walked through adaptive stretching, mobility training, and aerobic workouts to strengthen your everyday balance and flexibility. Class instructors will be ready to help provide movement modifications to best serve you to ensure you’re getting the most out of every class.

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These local adaptive exercise classes are modeled after the MS Center’s Online Adaptive Exercise Classes led by Michele Harrison, PT, which has greatly benefited dozens of participants since its inception in 2020.

Here’s a what a few participants have had to say:

This has not only been a great program for physical exercise, but also provides positive impacts for my mood and energy level. I love having something on my schedule that makes me feel connected and purposeful.

Online Exercise Class participant

We can go at our own pace, visit with each other, and have fun doing the exercises.

Online Exercise Class participant

I not only have experienced progress with my balance challenges but have formed a new tribe of friendship with the other participants. Thank you so much for these classes. Exercise has still been the single thing with positive results.

Online Exercise Class participant

Class Details

Our adaptive exercise classes are free to you, and we encourage you to bring along any friends or support partners. No equipment is necessary, though bringing a water bottle is encouraged. For assistance with scheduling transportation services, please contact Sophie, RMMSC Community Outreach Manager at Completed applications are necessary to participate in the classes.

Classes will be held from May 2024 to February 2025 in Durango and Buena Vista.

Join Now to Start Improving Your Health!

Sign up now to start on the path to improved health and mobility. Our hope is that you leave each class feeling better than when you walked in, and that you walk out feeling supported, connected, and encouraged. If there is anything we can do in preparation for these classes to accommodate you, please get in touch with Sophie to let us know. We hope to see you soon!

Choose Your Location:

Buena Vista

Buena Vista classes will be held at Body Mechanics Physical Therapy at 139 Crossman Ave, Buena Vista, CO 81211. Classes will be held on first and third Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Buena Vista Class Schedule

First and third Wednesdays of each month from 5 to 6 p.m., May 2024 through February 2025:

  • May 1
  • May 15
  • June 5
  • June 19
  • July 3
  •  July 17
  • August 7
  • August 21
  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • December 18
  • January 1
  • January 15
  • February 5
  • February 19
Register for Buena Vista Classes Now!


Durango classes will be held at the Durango Community Recreation Center on the first and third Fridays from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Durango Class Schedule

First and third Fridays of each month from 11 a.m. to Noon, May 2024 through February 2025:

  • May 3
  • May 17
  • June 7
  • June 21
  • July 5
  • July 19
  • August 2
  • August 16
  • September 6
  • September 20
  • October 4
  • October 18
  • November 1
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • December 20
  • January 3
  • January 17
  • February 7
  • February 21
Register for Durango Classes Now!

These FREE Exercise Classes in Buena Vista and Durango are presented as part of the Rocky Mountain MS Center’s Rural Engagement Program. We invite you to explore more offerings from this effort to improve access to MS Center services to our rural communities. To learn more, please click here.