242 episodes

The MS Gym Podcast, hosted by Brooke Slick and Jodi Feltham: For people with Multiple Sclerosis who are living life by design NOT diagnosis

The MS Gym Podcast Co-hosts: Brooke Slick & Jodi Feltham

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 81 Ratings

The MS Gym Podcast, hosted by Brooke Slick and Jodi Feltham: For people with Multiple Sclerosis who are living life by design NOT diagnosis

    Shifting from Sadness to Smiles

    Shifting from Sadness to Smiles

    Today's journey takes us to Quebec, Ontario to chat with one of our members, Mae. Join us as we learn more about her:


    Initial symptoms

    Diagnosis at a young age

    Decision to pursue a career in the medical field

    "Forced" retirement

    Daily exercise routine

    Positive Mindset

    Ability to celebrate victories big and small

    Contagious smile


    The MS Gym Links


    The MS Gym


    Motivation Monday: If you can walk 3 steps, you can walk 30

    • 16 min
    Dancing to a NEW Rhythm

    Dancing to a NEW Rhythm

    Be encouraged and entertained as we chat with Charla about her:


    Symptoms and diagnosis

    Career adaptations as a dancer and coach

    Severe dietary reactions

    Ability to become a detective of her MS symptoms

    Finding The MS Gym

    Improvements that came from neurologically-based exercise vs. traditional weight lifting

    Motto of "I'll improve you wrong"

    Gratitude in finding victory in all things

    Never giving up spirit


    The MS Gym Links


    The MS Gym


     

    • 27 min
    RAISING YOUNG CHILDREN WHEN YOU HAVE MS: with Julie Stamm, Author, MS Advocate, Mother

    RAISING YOUNG CHILDREN WHEN YOU HAVE MS: with Julie Stamm, Author, MS Advocate, Mother

    This episode welcomes Julie Stamm, author, MS advocate, and proud mom of Jack to the podcast.


    Julie, who wrote the recently-released book, Some Days, A Tale of Love, Ice Cream and My Mom's Chronic Illness, shares with us her insight on raising a young child while having MS.


    Her thought-provoking book, written from a child's perspective, proves that through a child's eyes, things may not be exactly as they seem, and the pressure you may be putting on yourself to perform for your child is likely an unrealistic, self-imposed expectation.


    We hope you walk away from this episode with an enlightened feeling of relief, knowing that in the end, all your child needs is your time and your love.


    EPISODE NOTES


    - About Julie's book, Some Days


    - The fears that come with pregnancy when you have MS


    - How she and her son view "bad days" differently


    - Turning obstacles into games


    - Teaching your child resilience


    - How the book is uniquely from a child's perspective


    - Teaching your child that "everyone has something"


    - Explaining MS to your child


    - Incorporating your disability into fun


    - Adapting how you play with your child based on your current symptoms


    - The importance of talking to your child


    - The things your child will and won't remember


    - Whether to disclose your disease from your child or not


    - Teaching about disability/chronic illness and empathy in the classroom


    - Customizing the cover of her book


    - Book #2 coming out next Fall...Book #3 the following Fall.


    - Julie's advice to pregnant moms and women considering having children


    LINKS:


    Some Days, A Tale of Love, Ice Cream and My Mom's Chronic Illness


    Motion Censor Night Light


    The MS Gym


    Instagram - @themsgym


    Website - www.themsgym.com


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMSGym/?ref=share


    Brooke Slick


    Instagram - @brooke.slick


    Website - www.brookeslick.com

    • 35 min
    Finding Victory in Vulnerability

    Finding Victory in Vulnerability

    In today’s episode, we journey to England to chat with Ann about her:


    First symptoms and diagnosis

    Sudden disruption of career opportunities

    Ability to adapt to changing circumstances

    Threat bucket

    Willingness to be vulnerable

    Passion for writing and poetry

    Love letter to The MS Gym (see below)


    Acrostic poem to Trevor Wicken and The MS Gym


    Thousands of strangers are connected by hope.


    Redefining their abilities and expectations.


    Evolving in their bodies and minds.


    Virtually family.


    Ordinary people experiencing extraordinary miracles.


    Results speak for themselves.


     


    Wisdom and passion fuel our journeys.


    Individuals feel valued.


    Compassion is contagious.


    Kisses and hearts festoon the house you created.


    Endurance is easy.


    Now that you have brought us together.


     


    The MS Gym Links


    The MS Gym


    Motivation Monday: Threat bucket


     

    • 22 min
    COVID 19 & MS - The Latest Guidance on the Vaccine, the Booster and What to Expect with Dr. Marwa Kaisey

    COVID 19 & MS - The Latest Guidance on the Vaccine, the Booster and What to Expect with Dr. Marwa Kaisey

    SUMMARY:


    In this episode, I welcome board certified neurologist, Dr. Marwa Kaisey, to the podcast where we discuss the most up-to-date information on COVID vaccines and COVID boosters. In particular, we discuss how all of that information relates to people living with MS.


    Dr. Kaisey, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles focuses her practice on caring for people with MS and other neuroimmune conditions. She teaches Cedars-Sinai neurology residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings and assists with the MS fellowship. She's won multiple teaching awards including the AB Baker teacher recognition award from the American Academy of Neurology.


    Dr. Kaisey is active in research and has several publications on the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Her work includes developing novel tools to more quickly and accurately diagnose MS.


    She can be found on Instagram @themsmd and YouTube where she provides, in a quick and concise way, all the latest in MS research as well as tips for living well with MS. Links to both of those can be found in the Episode Notes.


    In this episode, Dr. Kaisey and I cover not only the most commonly asked questions regarding COVID and MS, but also the questions that we might be curious about but aren't often discussed.


    EPISODE NOTES:


    - Is MS alone considered an underlying condition?


    - Which MS treatments put you at higher risk?


    - What about the timing of a vaccine and your infusion?


    - Which MS drug puts you at 4x higher risk of being hospitalized from Covid?


    - Tysabri and the blood brain barrier.


    - The sweet spot for timing your vaccine and your infusion for best vaccine efficacy.


    - Vaccine response and antibody testing.


    - Will the vaccine evolve as new variants emerge?


    - How the vaccine was designed.


    - What to do if you want to get a Covid vaccine and a flu vaccine and when? Can you get them at the same time?


    - Typical side effects of first and second doses of the COVID vaccine.


    - Dr. Kaisey's Conquer MS project. Link below.


    - Should an MS patient get a vaccine booster?


    - A third dose or a booster? Which one? Is there a difference? Are you eligible?


    - How long does your natural immunity last if you've had COVID?


    - Mixing brands of vaccines. Is it safe?


    - How were they able to bring the COVID vaccine to market so quickly? Did they cut corners? Were safety measures sidestepped?


    - How long until we'll have some sense of normalcy?


    - Masks. Are they still important?


    LINKS:


    Where to find Dr. Marwa Kaisey:


    Instagram - @themsmd


    YouTube - https://youtube.com/c/drmarwakaisey


    The MS Gym


    Instagram - @themsgym


    Website - www.themsgym.com


    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMSGym/?ref=share


    Brooke Slick


    Instagram - @brooke.slick


    Website - www.brookeslick.com

    • 45 min
    rebuild, rewire, reinvent: Build confidence through life‘s challenges

    rebuild, rewire, reinvent: Build confidence through life‘s challenges

    In today’s podcast, we join Michael from Scotland.


    He talks about his:


    Diagnosis

    Career changes

    Relationship challenges 

    MS treatment options

    MS Gym victories


    MS Gym Links:


    The MS Gym

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

nmf09 ,

Amazing!

The 2/24/21 episode was so refreshing and helpful! It was like you were in my brain knowing how I feel about productivity and contributions. Thank you so much for your openness and sharing your experiences! —A fellow MS Gym Athlete (I love the sound of that!)

Jesw903 ,

Definitely, insightful, and entertaining

Informative and enjoyable at the same time. I found the podcast (out of boredom) but I have made it a habit to listen to them because they are encouraging and motivating!💪🏻👍🏻

Jenni4Jo ,

MS Gym

Moderators do all the talking and guest not able to interject much.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Jay Shetty
Dr. Mark Hyman
Scicomm Media
Scicomm Media
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
Slumber Studios

You Might Also Like

Kathy Reagan Young
Overcoming MS
Jon Strum
Dr. Mark Hyman
Barry Singer, MD
Dr. Gretchen Hawley PT, DPT, MSCS