Exercise, while essential for general health and well-being, is also very helpful in managing many MS symptoms. Some of the benefits of aerobic exercise for people living with MS include improvements in cardiovascular fitness; strength; bladder and bowel function; fatigue; mood, cognitive function; bone density; and flexibility.


MS Auckland contracted Gilly Davy, senior neurological physiotherapist at Connect Neuro and founder of the ‘MS Get a Head Start’ programme, to provide live exercise classes via zoom, in August of 2020, while Auckland was experiencing its second-wave of the coronavirus and under Level 3 lockdown. These sessions were very popular and have been recorded (links below) to enable people to go back to them repeatedly.

Easy to Move

Exercises for people with no impairments, or needs a stick to walk, but can get on and off the floor easily.

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Mobility Restricted

Exercises for anyone whose mobility is restricted and includes those in a wheelchair or using a walking frame and unable to get on and off the floor.

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

8 Week Online Exercise programme

After the success of our ‘lockdown’ exercise group with Gilly Davy we are now providing an 8-week online exercise programme specifically designed for those living with MS, using the MS Get a Head Start core principles of interval-based training. These classes are geared for people who are easily mobile and are able to get on and off the floor. Each session is recorded. Please find the recording for each of the 8 week classes below.