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Proudly owned and operated by The MS Fitness Challenge Charity


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David Lyons - Founder
One of the principles of OptimalBody Personal Fitness is David Lyons, a very public figure in the MS and fitness communities and a man dedicated to helping those with MS and other adversities conquer their challenges through fitness, health and nutrition. David is the recipient of the Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award presented by bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Lifetime Fitness Inspiration Award from the Global Bodybuilding Organization with former Mr. Universe Mighty Mike Quinn. He is on site at OptimalBody Personal Fitness to help YOU overcome the obstacles that have kept you from optimal fitness. Learn more about Dave and MS Fitness Challenge here.

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Kendra Lyons - Founder
With almost 20 years of nursing as an R.N., Kendra brings a heart and passion to help others as a principle of OptimalBody Personal Fitness. She is involved in the day to day aspects that bring the word "personal" to life at this unique fitness facility. As co-founder of the MS Fitness Challenge with husband David, Kendra has been a driving force in changing the lives of those with Multiple Sclerosis nationwide. It is her compassion to make a difference in the lives of anyone who may find exercise and fitness a challenge that makes OptimalBody a welcoming home for everyone. Whether that obstacle is a chronic condition or just the lack of knowledge of wellness, Kendra's motto of "we specialize in you" rings true as our staff helps you achieve your goals.

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Grand Opening
OPTIMALBODY Personal Fitness opens first location in Murrieta, CA to a huge success! Members joining from all over Riverside County to be part of this unique concept in fitness. No crowds, No gimmicks, No hype. Just Results!

Licensing opportunities are available nationwide. Email for further info.

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Publishing Deal
OPTIMALBODY Personal Fitness founder, David Lyons, signs deal with international publisher Fair Winds Press to release his new fitness book, Everyday Health and Fitness with Multiple Sclerosis: Achieve Your Peak Physical Wellness while Working with Limited Mobility to be released 2017.


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A faith based Christian Ministry associated with the MS Fitness Challenge 501 c 3 charity
We are a ministry that connects people dedicated to the bodybuilding and fitness lifestyle who are followers of Christ, ​giving them a place of fellowship, education, inspiration and advancement for the Kingdom of God.

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David Lyons' new fitness book is now available to order online