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MSFC Training Camp | September 6-8, 2019 | Courtyard by Marriott, Boise West/Meridian

Join us for an in-depth journey into how diet, exercise and self care can transform your life with MS. Learn from influential speakers who prove, every day, that you can live a happy, healthy and productive life even with this devastating disease. Experience hands on training as you are taken through a gym workout designed by David Lyons specifically for MS at any level.

Participants will enjoy lectures from people who not only research the effects of diet and exercise on MS, but who also live with the disease. Plus, each attendee receives exclusive Training Camp gear!



Featured Speakers

David Lyons

David Lyons

Co-Founder of the MS Fitness Challenge

Founder of the MS Bodybuilding Challenge and co-founder of the MS Fitness Challenge (MSFC) with wife Kendra, David has dedicated his life to helping people with MS understand the importance of fitness. He is the recipient of the National MS Society Milestone Award, Health Advocate of the Year Award, Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award, Lifetime Fitness Inspiration Award, and recently inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.

Shanna Ferrigno

Shanna Ferrigno

National Speaker and Author

Daughter of the famed bodybuilder and actor, Lou Ferrigno, Shanna has been a health and fitness educator for the past decade. She has helped balance thousands of people’s lives through her work as a lifestyle coach. Traveling throughout the world, Shanna motivates her audiences everywhere she goes to take on the challenge of healthy living.

Monica Pelle

Monica Pelle, RD CPT

MSFC Director of Nutrition

Monica Pelle is an inspiring dietitian & personal trainer, who empowers people with MS to take control of their health by addressing the most important dimensions of their holistic health. Her one-of-a-kind Transformational Wellness approach has brought consistency & clarity to the lifestyle of many MS Warriors. She is an accomplished speaker & educator and was a key nutrition contributor to David’s book, Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis.

Byron Mark Vance, MD

Byron Mark Vance, MD

MSFC Director of Medical Services

Byron Mark Vance, MD, NMP, FAAFP  is a board certified Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has over 15 years of experience in “conventional medicine” including clinic, training in alternative medicine with over 5 years of practical experience in this field. Dr. Vance currently practices many forms of integrative medicine at Vance Medical, an alternative medical clinic, where he treats chronic pain and illnesses.

Jim Nolan

Jim Nolan

Director of Fitness

As a personal trainer for over 20 years and battling MS for over 12, Jim Nolan brings a deep knowledge of functional training specific to the MS and chronically conditioned community.

Utilizing his multiple certifications and education through AFAA, ACE, NASM and NFPT, he has developed many exercise and nutrition strategies to help his clients over the years.  Jim has worked with David Lyons and the MSFC since 2016 as the New England Ambassador and Director of Fitness for MSFC. He assists with the Online Coaching and other MSFC programs as a Trainer with Heart.

Maureen Manley, MA

Maureen Manley, MA

Spirit In Motion

Maureen Manley is a former member of the US National Cycling Team, an Exercise Scientist, holds a master’s degree in Integrated Wellness and has been living with MS for 28 yrs. Maureen is an inspirational speaker, coach and high-performance consultant, who, for over 18 years, has inspired and educated thousands across the country on how to gain the winning edge by fostering a holistic, self-empowering lifestyle to thrive with MS.

Jeanne Dillion

Jeanne Dillion

IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist and Director of Yoga for Wellness, LLC

Jeanne is a Certified Yoga Teacher through the Integrative Yoga Therapy program, a Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher with the Integrative Restoration Institute®, and a faculty member and lead teacher for the 300-hr. program of Shanti Yoga teacher training school. She is registered with Yoga Alliance with the designations of ERYT500 and YACEP. Long-term health issues led Jeanne to yoga where she rediscovered her True Nature of joy and found tools for healing and living that dramatically enhanced her quality of life. She’s been practicing yoga since 1989 and in 1998 opened Yoga for Wellness, LLC, to share the many benefits of this tradition with others. Passionate about teaching yoga and meditation, she loves inspiring others to find health, healing and enhanced wellbeing. Her teaching style is gentle and accessible to anyone. Jeanne compassionately works with people living with MS, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, infertility, chronic pain, as well as other challenging conditions.

  • In gym training
  • Interactive sessions
  • Fitness Trainers who have MS and are MS Fitness Training Specialist certified will be assisting in the gym

MS Fitness Challenge reserves the right to change the speaker lineup due to scheduling conflicts and other events out of the control of the charity.

MS Fitness Challenge is proudly partnered with National MS Society, MS Workouts and Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyMS Workouts

MSFC Training Camp

  • 2 full days of learning
  • Learn from nutrition and fitness experts
  • Workout with David Lyons
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • FREE MSFC Training Camp Gear

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fee of $200 if canceled before June 30.  After June 30, there will be no refunds, but you can transfer your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend the live event.

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Travel Information


Friday, September 6: TBA


The Training Camp has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Boise West/Meridian for $124 per night + hotel fees and tax

If you would like to book directly with the Courtyard Marriott, please call 208.888.0800 and give the desk agent the group code MFIS when making the reservation. Using the link you can only book days rooms are authorized, which is September 6, 7, & 8 so you need to click on those specific dates. If you would like to stay extra days, you need to call the hotel to make the reservation. To get the group rate, reservations must be made by the cutoff date of August 7, 2019.
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The hotel is located at 1789 South Eagle Road, Meridian, Idaho 83642 USA

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