The MS Fitness Challenge: Road to Sixty
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About The Film
David Lyons is no stranger to fighting obstacles in his way. From a small framed youngster he battled his way to a 230 pound bodybuilder in his twenties. His battle in the gym to be the best he could be had him bending the weight bars and putting on as much muscle as he could. And he studied to be the best fitness educator possible at a time when personal trainers did not exist. But when the obstacle to his lifestyle of fitness became his own Nervous System, David had to reinvent himself and take on yet another seemingly impossible challenge… Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
MS is a degenerative nerve disease that affects millions of people worldwide, including David. He has been fighting this battle since 2006 at the age of 47 and coupled with the fact that David is in now past 60, it wouldn’t be hard to assume he would give up…think again! Instead of throwing in the towel, after more than 13 years of this battle, you can follow along and see his journey, first hand, from the diagnosis to his present triumphs.
Watch this New Yorker rise to fight not only his own battle with MS, but encourage thousands to follow him with the MS Fitness Challenge Gym program and his now worldwide MSFC Charity. David has not only impacted the MS community but has found attention from celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger who presented him with the Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015; fitness icon Tony Little who endorsed his fitness book; and the Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno and his daughter Shanna who now support his cause.
His story will take you from the Medical reaches to the sweat-filled benches of the Gym, and will show you why he deserved his latest victory…induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.