Golf Outing Friday, June 7th!
We are extremely fortunate that ePlatinum Health will be putting on a golf outing for us again this year.  A huge thank you goes out to Jeff, Frank, Katie and the entire ePlatinum Health team.

We could use your help with the golf outing.  We need donation items for the silent auction and raffle.  We need golfers, sponsors and volunteers as well.

There will be sign up sheets at the gym with a list of items we’re hoping to get for the silent auction and raffle items.  Please help us gather these items if you’re able to.

Below are the promotional flyers for the golfers and sponsors we need.  Please consider golfing with us and sign up as early as you can.  The last two years, we were fortunate to fill up and have the maximum number of golfers.  A huge thanks goes out to all who golfed and made this possible.  THANK YOU!  Let’s make it a fun event again this year.

Here’s a link to the event website.  You can see pictures from last year’s event and sign up from here.

Here’s the flyer for the sponsors.  If you know of anyone that would be willing to sponsor a hole, please have them let us know as early as they can.

Ed and Adam’s Podcast
Ed and Adam put together another podcast about navigating an MS episode.  Ed experienced an MS episode last week and wasn’t able to do the podcast.  This week, Adam and Ed talk about it.  I hope you’ll listen to it.

Thanks Adam and Ed for sharing the way you do!

Who’s making progress?
It’s so good to see that John Haupt is making progress again.  We all know…John Works Hard!  Thanks Kate, for putting this update together and sharing it with us.  Well done John!  I’m happy for you.

Dance Program – Who’s ready to dance and have fun? – Tomorrow evening is first session
Dr Alex Ng from Marquette University did some studies on dance and how it’s beneficial for us living with MS.  The benefits proved to be many…including benefits with memory and cognitive challenges.

Dr Ng and many volunteers want to make this a great experience for you.  I hope you’ll engage and benefit from this program.  Thank you Dr Ng and team for making this possible!

Day of Endurance 2024 – August 24, 2024
The spirit seems to be high and people seem to be working hard towards their goals.  I love it!  I hope more people will start doing more “together” shortly as we get some warmer weather.

Consistency is key.  Let’s exercise everyday.  It’s the gradual, consistency that our bodies will adapt to over time.  Let’s do one long workout per week so we can appreciate that we are making progress each week.  Kate can certainly help you with a program based on your abilities.  Please feel free to reach out to her.

It’s really important that we’re active and we enjoy the journey of training for the Day of Endurance…preferably together.  I hope you can find some workout friends to enjoy this journey with.  It can be others with MS, friends, neighbors, family members, movie stars, it doesn’t matter.  It really only takes one other person to have show up and do whatever you’re going to do each day.  You can pick different people different days.

Let’s make this a recreational adventure.  A social adventure.  A rewarding experience.  And… “share” it.  So, let’s start inviting friends and family members to join us on this journey and have some fun with it.

Please share your progress with Kate.  Kate and Mike are working together to create a way to share our progress all year.  I hope you’ll engage in the journey and make progress yourself.

Cardio and Balance Programs
These classes are aimed to get everyone exercising together.  I like that word “together” 😊.  We’ll need help from volunteers before and after the cardio class on Wednesdays to get members on and off equipment. All are welcome and encouraged to join.

Wednesdays  10-10:30am: Cardio exercise
Location: in the big room using aerobic equipment in front of big TV
Pick your favorite piece of equipment to use, bring a water bottle, and arrive a few minutes early to get the equipment set up to your height.
10:30 – 11:45am Tai Chi led by Ricky

Fridays: Head Yoga, Spin Classes, balance training & Core strengthening Classes
9:00am – 9:30am:  Head yoga led by Anne Prestwor in the fireplace room
9:30am – 10:00am: Spin Class in the front room led by Mike Beiermeister.  Bikes are limited so this will be first come first served.
10-10:30 am: Seated balance class
10:30 – 11am: Standing balance class
Pick the class / classes you feel most able and comfortable participating in. We will have chairs set up to sit on and/or use for balance support. 

Email Kate at with any questions.

Friday Morning Bike Ride
It’s going to be too cold this Friday…no ride.  We’re in April now.  We’ll be watching the weather each week.  As soon as it’s 45 degrees @ 7:00am on Fridays, we’ll be riding.  Let’s get our bikes tuned up, air in the tires, find your helmet and get ready to ride.

If you’d like to ride this year and need a trike or handcycle, please let me know.  I want to make sure we have enough trikes / handcycles for those that want to ride.  I’d like to get one assigned to you and fitted to you ahead of time.  Please send me an e-mail @

Educational Sessions

This Friday, April 5th  11:00am.  Dr Kate Kern
Dr Kate Kern developed some sheets for hand grip strength exercises.  So many of us living with MS need better hand strength.  Kate will be reviewing hand strength exercises and demonstrating them.

Friday, April 12th   11:00am – 12:00pm.  Research Review  – Dr Kate Kern
Dr Kate Kern will be reviewing research that has been done on the effects of Vibration Training on Cognitive and Quality of Life

Friday, April 27th   11:00am – 12:00pm.  Dr Kate Kern / Dan Erschen – Introduction to “Dan’s Daily Dose”
Dan Erschen continues to make progress with his MS as a disease.  Is it luck? A fluke? Or can others benefit from what Dan is doing?  Kate and Dan are putting together a protocol that Dan does consistently and would like to share this with you and see if we can get a few people willing to do the same thing consistently.  We would then measure and share the results of these few people with others as we go forward.  Please attend to learn more.

Friday, May 3rd  11:00am – 12:00pm.  Mitch Adam
Mitch is a neuro-certified physical therapist who is also a PhD student at Marquette University in the Exercise and Rehab Science program. He will be sharing information about the clinical trial he is working on. The trial is an exercise intervention study to improve walking balance in people with MS

Future topics could include: emotional health, nutrition, yoga, tai chi, wellness topics, safe use of gym equipment for your body, best exercise for you and more.  What topics would you like to see?  Please let Kate, Joan, Traci, Ricky or Dan know

 Let’s get together!
We’ll be getting together from 9:00am – noon on Wednesday and Friday mornings at the gym.  I hope you’ll join us!

Wisconsin Metal Parts – Westmound Building
MS-Just Keep Moving, Inc.
W228N791 Westmound Drive
Waukesha, WI 53186

Prayer Group  We’ll be having our prayer group Wednesday @ 11:00am.
I just love the way we share, pray and laugh together while we witness prayers being answered weekly.  It’s truly amazing!

Thanks goes to God and to everyone that joins us.  Let’s get together to share, listen, talk, give thanks, and pray however God leads us.

MS-Just Keep Caring – Our Caregivers support group will be the first and third Friday of each month from 10:00 – 10:30am.  The next one will be this Friday, April 5th  2024.  If you’re a caregiver of someone you love with MS, please join us and share your experience of caring for your loved one.  This has been very helpful for many.  Thanks to all who participate!

Our Facebook page is private.  That means you’ll need to join if you want access to all our fun and progress.  We’re now at 490 members.  That’s awesome!

Our Facebook page is active and fun.  Lots of people are doing more and sharing their journey on Facebook.  Feel free to join, post and share your experiences and comments.

There were some awesome pictures, videos and comments shared again this past week.  Thank you to all who are sharing!

Thai Massage with Ricky Heldt
Ricky will be here on Wednesdays doing Thai Massage.  Ricky will be taking Fridays off for a while.  Perhaps through the summer.

Many continue making great progress with chronic pain relief, range of motion, walking better and a new sense of hope when Ricky works with them.  Please keep in mind that consistency is key.  Not only with Ricky…with exercise too.  We need consistency to realize the benefits long term.  We want you to have long term benefits and relief.

Ricky has a sign up board based on first come first serve.  You can pick the time slot that works for you.  I highly encourage you to take advantage of Ricky’s Thai Massages each day and sign up for your time slot as soon as you get there.

Reiki with Linda  Linda will be here on Fridays doing Reiki.  Many people say Linda’s Reiki work is “magical”.  We’re thankful for Linda sharing her gifts and talents with us.  Feel free to let Linda know you’d like to do Reiki with her.  She also has a sign up sheet.

Inspirational Humor with Adam Wollert
We’ll be having our inspirational humor zoom call with Adam again next Tuesday.  Adam is a gift to all of us.  Thanks to all who joined us today!

Please join us if you can.
Tuesdays @ 1:30PM
Here’s the link to join us…I hope you do!
Join Zoom Meeting with this link

Meeting ID: 943 138 9152
Passcode: 3qP2hu
Phone:   1-312-626-6799

Let’s reach out
I encourage you to share a smile and encouragement with someone.  Perhaps you could call someone that you have not talked with for a while just to say hi and see how they are doing.  We all could use a little extra love and encouragement.

MS is tough.  Let’s have faith, remain calm, be flexible, help each other and learn as much as we can about the challenges of each day as we make good choices.

Let’s keep moving, loving and smiling 😊  It helps!

In God We Trust…we are in good hands.

P.S. I hope you had a nice Easter with your family.  We have this tiny little figurine that seems to show up each year for Easter.

Sometimes he’s found in the car, sometimes in one of the kids rooms, a dresser drawer, etc.  This year, I found him in the basement.  I took him out in the sunset Saturday evening, set him on a fence post with a part of a candle wrap.  I took his picture and sent it to our family and a few friends wishing them a Happy Easter.  Certainly, a day to rejoice and celebrate.  Happy Easter!

We had an interesting week in our backyard this week.  Generally, deer drop their antlers in January or February.  Here it is April and this guy still has his antlers.

He was hoping to get some bird seed out of our bird feeder.

There were more deer that came through our yard.

They hung out for quite a while

It was pretty cool watching them

It’s a bit unusual to see this many deer in our yard.  I sure enjoyed them though.

The turkeys were active this week too

This one was really gobbling early in the morning

They sure are beautiful birds too

And here’s a view from the back side

Do you need a wallpaper photo for your phone or a social media profile picture?  Feel free to use this one 😊.  I got pretty close to him.

The sandhill cranes were enjoying our yard again this week too.

For those who can’t get out and enjoy nature due your challenges with MS…my heart is with you.  You are with me every time I’m out there.  I enjoy being out there and I also enjoy sharing with you.  I know how hard it is not to be able to get out and enjoy nature.  Let’s enjoy nature and God’s beauty together this way.