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MS Research and Relief Fund Exercise Provision

 MS Research and Relief Fund provide regular exercise sessions at various locations in the North East. Please telephone 01670 505829 for more details.

Exercise Equipment at Benmar House

MSRRF now has three toning chairs and a Multi-Master toning bed at Benmar House.

The toning chairs and bed do not rely exclusively on muscle power, instead they tend to work the   user’s muscles rather than the user working the machine. Users are able to exercise confident in the knowledge that regardless of their ability they will be able to exercise within their own capabilities. Click here to see more information.

Seated Exercise
Gentle, seated exercise classes consist of a fun warm - up which mobilises the joints to increase circulation in preparation for exercise.

Qualified Instructors use various pieces of equipment (dyna-bands, light hand-held weights) to stretch and tone muscles.

Classes are followed by relaxation to cool and stretch the body slowly and correctly. These classes are suitable for all ages and abilities.

(Available at: Benmar House, Morpeth, Lemington Community Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Meadowfield Leisure Centre Durham, Leadgate Community Centre and Belmont Parish Hall, Durham)

Exercise tutors Deborah & Angela prepare to start a class at Lemington Leisure Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne
Exercise class at the Lemington Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Pilates is a set of exercises, designed to elongate, strengthen and restore the body to balance. Classes focus on specific areas individually whilst using exercises that integrate the whole body to re-educate and restore it to optimum muscular and skeletal function.

(Available at Benmar House)

 One to One training

MS Research and Relief Fund offer one to one personal fitness sessions on an appointment basis. Qualified Instructors can provide a fitness routine tailored specifically to a person’s individual needs and requirements. An initial induction will be needed and sessions will include using some of the following pieces of equipment:

  • Toning Chairs
  • Toning table
  • VibroGym
  • Moto-Med exercise machines
  • Ab Lounge
  • Stepping Machines
  • Trampette
  • Swiss Balls
  • Dyna-bands
  • Hand Weights
  • Wobble Board

 (All available at: Benmar House, Morpeth)

Motomed Exercise Bikes

 Unlike conventional exercise bikes, Motomed Bikes can be used whilst sitting in a chair or wheelchair.

The upper body as well as the lower body can be worked.

Motomed Bikes are safe and effective and can ease a user out of a spasm.

(Available at: Benmar House, Morpeth and Belmont Parish Hall, Durham)


We provide gentle exercise classes in Morpeth, Newcastle and Durham. All people affected by MS are welcome.

At Benmar house in Morpeth the class is held every Friday morning.

The class at Lemington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, is at 1pm every Thursday afternoon
We have 2 classes at Belmont Parish hall in Durham every Monday morning and every Friday morning.

At the Meadowfield Leisure Centre we have an exercise class every Tuesday Morning.

We are holding accessible exercise classes at Leadgate Community Association as part of our pilot services programme.


At Benmar House we have Fitness Lounge, complete with toning tables and a passive/active exercise bike. However, chief amongst the new equipment, is the Vibrogym.

A VibrogymAlthough the Vibrogym is relatively new, the technology it is based on was first used by Russian scientists to help cosmonauts regain their strength after returning to Earth from a long stay in space.

The Vibrogym works by generating vibrations that are transferred to your body, and helps to strengthen muscle mass by working almost all of the body’s muscles together as opposed to one after another. The vibrations the machine generates help to stimulate blood circulation, warm the muscles and support the body's recovery. The vibrations can also have a positive effect on your hormone balance and reduce stress, leaving you feeling more relaxed, fitter and more alert.

If you’d like more information on the Vibrogym, or would like to make an appointment to come to Benmar House to use it, please feel free to contact us.

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