Healthy Living

YMCA Begins Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program

The One Step program

The One Step program is an initiative started by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that seeks to help multiple sclerosis patients become more active through a program designed around their physical limitations. This program is designed for all four major types of MS (including relapsing-remitting, secondary-progressive, primary-progressive, and progressive-relapsing).

The YMCA program was launched thanks to a $7,500 donation by the Provident Bank Foundation, according to the CEO of the YMCA of Montclair. Regular participants in the program said that they noted increased flexibility, leg strength, arm strength, and balance as a result of the program.