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What are Exercise Classes?

Exercise is good for everyone and we encourage anyone with a neurological condition to increase the amount of exercise they do, even if it’s just by a small amount each week. Even a few minutes of activity each day can have a very positive impact on your symptoms.

Our classes are a great introduction to the Centre for those who may not want or need to have one-to-one treatment or additional support at this time. Our exercise therapists understand how the body can be affected by neurological conditions and the classes are tailored to suit different abilities and symptoms, something that standard exercise classes may not consider.

We have a mix of classes per week to suit all different ability levels.  No matter how much or how little movement you have, there will be a class that you can benefit from:

Full body Blast
This class is aimed at members of all abilities. It will help build strength in the body and encourage mobility in limbs. The class will range from cardio exercises and strength work all the way through to targeting specific movements in limbs. Every class is different and never the same exercises. Be ready for your whole body to be worked.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Class
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. In this class you will work maximally for 30 seconds with 30 seconds active rest, for 30 minutes. This class will get your heart pumping, sweat dripping but endorphins racing.

Rehabilitation Class
This class will give you time to focus on specific parts of your body to help with your day to day mobility. Each week you will learn specific exercises targeted on different joints and generic pains. Classes could be to help with discomfort in your lower back through to hand and foot function. Each week will target different aspects of physical rehabilitation to help you maintain strength and mobility.

Seated Stretch Class
This class is aimed at all abilities, members are encouraged to join the class and learn how to stretch, help mobilise joints to keep them as mobile as possible, and make time for you and your body.

Standing Balance Class
This class targets members who are able to stand and walk but need help with their balance. In this class, we will strengthen muscles and limbs key to successful and safe standing.

Our Timetable


9.30am Full Body Blast (Face-to-Face and Zoom)
11.15am HIIT Class – Standing (Face-to-Face and Zoom)


10:15am Full Body Blast (Face-to-Face and Zoom)
11.30am HIIT Class – Seated (Face-to-Face and Zoom)
1pm Seated Stretch Class (Face-to-Face and Zoom)


9:30am Rehabilitation Class (Face-to-Face and Zoom)
11.15am Standing Balance Class (Face-to-Face and Zoom)


9:30am Full Body Blast (Face-to-Face and Zoom)


9.30am Full Body Blast (Face-to-Face and Zoom)

Book by emailing exercise@chilternsmscentre.org including your phone number.  The zoom link will be emailed to you once our exercise team is confident that the class is suitable for you.

You can also watch some of our classes on our YouTube channel. We also have a range of exercise videos on our Home Exercise page.


According to NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence), remaining physically active can improve mobility and fatigue. It can also help to reduce the secondary complications of inactivity, such as pressure sores, and help people with neurological conditions to regain or maintain their strength.

  • Promotes an active lifestyle
  • Improves quality of life
  • Improves and maintains mobility
  • Improves general health and well-being
  • Assists in restoring range of motion
  • Restores/improves muscular strength, power and endurance
  • Improves skeletal muscle function and overall body function
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Improves Cardiovascular function
  • Plus it can be social & fun!


You don’t need to have an initial assessment before you can attend the classes.  If you are not a member please speak to one of our exercise therapists for an initial chat about which classes are suitable for you.  You will need to become a member by paying your membership fee before you start the class.  You will also have to complete a pre-screening questionnaire so that the team can make sure they put you in the right class to suit your ability and health needs.

If you are interested in registering your interest for our face-to-face exercise classes please email our exercise team.

To have a chat about which classes are suitable for you, speak to your physiotherapist or email our exercise team.