Watch Alison rip up keeping active.“Avoiding aids so you don’t look disabled? That’s human.Using those aids to keep living and exploring life? That’s smart.”- Unknown

"One obstacle I've been able to overcome even though I have MS is keeping active and that means for me finding different things. Since my struggle is with my leg and walking, I had to find other activities such as kayaking. So I'm gonna rip that up, RIP us MS."

"A couple examples? I use a leg brace to help if I need to walk longer distances or on uneven ground. I use a  cooling vest and  cooling neck wrap to help me deal with heat sensitivity. These aids help keep active and for that I am forever grateful."

Watch Tiffany rip up heat, coordination, stamina, exercise, balance and standing up. 

Watch Kim rip up the Arizona heat.

Hi. So my name is Kim and I have been living with a diagnosis of MS since about 1992. And it wasn't until I moved to Arizona in 2009 that I really understood the meaning of heat intolerance. The Arizona summers as everybody knows are brutal and getting more brutal. I was becoming so fatigued I couldn't go out and take a walk. I couldn't even run errands. Sometimes I was extremely tired and depressed and feeling awful for the whole summer and then I actually bought my ThermApparel vest. And this thing is awesome. I can go out and walk. I hike with it. I use it outside or if I've just been out running errands, and I come back and I'm kind of overheated. I put it on and sit in the house and cool off. So that's kind of how I've overcome some of dealing with the Arizona heat and ripped it up! 

Watch Kurtis Kracke co-founder of ThermApparel explains how to do a Rip Up MS Challenge video.


Help us Create a Space for People to Share Tips, Learn, and Discuss MS and its Wide-ranging Difficulties.

ThermApparel and MS Fitness Challenge are joining forces to #RIPUPMS. We are helping by raising awareness, sharing techniques, and telling the world your stories of overcoming big and small obstacles that people living with MS face every day.

Because we know MS affects everyone differently, show the world how special you are. It's time to brag a little about your accomplishments. That's why we are laying down the gauntlet to YOU.  

Step 1. WRITE DOWN 1 OBSTACLE you have overcome on the paper template below. 

Step 2. MAKE A 30-SECOND VIDEO of you RIPPING-THAT-OBSTACLE-UP while explaining how you overcame it.

Step 3. POST YOUR VIDEO on your social media platforms using the unique and brand-new hashtag #RIPUPMS.

These videos will create a space for people to learn about the difficulties of MS, discuss tricks tips and give hope to others. But hurry because #RIPUPMS is only last through August 2021. Be sure to share your video with as many people as possible and encourage others to share their accomplishments so we can grow this community and health resource.

Remember, the obstacle doesn't need to be complicated; ANYTHING that is an obstacle to YOU in your life works; no obstacle is too big or small. Maybe it is blow-drying your hair, making dinner, going for a walk, or starting a fitness program. Get those VIDEOS posted to help #RIPUPMS with ThermApparel and the MS Fitness Challenge so everyone can live the best life possible. 

Download the #RIPUPMS Template for your 30-second video.


Download the #RIPUPMS Instructions

Thank you from all of us at ThermApparel and the MS Fitness Challenge


ThermApparel is a small business making big waves in the heat sensitivity world by designing the first lightweight, comfortable and invisible cooling vest, UnderCool. Check us out online, on our blog, or on FacebookTwitter, PinterestLinkedIn and Instagram.

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